Clear Channel, Rodeo Ent. Team-Up For America's First Country Boy Band Search
Clear Channel, Rodeo Ent. Team-Up For America's First Country Boy Band Search

Rodeo Entertainment, a company formed by publishing executive David Schulhof and artist manager Jeff Rabhan, will partner with Clear Channel Radio to launch a nationwide casting call to find members for America's first country music boy band.

According to an announcement put out by the two companies, "The winning contestants will join a new country music group that will go on tour in 2012, and also have the opportunity to work with the industry's top writers and producers with their album distributed by a major record label.

Open casting calls will take place in four cities on the following dates: Tampa Bay, Fla. November 12; Austin, Texas November 15; Nashville, Tenn. November 18; and Los Angeles December 3. In addition, a website, will also accept submissions by those who want to audition via a home video.

"Clear Channel loves to ignite creativity among talented artists living in local communities across the U.S.," Clear Channel Radio senior VP of programming Clay Hunnicutt said in a statement. "This is a great way to inspire our local listeners to show off their talent."

Casting director Shaggy Bairami said in a statement, "We're searching high and low for the best undiscovered talent and giving them the chance of a lifetime."

Schulhof was a former principal in Evergreen Copyrights, which was sold in September, 2010 to BMG Rights Management. Rabhan worked at the Firm until starting his own management company; he has worked with such artist as Jermaine Dupri and Michelle Branch.

Further information on the contest can be found at