Lebanon twins, both singers, try to win online Grammy contest

Nathan and Caleb Montgomery are musical duo

LEBANON, Ohio - Two high school students from Lebanon are vying to win a performance spot for new talent at this year's Grammy Awards.

Nathan and Caleb Montgomery, 18-year-old twins, are trying to break into the pop and country music industry with their duo, Alabama Capital. The name plays off their last name, which is also the name of the Cotton State's capital.

The Grammys are once again staging the "Gig of a Lifetime" contest, in which new solo performers and bands across the nation compete for votes online to win the opportunity to perform at the awards ceremony.

Voting is under way on the Grammys' Facebook page. Nathan and Caleb are listed under the "Midwest region" category. The competition ends Thursday.

The brothers' band has received some attention from a few well-known producers in the business, resulting in a challenging time balancing music with school. Nathan and Caleb were in Nashville recently working on a new song.

Nathan and Caleb are enrolled in the Ohio Connections Academy, an online public school that has learning centers in Mason, Worthington and Cleveland.

More than 3,200, K-12 students are enrolled in the school from across the state. Many of the students are trained athletes, performers or students taking college courses or who are working and need more flexibility in their schedule.

One of the producers interested in the duo is Shawn Campbell, who has worked with Chris Brown, Cody Simpson, Missy Elliot and other artists.

The 55th annual Grammy Awards will be held Feb. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.


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