SAUK RAPIDS - A Sauk Rapids native has a dream of making it big in Nashville one day, and it's starting with the release of his first CD.

After months of hard work writing and recording the 10 songs, Aaron Clafton is finally ready for the public to hear the music on his CD "Running Wild".

He stopped by the WJON studio to play a few of the songs.

Hear more from Clafton this Saturday when he hosts a CD release party at Rollie's Rednecks and Longnecks in Sauk Rapids. The event starts at noon. Clafton will also be selling copies of his CD for $10.

Clafton is graduating from Bemidji State University in May with a marketing degree. He graduated from Sauk Rapids-Rice in 2011.