Corona, CA (May 16, 2013): MAVTV American Real the fastest growing independent TV network in America has yet another ‘hit’ on its hands. Each month MAVTV runs a monthly theme contest on Facebook for all its fans to enter and win prizes. The April contest was titled Guitar Month, so the network aired some of the coolest concerts on TV such as the Rolling Stones and B. B. King and offered the contest winner an all expenses paid trip to watch the iconic group Grand Funk Railroad in concert.
Contestants entered on facebook.com/mavtv by submitting their own personal music videos and persuaded all their family and friends to vote on their behalf. The winner was determined by the most number of votes and rising young star Rachel Timberlake from Indiana grabbed first prize. Timberlake is a sassy, high-energy bombshell who creates electrifying performances on stages everywhere. She recently celebrated the release of her debut album and a new music video single titled "Honky Tonk Queen" which was her entry into the competition.
However, Timberlake is currently touring across the mid-west and southern states playing over 150 shows a year in venues ranging from country nightclubs to large fairs and festivals and with such as busy touring schedule she regretfully had to pass on the opportunity. Instead, she donated the prize to the "Kids Rock Free" foundation as a gift to one of their music students
Kids Rock Free selected 18 year Dillon Brown from Corona, California. Brown is a longtime student of the Kids Rock Free program based at the Fender Center in Corona, CA and huge Grand Funk Railroad fan. He is also an avid guitarist and hopes to make "rock" a full time career. Dillon and his Mom Lynda Brown are looking forward to their July 20, date with the band. Says Dillon, "Max Carl (GFR's lead guitarist) is one of my idols and he gives a lot of his time to training us kids at Kids Rock Free and my mom is a huge fan also." In addition to the all expenses paid trip, including hotel and airfare paid by MAVTV, he will receive a Kids Rock Free branded Fender guitar signed by Grand Funk Railroad as an extra goody.