Are You Ready to Meet Michael Bolton?

NASHVILLE, TN. (June 21, 2011) To celebrate the release of Michael Bolton's new album GEMS: The Duets Collection, Yamaha Entertainment Group is giving fans the chance to win a pair of tickets and a meet and greet with the GRAMMY Award-winning artist, plus an autographed Yamaha FG Guitar signed by Michael Bolton and several of his GEMS duet partners!

It's easy to enter and there is no purchase necessary. Now through July 6, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST, fans can enter to win at The winner, who will be chosen through a random drawing, will be able to choose an upcoming U.S. show in support of GEMS in the city of their choice. The lucky winner will be announced on or around July 10, 2011. (One entry per person; travel and hotel accommodations not included; please see official rules for details.)

"This is what Yamaha Entertainment Group is all about - we are the champion of the musician," says Chris Gero, Vice President and founder of Yamaha Entertainment Group. "For Michael, we are thrilled to be able to help support his latest album and connect his fans to him in a very meaningful way by offering them the chance to actually meet such a legendary artist and take home a souvenir that will last a lifetime: an autographed Yamaha FG series guitar."

A multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist, Bolton has sold more than 53 million albums and singles worldwide. Bolton's latest album GEMS, featuring the song "I'm Not Ready" as performed with Delta Goodrem on ABC's Dancing With The Stars, includes collaborations with country super group Rascal Flatts, international superstar Seal, jazz chart topper Chris Botti, Oscar Award winning composer/producer A. R. Rahman, the famed late vocalist Eva Cassidy and many more.

Known for his soulful voice and poignant lyrics, his timeless style, charm and good looks have also earned him a spot in several "People Magazine's Sexiest Man" issues. Bolton credits his fans with being "the best in the world" and loves nothing more than bringing his timeless hits and classic brand to thrilled fans globally.

In recognition of his artistic achievements, Michael has received 2 GRAMMY Awards for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance, 6 American Music Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a songwriter, he has earned over 24 BMI and ASCAP Awards including Songwriter of the Year, 9 Million-Air awards, and the Hitmaker Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He remains committed to humanitarian causes - advocating for at-risk women and children for over 20 years through the Michael Bolton Charities as well as other social and political organizations.

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Are You Ready to Meet Michael Bolton?
YEG gives fans a chance to win an autographed Yamaha FG guitar and meet the legend behind the new album GEMS: The Duets Collection