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Yamaha Entertainment Group Announces Michael Bolton Sweepstakes Winner

NASHVILLE, TN. (July 8, 2011) Yamaha Entertainment Group is proud to announce Jaque Richards from Arizona is the winner of the Michael Bolton Sweepstakes! The prize is two tickets to a U.S. show in support of the new album GEMS: The Duets Collection, a Meet and Greet with the GRAMMY Award-winning artist, plus an autographed Yamaha FG series guitar signed by Michael and several of his Duet partners!

"Winning this sweepstakes is a dream come true," says Richards. "Michael Bolton's music has a special place in my heart. Each time I hear him do "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" it reminds me of carefree summers and a time of youth."

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. Visit http://www.MichaelBolton.com for more information on the new album and upcoming tour dates.

The heritage of Yamaha guitars begins with the FG line of acoustic guitars. The Yamaha FG700S is an acoustic guitar with deluxe features including die-cast tuners, solid sitka spruce top, and a rosewood fingerboard.

"The Yamaha guitar is thrilling," Richards comments. "I do not play but my son does beautifully on a very old acoustic. I can't wait to hear him play on this new Yamaha, and perhaps he will give me a few lessons!"

For more information on Yamaha artists or the extensive Yamaha product catalog, please visit http://www.YamahaArtists.com.

Yamaha Entertainment Group Announces Michael Bolton Sweepstakes Winner
Arizona resident wins tickets, meet & greet and signed Yamaha FG series guitar