The Next Great American Band

The Next Great American Band

OK…so, remember how fun it was to have one of our praise team members on American Idol? Well, fun and excrutiating at the same time. Remember how we all got together and rooted for her and prayed for her and spread the word to everyone to vote for her?


All I am saying is WATCH the new American Idol spinoff – THE NEXT GREAT AMERICAN BAND. Watch it. Please watch it. This Friday night, at 8pm eastern on Fox. If you aren’t going to be home, record it. You just might see someone you know.

And at next week’s show, you just might see a little blogger out in the audience (minus the Mandiva sign)…


  1. Cindy on October 17, 2007 at 10:13 am

    Hey Travis,

    I actually get a much needed ‘date night’ on Friday night. We don’t see too many of those. One of the Sunday School classes at Church is planning a night of ‘free’ babysitting so parents can have some time together. I am very excited! I have been planning something special for us for about about 3 weeks now and I am about ready to burst. He knows nothing about the plans. I told him I would take care of everything. Anyway, I will set my dvd recorder to tape the show to see what you are up to.

    Cindy in Weaverville

  2. Shelly on October 17, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Get out!!! You’re going to be there!

    Did you know I was going to be in one of the bands with my egg-shaking and triangle skills? (Oh wait….just kidding!) lol

    Is it bad that I would love to watch this on Friday night AND then go to bed? I’m a real hoppin’ 24 year old.

  3. Lisa P. on October 17, 2007 at 10:39 am

    Is Denver on?

  4. connorcolesmom on October 17, 2007 at 11:59 am

    Oh my – seriously!!
    I do not do the subtle hints and then wait thing!! I get so confused as to the references and then I just can’t stop with the curriosity. 🙂
    Oh well – I am putting it down on my calendar to watch on Friday!!
    Oh this is so exciting!

  5. Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) on October 17, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    DVR is set! Brownies will come out of the oven 10 minutes before show time!

    I don’t know if I can handle another one of these shows. I get too attached to the contestants!!

  6. CrownLaidDown on October 17, 2007 at 1:13 pm

    Really?? How interesting! We’ll try to watch…and figure out the mountain time thing 🙂 Hmmm…I wonder!

  7. Darlene R. on October 17, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    Geesh, what’s THAT all about?! So not fair. 🙂

  8. jamie b on October 17, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    This is exciting! I can’t wait to see who it is! 🙂

  9. puzzlepiecesista on October 17, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    You must have taken some kind of “code of silence” and can’t say too much huh??!!

    Talk about dangling the ol’ carrot out there!!!! The hooks been baited and this fish is on!!!!!
    Do I really have to wait two more days with this “hook” in my mouth….if that just don’t kill me, maybe chasin’ that ol’ carrot will!!!!! LOL!!!!

    Thanks for the “411”….I’ll be tuning in……we’ll talk later!!

    You make me smile Travis :)!!!

  10. Kelly S. on October 17, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    The curiosity is killing me. I will set the DVR!

    BTW…..I loved the Mandiva signs, can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

  11. Sweet Tea & Grits on October 17, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    I’ll actually be on eastern time on Friday! Cool! I can’t wait to see the surprise in store. I LOVE surprises! 🙂

  12. Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog on October 17, 2007 at 6:07 pm

    Cool-I will definately ck it out!

  13. RealEstateGirl on October 17, 2007 at 6:07 pm

    I can’t wait!!! I heard from a little birdie that D. and the M.H.O. are going to be on there!!! I’m so excited!

    Hubby and I saw him/them at a retreat for Ministers of Music.

    Hmmmm…have I guessed right???

  14. Profbaugh on October 17, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    Travis, Travis, Travis. . .

    Oh I do not like being kept in suspense. I’m the one who actually reads the ending of the book before I begin. Waiting until Friday is NOT going to be a good thing, Travis!! Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to patiently wait with anxious expectation.

    P.S. Just saw the commercial for it. Now I’m getting excited.


  15. BooMama on October 17, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    Oh, the curiosity, how it does taunt me.

    Setting the DVR.

  16. Amanda on October 17, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    Who is it who is it who is it!?!?!

  17. jennyhope on October 17, 2007 at 11:21 pm

    i am actually in line with Cheryl I read the end of the book before I finish it to make sure it is going to be ok. I don’t know how to record a show and I have to work…what to do!?!?

  18. Patty on October 19, 2007 at 9:44 am

    I won’t be home tonight, going to a Sunday School Appreciation Dinner but I will DVR it!! I wonder who it is???


  19. Anonymous on October 20, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    It has to be Denver and MHO. I didn’t see you on TV Friday night and I was so curious as to why you wanted us to watch. I looked at Denver’s website and read this: I also sing on occasion with my best bud, Travis Cottrell for the Living Proof events featuring author/speaker Beth Moore. How cool!!! Travis, we can’t wait to have you in Midland, TX. We are counting the days!!! We are praying for traveling mercies and for an amazing time of worship on the 28th. Oh, I can’t wait!!!

  20. puzzlepiecesista on October 21, 2007 at 2:07 am

    Okay Trav, Was Denver and the MHO
    not AWESOME!!!!????!!!!! I thought
    they ROCKED!! Let’s all pull together and figure out how we can make Denver more of a “lady killer” and a “heart-breaker/heart-throb”…you know that’s always what they want!! He broke my heart tonight, I thought he was awesome!!

    This was who you were teasing us about wasn’t it????? Fess up!!

  21. twinkle on October 21, 2007 at 7:01 am

    Lots of Nashville or Tennessee talent! Loved the Clark brothers and D&MHO were outstanding!

    Is it still being filmed or has the Next American Band already been chosen? I’m not sure how far in advance they film these competitions. Anyone know?

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