I had the pleasure of interviewing a rising artist by the name of Abbey Cone today on the 'Kickin' Wake-Up Call'. She is not only on a mission to keep climbing that ladder in her music career, but also to promote more music programs throughout our Texas School Systems.

Abbey is very passionate about music. She recorded her first tracks at the age of 8. She released her first full length album when she was 14. Now at age 17 she is on a radio tour promoting her new album 'Abbey' and at the same time promoting a contest to encourage music in our schools throughout Texas.

Abbey is actually being backed by her Nashville publishing company SNG in this effort to reward schools and individuals with prizes. Just submit your answer to Abbey's question....'What does Music Mean To You'? Go to her website for all of the details.

Abbey played her current single 'Southern Charm' and explained how the contest works plus what you can win. Check it out in the above interview from this morning on Kickin' Country 103.1.