Louisville musician hosting art contest for new Christmas song

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By Staff

Local kids will have the chance to make the main character of a new Christmas song come to life with an art contest being hosted by an area musician.

Carl Stuck, who has frequented establishments in Bardstown with performances, recently announced an art contest for kids to go along with the release of his new Christmas song, “An Elf Named Moe.”

The song describes an elf who heads up the shipping department of Santa’s shop, according to a press release.

“Memorable and original Christmas characters don’t come along very often,” the release states. “Santa, Rudolph, Frosty and the Grinch have all been around for half a century or more,” and Stuck hopes to introduce a new Christmas personality to the mix.

In the release, Stuck said he hopes to spark kids’ imaginations by having them depict how they see Moe in their heads. Students can listen to the song for free at AnElfNamedMoe.com, or on various music services such as iTunes, Spotify and Google Play. Kids ages 4 to 17 are invited to submit their own artistic interpretation of how they see Moe by posting a picture of their art to Instagram with the hashtag #AnElfNamedMoe or by sending the artwork directly to ArtContest@AnElfNamedMoe.com. The artists will have a chance to win a cash prize for them and their favorite teacher. The contest runs until Dec. 24 and is free to enter. The winner will be announced Jan. 15.

Stuck, who resides just outside of Louisville, is a veteran musician who has played guitar and sung all across the United States and has shared the stage with musicians as diverse as country supergroup Alabama’s lead singer Randy Owen, and hard-rocking Poison guitarist CC Deville among others. He currently performs mostly in and around his hometown throughout the week.