Church Communication Network (CCN) Entertainment, together with BarnaFilms, announced a partnership that will create All American Gospel a nationwide youth vocal competition.
Soloist between the ages of 14 and 22 are eligible for this competition. Leading local and regional music personalities will select 24 semi-finalists from the millions of entrants. Finally twelve finalists will compete on national simulcasts for a recording contract, and will join program sponsor World Vision to encouraging giving back to the community.
A live audiences will vote via ballot at the church and school audition sites, and during the final rounds of the competition, satellite audiences at thousands of churches will view the performances and vote via phone and internet.
The 12 finalists will produce a Christmas single with a popular gospel recording artist, and participate in 6 simulcasts broadcast into churches around the country. The final simulcast will introduce the All-American Gospel winner who gets a recording contract with Doxology Records, distributed by Word/WEA.
Bill Dallas, founder of Church Communication Network, stated "This promotional partnership is an unprecedented alliance between two dynamic groups and represents a perfect opportunity for young people across the nation to demonstrate their gifts and talents.”
“The All American Gospel experience brings together four of the most powerful influencers in our culture today: music, film, relationships and faith. said George Barna, Directing Leader of the Barna Group, Ltd..
For more information about this competition log on to www.AllAmericanGospel.com.