Songwriting duo Taylor Moore and Kristen Barleen took the lead in the third round of South Stage Cellars' and Britt Festivals' Rising Stars music competition on Saturday, March 23.
Moore and Barleen have a few original songs to their credit — Moore writes the music and Barleen provides the lyrics — but the duo performed a range of covers by such artists as the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead, Flaming Lips and Whitney Houston during their slot at the contest.
The duo will compete in the Rising Stars finals to be held April 26-27 in the Britt Pavilion.