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HunterGirl biography: 13 things about ‘American Idol’ Season 20 runner-up


Hunter Wolkonowski is a country singer and a music therapy songwriter from Tennessee, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:


  1. She is professionally known as HunterGirl.
  2. She originally from Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee.
  3. She is Urla Wolkonowski‘s daughter. She comes from a long tradition of military service.
  4. In 2002, she started performing in her grandfather’s church.
  5. In 2010, she and her family moved to Winchester, Tennessee where she started performing at a local church and competing in various singing competitions.
  6. She won the 2014 Texaco Country Showdown.
  7. After graduating high school in 2016, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee and immediately started playing her signature Ovation guitar at gigs.
  8. From October 2016 to December 2019, she worked for Operation Song in Nashville as a music therapy songwriter.
  9. From December 2016 to December 2018, she worked for Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Honky Tonk Central and Rippy’s Bar and Grill in Nashville as a booking agent.
  10. In May 2019, she joined Freedom Sings USA in Chattanooga, Tennessee as a music therapy songwriter. She also works with several other veteran organizations including Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veteran Center and Soldier’s Child.
  11. In 2020, she graduated from Middle Tennessee State University‘s Music Business School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in recording industry, business administration and management.
  12. She was 23 years old when she competed in “American Idol” Season 20, which premiered on ABC on February 27, 2022.
  13. On May 22, 2022, she became runner-up to “American Idol” Season 20 winner Noah Thompson.

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