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A CNN Headline News program will soon have a new theme song written by two women with southwest Virginia connections who beat out more than 1,600 other entries. The story from WFIR’s Evan Jones.

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Ashley Bush and Amanda Dillard are Radford University graduates. Bush is from Montgomery County and now lives in northern Virginia; Dillard is a Roanoke resident. CNN’s HLN says the duo’s song, one submitted in an on-line contest, will become the “Morning Express” theme song. Ashley Bush says her husband was the one who told them about the contest, which invited anyone to send in an entry. Headline News promises to produce new versions of their “Morning Express” theme song and start airing it in a few weeks.  The two also get to record their song at a professional recording studio.

Click here to see their Wednesday appearance on “Morning Express”