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Belmont alumnus Rayvon Owen set to headline Nashville’s Mercy Lounge

The past two years for Rayvon Owen have been as successful as they’ve been surreal.

After graduating from Belmont in 2013, the commercial music major moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of breaking into the business as a singer-songwriter, according to his website. By the end of 2014, he had released an EP, performed at more than 60 colleges across the U.S. and amassed a significant fanbase.

His success skyrocketed after he took the modern singer’s rite of passage and auditioned for season 14 of “American Idol.” His talents led him to be one of the final four contestants, and he spent the summer touring with the season’s top five finalists on the “American Idols Live!” tour.

Now Owen is back in the city that helped hone his craft, where he initially wrote with local musicians, learned from Belmont professors and performed at the 2012 Urban Pop Showcase. He will perform at Mercy Lounge on Oct. 20.

Tickets are still available for the show at the link below, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the show starting at 7 p.m.

http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=6159155&pl=mercylounge

This article was written by Dan Updegraff. Photo courtesy of Mercy Lounge.

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