Sydney Hutchko has been in love with music since her mom played Naomi to her three-year-old Wynonna, singing, “Grandpa, Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days” in their family room. These days, whether she’s opening for Miranda Lambert, Brett Eldredge, or Florida-Georgia Line, playing to 80,000 fans at Ohio’s Jamboree in the Hills or impressing an industry crowd at the prestigious Key West Songwriters’ Festival, the love is just as strong.
Most recently Sydney was voted into the NashNext Top 10– an artist development competition aimed at discovering and releasing music from prominent and talented newcomers. She completed and excelled in a series of challenges while working with mentors Scott Borchetta (President, Big Machine Label Group) and judges Kix Brooks (of Brooks and Dunn) and James Stroud (Country Music Producer). Sydney and the rest of the Top 10 will kick off the nationwide NashNext Tour in February 2016.
In 2015, she was chosen to go to Los Angeles as part of American Idol’s “Hollywood Week.” She was among the 4,000 people in Nashville who auditioned for Season 14, and was one of only 37 contestants who walked away with a ‘Gold Ticket’. Sydney also wrote and released her single, “Southern Curves”, which spent 22 weeks on the MediaBase country chart.
The hard work that ties it all together has her poised for a breakthrough. She continues to shine on stage, both as a headliner and in support of country’s biggest stars. As the crowds continue to grow and the attention increases, Sydney continues to develop that relationship with her audience as she watches her childhood dream grow into a dream come true.