|Posted by jjpinto on October 12, 2009 at 4:37 PM|
The winner of the Grand Prize in the WCRF Moody Radio "Taking the Next Step" music contest is:
Wow! What an exciting time! First we want to all the PRAISE and GLORY to God! And we want to thank all of you for your Love, support and VOTES!
AsGrand Prize winner, James (my husband and I) enjoyed the opportunity to attend a "Sessions Conference" where we met and had a private dinner with promoters and managers Andrew Patton; Multi Grammy & Dove Award winner Bubba Smith; and FFH band member Brian Smith. This Management Team has worked with high profile recording artists such as:
Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, 4-Him, Jaci Velasquez, Destiny's Child and many others.
On Friday, October 9, 2009, at 7:00 a.m. they officially announced JamesPinto as their winner, and at 8:45 a.m. they interviewed James by phone and spoke with him LIVE on air. They also played his WINNING song"Holy, Humble and Obedient".
You can listen to the official announcement and the official congratulations to James by visiting online: http://www.wcrfradio.org
James will have another meeting with the management team in a few weeks to discuss future possiblities and get feed back on James' music. James and Jennifer Pinto will also be meeting personally with and attending the "Rush of Fools" concert at the "Acquire the Fire Conference" the end of October.
The competition was very "FIERCE" at the end James won with only 70 votes ahead of the competition. Which was a very good band from a mega church. Itseems like our international family and friends kept us alive. We personally heard that votes came in from: Venezuela, Mexico, Spain,Chile, Costa Rica, Argentina, Colombia, Turkey, Isreal, Egypt, Portugal, Malaysia, and others.
A special 'thank you' to all who voted and participated in the recordingof "Holy, Humble, & Obedient". Many Brethren were part of thechoir on this song.
We also got a phone call today that another door has possibly been opened. Please join us in continued prayeras God guides us down this path. Our prayer is that we only want to glorify our GOD almighty and minister to others the message of hope, reconsiliation, and restoration through James' music.
Thank you for your continuing Prayers and support!
James & Jennifer Pinto