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Aaron Kelly welcomes fans at the fairgrounds

By Staff | Sep 16, 2010

Aaron Kelly sang three of his songs he wrote at the Hughesville Fairgrounds where he performed during fair events before he became famous this year as a final contestant on American Idol.

HUGHESVILLE – Thousands of fans came to see Aaron Kelly on Saturday afternoon at the Hughesville Fairground. Kelly wanted to come and show his appreciation for all of the votes he received while he was a contestant on American Idol.

“If it weren’t for my fans, I would not have made it to so far,” he told them. Lori Brittain from Hughesville said she voted for him at least 4,000 times. “It was worth the wait to see him today,” she said. She and her family came an hour before he came on stage to sing 3 of his songs that he wrote. He ended his performance with the Lee Greenwood’s appropriate song, “God Bless the USA” in honor of Patriot Day.

His stepsister, Alexis Wettlaufer and his Aunt Jane Peterman were selling posters and CD’s for him to autograph after he sang and he stayed until he signed every last one of them. The concert started and 1:30 p.m. and Aaron was still at the fairgrounds at 7 p.m.

Stacy Peterman, Aaron’s cousin, had 6 different posters of him as well as tee-shirts.

When asked about his schooling, he said he has only 4 more credits to go to finish his senior year, then he is off to Nashville where he has signed up with a recording contract.

Lori Brittain from Hughesville gets Aaron Kelly's autograph.

Lynnlee Daye from Picture Rocks said she has been friends with Kelly for years and she came and helped with security and the crowds. Rocky Reed from Pennsdale helped also with security and said that several thousand people showed up today to see him. “It was a pretty easy crowd,” said Reed.

“He has such a stage presence,” added Brittain, “and he is so gracious to his fans.”

His CD has his four songs that include “Daddy Come Home”, “Until You” and “Hey Baby.”

Who knows, you may soon hear these songs on national radio sometime soon!

Thousands of fans turned out to hear Aaron Kelly at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds in Hughesville on September 11.