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Nashville singer honors Brooklet mom
Chelsea Bain performs 'Power of a Woman' at Eagle Creek
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Unknown to her, Stephen Hoyle, left, entered his wife, Rosanna, right, in Nashville singer Chelsea Bain's "Power of a Woman" national contest, which she won. - photo by Special

Nashville singing star Chelsea Bain hit the stage at Eagle Creek Brewing Company on Friday night to honor Brooklet resident Rosanna Hoyle, who won Bain's "Power of a Woman" contest.

Hoyle's husband, Stephen Hoyle, was looking for songs for his 16-year-old daughter, Chyann Rose Hoyle, to sing when he stumbled across the contest, he said. Bain released her single, "Power of a Woman," in August 2015 and decided to launch a national contest to find one of her fans who best fit the character in the song.

In "Power of a Woman," Bain sings about how a woman has the power to help a man who loves her for better or worse through the simple things she does. The song also focuses on how a woman can affect the lives of everyone around her and can make a real difference.

Stephen Hoyle entered his wife into the contest a few months ago and discovered recently that she won.

Rosanna Hoyle is very active in the community and a supportive wife and mom of two daughters. She has taught dance for more than 30 years and owns her own dance school, Southern Dance Academy in Brooklet. She also has been the church secretary at Brooklet United Methodist Church since 1991.

"I couldn't believe we were chosen, because I feel like my story is just a normal, everyday story," she said. "I was shocked that somebody would think that way about me."

Stephen Hoyle said the song lyrics describe his wife perfectly.

"She's definitely an inspiration and role model for anybody she comes across," he said. "She's definitely a role model for our daughters, and if they grow up to be like her, they'll be successful in whatever they decide."

Bain said it was exciting and an honor to bring her band to Statesboro and put on the free concert for Rosanna Hoyle and celebrate her accomplishments that night.

"When we cut the song, I was like, 'I want to find more to do with this song than just sing it,' " Bain said. "We came up with the idea to have a contest and have my fans write in about the powerful woman in their life. I had no idea it would turn into the kind of night this has turned into. I'm really glad I picked them, and I'm really glad Stephen wrote in. Rosanna is an amazing person."

Before Bain took the stage, Chyann Rose sang a set of songs for the audience. The Hoyles' daughter regularly performs at Eagle Creek and at venues in Rincon and Vidalia. She said she had no idea her father had entered her mother in the contest.

"I felt like it was really special because she does a lot of things for a lot of people," she said. "I felt like it was really special to do something for her."

Also, at the invitation of Bain, Chyann Rose will visit Nashville soon to write some songs with Bain and perhaps even perform.

At Eagle Creek on Friday, there was plenty of food and free T-shirts that read "Power of a Woman" for the family and friends of Rosanna Hoyle who came to watch the show.

For more about the contest or to listen to the song, visit



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