The Sheepdogs Win "Do You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star?" Cover/Label Contest
Wed, 03 Aug 2011 13:38:42
And the winner is: The Sheepdogs.
Atlantic Records and Rolling Stone have announced The Sheepdogs as the winners of the first-ever "Do You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star?" competition, presented by Garnier Fructis. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based rock band were selected by consumer votes to be the first-ever band or artist not signed to a major label to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone, beating out singer/songwriter Lelia Broussard for the honor. It was a good fight, but The Sheepdogs emerged as the victors.
In addition to the prestigious Rolling Stone cover – set for the magazine's August 18th issue, on sale August 5th – the band also received a recording deal with Atlantic, which this week released digital EPs by both The Sheepdogs as well as by "Do You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star?" first runner-up, New York-based songstress Broussard. The Sheepdogs' FIVE EASY PIECES EP and Broussard's WOLVES ARE AT MY DOOR EP are available now via all digital retailers.
The Sheepdogs play organic, unadulterated music marked by inspired musicianship, vocal harmonies, and songwriting.
In case you were not following the contests, it launched in February, beginning with 16 acts selected by Rolling Stone, AOL Music editors, and Atlantic A&R executives. Over the course of the contest, finalists were brought to New York City to record and perform three songs for Rolling Stone editors, Atlantic A&R executives and other industry professionals, including Shinedown's Brent Smith. In June, The Sheepdogs and Broussard were named as the competition's two finalists, resulting in a performance face-off before tens of thousands of fans at the annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.
Fans were able to vote via various social media.
Did you follow this contest? Did you prefer Lelia Broussard or the winners, The Sheepdogs? Did you even vote?