Monday, September 20, 2010

Lupus Walk for Nashville

What better way to spend a wonderful Saturday afternoon than at the park with two of the sweetest girls I know, who are they? Macy Moyer and Camille Gear. Macy Miss Capital City Teen Princess and Camille is Miss Music City's Outstanding Teen, both of the girls will compete in March in hopes of bringing home the state title to wonderful Music City! Lupus is Macy's platform and I was so excited when she asked me to come and get involved! Lupus is not something that everyone knows about, and I think that being apart of such an event really opens your eyes to that reality. You may still be asking what is Lupus? Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue. This results in symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart, and lungs. If you would like to get involved and help people that are diagnosed with Lupus look up the Lupus foundation nearest you!

I had such a good time getting to know these girls and can not wait for more appearances to come! I will be posting more photo's on my personal website, but here are a few to look at!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Music City Women's Marathon

In preparation for Miss TN I saw it only fitting that I participate in the Music City Women's Marathon, only I'm not running Im leaving that up to YOU ladies! Its not too late to register for this fun, fun, fun event! It will be in wonderful Music City and you will have the chance to meet tons of new girl friends, win a really neat medal and of course come say hey to me! I will be there for registration on Friday as well on Saturday to hand out medals with the wounded soldiers from the Air Borne!

If you would like to know more about the race go to:

I look forward to seeing all you ladies at the race!!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Celebrating the TN State Fair!

Opening Ceremonies
My new ride
Miss Country Sunshine, Jaclyn Torrento and I

Chicken on a stick, fried everything and CMX Demolition Derby cars pretty much explains this appearance in a nut shell! I started off the fair at the Opening Ceremonies celebrating 104th year of the TN State Fair, and was so proud to be apart of honoring the state fair which is now a Century Fair! After hearing about all the great things the fair has done over the past years, and where it started and now where it is at made it that much more amazing that I was actually apart of such a great event. Luckily the rain held off for my next event at the fair and that was the CMX Demolition Derby! After I sang the National Anthem and talked for a little bit with the drivers and crowd it was time to watch the cars beat up on each other, and boy did they do that, in fact at the end of the night there was only ONE car still standing after all six of the races!! I want to send a special thanks to the TN State Fair for having me at all the events and Rebecca Fowler over CMX for getting me involved at the Demolition Derby, I had so much fun and can’t wait till next year when I drive a car at the Derby!

The winning Demo Derby CMX team and I at the awards ceremony

If you would like to see the host, all of the drivers and their pit crew go to:

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Miss Music City at Hard Rock Cafe!

All the CMX Demolition Derby Drivers

What better place to make my very first Miss Music City appearance than downtown Music City at the renovated Hard Rock Cafe! As the Demolition Derby drivers prepare for their big show on Friday, September 10th at the TN State Fair, they all had a special Kick off party dinner and guess who they invited? Miss Music City! Meeting all the drivers and their families made me so excited for this weekends events at the Fair! I want to send a special thanks to The Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville, thanks so much for all the wonderful food and the great view and also Rebecca Fowler over the Demolition Derby for letting me be apart of this great event, maybe next year I’ll drive a car? I think I’ll stick to on the road driving! Hope to see you all at the State Fair!

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Since I was 8 years old finding a cure for cancer has always been my passion in life!!! After loosing a very close friend to an inoperable brain tumor, Relay For Life was something I just had to do, that is why my platform is Relay For Life!

CANCER has touched each of our lives in some way, either by a family member, co worker, or friend, that is why making it HISTORY is so important to me.

As Miss Music City I decided to put together a team that would consist of Miss TN local or state level contestants, directors, and friends of Queens calling the team "Queens for a Cause." If YOU or someone you know is in the Miss TN family please send them this link and GET INVOLVED! To be apart of the team is so easy, follow the link that is listed below, and JOIN THE TEAM from there create your own page and register as a member. Don't forget to donate your $10 so you get a Relay For Life t-shirt! No matter what state, county, area you live in you can participate, thanks to the online fundraising accounts! Our goal as a team is to raise $10,000, so please join and help us reach it!

To join "Queens For A Cause" follow this link:

To see Miss Music City's fundraising page or make a donation go to:

If you have any questions about how the team works, or about Relay for Life feel free to email me at

P.S "Queens for A Cause" is the first team to register in the Davidson County Relay!!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Its time for the TN State Fair!! Yeeee Haawwww!!!!

Hey yall!!!

Its time for the TN State Fair again and I am so excited to announce that I will be apart of it this year! I will be there for the opening ceremonies on Friday, September 1oth at 6:00, to talk about Miss Music City and going to Miss TN in June. You will also find me riding rides, listening to great music, and of course eating LOTS of food!

I hope to see you all there to take pictures and get an official Miss Music City autograph!

To check out information about the TN State Fair go to:

Look forward to seeing all of YALL down at the fair grounds!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Make Miracles Happen....Support Children's Miracle Network

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As Miss Music City my goal is to raise at least $1,000 to make miracles happen for the children at Children Miracle Network Hospitals.

Did you know?
There are 5 CMN Hospitals in the state of TN!

If you would like to make an online donation to the Miss Music City Children's Miracle Network Site please follow the link:

Every dollar you send, is one step closer to a MIRACLE!!!!

Nashville Lupus Walk 2011

Walk with Miss Music City and Support the Nashville Lupus Foundation

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Events Shelter in Centennial Park

Get Your PURPLE On!

The LFAM's 2010 Walk for Lupus Now T-shirts will be PURPLE, the official color of Lupus Awareness! We would like to encourage you and your walkers to “Get Your PURPLE On" to help raise awareness and funds to support the mission of the Mid-South Chapter. Any registered participant who raises $100 or more on their individual fundraising website or in off-line donations by Friday, September 17, is guaranteed a 2010 Walk for Lupus Now "Get Your PURPLE On" T-shirt! Help us make a statement on Walk day by encouraging your team members to raise $100 each and “Get Your PURPLE On”!

Schedule of Events

3:00pm - Registration, Pre-registration and Team Captain check-in opens. Help yourself to healthy snacks and drinks while enjoying some LIVE music. Stroll through the Health & Wellness Fair area gathering helpful information on living better and healthier! Visit the Children’s Corner, Door Prizes, Sponsors, Lupus Information table, take Team photos and fill out your “I am walking for...” stickers. Visit with friends, family and co-workers during this extended registration time.
4:40pm - A word from our Walk Coordinator, Sponsorship Recognition, Fundraising Club Awards and Warm-up!
5:00pm - Walk for Lupus Now Nashville begins!
6:30pm - Individual and Team Awards announced & Door Prizes will be given out.
7:00pm - Lighting the Parthenon Purple for Lupus Awareness!

Events Shelter in Centennial Park

The Events Shelter is located in the Northwest corner of the Historic Centennial Park in Nashville. Centennial Park can be accessed from Interstates 65 and 440. The main entrance to the park is located on West End Avenue. There are also entrances to the park from 25th Avenue North, 27th Avenue North and Park Plaza Road.

We will once again ask our participants to park in the HCA parking lots on Park Plaza Road. Look for event signage and volunteers to direct you to the parking areas. The lot directly behind the Shelter will be reserved for handicap parking only.

Walk for Lupus Now Nashville

The Walk for Lupus Now Nashville is a 1, 2 or 3 mile lap along a paved, flat path around the park passing the beautiful Parthenon, duck pond and many flower gardens. Walkers have the option to return to the events shelter after each lap. Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome. Walking maps will be available on Walk day.

If you would like to register for the walk follow this link:

For more information about what Lupus is, How you can get involved follow this link:

If you would like to donate, go to Miss Music City's Lupus Fundraising Page:

Miss Capital City Princess, Macy Moyer will also be there!! Come Support this great cause!!!!

Much Love,

Victoria VanDyke

Getting to know Miss Music City

Hello everyone,

I thought it would be a great idea for me to share some things about myself and why I am the person I am today! I am a 19 year old Sophomore at Belmont University in Nashville, TN! I am an Entertainment Industry Studies major, minoring in Mass Communications. My hopes are to one day become a Country Music Singer and be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. I was born and raised in Belmont, NC with a great Christian family. My Father is an educator and coaches High School football and baseball, my Mother is a stay at home mom, and my brother and I share the same birthday but are 4 years apart. My brother is my best friend in the whole wide world, and I am sure you will see his talents this year on this blog, he is an amazing photographer, did I mention he is only 15! Yes, I'm proud!!!

Since I was 8 years old I have spent a lot of time volunteering for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life, after loosing a close childhood friend to an inoperable brain tumor finding a cure for cancer has always been my mission in life. I have raised over $55,000 personally to help find a cure for cancer, it is my dream to see that no one ever has to go through what my Noelle did again. In high school I was in 12 clubs and was a member of the Varsity cheerleading squad and apart of the SC State Champion Chorus. Music has always been a huge part of my life, and I could not imagine my life without it!

I enjoy shopping, dancing, singing. going to movies, watching pageants, and volunteering! I am a huge baseball fan and love DUKE basketball, and am proud to say I am also a Clemson Tiger. Growing up a coaches daughter I LOVE all sports and as you can tell all teams! When I was 16 and I told my dad I was going to do a pageant, I wish you could have seen the look on his face, he was laughing inside and out. After the pageant he said to me "I have never been so proud" and that was a turning point in my life, I actually won that pageant that night and went to compete at Miss NC's Outstanding Teen! I have been blessed in my pageant experiences and have the most positive feeling towards them, I can honestly say that they have made me a better women both on the stage and off and not to mention have almost paid for my education!
I am so excited about being Miss Music City and can not wait to take the stage in Jackson, TN at Miss TN this June. I will leave you with something that I made my moto a year ago, I hope it means as much to you as it does to me!

"Use your crown to open a new door, but don't use it as the reason you are walking in."

God Bless,

Victoria VanDyke

Miss Music City!!!

Victoria VanDyke

As I stood on the stage with 14 other very deserving young ladies on August 21st, I was fortunate enough to be named Miss Music City 2011! I am so excited about working hard in the Nashville community and starting my journey to the Miss TN stage in June 2011. Although it is only a few weeks in to my title I can already tell you that I have the best sister queen, Miss Capital City, Keisha Wilson as well as the most supportive committee. I can not wait to see where this year takes me. You do not know how excited I am to be your new Miss Music City!

I will be using this blog to share all of my experiences throughout this year with you all as well as some pictures of my journey along the way! I also have a facebook fan page that I would love for you to join and be apart of so that you can ask me questions or send me information about events that I could support or make appearances at.

If you would like to join me on facebook follow this link:

If you are not on facebook and would like to request an appearance feel free to email me at

I am so excited about being a representative for my community at Miss TN and can not wait to be involved as much as I can!

Much Love,

Victoria VanDyke