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Finalist on ‘The Voice’ to perform at Stand Up for America

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Arkansas native Barrett Baber will be the featured entertainer at the Stand Up for America celebration Saturday, July 1, at the Nashville City Park.

The gates will open at 6 p.m., with the patriotic show starting at 6:30. Baber will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. and perform until the fireworks show begins around 9:30.

Baber is from Marion, Ark., and finished second on NBC’s “The Voice” last season.

He attended Ouachita Baptist University, where he performed with the Ouachita Singers. Baber was among the survivors of American Airlines Flight 1420 which crashed during a thunderstorm while attempting to land at Little Rock National Airport in June 1999. The Singers were returning from a European concert tour. The director’s 14-year-old daughter and a member of the Singers died of injuries from the crash.

Baber’s interest in music began with frequent visits to Memphis, Tenn., a few miles away from Marion. On Beale Street, he heard performances including blues, R&B, country and rock.

Along with being selected as a finalist on “The Voice,” Baber won the national CBS Grammy Gig of a Lifetime in 2014. His recently released full-length album “A Room Full of Fighters” debuted in the top 10 on iTunes Top 100 Albums chart.