Today, CCMA award winning Canadian country artist, Jason Blaine, launched an exciting contest in partnership with Long & McQuade, Canada’s largest musical instrument retailer. In promotion of his latest single, “Boy With a Guitar”, Jason and Long & McQuade will be sending a winner and a guest to the iconic Shoals Sound Studio – where musical legends like Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Bob Seger, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Dylan and more have recorded some of their top hits. See below for contest details.
From June 4 to June 18, fans are encouraged to video record themselves playing the missing guitar solo from “Boy With a Guitar” and post on their own social channels using the hashtag #BoyWithAGuitar. The selected winner and a guest will be sent to Alabama, USA to partake in an exclusive full studio recording day with Jason Blaine at the iconic Muscle Shoals Sound Studio with accommodations and $200 worth of Muscle Shoals merchandise. A version of Jason Blaine’s charting single, “Boy With a Guitar” – without the final guitar solo – has been shared on Jason Blaine and Long & McQuade’s social channels.
Fun, family, friends and faith. They’re the cornerstones of life for Jason Blaine. “I like to cut up with friends and play a little too loud. My family’s really important to me. And in recent years, I’ve had a kind of spiritual awakening. Entering my 30s, I finally found balance in my life and got my priorities right. I learned you can have a little bit of fun on Saturday night and be at church on Sunday morning. That’s really where I’m at.” Blaine earned CCMA nominations for Male Artist, Single of the Year, Songwriter, & Producer in 2012. “Life So Far” turned out three Top 10 singles, including “On a Night Like This”, “Cool” and “They Don’t Make ’Em Like That Anymore”, which won Single of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards, and hit No. 1 on CMT Canada. Despite his success, Jason remains as down to earth as they come. “At the end of the day, when the stage lights come down and I get off the plane or the tour bus and I come home, I’m just a husband and a father”.
“I’m very excited to partner with Long & McQuade on this experience,” said Jason Blaine. “The Muscle Shoals Sound Studio is such an iconic place to fans and musicians and the home to some of music’s most legendary acts. Being able to share this experience with a fan will be a truly great experience and I can’t wait to see the submissions!”