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Singing talent contest at Cantinas Music Festival 

Cantinas Music Festival hosting contest for Christian artist hopefuls

Three contestants will perform at the festival
Winner gets $2,000 grand prize and recording contract

Cantinas Music Festival contestThe Cantinas Music Festival is gearing up for its second annual weekend of Christian music on Aug. 24, 2013 in Paso Robles, California. Back by popular demand, the festival will feature a Worship Song Talent Contest where contestants will have the opportunity to compete and win a $2,000 grand prize and a recording contract with RayLynn Records. The contest will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Paso Robles Event Center and all are welcome to attend the competition and music festival with general admission tickets for $35.

With RayLynn Records as a sponsor, the Cantinas Ranch Foundation has invited aspiring artists, starting June 1, 2013, to record a video singing their original worship song then submit it to the Cantinas Music Festival website. From hundreds of national entries, three contestants will be chosen to perform at the festival with all expenses paid.

The three finalists will sing their original content during the performance-filled festival in front of an all-star celebrity panel of judges that have previously included Kathie Lee Gifford of the Today Show, actress Candace Cameron Bure, and T.V./Feature Literary Agent Michael Van Dyck. The judges will choose 1 winner who will take home the grand cash prize of $2,000 and a coveted recording contract with the festival sponsor, RayLynn Records.

“We are extremely excited to sponsor such a great Christian music festival,” said Tammy Collie, VP of Operations and Management at RayLynn Records. “There are so many talented performers who have entered the Worship Song Talent Competition and we are looking forward to welcoming this year’s winner into the RayLynn family.”

This year’s main stage lineup for the Cantinas Music Festival will include award-winning artists Jason Castro, Francesca Battestelli, Michael W. Smith and a special performance from The Groovaloos. Also returning this year, the popular Village Festival will kick off at 12 noon on Saturday with performances on the Water Music Stage from The Adventures of Rodeo & Juliet, CIRCLESiGHT, God Squad Dance Crew, tapper Hayley Mac and RayLynn Records artist, Kyle Sherman. The Embassador Skateboards Team, LA fashion Trucks, the Kid GodSpell Zone with arts & crafts and Cantinas Ranch Marketplace are just a few features among the boundless list of family friendly activities.

About Cantinas Ranch Foundation

The Cantinas Ranch Foundation looks to transform our modern day culture through opportunities where God can be magnified through the Arts. Our motivation is to raise up the leadership and talent within the art community, which will inspire a new generation to fall in love with our Lord. Our leaders will be equipped with the expertise, training, and Christian spiritual development to impact the world for Jesus Christ. We aim to provide opportunities for Christian leaders to be change agents that can touch lives through concerts, music festivals, community service outreaches, cutting edge technology, and the non-profit funding of music, theatre, art, dance, and media that the entire family can enjoy. Cantinas Ranch endeavors to orchestrate programs of excellence that will glorify God and send a fresh wind of His Spirit.

About RayLynn Records

RayLynn Records was founded in 2011 by Bob and Janice Simpson, co-owners of The Texas Rangers. The Texas businessman has struck billion-dollar deals and turned numerous failing companies around, including Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers, whom he purchased out of bankruptcy months before the organization advanced to its first World Series. Together, The Simpson’s founded RayLynn Records (the name derives from a combination of Bob and Janice’s middle names, respectively) after they struck a relationship with Kyle Sherman, who at the time was serving as a worship leader at Lifechurch.TV. Impressed by Kyle’s musical talent and raw passion, Bob approached him about recording an album and teamed him up with legendary country singer-songwriter, producer and friend Mark Collie.


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