Montreat College’s Music Business Department will be releasing an album of Blue Ridge Mountain-inspired songs called Pathways to the Present on April 3, 2014 at the White Horse in Black Mountain. The album features the finalists of a songwriting competition conducted by the college, which solicited songs inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountain region. Seven finalists were chosen to record free of charge at the Montreat College recording studio, and the album release party will feature performances by the seven finalists whose songs appear on the album. A panel of judges will be present at the album release party in order to award one of the finalists with a $1000 Grand Prize.

The ‘Pathways to the Present’ album release party is Thursday, April 3 at 7pm at the White Horse, 105 Montreat Rd., Black Mountain, NC 28711. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for Montreat College students.