ATLANTA (March 27, 2009) -- More intense competition and passionate music performances from aspiring Gospel/Christian singers hoping to make their dreams come true will be featured as Gospel Music Channel (GMC) television network announced today that it has renewed it's popular American IdolŪ-like talent search series Gospel Dream for a fourth season. Gospel Dream will be seen Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) through the summer starting June 27. The theme for the season will be "The Greatest Inspirational Songs of All Time."
Gospel Dream will once again invite performers from all Gospel/Christian styles, including traditional, rock, pop, country and soul, to compete on national television for a chance to win a record and music video deal, among other prizes. Solo artists, ages 16 to 40, are eligible to audition for Gospel Dream. 30-35 contestants will be invited to compete for the crown in Nashville. Audition registration information can be found at http://www.gospelmusicchannel.com/gospeldream -- which will include the ability for people to enter online by submitting a video performance through Christian and social networking site tangle.com. New this year will be the ability for someone who isn't competing to win a $1000 "Referral Fee" by recommending the contestant who ultimately is crowned the winner.
The cities and dates scheduled for Gospel Dream feeder auditions are:
Seattle -- April 1
Minneapolis -- April 8
Dallas -- April 10
Los Angeles -- April 14
Oakland -- April 15
Nashville -- April 25
Orlando -- May 1
Atlanta -- May 2
Detroit -- May 4
Specific time and locations for the auditions can be found at http://www.gospelmusicchannel.com/gospeldream
"Gospel Dream is the original music reality competition on television that celebrates aspiring artists who desire to inspire, as well as to entertain. The show connected with our viewers in the first three seasons and the season four competition promises to be even more compelling and will be seen by even more viewers thanks to our tremendous growth in distribution," commented Charles Humbard, founder and president, Gospel Music Channel.
Elvin Ross is the creator, executive producer and musical director of the Gospel Dream series. Tangible Vision will produce the series for GMC.
Gospel Music Channel is the fastest-growing network in television and can be seen in more than 43 million homes on various cable systems around the country, on DIRECTV (Channel 338) and on Verizon FiOS (Channel 224).
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