In March, the world was treated to performances by Katelyn Jolley, a Country music girl who won the second installment of “Music City Madness,” an online contest sponsored by Country Music Television.
More than 4 million votes were cast in the final stage of the contest, in which Jolley overcame runner-up Macy Van Arnam, a 16-year-old from Ogdensburg, N.Y.
The announcement came Dec. 11 that Jolley’s performance of her song, “This Game,” landed her the most votes in the contest.
Jolley is in Nashville, Tenn., this week to claim her grand prize and on Wednesday recorded an episode of “Unplugged at Studio 330,” CMT.com’s online performance series, which has featured such country greats as Taylor Swift and Trisha Yearwood.
“It’s been awesome so far,” Jolley said during a phone interview Thursday.
Starting at 9:30 a.m., she recorded four of her songs: “This Game,” “Out of Time,” “Daydream” and “Shadow” in a typical television studio.
Following her performances, she recorded an interview, which dealt with inspiration for her songs and her journey in the contest.
Though a specific date hasn’t been scheduled yet for the “Unplugged” episode to be posted online, it will be sometime in March, said Amanda Murphy, CMT spokeswoman.
Jolley’s fans can find “Unplugged” at www.cmt.com and click on the “Music” link.
She started Wednesday afternoon with an interview for CMT Radio and at 2 p.m. claimed the other portion of her grand prize, a 30-minute audition with a Sony BMG executive.
Jolley said she performed a newly written song, “December,” .