Area singer gets national attention

Lindale – Another Lindale native has finished as a finalist on the USA Network's "Nashville Star". Casey Rivers came in second in the talent search television show, now in its fourth season. Rivers also recently held a benefit concert in his hometown, with proceeds going to the East Texas Medical Center child passenger safety program. Sponsor State Farm Insurance pitched in $10,000 towards a total $16,000 raised.

Rivers isn't the only Lindale native to hit the national spotlight on Nashville Star . In season one, Miranda Lambert placed third in the competition. Lambert is scheduled to open up the Miranda Lambert Store and Fan Club Headquarters in downtown Lindale May 13th.

Lambert is currently on tour opening for George Strait. Rivers hits the road this summer with the winner and other finalists of this season's "Nashville Star".