Finalists Announced for the 2012 Music Artist Talent Search & Songwriter Competition

Finalists in the 2012 Music Artist Talent Search and Songwriter Competition have just been announced.

The Artist Finalists are:

Katie Capelli
Pete Chambers
Ashley Ellen
Bonnie Gregory
Rashod Holmes
Rachel Huber
Jessica Hutchens
Daniel Martin
Brooklyn McKenzie
Hayley Whitley

The Songwriter Finalists are:

Stepheny Butcher – Try As You May
Pete Chambers – Giver, Maker
Rick Ferreira – Broken Promises
Jennifer Gammill – Wings of Hope
Bonnie Gregory – Mothers Are
Jessica Hutchens – Beauty for Ashes
Steve Large – It Ain’t Easy Being A Christian
Jason Roberge – Why Why Why
Hannah Scholl – Help Save A Heart

Erin Jamieson during 2011 MATS

Sponsored by Lamon Records Nashville, the competition will be held at the Gideon Media Arts Conference and Film Festival, August 11th through 16th in Ridgecrest, NC.  This is the second year the competition has been held.  Last year’s winner was Erin Jamison.

This year, the artist grand prize is a Lamon Records recording contract and nationally released 4-song EP, produced by Grammy nominated and Dove Award winning producer Dave Moody in Nashville.  The songwriter prize is a publishing contract with one of Lamon Records’ BMI, ASCAP or SESAC affiliated publishing companies with the winning composition being recorded by the artist grand prize winner or another one of Lamon’s recording artist, as appropriate.

For more details, visit the MATS 2012 or the Gideon Media Arts Conference website.