By Beville Dunkerley
Filed under: Exclusive, Country NewsCharlie Worsham
doesn't mind being called a "country newbie," even though he's been writing and performing music since he was a little kid. The Mississippi native played the Grand Ole Opry when he was just 12 years old
, shortly after winning a Junior National Banjo Championship. He continued honing his craft throughout his middle and high school years, but instead of making the move to Nashville after graduation, a scholarship and a thirst for more musical knowledge led him to the prestigious Berklee School of Music.
Charlie is well aware of the fact that his road to country stardom was the less traveled one. But he believes studying music versus playing in Music City honky tonks to be an equal playing field.