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December 10, 2013

Native Ottumwan entering musical stardom

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From there, Fiscella’s music has taken off even further. He now has a Pandora Radio station and has joined iTunes to help spread his music to places around the world. His newest album, The Road Home, released in late 2012, was nominated for Whisperings Solo Piano Album of the Year 2012.

The song "First Dance," off The Road Home, was then nominated for a Hollywood Music and Media Award in 2012, and two more songs from the album, Beauty of Grace and Evening Song, were nominated at this year’s Hollywood Music and Media Awards.

The digital music age has helped his songs enjoy even more success on the Internet, especially at Pandora. Fiscella said one of his songs averages approximately 8,000 "likes" a month, meaning at least 8,000 people a month are listening to his music and showing that they like it.

“For someone from a little podunk town in Missouri to reach that many people through digital media is something I wouldn’t have dreamed of,” Fiscella said. “It’s an exciting time to be a musician.”

Although he has seen the rise in popularity of his music, Fiscella is still working hard to try and keep writing and composing. He released a Christmas album that hit stores yesterday, and he plans on having a new album out next summer.

Though he doesn’t generally tour very much, it is something he hopes to look into in the future. He also wants to dabble some into using music therapy, though that probably won’t come for a little bit. For now, look for Fiscella’s music in Ottumwa at the South HyVee and O’Hara’s Hardware.

— To see reporter Josh Vardaman's Twitter feed, go to @CourierJosh

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