Ever since ABC revealed that his “American Idol” audition would be featured on the show this season, 19-year-old Johnny White has been getting the celebrity treatment from the denizens Hickory, a small, blue-collar city an hour northwest of Charlo Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
Ever since ABC revealed that his “American Idol” audition would be featured on the show this season, 19-year-old Johnny White has been getting the celebrity treatment from the denizens Hickory, a small, blue-collar city an hour northwest of Charlo Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

He saw violence no child should witness. Now he sees hope – on ‘American Idol.’

March 18, 2018 10:01 PM