Ramsey Carpenter wins Miss America talent competition

Ramsey Carpenter, Miss Kentucky, and Alex Eppler, Miss Oklahoma, with 2014 Miss America, Nina DavuluriWell done Miss Kentucky!

Last night, during preliminaries at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, NJ, Ramsey Carpenter took first place in the talent competition for her fiery fiddle medley of Sally Gooden and Orange Blossom Special. As the talent winner, she receives a $2000 scholarship.

Also taking a trophy last night was Alex Eppler, Miss Oklahoma, in the Lifestyle and Fitness competition.

We have followed Ramsey since she won the Miss Kentucky pageant last year, as she has played bluegrass music since she was in school. You all may have your favorites for Miss America 2015, but here at Bluegrass Today, we are solidly behind Ramsey Carpenter.

The final competitions will be held on September 14, and will be shown on ABC television.

You can vote in the America’s Choice portion of the pageant online.

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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.