The 2005 season of Nashville Star is in full swing and Epiphone is proud to again be associated with the USA Networks original grassroots talent search series to find the next great country music star. This week we were able to spend an afternoon with the contestants. Here are a few behind the scenes pictures:

Contestants Christy McDonald  (left) and Tamika Tyler were having a good time....

....Gibson President Dave Berryman had just presented Tamika an Epiphone PR-6E!

Jason Meadows checks out a Masterbilt DR-500R.

Justin David checks out an Epiphone MM-50 while Erika Jo Heriges looks on.

Dave Berryman and Epi representative Cara Hogan hang out with the contestants.

The grand prize winner of the third season of Nashville Star will be awarded a recording contract from Universal South Records. A joint venture between highly respected music executives Tim DuBois and Tony Brown and Universal Motown Records Group in New York, Universal South Records is part of the Universal Music Group. Be sure and tune in to USA Networks Nashville Star on Tuesday nights at 10/9C! For more information visit


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