PMT have joined forces with Yamaha and Chris Country Radio, to give you the chance to win a fantastic Yamaha Pacifica electric guitar, complete with Line 6 amplifier!
This year, Yamaha are the sponsors of the Country 2 Country satellite stages, which this year feature an incredible range of artists including Ashley Monroe, Maren Morris and Frankie Ballard. Country 2 Country is Europe's largest country music festival and welcomes over 50,000 fans across the weekend, so that's something very special!
And to celebrate this, the UK's largest supplier of Yamaha musical instruments - why, PMT, of course! - are giving you the chance to win a fantastic prize: a Yamaha Pacifica 112 electric guitar + Line 6 Spider IV 15 amp. If you're a budding musician, this prize pack could be the start of your journey to stardom!
The Yamaha Pacifica 112 is an excellent guitar with plenty of versatility, which makes it suitable for any musical style. For this reason, and its great value for money, the Pacifica has become one of the best selling electric guitars in the world.
The Line 6 Spider IV 15 amp is equally impressive, and sold over a million units worldwide. It's a fantastic beginners guitar amp, because it allows anyone to easily dial classic guitar tones, without the need to use FX pedals or fiddle with other amp settings - you can get some classic guitar tones to replicate the sounds you've heard on classic Beatles, Rolling Stones, Nirvana or AC/DC songs, besides many others!
To enter the competition, just fill the form on the Chris Country website, and good luck!
The winner will be announced during the week after Country 2 Country. This competition closes on Sunday 13th March 2016, and you can only enter once. There's no cash alternative, and the winner will be picked at random from all entries within the UK.*
ABOUT THE COUNTRY 2 COUNTRY FESTIVAL
Country to Country is an annual multi-day country music festival created by AEG Europe and SJM Concerts in association with the Country Music Association. The festival takes place at each March and, after just two years, it became the biggest country music festival in Europe, welcoming over 50,000 fans. The event takes place at the O2 in London, and this year takes place between Friday 11th to Sunday 13th March.
The new Yamaha stage will showcase some of the hottest new talent in Country music, including:
ASHLEY MONROE (Fri, 11th)
Most folks, as soon as they hear Ashley Monroe, instantly recognize one thing: she’s the real deal. Her songs resonate so profoundly because they reflect the experiences of a young artist who has already seen both the best and worst that life has to offer. The Tennessee born singer-songwriter’s new album The Blade was released in the US in July on Warner Bros. Nashville immediately going to No. 1 on iTunes Country Chart. It was produced by friend and mentor Vince Gill and Justin Niebank.
HIGH VALLEY (Sat, 12th)
Canadian brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel are High Valley. These two young men are making what the music industry in Nashville has called “singular,” “seminal,” and “a perfect mix of radio, revision, and respect.” But they like to call it “popgrass”! Growing up on a 1,400-acre farm in the far-northern reaches of Alberta, with music, farming and family as the basis of their entertainment, their musical language was formed at a very young age.
MAREN MORRIS (Sat, 12th)
Young Texan singer- Maren Morris has quickly established herself in Nashville’s competitive music community with songwriting and vocal stylings that reflect her country, folk and pop influences. After winning the 2012 New Music Seminar’s “Artist On The Verge” award she signed a publishing deal and has had cuts with likes of Tim McGraw and Kelly Clarkson. She has appeared with such artists as Pat Green, Gary Allan and Marty Stuart and is newly signed to Sony Nashville.
STRIKING MATCHES (Sun, 13th)
The duo comprising Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis were Pop-Up artists at the last two C2C Festivals in London, but next year they make their debut in the Arena. Musically they occupy the sweet spot at the intersection of country, rock and blues, where all of the elements blend to form an authentically raw and rootsy sound that has a timeless and international appeal. They have written songs for the “Nashville” TV series and toured with Vince Gill, Ashley Monroe, Hunter Hayes, Train, Keith Urban and The Lone Bellow.
FRANKIE BALLARD (Sun, 13th)
Frankie Ballard is making his mark on the Country music scene, scoring three consecutive no.1 singles – the latest “Young & Crazy” and gold-certified hits “Sunshine & Whiskey” and “Helluva Life” – from his most recent album Sunshine & Whiskey. A self-taught guitar ace, Ballard’s unique blend of blues-infused, country rock is evident throughout Sunshine & Whiskey, which debuted Top 5 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. Just out of the studio with the new single, “It All Started With a Beer”, ROLLING STONE hailed him as ‘Required listening.’ Playing over 400 shows across North America in the past two years, the ‘headliner in the making’ has opened arenas for Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line and the legendary Bob Seger.
FIND OUT MORE
*For competition terms and conditions, please see this website.