Our judges have poured through 1,000 submissions for this year’s Hourly Gig contest and have narrowed it down to the top five finalists! The final winner will be up to you. The public will be able to vote between July 7 – 15 and the winner will be flown to Idaho to be the opening act for country music star Brett Eldredge. Pretty big deal.
But, who are these finalists? We have put together a profile so you can get to know them a little better. Then, make sure you go vote here.
Jennifer and Trey make up the Nashville duo, SmithField. While working part-time jobs at a gym and as a demo musician, music remains the number one priority. Natives from Texas, they stand out as a powerhouse country music duo.
A native of Springfield, Illinois, Gracia got her big start in music from season 3 of NBC’s The Voice, where she was on Team Blake. Her debut single, “Jezebel,” has seen local and national radio success. When not playing music, Gracia works as a server at Hooters.
A student at Arkansas State University who also works part time at a day care, music is where Cory’s true passion lies. His goal at every performance is to get the crowd involved and have a good time. More than a guitar player and singer, Cory is an entertainer.
Originally from Yuba City, CA and now residing in Nashville, Tyler has been playing music as long as he can remember. When he’s not on stage, you can find Tyler picking up shifts as a bartender. His current single, “Radio,” is getting rotations on numerous radio stations across the country. He was named “One to Watch in 2015″ at the Country Music Social Media Awards just this past month.
Danni, Leeann and Deanna make up the country trio Honey County. Working as a voice over artist, in tv production and as a music producer, these three met through mutual friends and reside in Los Angeles. Last year, their single, “Blood from a Stone,” gained popularity when it was featured on HBO’s True Blood and quickly made its way around radio stations across the country.
You can vote as many times as you'd like at www.TheHourlyGig.com, until noon on July 15. Good luck to all our finalists!