Junior fiddler crowned champion of Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention

Pictured: Rick Mould (L) of the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention, Maddie Denton, Fiddler Champion, and Gayle David (R) of the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention. (Photo: Athens State University)

Pictured: Rick Mould (L) of the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention, Maddie Denton, Fiddler Champion, and Gayle David (R) of the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention. (Photo: Athens State University)

ATHENS, Ala. – Maddie Denton was named “Fiddle Champion” at the 50th annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention at Athens State University Saturday night on the Alabama Farmer’s Cooperative Main Stage.  The Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention is the home of the Alabama State Fiddle Champion.

Denton of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, won the title by winning the “fiddle off” which pits the top fiddlers from the junior, intermediate, and senior divisions. Joel Whittinghill of Bowling Green, Kentucky finished runner-up.   Denton who won the junior fiddle division, earned the convention’s top prize of $1,200.  She is 22 years old.

The convention is sponsored by the Athens State University Foundation and the Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce. The convention contributes to Athens State by funding student scholarships and University projects.

-Information courtesy Athens State University