Ravenwood American Idol

Brentwood resident and Ravenwood High School student Ava Claire Henson turned in an impressive performance on popular reality competition show American Idol last week, earning a trip to Hollywood.

Henson, a junior at Ravenwood, was unanimously given a "Golden Ticket" to the next round by the show's judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan. 

This comes off the heels of a successful 2022 for the singer-songwriter, which saw her make her debut at both the Bluebird Cafe and The Listening Room and receive an invite to the 2022 GRAMMY Camp under the songwriting track. 

A number of Middle Tennesseans have advanced deep into the competition throughout the history of the show, and many former contestants have settled in the Nashville-area after filming.