Did you ever dream of recording with country music superstar Keith Urban? Here’s your big chance.

Guitar Center and Urban have announced a new contest, in which unsigned artists will compete to record with the three-time-Grammy-winner on their new EP. The winner of “Guitar Center’s Your Next Record with Keith Urban” will earn the opportunity to record a three-song EP with a top producer and have Urban appear on their single.

“I’m always ready to do whatever it takes to give aspiring musicians the chance to do what they love,” Urban said. “I think we’ve all heard someone whose musical talents blow us away and sometimes all that stands between their garage and an arena is a chance. Opportunity. That’s what ‘Guitar Center’s Your Next Record’ is all about.”

Starting today, October 4, and running through November 30, unsigned artists across the United States are invited to submit their music at YourNextRecord.com for a chance to win a prize package, which includes:

  • A 3-song EP with a top producer
  • Keith Urban to appear on a recording with the winning band
  • $10,000 Guitar Center shopping spree
  • $10,000 in endorsement deals from Gibson, D’Addario, Planet Waves and Evans
  • An opening slot on a Keith Urban show
  • A feature of the band’s single on iTunes

After the eight-week submission and judging period, the top 20 artists will be personally evaluated by Keith Urban, with one winner selected personally by him.

The opportunity coincides with the release of Urban’s new, highly anticipated CD Get Closer, which comes out on Tuesday, November 16. The CD follows Urban’s platinum selling, Billboard Top 200 and Country Album Chart #1 Defying Gravity.

For more information on the contest, visit YourNextRecord.com.