December 31, 1969
Brooke Waggoner, who performs Sunday on "Mountain Stage," could have gone the route of honky-tonks, hard luck and Hank Williams. She grew up in country music territory -- southern Louisiana -- but instead of taking a rural path, Waggoner found classical music. She spent 17 years formally studying classical piano and even graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Music Composition and Orchestration.
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