LOS ANGELES, Cali. (KTHV) - Arkansas' Barrett Baber is having the trip of a lifetime, experiencing the week leading up to the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

The Fayetteville school teacher and Ouachita Baptist University grad won the "Grammy Gig of a Lifetime" contest, voted on by fans at home.

While in Los Angeles, he is doing radio interviews, preparing for his live performance, and meeting with music industry execs. He took time out of his whirlwind of a week to chat with THV11's Ashley Blackstone about his experience so far. Hear what he says to his Arkansas friends and fan back home by watching the video above.

To watch Ashley's full Skype interview with Barrett, click here:

Barrett's special performance will be shown on, Jan. 26from 1 p.m. - 2p.m. CT.

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