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Trio of titles
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Maddie Denton fiddles her way to a third grand championship in the closing moments of the Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree. Video highlights from the festival are at in the multimedia section.
In hockey terms, Murfreesboro fiddler Maddie Denton got a hat trick Saturday night, winning the grand championship of the Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree for the third time since she defeated her mother in the finals in 2012. Denton made it to the finals Saturday night from the Junior Fiddlers’ division, moving forward to face fellow Rutherford countian and Senior Champion Gail Johnson of LaVergne in the fiddle-off for the Berry C. Williams Memorial Award. Each competitor, in the finals, was directed to play three songs including a break-down, waltz and a song of their choice.