Finalists for 2014 FMC “Stand & Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest” named

Halle Reid, Jessica Ronat, Leanna Crawford and Lindsay Webber are the 2014 FMC “Stand & Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest” finalists and will now compete in the final phase of this year’s contest.

“This year’s finalists not only display strong musical talents but they are truly the future of our industry,” said Matt Hancock, FMC Agricultural Solutions North America corn segment manager.

The four finalists now will travel to Nashville to take part in a professional recording experience at the House of Blues Studio. Finalist performances will be posted to the contest website and broadcast nationwide Aug. 28 on RFD-TV.

The finalist voting round will begin online Aug. 28 through September 18 to determine a grand prize winner, who will receive a $10,000 scholarship. The three remaining finalists will receive $5,000 scholarships. Winner announcements will be made on Sept. 22.

“Our five judges – Country Music Producer Tom Davis, Singer/Songwriter Caylee Anna, National FFA Chorus Director Patti LaJoye, 2013 Anthem Contest Winner Noelle Goodson and National Agri-Marketing Association President Kenna Rathai – had the difficult task of selecting this year’s four finalists,” said Hancock. “With so much talent, Halle, Jessica, Leanna and Lindsay are excited to continue on in the contest, but we are even more excited to continue this scholarship opportunity for young students.”