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Brady Toops said he didn’t pick up a guitar until he was in college and was looking for “an escape” from the stress of high-stakes collegiate sports. “I’d devoted 20 years of my life to a game that now seemed to be pretty irrelevant,” said Toops, who said he went on a journey to find out what to do with the rest of his life. Submitted photo

NLS grad and former professional athlete hits stride in Nashville music scene

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Brady Toops has definitely lost his how-to-talk Minnesotan dialect.

In a recent telephone interview from his home in Nashville, the 2000 New London-Spicer top academic graduate, star high-school and college athlete and former professional baseball player carried the lilt of the southern community where he is hitting his stride as a singer and songwriter.

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Dan Burdett
Dan Burdett is the community content coordinator at the West Central Tribune. He has 13 years experience in print media, to include four years enlisted service in the United States Air Force. He has been an employee of Forum Communications since 2005, joining the company after spending two years as the managing editor of the Redwood Gazette and Livewire in Redwood Falls. Prior to his current position, Dan was the presentation editor at the Tribune.
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