About AndrewANDREW SALGADO NAMED WINNER OF FIRST EVER PEPSI SOUTHERN ORIGINAL COMPETITION - September 30, 2013
For Immediate Release
Andrew Salgado is this year’s Pepsi Southern Original Competition winner! Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam partnered up with Pepsi and Sonicbids in hopes of finding the first ever Pepsi Southern Original artist. The Finale took place at Club La Vela in Panama City Beach, FL. Seven bands went head to head competing with two original songs in front of a panel of judges, a live Club La Vela audience, and a live Google Hangout On Air broadcast audience of viewers from all over the United States.
After extensive deliberation the panel of judges including PCB Entertainment’s Executive Producer Rendy Lovelady, PCB Entertainment’s COO Mark Sheldon, multi-platinum selling Country artist Darryl Worley, and Pepsi Representative Mike McMillan unanimously decided to crown Andrew Salgado the first ever Pepsi Southern Original. Judges were highly impressed with Salgado’s songwriting talent, unique vocal ability, stage presence and felt he embodied a true Southern Original.
Salgado started performing at the tender age of five for his family and hasn’t stopped since. Some twenty years later, following the proverbial long and winding road, Salgado was challenged yet impressively overcame learning disabilities and bullying as a youth. The grade-school and high-school bullying was so frequent and intense that Andrew now has made it a personal cause to fight against it as an adult. Salgado hung tough during his developmental years and found major strength and support in his loving family, friends and music.
We want to congratulate Andrew Salgado on being named the winner of the first ever Pepsi Southern Original competition and for all of his hard work and dedication. We also want to thank all of the contestants and participants, as well as Pepsi for sponsoring the Southern Original competition.
Salgado played one of the Daytime Beach Stages at the festival holding an incredibly fun on stage dance competition and also had the grand privilege to open up for Toby Keith, Eli Young Band, and Darryl Worley on the Main Stage at Frank Brown Park on Saturday September 28 at Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City Beach, FL. Salgado will have a song produced by an award winning producer Jim Moose Brown and Darryl Worley, a music video produced for the single, and will sign a development deal with a Nashville management group, and will forever hold the title of Pepsi’s first ever Pepsi Southern Original.
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