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Gallaher wins Snagajob’s ‘Hourly Gig’ music contest

Belmont University junior Ben Gallaher won Snagajob's 'The Hourly Gig' contest and will open for country rock-star Brantley Gilbert at Innsbrook After Hours Sept. 19 at the Snagajob Pavilion. The contest invited hourly employees and job-seekers to submit videos of original songs.

More than 600 videos were submitted, and five finalists were selected to compete in a week-long public voting period online, which drew more than 32,000 votes.

Gallaher, 19, submitted his original song, “Hold onto Me,” in the contest to showcase his country-rock style. The Harrisburg, Pa. native works as a part-time landscaper while attending school in Nashville.

“I’m a huge Brantley Gilbert fan, so I can’t wait to perform for his fans,” said Gallaher. “My job has given me the flexibility to pursue my music, so I have lots of great songs ready to rock Innsbrook.”

The Hourly Gig, sponsored by Snagajob, was launched to give hourly employees and job seekers a chance to showcase their musical talents.

“Finding a talent like Ben only confirms what we already knew,” said Jason Hamilton, vice president of marketing for Snagajob. “That many people work hourly positions while they pursue other passions and that there’s a lot of great, undiscovered talent out there getting paid by the hour.”

To view Gallaher's winning video, visit https://www.snagajob.com/resources/hourly-gig/

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