I hope you will take some time out in the summertime to enter our song contests. It's great way to get recognition for your songwriting and win some prizes.
Now in it's 32nd year, The Annual Dallas Songwriters Song Contest opens June 1. Amateur songwriters from around the world are invited to compete and can enter now through September 30th. This year’s contest will feature eight categories judged by established music industry professionals and will offer almost $5,000 in prizes to the top winners in each category. For more information go to the contest website. https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com
|Catch o the day|
Also running at the same time is our song completion for teens 18 and under, the Young Songwriters Song Contest. Enter now through September 30th. For more info see: https://youngsongwriterscontest.blogspot.comReminder that the Spring Quarterly Lyric Contest closes on June 30th.
|Breakfast on the beach|
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|Seeking shade on beach - wrangler Bobby Montgomery standing in background|
A bunch of us went to the coast to Port Aransas in June for some deep sea fishing. What a lot of fun. Check out the DSA Facebook page for photos . We brought instruments and played our songs at a dinner on Saturday night that was streamed to Facebook live. Harry put it on youtube for us. Check us out here:
|Stephen Troum at Love and War|
Harry Hewlett hosted the Bring Your Own Mic Open Mic at Love & War on the 4th Thursday in the month of June and Stephen Troum was one of the performers. Great fun, great music and great food. Who could ask for more. DSA's open mic is there every 4th Thursday and streams to Facebook. Also performing were Guitar George Longus, Scott Brooks, Bill Martin, John Mason, Bob Barraza and Allen Larson. https://www.facebook.com/104739376244963/videos/1397111320645421
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The 2021 Hall of Fame ceremony was held on Saturday April 17 virtually on Zoom and streamed live to Facebook. We were so lucky to have John Ford Coley join is from Nashville and perform his hits. It was truly a wonderful experience. He is such a great guy. Gregg A Smith also joined us to perform and accept his award. There were over 20 performers covering songs by our inductees. I hope you will take some time to watch it on our Youtube Channel and please subscribe.
Six years ago we began to honor famous singer/songwriters with roots in the Dallas/Fort Worth area through an induction into the Dallas Songwriters Association Hall of Fame. In the previous years we have honored legends such as T-Bone Walker, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Freddie King, Trini Lopez, Sam Samudo (Sam the Sham), Cindy Walker, Gus Levine, Al Johnson, Bruce Channel, Jerry Lynn Williams, Gary Nicholson, Delbert McClinton, the Nightcaps, Larry Henley, Steve Miller, Boz Scaggs, Stephen Stills, and Rod Phelps.
This years honorees included England Dan Seals and John Ford Coley, Janie Fricke, Steve Weinberg, John Denver, and Gregg A Smith. The DSA's initiative this year was to encourage young aspiring musicians to celebrate our legends with their performances of songs made famous by our inductees. We reached out to the local music schools and asked for auditions at each school for the honor to perform. The show is also archived on our Youtube channel.For more information about our program and inductees, go to the Hall of Fame website: https://dallassongwritershalloffame.blogspot.com