In the accompanying music video for "A Beautiful Soul," rich vivid colors add poignancy to the emotional sincerity of the Michaels' lyrics about love and loss. It's a powerful combination of sentiment and imagery that resonates immediately, and deeply, to all those encounter it. Evidence of its cultural impact has been swift and pronounced as the video has generated over 2 million views in its first three weeks.
To shine a further light on Bret's eloquent transcendence, a two-round contest is running from April 12, 2014 to May 16, 2014 with one Grand Prize winner receiving an all-expenses paid trip for two to have dinner with Michaels on his personal bus at a secret location. During round one from April 12, 2014 to April 30, 2014 at 12 PM EST, contestants will accumulate entries into the giveaway by sharing the video for "A Beautiful Soul," via Facebook and Twitter, while simultaneously gathering votes from views of the video on their personal profile page at the official contest web site. From there, the Top 24 contestants ("Soulstars") with the most votes and shares, combined, from round one will move on to round two, which runs from April 30, 2014 at 3 PM EST to May 16, 2014 at 12 PM EST. The Grand Prize winner will be determined by the user who gets the most votes and social shares. A 2nd Place winner will receive an iPod Touch pre-loaded with Bret's music.
Full details and rules are available at http://www.dinnerwithbret.com.
Bret Michaels is a multiplatinum global superstar who has sold over 32 million records worldwide, is a reality TV superstar with some of the highest rated reality shows in history as well as a lifelong type 1 diabetic. An entrepreneur, Michaels has created the multi-million dollar selling Pets Rock Collection with PetSmart, launched his own line of custom guitars and created “Bret’s Blend, Diet Trop A Rocka” which is a number one selling beverage for Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group. Michaels, personally and through his Life Rocks Foundation has helped raise millions of dollars for charity and makes donations to not only diabetes awareness and research but to such causes as childhood cancer, PetSmart Charities, Operation Homefront, Fealgood Foundation and more. His talent, business acumen and natural candor have solidified him as "a cultural touchdown" in the words of former Viacom CEO Judy McGrath and made him one of the most sought after performers, keeping him on the road for each of the last 10 years, for nearly 300 live performances, speaking engagements, charitable concerts and private engagements yearly.
Entertaining, engaging and educating audiences for more than thirty years, Michaels is a true icon who rose to fame as the front man of Poison, one of rock's most iconic and enduring bands, a juggernaut that helped define the rock-n-roll scene on the Sunset Strip. Poison's massive success includes selling over 30 million records worldwide and numerous hit singles. Bret's solo career has charted its own course with multiple solo albums. His last studio album, "Custom Built," topped the charts, reaching #1 on Billboard's Hard Rock list while his most recent CD "Bret Michaels: Jammin With Friends" features a myriad of legendary artists; Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Buffett, Ace Frehley (KISS), Michael Anthony (Van Halen) and members of Lynyrd Skynyrd.