Ardrossan's Hannah Gazso was a star at the 2018 ATB Homegrown Talent Stage competition.
 
The 15-year old had been in the competition for the past five years, but had never made it to the finals. Then on her fifth and final year, she not only became a finalist but was announced the winner.
 
"It was just a big confidence boost, showing that persistence really is key. I hadn't made it to the finals for the past four years and then I ended up winning, so just continuing to work at your craft does pay off," said Gazso.
 
The winner of the competition got to perform on the main stage at Big Valley Jamboree.
 
"It was an amazing experience and I'm so thankful that I had the opportunity to be there."
 
After her performance, Gazso had the chance to meet with Brett Kissel, who gifted her with a signed guitar.
 
Gazso said that her music is strongly influenced by Kasey Musgrave, as well as Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton and Taniel Towns.
 
The artist plans to use the experience to continue working on her craft.
 
"I'm just looking forward to experimenting with new things and kind of going outside of my comfort zone, working on my writing, working on songwriting with other people and just learning new songs to cover and performing as much as I can."

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