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A group of aspiring musicians in the QCA got to spend the afternoon with Derek Williams, the guitarist for country singer Jake Owen.

The band is in the QCA for a concert and Williams stopped by the "QC Rock Academy."

The academy has classes for music lovers of all ages and they learned what it takes to make it big.

"As an adult to be in a career a lot of kids dream about doing it's just a real privilege to pay it forward because when I was a child I would have dreamed to have someone come and talk to me about how to be a bass player or a guitar player for a major country artist like Jake Owen," Williams said.

Williams says he grew up in Nashville and started playing at 10-years-old. He started playing Rock 'N Roll but then fell in love with country music.

 

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