(Alexandria, MN) For the past two summer, runner-up during Season 13 (2017) of NBC's "the Voice", Addison Agen has been able to spend some time on the shores of Lake Carlos.  The talented vocal teen was invited to Mount Carmel on the lake's western shore by the Ministry's Director Jonathan Swenson.  He is friends with the Agen family's minister back in Indiana and made the offer to them after a whirlwind year following her "Voice" appearance.  Along with her family, Addison jumped at the chance.  Last year the family extended the stay to two weeks, including a concert to help Mount Carmel Ministries.  Addison is holding another concert this summer.  On Saturday, July 4th at 7:00pm you can join her for a physically distanced evening of music by Lake Carlos. Mount Carmel encourages people to come and listen from your boat on your way over to the fireworks or come with some lawn chairs and a blanket to listen to Addison's beautiful music. A free-will offering will be collected to support the ministries of Mount Carmel. 

Addison talked with VOA's Joe Korkowski about the thought of coming back to Alexandria and some of the current work she's doing on recording her new album.  (AUDIO BELOW)

Addison Agen is an Americana singer-songwriter best known as Season 13’s first runner up on NBC’s The Voice. Based out of Fort Wayne, Indiana, the 19-year-old’s raw and heart-wrenching voice welcomes listeners of all kinds to be grateful and self-reflective. Addison’s honest storytelling and simplicity earned her an opening slot with Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, as well as Kevin Bacon’s, The Bacon Brothers in 2019. Addison’s music transforms lived experiences into songs woven together with themes of nostalgia, acceptance, hopefulness, and joy.