PRESTONSBURG – A young girl with a life long love for singing, Miranda Garrett takes to the stage this weekend as Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry Christmas continues.
Miranda Garrett, a 16-year-old junior at South Floyd High School, says she has been singing all her life. “Everybody tells me that I was singing before I could talk.”
A self taught singer, Miranda says her grandmother helped her get started. “My grandmother taught the basics of how to sing, and the rest I learned myself.”
Miranda is the daughter of Brandi Adams and Luther Adkins, and sister to Jason Garrett is in her first year with the Kentucky Opry Junior Pros. The experience has been more than she could have dreamed.
“I love it. It’s think its fantastic. It’s been a great learning experience for me,” Mianda says.
Miranda says that her true joy comes from singing as way to help people forget about their troubles.
“I like being on stage and singing to help people, at least for a little while, wipe away some of their problems. That’s what it does for me, and I want to do that for other people,” says Miranda.
A self described “band geek” when she isn’t singing on stage with the Junior Pros, Miranda also member of the SFHS softball team, and the pep band. She also plays guitar, trumpet and drums.
Miranda would like another year with the Junior Pros, but says she will attend Morehead State University after graduation where she plans to pursue her education in clinical psychology.
Miranda joins the rest of the Junior Pros on stage this Friday for a performance of Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry Christmas. Additional performance dates of the Christmas show are scheduled for December 14, 15, 20 and 21. Tickets are on sale now at the ticket office. Orders can be taken by phone at (606) 886-2623 locally or at (888) 622-2787. Tickets can also be ordered online at www.macarts.com.