NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Texas mother of five is the new "Nashville Star."
Melissa Lawson beat fellow finalist Gabe Garcia on Monday night for the title on the country music reality series. Shawn Mayer came in third.
The 32-year-old Lawson was overjoyed at winning, shouting "Oh my God!" She then performed her new single "What If It All Goes Right." The song is scheduled to be played on country radio Tuesday morning.
Lawson wins a record contract after performing in Nashville for 11 weeks.
The series has launched the careers of Miranda Lambert, Buddy Jewel and Chris Young. It switched to NBC this year after five seasons on cable's USA Network.