Bulford earns the title of "Best New Act in Country Music," and a check for $100,000. The four other finalists were Korey Blake, Lance Lipinsky, LiveWire and Matt Reeves.
Johnny Bulford is a 23 year old singer/songwriter from Orlando, Florida. He has opened for Collin Raye, the Warren Brothers, Josh Turner, Emerson Drive, Chris Cagle, Diamond Rio and Tanya Tucker. His style has been compared to Vince Gill, Garth Brooks and James Taylor. He wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on his CD What Happens Here Stays Here. Get more info on him from his website at JohnnyBulford.com.