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A singer/songwriter born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Kevin Heider has only recently begun taking his music out from beyond the confines of his own living room. He was personally selected by Ingrid Michaelson herself as the winner of GibsonÃÃÂ¢s ÃÃÂ¢The Way I AmÃÃÂ¢ Contest on MusicNation.com in July of 2008. His folk/rock arrangement of the classic hymn "Hail, Holy Queen" was selected to appear on QuickStar Productions' "Unified By Grace" compilation album, due out later this year. Self-taught on both the guitar and the piano, he has written well over a hundred original songs in the past six years. Coupled with a unique acoustic/folk/rock sound, his lyrics intensely reflect his struggle as an artist and as a person of deep faith and conviction. In trying to infuse all of his music with a joyful sincerity, Kevin finds resounding truth in the words of the late Pope John Paul the Great: ÃÃÂ¢Those who perceive in themselves this kind of divine spark which is the artistic vocationÃÃÂ¢as poet, writer, sculptor, architect, musician, actor and so onÃÃÂ¢feel at the same time the obligation not to waste this talent but to develop it, in order to put it at the service of their neighbor and of humanity as a whole.ÃÃÂ¢ For more information on Kevin or his music, please visit his official website at www.KevinHeider.com.