July 23, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Buddy Lee Attractions, Inc., in association with Evan Williams Bourbon and B.A.S.S., announces the launch of its premier country and southern rock talent competition, Bands, Bourbon & B.A.S.S.

In an era filled with talent searches, contests and competitions, the Bands, Bourbon & B.A.S.S. talent search stands in a category all its own, spearheaded by one of the oldest and most reputable talent agencies in the world, Buddy Lee Attractions, Inc.

In a quest to discover and reveal great country and/or southern rock entertainers, the Bands, Bourbon & B.A.S.S. talent search invites solo artists and bands nationwide to submit their materials for the chance to become one of five finalists to take center stage in A-1 professional style.

Finalists (selected by the Bands, Bourbon & B.A.S.S. Selection Committee comprised of music and entertainment industry executives with years of combined experience and expertise) will compete for the grand prize in a head-to-head musical competition scheduled to be held at the world famous Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.). Entrants will be judged on showmanship, musicianship and vocal abilities — selecting only the best to move forward to appear at the main event.

The first-place winner of Bands, Bourbon & B.A.S.S. will be entitled to a professional photo shoot in Nashville, Tenn., and the opportunity to open for the RCA/Sony recording artists Bush Hawg at the Bassmaster Elite Series Evan Williams Bourbon All-Star Championship tournament in late September.

“We see extraordinary talent come and go on Music Row, and this talent search was created to give artist hopefuls the chance to be seen and heard … and treated like an ‘artist for a day,’” explains Donna Lee, vice president and general manager of Buddy Lee Attractions. “We are excited to partner with Evan Williams Bourbon and B.A.S.S. (two organizations that see the vision to help these young talents), and we are excited to reveal the hidden treasures we discover.”

In addition to stepping into the opening act spotlight at the Bassmaster Elite Series Evan Williams Bourbon All-Star Championship in Decatur, Ill., the finalist will also be awarded a $1,000 cash prize, hotel and hospitality arrangements provided, and day-of-show support, including a road manager and event photographer. Second- and third-place winners will receive cash prizes of $500 and $250 respectively.

Eligibility: Entrants must be 21 years or older and a U.S. citizen. Talent must not be signed to a major record deal, management or booking agency.

Talent must not have a sponsorship competing with Evan Williams Bourbon or B.A.S.S.

Entry Fee: $75.00 (payable by cashier’s check only)

Deadine: Aug. 22, 2012

Visit www.buddyleeattractions.com. for submission requirements and a complete list of terms, conditions, rules and regulations.

About Buddy Lee Attractions, Inc.

Buddy Lee Attractions, Inc., is one of Nashville’s oldest and largest privately owned talent agencies, serving the needs of country music’s live entertainment industry worldwide. Throughout the past 46 years, the agency has developed and represented the biggest names in country music, including George Strait, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks and the Dixie Chicks. Their integrity, collective knowledge base and solid work ethic have garnered the agency numerous awards, including three Country Music Association “Talent Agency of the Year” awards, two Pollstar “Tour of the Year” awards and several other honors.

About B.A.S.S.

For more than 40 years, B.A.S.S. has served as the authority on bass fishing. The organization advances the sport through advocacy, outreach and an expansive tournament structure while connecting directly with the passionate community of bass anglers through its Bassmaster media vehicles.

The Bassmaster brand and its multimedia platforms are guided by a mission to serve all fishing fans. Through its industry-leading publications — Bassmaster Magazine and B.A.S.S. Times — comprehensive website Bassmaster.com and ESPN2 and Outdoor Channel television programming, Bassmaster provides rich, leading-edge content true to the lifestyle.

The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, Cabela’s B.A.S.S. Federation Nation events and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the Bassmaster Classic.

B.A.S.S. offers an array of services to its more than 500,000 members and remains focused on issues related to conservation and water access. The organization is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala.