Grammy nominated country singer Chris Young is the host for the 2017 Folgers® Best Part of Wakin’ Up ™ Jingle Contest.
Young encourages aspiring musicians to create and submit their own version of the iconic jingle for the chance to win a mentoring session and a grand prize of $25,000.
For generations, the Folgers® jingle has been an iconic piece of American pop culture – coffee lovers know the tune and have sung along with the words. This year, Young is calling on aspiring musicians to follow their dreams by putting their own unique spin on the iconic jingle.
Five semi-finalists will be chosen for an online vote and a special mentoring session with Chris. One grand prize winner will be selected to win $25,000!
With five albums to his credit, Young has amassed eight No. 1 singles, and fifteen gold/platinum certifications. Among the RCA Records artist’s hits are: “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” “I’m Comin’ Over” and his mos recent No. 1,“Think Of You,” the Grammy and CMA nominated duet with Cassadee Pope and fastest-rising single of Young’s career.
Released in November of 2015 and debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, Young’s first co-produced album, I’m Comin’ Over, also includes the new single, “Sober Saturday Night” featuring Vince Gill and the platinum certified, three-week No. 1 smash title track. The single and album earned him four ACM Awards nominations, including his first in the coveted Album of the Year category as both the artist and producer, and a Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top Country Song.
An international ambassador for country music, Chris has performed for audiences ranging from Good Morning America to Australia and beyond and will return to the UK in early 2017
Graham Media Group 2017