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NO. R-447.  House concurrent resolution congratulating Lindsay Johnson on her victories in state and national country music vocal competitions.


Offered by:  Representatives Peaslee of Guildhall, Johnson of Canaan, Acinapura of Brandon, Adams of Hartland, Ainsworth of Royalton, Anderson of Montpelier, Andrews of Rutland City, Atkins of Winooski, Audette of

S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Barnard of Richmond, Bissonnette of Winooski, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Botzow of Pownal, Branagan of Georgia, Bray of New Haven, Brennan of Colchester, Canfield of Fair Haven, Cheney of Norwich, Clark of Vergennes, Clerkin of Hartford, Condon of Colchester, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Corcoran of Bennington, Crawford of Burke, Davis of Washington, Deen of Westminster, Donaghy of Poultney, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Edwards of Brattleboro, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Gervais of Enosburg, Gilbert of Fairfax, Godin of Milton, Grenier of St. Johnsbury, Haas of Rochester, Head of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Helm of Castleton, Hosford of Waitsfield, Howard of Rutland City, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hube of Londonderry, Hunt of Essex, Hutchinson of Randolph, Keogh of Burlington, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Klein of East Montpelier, Komline of Dorset, Krawczyk of Bennington, Kupersmith of

S. Burlington, Larocque of Barnet, Larrabee of Danville, LaVoie of Swanton, Lawrence of Lyndon, Leriche of Hardwick, Lewis of Derby, Livingston of Manchester, Maier of Middlebury, Malcolm of Pawlet, Marcotte of Coventry, Masland of Thetford, McAllister of Highgate, McCormack of Rutland City, McCullough of Williston, McDonald of Berlin, McFaun of Barre Town, McNeil of Rutland Town, Milkey of Brattleboro, Miller of Shaftsbury, Minter of Waterbury, Monti of Barre City, Moran of Wardsboro, Morrissey of Bennington, Mrowicki of Putney, Nease of Johnson, Obuchowski of Rockingham, Ojibway of Hartford, Otterman of Topsham, Oxholm of Vergennes, Partridge of Windham, Pearson of Burlington, Pellett of Chester, Peltz of Woodbury, Perry of Richford, Potter of Clarendon, Pugh of S. Burlington, Randall of Troy, Scheuermann of Stowe, Shand of Weathersfield, Smith of Morristown, Turner of Milton, Westman of Cambridge, Wheeler of Derby, Winters of Williamstown, Wright of Burlington and Zuckerman of Burlington

Whereas, 19-year-old Lindsay Johnson of Concord graduated from Concord High School, and she is now a freshman at Lyndon State College, and

Whereas, she is an up-and-coming young country music vocalist, both locally and on the national scene, and

Whereas, in the fall of 2007, she entered the 2007 New Hampshire Country Music Association’s 20th Annual Talent Search in the 17-to-20-year-old female vocalist category, and

Whereas, Lindsay Johnson’s singing wowed the judges who named her the competition’s 2007 Female Vocalist of the Year for her age group, and

Whereas, the New Hampshire win entitled Lindsay Johnson to compete at the National North America Country Music Associations International competition in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and

Whereas, at the Tennessee event, Lindsay Johnson was competing against outstanding female country music vocalists from around the nation, and

Whereas, this truly gifted young musician exhibited great command of the country music genre, and the judges recognized she was the obvious first place winner in the 17-to-20-year-old Female Vocalist Future Star category, and

Whereas, her award winning performance earned Lindsay Johnson the opportunity to return to Tennessee to record a singing performance on a CD that the North American Country Music Association International is producing, featuring all the competition’s winners, and

Whereas, Lindsay Johnson’s academic course work at Lyndon State College includes a new course that links music to business which she hopes will prove useful in the years ahead, and

Whereas, she has also performed in the Colgate Showdown in Lyndonville and the Country Showdown in White River Junction, both prominent local musical competitions, and

Whereas, on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, Lindsay Johnson made her performing debut in the state house, singing, with great enthusiasm, our national anthem in the well of the house, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Lindsay Johnson on her victories in state and national country music vocal competitions, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Lindsay Johnson.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont