Country music singer and hit songwriter Courtney Cole will peform in Hazard Friday for a free concert sponsored by Country Music Television (CMT), the American Association of Community Colleges, and Hazard Community and Technical College. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at The Forum located beside KY 15 on the Whitesburg side of Hazard. Tickets may be picked up at the President’s Office on the campus of HCTC. A native of Mandeville, Louisiana, Miss Cole first gained national attention when she was cast in the first season of CMT’s hit series, “CMT’s Next Superstar.” She has co-written hits such as “Jesus Take the Wheel” with Brett James and “Get Off On The Pain” with Justin Weaver. Hear her work at www.cournteycolemusic.com.