Grammy Award-nominee Jim Brickman’s Brickman’s Big Break, Extends Entries Through Sept. 7
Due to popular demand, multiple Grammy Award nominee and best-selling recording artist Jim Brickman announced today that he has extended the deadline for final entry submissions for Brickman’s Big Break, the first national talent competition exclusively for singers and musicians over 40 through Tuesday, Sept. 7.
The impressive cast of judges includes Thelma Houston (Grammy winner), Phil Guerini (CEO for Jonas Group Entertainment), Victoria Shaw (Singer/Songwriter), Michael Orland (Associate Musical Director, American Idol), and Erik Olesen (Crush Music).
“We have had such fun receiving the eclectic mix of entry submission videos for Brickman’s Big Break that we want to give everyone just a little more time to participate while continuing to raise funds for The Actor’s Fund,” says Brickman. “Along with some of this amazing talent, our group of celebrity judges who each bring their own unique perspectives and pedigrees from the world of music and entertainment to the table is ready to help choose the winner.”
Brickman is a best-selling solo pianist, earning 21 number one albums, 34 Top 20 radio hits, and two Grammy nominations. His first album release was No Words (released in 1995), and he has sold eight million albums worldwide. His star-studded vocal collaborations include Olivia Newton-John, Martina McBride, Michael Bolton, Leslie Odom Jr, Donny Osmond, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Mathis, and Kenny Loggins. In addition, he’s written three best-selling books, starred in four television concert specials, and is in the 22nd season of hosting the popular syndicated radio show, The Jim Brickman Show. The Brickman Bedtime Story podcast can be seen on Facebook LIVE and heard on Pandora, Apple Spotify, and iHeart podcasts.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio, and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, senior and affordable housing, and secondary employment and training services. Visit actorsfund.org.
“This talent search is all about putting the spotlight on Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers, giving them a chance to help realize their true musical potential and dreams while receiving invaluable coaching from seasoned entertainment experts,” says Brickman.
To participate, register and submit the best video singing any song by Sept. 7. Once the videos are submitted, Brickman and judges will narrow them down to a Top 20. Then, with fans voting along, down to a Top 10. One winner will be chosen to appear on Jim Brickman’s live stream Christmas show, record a song with Brickman, get seen by seasoned entertainment experts, and receive an FP-90X piano, an RPB-100BK-US bench, a KSC-90-BK stand, and a Kpd-90-BK pedalboard from Roland. The Top 20 will receive a Go: Livecast from Roland and, 10 runners up will get their video entries shown on a live YouTube virtual concert, posted on Brickman’s website, and a group coaching session from Brickman and his staff. The entry fee is $50, and portions of the proceeds from the entry fee and live stream concert tickets will benefit The Actors Fund.
For more information and registration, visit www.jimbrickman.com/brickmans-big-break.