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Batten claims top spot in BCCMA competition

Country singer Karen Lee Batten has been named the winner of the BCCMA
Country singer Karen Lee Batten has been named the winner of the BCCMA's spotlight performance concert. She goes on to compete for the chance to perform during CCMA Country Music Week celebrations in Edmonton in September.
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Karen Lee Batten is this year’s winner in the B.C. Country Music Association’s spotlight performance contest.

The prestigious award was announced June 26.

Batten, a Langley resident, will now move on to represent B.C. in the national competition against other provinces in Canada for a chance to perform at the CCMA Country Music Week in Edmonton, Sept. 5-7.

In a thank you to her fans, supporters and friends she wrote on her Facebook that their help of voting her to the win is ‘truly amazing . .  and I’m going to do my best to make you all proud. It’s going to be a wild ride.”

Batten recently performed at the Denim & Diamonds Langley Memorial Foundation gala at High Point.

Langley’s Robyn & Ryleigh, who also performed their trademark harmonies at the gala, were in the top three, alongside Batten, claiming nearly just as many likes as she did.

Fans are encouraged to vote for her to win the national competition by liking her current Canadian single ‘Life Worth Living by going on the BCCMA Facebook page.

The national contest began on June 26.

It seems as though there is something in the water in Langley, when it comes to producing successful country singers.

Langley’s Chad Brownlee and Dallas Smith were winners at the latest Socan awards.

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