November is "Jordan Smith Month" in Harlan County
The young Kentucky singer who has become a national phenomenon on NBC's The Voice is being honored in his hometown.
On Friday, Harlan County Judge Executive Dan Mosley declared the month of November as Jordan Smith Month to recognize “this special young man that God has blessed our county with.”
Smith's soaring vocals have made him one of the breakout stars of The Voice, and a favorite to win. He's advanced to the Top 12 so far, with the competition continuing next week.
His success, and his humble reaction to it, has not surprised his friends and family in Harlan County.
At Wallins Elementary School, where Smith attended grade school, Mosley signed the proclamation with students and members of Smith's family watching.
In it he said that Smith “has served as a role model to the youth of Harlan County and beyond through the sharing of his musical talent,” and that he's brought to the county "an outpouring of hope and pride, he uses his amazing talent to sing and his beautiful voice as a blessing to others.”
Officials are placing signs and banners throughout town in support of Smith, asking them to continue to vote for the local singer.
They are asking everyone to join them for viewing parties of the show at the Harlan Center. Mosley notes that the center has free wifi, so people should bring their electronic devices so they can vote.
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