Video channel GAC is getting into the reality show business with “The Next GAC Star,” a nationwide talent search. The network is partnering with artist development company Music Nation.
Six finalists will be flown to Nashville and be featured in a final two-part television special on Sept. 3 and 10, with a live elimination in the second show. The winning artist will receive a record deal and a music video, which will air on GAC.
Through July 14, GAC will accept video, mp3s, and photos from country hopefuls looking for their shot at becoming a recording artist at gactv.com. In addition to submitting videos online, some applicants will be able to tape audition videos in-person by visiting the GAC Summer Tour Bus, which hits the road May 1 and will travel to select markets throughout the summer.
Beginning May 23 and continuing for eight weeks, the public will vote on submissions. Select video submissions will air in the new series, “The Next GAC Star,” which premieres on June 1 and will broadcast every Sunday.
During the second phase, the 16 weekly winners will be narrowed down to a field of six by a panel of celebrity judges, to be announced next month. The six finalists will move on to be featured on the two TV specials, where the winner will ultimately be determined.