- Last Updated on 08:13 AM 12/17/12
- BY Faith O’Neil/Special to The Gazette
Singer/songwriter Dane Ferguson, a Halifax County native, is gearing up for the last week of Round One in a huge competition that is being sponsored by Guitar Center.
Singer-Songwriter 2 is a nationwide contest with a massive prize list that would be a dream come true for any up and coming artist. Boasting an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and a $10,000 cash prize, this search for the next great American songwriter has Ferguson pumped for a win.
When asked about his entry into the contest, Ferguson said, “I entered the contest when it began, back in October. I didn’t really think much about it. I’ve never entered myself into anything like this before, so I didn’t know what to expect.”
Based on votes from the public, Ferguson needs the support of his fan base to make it to Round Two of the competition.
“The way the contest works is almost like a voting system. They look for ‘fan growth.’ This includes new followers on Twitter and new ‘likes’ on my Facebook fan page,” Ferguson added.
So far, there has been a tremendous outpouring of support for Ferguson and his music.
Within just four days of heavy promoting, Ferguson’s votes have tumbled up and over the 500 mark; a mind-blowing show of support by his fans. As he moves up in the competition, the Halifax County native will need a lot more votes in the final week to sustain his position in the contest, ending on the 23rd of this month.
Even though a win would send Ferguson’s career skyrocketing, he continues to keep things in perspective.
He said, “This is the ‘big break’ everyone is always looking for, but whatever happens, I still feel grateful for all of the support and love I feel. It’s just been fun inviting new listeners and hearing what they have to say about the music. After all, the only reason I do this is to share music in the hopes that it will affect someone the way music has affected me. This contest is just a great way to do it. It’s certainly worth putting in all the effort I can, and I’m hoping for the best.”
To vote for Dane Ferguson in Guitar Center’s Singer-Songwriter 2 Competition that ends Dec. 23. “Like” and share Dane’s Facebook fan page at: www.facebook.com/DaneFergusonSongwriter.
Follow him on Twitter at @DaneFerguson.
Subscribe to his videos on YouTube at www.youtube.com/mferg008