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Morgantown native Cody Clayton Eagle heads to American Idol


Times West Virginian

Cody Clayton Eagle strums his guitar at Palatine Park, a venue ha’s played in Fairmont.
(Times West Virginian photo by Tammy Shriver)

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – When an injury took Cody Clayton Eagle out of sports, he picked up a guitar.

Although he could barely walk due to a broken hip, Eagle began learning to play the instrument and even tried singing accompaniment beginning at the age of 8. It would take a few more years for him to really dig into learning the instrument.

“I kind of started into it getting videos offline, and then I went into lessons and it grew from there,” said Eagle who is now 17.

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