Guitar Center & Vince Gill Partner For An Artist Discovery Program

Guitar Center has partnered with Vince Gill for the artist discovery program which offers undiscovered guitarists career-launching opportunities. This year the winner will have the chance to open for Gill on one of his U.S. tour performances, record a single with GRAMMY award-winning producer Justin Niebank (who has produced records for the likes of Gill, Sheryl Crow and Keith Urban), and take home new gear, $10,000 cash and more. “OnStage with Vince Gill” is in its fifth installment.

Undiscovered guitarists across the United States are invited to submit their version of Vince Gill’s new single “Take Me Down” at Gill will hand-pick five finalists from the submissions to perform live at a grand finals event in Los Angeles, where one grand prize winner will be named.

Previous editions of Guitar Center “OnStage” featured Jane’s Addiction, Slash, Mötley Crüe and KISS, with Mötley Crüe’s winning band, The Last Vegas, going on to win iTunes critics’ 2009 “Rock Single of the Year” with their hit single “I’m Bad.”

“I had no hesitations when Guitar Center approached me about this opportunity to give back to the musical community and support undiscovered artists. There’s something very exciting about hearing new talent and knowing that I now have the ability to give them a helping hand and guide their young careers. I can’t wait to hear how people cover my new single, and I look forward to hearing submissions!,” Vince Gill said.

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