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Fayetteville Teacher Heads from Class to Grammys

Fayetteville High School teacher Barrett Baber has won a contest to perform LIVE in pre-Grammy concert.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR-- Fayetteville High School teacher Barrett Baber has won the GRAMMY Gig of a Lifetime.

Baber was one of 40 finalists from around the country vying for a spot on at the GRAMMY Gig of a Lifetime Concert.  By winning the contest, the Debate and Forensics teacher will perform live and open for The Neighbourhood!

“I really can’t say enough to thank the people of Arkansas, my friends and fans, students and colleagues," said Baber.  "It’s been a whirlwind few weeks and I’ve been overwhelmed by the support of all these people.”

In the past two weeks, Baber has performed on numerous television and radio shows culminating in an appearance on the Bobby Bones show--a nationally syndicated morning radio show based in Nashville, TN--where Baber performed, talked about his experiences as a teacher, and also opened up about being a survivor and hero of the American Airlines flight 1420 crash in 1999.

“Making it to this point is certainly reward enough, but I’m excited to see what opportunities are going to open up from here on out," said Baber.

Baber and his band will fly to Los Angeles for a week that will include a pre-Grammy performance at Club Nokia.

The song Baber won the contest with is called “Drop Dead Redhead”. The song is off his 2013 album, “Battlefield Us”.

Baber’s band includes Miguel Gamboa on drums, Greg Guillot on bass, Aaron Schauer on piano, and TJ Scarlett on lead guitar with Baber delivering the lead vocals and rhythm guitar.

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