Thirty-three year old Alabama native, Brad Cotter is the newest 'Nashville Star'. Playing his GibsonUSA Pioneer Cutaway, Cotter performed Tom Petty's 'The Waiting' as his final televised performance. Host Nancy O'Dell announced the newest Nashville Star as confetti rained down on Cotter and Sony Music President John Grady walked onstage and welcomed him to Sony Nashville. Cotter also performed his first single 'Meant To' which shipped to country radio this week. Finalists George Canyon and Matt Lindhal came in close behind Cotter.
Gibson and Epiphone provided the musical support throughout the series, in the house band as well as center stage. In the finals Matt Lindahl from Snellville, Georgia performed two original songs with his Epiphone Masterbilt acoustic while house bandleader, John Bohlinger played a full arsenal of Gibsons and Epiphones.
Full gear listing for the 'Nashville Star' houseband
John Bohlinger: Epiphone John Lennon Revolution Casino electric, Epiphone DR-350SR acoustic, Epiphone MM-50 mandolin, Gibson USA SG Standard electric, Valley Arts T-series electric, Gibson Super Goldtone GA-30RVH amplifier.
Pat Severs: Epiphone John Lennon '1965' Casino electric, Epiphone Masterbilt acoustic, Epiphone MB-350 banjo.
Randy Threet: Tobias USA bass.
Jeanni Cioffi: Epiphone Elitist J-200 acoustic, Epiphone MM-50 mandolin.
Carlo Marino: Slingerland USA drum kit.
More info: www.gibson.com