Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters
Best Rock Song - Don't Wanna Fight
Alabama Shakes, songwriters (Alabama Shakes)
Best R/B Song- Really Love
D'Angelo, Gina Figueroa & Kendra Foster, songwriters (D'Angelo And The Vanguard)
Best Rap Song- Alright
Kendrick Duckworth, Kawan Prather, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
Best Country Song - Girl Crush
Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
Best Gospel Performance/Song - Wanna Be Happy?
Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, songwriter
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
Best American Roots Song - 24 Frames
Jason Isbell, songwriter (Jason Isbell)
Track from: Something More Than Free
Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith & John Stephens, songwriters (Common & John Legend)
Track from: Selma
Writing On The Wall
from Spectre with Sam Smith vocalist and writer
Read about Sam writing the song without seeing the movie.
On March 13, join the Open Carry Guitar Rally on the bridge for music and fellowship with an emphasis on all things David Bowie. It's Free and family friendly.
On Aprill 22, DSA will join the late night program for adults, 7 - 11PM, at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science that includes scientific talks, experiments, performances and more. We will interact with the public about songwriting, and give people tips as they try to write their own song. HOW FUN! Mark your calendar. perotmuseum.org/ss
Producer Lou Lofredo is requesting songs for a new female artist he is recording. See the post on the members only yahoo group.
Songwriting Contests to watch for the Spring are BW Stevenson, and Kerrville. See #10 for contest details.
Some postings of note on our website.
Students request help for songwriting survey
Sons of Hermann Showcase
1. ANNUAL SONG CONTEST -
2014 SONG CONTEST WINNER LUCIA COMNES RECORDING AT BEAIRD MUSIC
Commes won the 2014 Grand Prize with her song,
WINNERS ANNOUNCED DEC. 8 AT THE AWARDS DINNER
2nd Runner up
2001 - 2007 Winners Compilation CDs available at the DSA store
All winning songs are on a CD Compilation that was given out at the Awards Ceremony. To get any 3 double CD's simply make a quarter note donation to DSA through our online store and send us an email to request which 3 years of Cd's you want us to mail you.
MARCH 8th: JED MARUM
Center For Community Cooperation
Coming next month April 12- Garage Demonistration by Jonathan Vasquez
Reviews of past DSA Second Tuesday guest speakers
3. BEST SONGS of the 2nd Tuesday Meeting
4. SHOWCASES AND OPEN MICS -
DUNN BROTHERS COFFEE HOUSE - Addison
4th Saturday 7:30 - 11:00
7:30: Buck 'n' Harry Hewlett
7:50, Gigi Gostas
8:35, Dori Kosanovich Weaver
9:15, Raquel Lindemann-Nguyen
10, Richard Hunt
10:20, Someone in Mind
10:40, Dickey Johnson
October Sky by Kerry Kean
If I Hold You Tenderly by Michael Roth, Dulles, VA
Ducky, If You're Listening by Brenda Peak, Council Bluff, IA
Trains by Nancy Line and Candy Kattenburg, Martinez, CA
What's Your Plan by David DelBianco, Wrightstown, PA
SPRING 2015 - WINNERS
6. MEMBER NEWS -
Harry Hewlett - A&R
Joe Milton, Ken Duren - At Large
NEW MEMBERS: Have you joined our member only yahoo group where you can talk with the group and get special offers and last minute updates on events? subscribe: email@example.com
TIME TO RENEW: Pete Miller, Tippy Balady, Ken Duran, Phoenix Rose, Tim York
Renew your membership online.
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
Great news for Richard Leigh fans and friends with a passion for songwriting! This is your opportunity to spend 3 1/2 days learning from award-winning songwriters, Richard Leigh~Hall of Fame and SESAC Legacy Songwriter, Hugh Prestwood~Hall of Fame, Keith Stegall, Wendell Mobley and host D Vincent Williams.
"Writing In The Red Rocks" includes songwriting and music industry sessions during the day and dinner performances with each of the 5 featured writers in the evenings. Plus a trip to #Zionnationalpark.
Have you always wondered if your songs are good enough? Visit www.writingintheredrocks.com for event details, submit your original song for critique by Nashville's finest hit-makers and join us March 31-April 3 for this incredible songwriter symposium with some of Nashville's finest!
Coming April 9 - Songwriting Workshop with Susan Gibson at the at MCL Grand, Lewisville.
She'll be performing the next evening, April 10, in the Black Box Series along with Elizabeth Wills.
Coming May 20th, WildFlower Songwriting School, With Terry Hendrix and Lloyd Maines
Read the Review of the Roy Elkins Workshop
8. EVENTS - Featuring local and worldwide events of the songwriting community including, seminars, conferences, and showcases.
1 Deadline for Wildflower Songwriting Contest
3 DSA Open Mic at Half Price Books
7 DSA Song Swap at Half Price Books
8 DSA Second Tuesday Meeting
11 - 20 SXSW
13 Open Carry Rally III - Bowie On The Bridge, 2-7, Continental Bridge, Dallas, Tx
15 DSA Showcase at Sons of Hermann Hall
17 DSA Open Mic at Dunn Brothers
21 DSA Song Swap at Tinos
26 DSA Showcase at Angelas
28 DSA Open Mic at Kitchen Cafe
16 - Texas Tunes Concert with Max Stallings at MCL Grand, Lewisville.
16 - Deadline for BW Stevenson Contest
22 - DSA at The Perot Science Museum (Table demo of songwriting)
22 - May 1 New Orleans Jazz Fest http://www.nojazzfest.com/
29 - May 1 Dallas International Guitar Show, Market Hall, Dallas, Tx
20 Wildflower Songwriting School
20 - 22 Wildflower Festival, Richardson, Tx
9 - 12 Idyllwild Listening Room Songwriters Retreat
2 Texas Tunes Series with Marcia Ball at MCL Grand, Lewisville.
10 Walt Wilkins at MCL Grand, Lewisville.
9. Featured Articles:
THE 28th B.W. STEVENSON MEMORIAL SINGER/SONGWRITER COMPETITION:
ENTRY DEADLINE 4/15/2016
$1000 GRAND PRIZE!!!
CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON THE B.W. STEVENSON SINGER-SONGWRITERS COMPETITION