Are You the "Next GAC Star?"
Great American Country is holding a nationwide talent search to find the next country music star. Musicians who love the spotlight and dream of the day when millions of fans will scream their name now have the chance to show their mettle.
Six finalists will be flown to Nashville to be featured in a final two-part television special on September 3 and 10, 2007 with a LIVE elimination in the second show. The winning artist will receive a record deal and a music video, which will air on GAC.
Beginning 1 June 2007 through July 14 2007 GAC will accept video, mp3s, and photos from hopeful country music enthusiasts looking for their shot at becoming a recording artist at www.GACTV.com/star. In addition to submitting videos online, some applicants will be able to tape audition videos in-person by visiting the GAC Summer Tour Bus, which hits the road May 1 and will travel to select markets throughout the summer.
GAC is partnering with artist development company Music Nation to find "The Next GAC Star", is it you?
Voting begins May 23 and will run in three phases. For the first eight weeks, the public will vote on submissions using Music Nation's head-to-head player, which randomly pits two artists against each other and asks the user to choose a favorite. During this period, there will be two weekly winners: the highest ranked artist from the head-to-head standings and an "Industry Insiders" Pick, an artist collectively chosen by GAC and Music Nation staffers. Select video submissions will also air in the new series, "The Next GAC Star", which premieres on June 1 2008 and will broadcast every Sunday. During the second phase, the 16 weekly winners will be narrowed down to a field of six by Next GAC Star's panel of celebrity judges, to be announced next month. Finally, these six finalists will move on to be featured on the two TV specials, where "The Next GAC Star" will ultimately be determined. (Source: http://countrymusic.about.com/b/2008/05/03/are-you-the-next-)