Melissa Lawson is Nashville Star Winner

August 4, 2008

Meet Melissa Lawson, winner of the next Nashville Star singing competition. See her photos, biography and video here.

She won the Nashville Star finale, beating out a tough field of competition in Season 6. Nobody was more surprised that her! The other finalists were Gabe Garcia and Shawn Mayer. After a duet, Melissa sang “Something More�? as a solo.

The judges were ecstatic:

Jewel: “It’s been a pleasure to get to watch you sing.”
Jeffery Steele: “You’re here. You made it.”
John Rich: “You cannot practice and become the kind of singer you are. It’s a God-given gift. You are using your gift to the best of your abilities, and everybody is recognizing you for it right now.”

Read all about it here.

Melissa Lawson Biography

She is a mother of five children originally from Arlington, Texas. Ms. Lawson is 32 and currently resides in Dalworthington Gardens, Texas. She is a working mom who proved that young tarts do not always get the limelight. She is the oldest, and dare we say heaviest contestant on the show.

Melissa’s training is in the classical arts, where she has been a stage actor and singer. Her expertise in dance includes tap, ballroom, and jazz. Read more about her stage career.

The Nashville Star winner will get some instant fame. She is guaranteed a recording contract with Warner Brothers, and will be performing in Beijing at the Summer Olympics.

Still family will always come first for Ms. Lawson. In a recent interview, she said,

About Melissa Lawson’s husband: “My husband is amazing. I haven’t seen that, so I look forward to seeing all that stuff when this is said and done. He’s awesome. God made that man for me. If I didn’t have that man, I wouldn’t be here today.”

About her kids: “I really enjoyed having [the children] here. There’s no way I could describe to them what I’m going through on a day-to-day basis. But to have them here and kind of physically be in the room that I rehearse in and the room that I’m performing in, it’s a whole ’nother level. And knowing that they know where I am at, it gives me some peace of mind.”

See pictures and videos below.

Melissa Lawson Videos

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2 Responses to “Melissa Lawson is Nashville Star Winner”

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    Carol Says:

    I think Melissa was the ONLY Nashville Star contestant that had enough talent to potentially succeed in country music. It was an abysmal season for talent on the show.

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