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‘Who I am is in Kingston Springs’: Emmy Russell to make TV debut on ‘American Idol’

A Kingston Springs local will be headed to your TV screen for the 22nd season of “American Idol” starting Sunday, Feb. 18 with iconic judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie. 

Emmy Russell, 25, wanted to find a musical career separate from her grandmother – the late country music legend Loretta Lynn. So, Russell auditioned for the ABC producers in Nashville over the summer. 

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