Local Auditions

During the month of August, CMT.com and Comcast partnered to bring local auditions to Knoxville, Tenn., Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Nashville, Tenn. Undiscovered singers/songwriters performed an original song to submit in person. Below are the grand prize winners from each city. These acts will be guaranteed a spot in the Top 64 finalists and will receive a Comcast/CMT-sponsored showcase in their hometown, along with $5,000 in prizes. Missed the audition? You can still submit your entry online.


Knoxville Audition
Date: Aug. 16, 2008

Winner: Salem Dean (Jonathan
Snellings & Deborah Higgs)

Song: Should Have Known


Pittsburgh Audition
Date: Aug. 23, 2008

Winner: Mark Ferrari
& Todd Myrah

Song: One of a Kind


Atlanta Audition
Date: Aug. 23, 2008

Winner: Brad Meeks

Song: What We Down in the South


Nashville Audition
Date: Aug. 27, 2008

Winner: Beau Davidson

Song: Mr. Wrong