Nashville's Goodbye June Wins Unsigned Only Music Competition
September 16, 2014 at 1:05 PM (PT)
Up-and-coming NASHVILLE band GOODBYE JUNE's "Daisy" earned the Grand Prize from more than 8,000 entries in the 2014 USIGNED ONLY MUSIC COMPETITION.
The results were selected by a roster of high-profile journalists and artists, including OF MONSTERS AND MEN, ROSANNE CASH, MIKE POSNER, JOHN OATES, DUSTIN LYNCH, BLACK FRANCIS, ALT-J and ROLLING STONE's ANTHONY DeCURTIS, among others. UNSIGNED ONLY is a unique music competition for solo artists and bands who are unsigned to a major label.
Winning $10,000 cash and additional merchandise, GOODBYE JUNE receives the opportunity to be mentored by the top echelon of record company professionals, including Presidents and top-level executives from REPUBLIC, SIRE, ELEKTRA, ATLANTIC, WARNER BROS., CAPITOL, SUB POP, BIG MACHINE, ROC NATION, VIRGIN, WORD, AMERICAN RECORDINGS and MINTY FRESH.
"We're thrilled that our judges selected NASHVILLE rockers GOODBYE JUNE as this year's Grand Prize winners," state founders CANDACE AVERY and JIM MORGAN. "As a band that is clearly moving up the ranks in the independent world of rock and roll, we predict it won't be long before they will be gracing the same stages as some of their more well-known idols. GOODBYE JUNE, hello world!"
The three cousins who comprise GOODBYE JUNE believe that the key to their success is their honesty with each other, and this has contributed to how their sound was created. Formed after the death of the guitarist's brother, playing music became an emotional release and a big part of the healing process for them. Their debut album "Nor The Wild Music Flow" was released in 2012, alongside their debut music video "Microscope," featuring ST. LOUIS RAMS head coach JEFF FISHER and Country star STEVE HOLY. The guys are currently finishing up their yet-to-be-titled sophomore album with GRAMMY-nominated producer PAUL MOAK.
In addition to the Grand Prize winner, many other deserving artists are winners in their respective categories, UNSIGNED ONLY covers all genres of commercial contemporary music, including: Adult Album Alternative (AAA); Adult Contemporary (AC); Americana; Christian; Country; Folk/Singer-Songwriter; R&B/Hip-Hop; Rock; Pop/Top 40; Teen; and Vocal Performance.