From Columbus to Carlile


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Longtime Columbus resident Karen Hazlett is doing well in an online competition that could net her time on stage singing with singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile. Carlile is currently holding a contest in which people can vote on a number of recordings of Carlile covers, with the top vote-getter earning some stage time with the artist. At press time, Hazlett’s cover of “My Song” was in the top 10, despite most of the other top competitors having some measure of professional following. Using Carlile’s songs, Hazlett taught herself to play guitar five years ago to deal with the stress of raising her five kids, one of whom has a brain tumor and another of whom is autistic. Votes for Hazlett can be cast at