Congratulations Will Stoeger!
Will Stoeger is a perfect example of the great things that come out of the Durango Songwriters Expo(s) each and every year!
At the 2005 Expo in Durango CO, producer/songwriter Dave Gurule, hooked up with engineer Steve Gallagher (Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker) and Walt Aldridge to deliver an artist development award to new country artist, Will Stoeger. The award included an EP of original songs by Walt Aldridge, Chris duBois, Dave Gurule and Tim Buckman, and a music video. The project was delivered in partnership with American Idol Underground and was the first project where Gallagher, Gurule and Buckman worked together under a new artist development brand called Artist Accelerated.
Will Stoeger is currently being promoted by American Idol Underground and is appearing on Midwest Fox affiliates throughout the next few months. Artist Accelerated gave out Will's EP at the Santa Barbara Expo (June 1-3 2006) talked about their services on the "Do Your Own Thing" panel discussion. This informative panel discussion was recorded in its entirety by DurangoSong.com and will be available in the DS.com Members Only Backstage soon. Artist Accelerated is currently accepting project proposals for this summer/Fall.
Will Stoeger - Winner of the 2006 Artist Accelerated Development Award!
A native of North Platte, Nebraska, Will won the annual award when he was discovered by Artist Accelerated through American Idol Underground! Will’s award features hit Nashville writers Chris DuBois and Walt Aldridge, multi-platinum recording engineer and producer Steve Gallagher, and a music video from Perfect Fit Productions.
Regarding the award, Will says that recording a song written by two of Nashville’s best writers '...was an incredible experience! I’ll definitely remember 'This' for the rest of my life!' Working hard and looking forward, Will is gearing up to record his first full length album and is putting a band together to hit the road later this summer.
Click here to learn more about Will Stoeger and Artist Accelerated!
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