Hot Dog – a bluegrass wiener!

Baruch WrightBaruch Wright, one of the bluegrass picking and singing Wright Kids of Rocky Mount, VA, is among the 20 finalists in Oscar Mayer’s Sing The Jingle, Be A Star competition. This contest will award a cash prize to the top five finalists, along with a chance to appear in an upcoming Oscar Mayer television commercial.

The competition involves the singing of the classic Oscar Mayer jingle: “Oh I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener…”

Baruch is 7 years old, and has been making waves all over SW VA and surrounding areas for his singing and guitar playing. Along with his brother Mason (17) and sister Sage (10), he performs at shows and fiddler’s conventions as their school schedules allows.

You can view the finalists’ videos and vote for your favorite on the SingTheJingle web site, though a brief, free registration is required. No personal information is collected during the registration, and it appears to exist simply to regulate the voting.

Bluegrass Today takes no official position on the outcome of this election, but notes that it would be a fine thing for a young bluegrasser to appear in the next Oscar Mayer ad.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.