OFFSTAGE: Rascal Flatts Choose a Winner in Guitar Design Contest

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In terms of visual design, every guitar is kind of a big empty canvas. Peter, a North Carolina resident, had the artistic flair it took to come up with the winning entry in a CMT-sponsored contest to design a graphic worthy of Rascal Flatts’ Changed tour. In fact, the band will be playing the specially-embellished Taylor guitar during their upcoming performances. As the winner of the competition, not only will Peter will get the honor of watching the band play the guitar he designed, but he’ll also receive a similar instrument (signed by the band) to play and show off to his friends. The prize package includes two tickets to a Rascal Flatts show, along with roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations. Check out the video of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney choosing the winning entry.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.