Monday, October 17, 2005

Who Will Burn Up The Stage With Charlie Daniels?

Who Will Burn Up The Stage With Charlie Daniels?: "Cast Your Vote for the Winner of the 'Burning to Sing Your Heart Out' Contest and You Too Could be a Winner CINCINNATI, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With the help of the American public, Prilosec OTC is giving one aspiring Country Music star the chance to sing on stage with the legendary Charlie Daniels at New York City's famed Roseland Ballroom. Earlier this fall, to help celebrate the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards coming to New York City for the first time, Prilosec OTC and the CMA kicked off the 'Burning to Sing Your Heart Out' contest, which invited Country Music fans to write 'heartburning' lyrics for the opportunity to live like a Country Music star for a weekend. Fans from all over the country responded and now it is up to the American public to decide whose heart burns most to sing with Charlie Daniels. A panel of judges including Country Music stars Charlie Daniels and Phil Vassar along with Allison Jones, Vice President A&R Universal Music Group, and others narrowed down the contestants to three finalists. From 12:01 a.m. (ET) on October 17 through 11:59 p.m. (ET) on October 21, 2005 consumers can cast their vote for their favorite performer by logging onto The three finalists are, Dallas Burnett of Spartanburg, SC, who wrote wrote and performed "Love Found Me," Melissa Bell Eberts of Fenton, MO, who wrote and performed "Little Bit of Country," and Tina Gordon of Daytona Beach, FL, who wrote and performed "Burning A Hole in My Heart. Each voter will automatically be entered into a sweepstakes for the chance to win an expense paid trip to the 2006 CMA Awards in Nashville, TN or a First Act acoustic guitar signed by Charlie Daniels and Phil Vassar."

The press release continues with a quote from CD, and instructions about how to enter the contest to win a trip to see the show. The only bummer: You have to go to New York City.

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