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Rising teen star shows off talents in Lebanon (with video)

Matt Masters • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:17 PM

Thirteen-year-old Tristan McIntosh is looking toward the stars, and she’s got the talent to back it up.

McIntosh, who won the 2013 Clarksville’s Got Talent competition recently, played a concert at Glitz and Glamour Salon in Lebanon on Saturday.

McIntosh showcased her musical talents by performing a variety of songs from Alicia Keys to Beyonce and the Fugees. Her voice is strong and commanding, surprising her audiences with her control, especially for her age.

“I really love to make people happy,” McIntosh said, “I love to play music.”

McIntosh has been singing since she was 8 years old, but life quickly changed when her parents identified her talents and allowed her to focus on music, while still maintaining straight As in school.

Her performances show a diverse interest in music as she swaps between the piano and guitar, covering pop, R&B and country songs.   

It’s not just her musical talents that have attracted attention; it’s also the family-friendly attitude that is shared by many in the community.

The event was an effort by salon owner, Angela L. Williams Young, and salon manager, Lori Seay, to make a larger and more positive impact within the community, especially for Lebanon’s youth.

“I want to turn this into a place where people can do healthy things, and just young girls can learn to be young ladies and possibly starlets,” said Seay, who is the former hairstylist and a mentor of Disney entertainer Coco Jones.

McIntosh has gained attention throughout Nashville, performing at Tootsies and Puckett’s and is scheduled to play The Blue Bird Café in December. In the past, she sang the National Anthem at a Vanderbilt baseball game against LSU.  

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