Provident Label Group signs bilingual Texan to contract after nationwide talent search
"At the end of a three-day selection process in Nashville Friday, the Brentwood record label chose Ana Laura Chavez, an 18-year-old bilingual singer from Brownsville, Texas, as the newest addition to the Provident Label Group. She joins such prestigious company as Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, Joy Williams, Jars of Clay and Third Day."
"The untelevised Christian Music Talent Search culled talent through regional competitions in 26 cities, after Internet screenings pared down entrants to 600 acts. The 30 bands and 28 solo artists that came to Nashville for the finals Wednesday through Friday faced a panel of screeners from Provident."
"When the field was narrowed to three Friday evening, Provident made a surprise announcement that the two runners-up, High Flight Society from Atlanta and Three Minutes from Home from Montana, would be getting artist-development contracts."
"Meanwhile, Ana Laura Chavez was surprised when she was told she would get a Provident record contract."
Nashville City Paper