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‘Small town’ does not mean ‘small opportunity’: Girl Named Tom gifts 'The Voice' trophy to hometown

Bekah, Joshua and Caleb Liechty put Pettisville on the map when their band Girl Named Tom became the first trio to win "The Voice" in 2021.

PETTISVILLE, Ohio — The halls of Pettisville High School have a new trophy on display that may be the biggest win so far for the Blackbirds.

Growing up, the Liechty siblings were among the under 550 people that reside in the village of Pettisville. In 2019, Bekah, Joshua and Caleb Liechty formed the band Girl Named Tom. The group put Pettisville on the map in 2021 as favorites of singing competition judge Kelly Clarkson and eventual winner of season 21 of "The Voice."

The Liechty siblings shared on social media this week that they recently gave a big gift to their small hometown located about 45 minutes southwest of Toledo. Girl Named Tom handed over its trophy from "The Voice" to its "small but mighty" hometown of Pettisville. The group hopes the trophy will serve as a reminder to Pettisville students of what they can achieve with their own small-town start.

Matching the band's pride in Pettisville, the village now proudly displays a sign welcoming everyone to the "Home of Girl Named Tom."

Bekah, Joshua and Caleb Liechty thanked Pettisville for its support along the road to Los Angeles and stardom. "The Liechty siblings are forever grateful for the love Pettisville has poured into our family and their harmony trio, Girl Named Tom," the siblings said. "What an honor to be on the Pettisville sign!"

Girl Named Tom is kicking off its 2023 cross-country tour in Iowa on March 9, returning to northwest Ohio for a final stop in Defiance on May 20.

Handing The Voice trophy over to where it belongs: our small but mighty hometown, Pettisville, OH! 🏆 As you pass...

Posted by Girl Named Tom on Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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