Plans for the 2009 Talent Search sponsored by The Christian Festival Association, and Word Lable Group were announced recently. The CFA is a coalition of over two dozen Christian music festivals across the country. The organization has partnering with Word Label Group, which will provide a development deal for the winner of the nationwide search.
“The purpose of this exciting new venture is to identify and provide a platform for new artists who can communicate a God-centered worldview in the language of contemporary culture so that the next generation can see, hear and know God,” said CFA President Bob Thompson in a recent press release. “The Christian Festival Association is delighted to partner with Word Label Group to provide this unique new platform for aspiring Christian artists.”
Regional competitions will take place at 19 CFA-affiliated festivals this summer and a regional winner will be determined at each festival. Those 19 winners will be invited to Nashville in September to participate in the national finals.
The overall winner will receive a development deal with the Word Label Group family of labels, which includes Fervent Records, Myrrh Records and Word Records.
Jeremy Holley, Word Label Group VP of Consumer & Interactive Marketing, stated “We are thrilled to partner with the CFA once again in this innovative and straightforward method of discovering and promoting talent. Word is continually striving to discover and magnify the most relevant and cutting-edge sounds in Christian music and we can't wait to hear and see the new music that this year’s competition produces.”
For more information concerning the National Talent Search, including registration information and deadlines, please visit the individual websites of the participating festivals. They can be reached by visiting the Christian Festival Association’s website at www.christianfestivals.com