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There’s nothing like performing in front of your peers and for Baylor University student Trannie Stevens, tonight’s group of peers is pretty impressive.

Stevens is one of the opening acts for the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association Hall of Fame induction, a nifty opportunity she won last year (http://tinyurl.com/d7ra4aw) when she bested other collegiate songwriters in the THSA’s annual Kerrville University Songwriters’ Program.

That win, announced at last year’s Kerrville Folk Festival, earned the then-Baylor freshman, a Midway High School grad, a performance at tonight’s TSAHOF ceremony in Austin. Also scheduled to perform are Jack Ingram, Ronnie Dunn, Larry Gatlin, Toby Keith, Sonny Curtis and Scotty Emerick — a pretty impressive crew of fellow songwriters.

Two of those, Dunn and Curtis, are this year’s HOF inductees as is the late Roger Miller.

Having the top singer-songwriters in the state in your audience can be intimidating, but for a songwriter, it may also be raw material for a future song.

Stevens is a Baylor sophomore and one of the featured artists of Baylor’s student-run record label Uproar Records, which means more chances ahead for Waco fans to hear her.

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