By Elizabeth Keys
STILLWATER, Okla. —
Adley Stump takes the stage Thursday night at the Wes Watkins Center on the Oklahoma State University campus.
“I’m excited about coming home,” Stump said from her band’s bus on their way to Stillwater from Nashville. The Tulsa-native graduated from OSU and her brother, Jake, is an OSU student.
Stump’s appearance is part of Color Jam 2012 sponsored by OSU’s Ad Club after the presentation of the Creative Lightning Awards.
The doors open at 8 p.m. with Corey White singing first. Stump follows with a 35-minute set of up-tempo country rock. Tickets are available until noon if purchased online at www.shopokstate.com under “Event Tickets.” Tickets at the door are $20.
Stump has been on a whirlwind since graduating from OSU and heading to Nashville at the invitation of investors.
“If you would have told me a year ago, I’d be touring all over, I never would have believed it,” she said.
Her nationwide exposure as a contestant on TV’s hit talent competition “The Voice” propelled her into the spotlight. Taping the show was a wild ride, a great memory and a catalyst to opening doors for her career.
“It changed my life,” she said. OSU is where she first found her voice.
“This is where it all started,” Stump said.