An Oak Lawn native is chasing her dream—singing for a shot at thousands of dollars in prizes, and recording time with a Grammy-winning producer.
Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School grad Lindsay Foreman is competing in Guitar Center's, "Search for the Next Great American Songwriter," through Nov. 9. The winner receives $25,000 in cash and prizes, along with a 4-song EP produced by Don Was (who has worked with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, John Mayer, Garth Brooks, and more).
"For years now I have dreamed of recording an album of my original music and using the proceeds to help people in need around the world," Foreman told Patch. "The exposure gained from advancing in this competition could bring me one step closer to my goal!"
Former Tinley Park yoga instructor Foreman needs your help! With each view of the video of her song, "Simpler," on the Guitar Center site, Foreman racks up 1 point. Each week, the contest organizers tally up the top 10 point accumulators. Only artists who make the weekly top 10 are guaranteed to move on to the finals. Performances are then evaluated by the Judging Panel and Don Was based on the following criteria: technique, authenticity, originality, and style.
Ten finalists will be hand-selected by Don Was and the judging panel to perform live in Los Angeles. From there, Don Was will choose a grand prize winner.
Can you help make Foreman's dream come true? Watch her video "Simpler" and share it with your friends and social media networks.