CLEVELAND — Turns out, winning Goodyear's "From Garage to Glory" contest took more than talent.
It took Faith.
After receiving nearly 2,000 song submissions and 80,000 fan votes, Goodyear and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame chose Nashville-based Sarah Faith as the winner of the national talent search, which was launched in April.
Ms. Faith got the news in a surprise live video call with Che Pope, a Grammy-winning producer and former COO of G.O.O.D Music, as well as reps from Goodyear and the Rock Hall.
Ms. Faith — who describes herself as an Indie Alternative/Americana artist "strongly influenced" by classic rock, alternative and some country music — will receive $10,000, an opportunity to perform live at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Fest in October, a chance to ride in the Goodyear Blimp and a mentorship with Mr. Pope.