Digital Rodeo and Eventful, Inc. have launched Digital Rodeo’s Country Star competition. Unsigned artists can opt-in for free through eventful.com/digitalrodeo and compete via Eventful’s Demand it! service. Using social media tools, artists can then encourage their fans to vote for them.
The Top 25 artists with the most “Demands” will move to the semifinals where they will be narrowed down to the top five by music industry experts: Cory Chapman, Director of Marketing Country Music Association; Jason Deere, Singer, Songwriter, Producer; Jeff Walker, President, AristoMedia; John Pyne, Director of Marketing and Promotion, Digital Rodeo; Lang Scott, President, Music City Interactive, Singer, Instrumentalist, Producer and Robert Reynolds, Grammy Winner, Founding Member of the Mavericks.
Fans will then vote on the final winner from the Top five chosen finalists. Eventful and Digital Rodeo will announce the Country Star winner on Oct. 3.
The winner will earn studio time to record three singles at Nashville’s 16 Ton Studio and a customized website including a merchandise store by Music City Networks and Merchmo. They will also win a VIP trip for two to the 2012 Country Music Awards, which includes airfare, five night hotel stay and two tickets to the awards show and Christmas Special, as well as a CMA Prize Package of assorted merchandise and materials.