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Snagajob announces 2014 Hourly Gig music contest

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Get ready to rock and roll - or go country - with Snagajob's call for singers, songwriters and all around musical types. Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment marketplace for job seekers and employers, has just announced its third annual Hourly Gig music contest. Aspiring bands, duos and solo acts are being asked to submit a video for the chance to showcase their talents on stage as the opening act for country music singer/songwriter Chase Rice's September concert in Denver, Colorado.

Snagajob’s Hourly Gig winner will be given an all-expense paid trip to be the opening act for Chase Rice’s September 5 concert in Denver. Rice, who co-wrote the number one single “Cruise” - performed by Florida Georgia Line - is currently at number 17 on the Hot Country Charts with his latest single “Ready Set Roll.”

“Snagajob’s Hourly Gig gives aspiring musicians across America that work hard all week while also trying to make it in the music industry the chance to perform on the national stage,” said Snagajob CEO Peter Harrison. “This contest continues to grow in popularity and we fully expect the competition this year to be its toughest yet.”

To enter the Hourly Gig contest, artists must submit a video of an original song performance to TheHourlyGig.com. The entry period closes on August 8, 2014. Entries will be evaluated on creativity, talent and entertainment value by an expert team of judges. Entries will then be narrowed down to five finalists, and the winner will be determined by a popular vote. Public voting runs August 22 – 29, and the winner will be announced on August 29.

To learn more about Snagajob’s Hourly Gig contest, including official rules, please visit TheHourlyGig.com.

Snagajob has been rated the number one Best Small Company to Work for in America. The mission of this hourly employment network is to help connect employment-seekers with jobs they love. The Hourly Gig contest provides a chance for aspiring musicians, who may be working several hourly jobs, to get up on the stage and showcase their musical talents in front of a national audience.

“I’m excited to team up with Snagajob for this year’s Hourly Gig competition to help give an hourly worker their big break,” said Rice. “I know how hard it is to break into the music industry, and I can’t wait to see what all the up-and-coming musicians have in store for their music videos and the chance to perform on stage as my opening act.”

A former linebacker for UNC and a NASCAR pit crew member (you can’t get much more country than that), Chase Rice is currently touring with Dierks Bentley as well as performing his own headlining acts across the country. Chase’s new album, Ignite the Night will be available on August 19, 2014. Visit Chase online at ChaseRice.com.

Previous winners of Snagajob’s Hourly Gig contest include Ben Gallaher in 2012, who opened for Brantley Gilbert at the Snagajob Pavilion in Richmond, Virginia, and The Darlins in 2013, who opened for Montgomery Gentry at Richmond’s Snagajob Pavilion.

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