Mission

Annual Song Contest held by the Dallas Songwriters Association to provide a benchmark for popular songwriting competency. Winners in each category, plus grand prize winners.

CATEGORIES AND JUDGES:Finalists in each category will be judged by music industry professionals from record labels and publishing companies; Grand Prize winner will be chosen by A&R and/or industry professionals of Broadjam.com

DSA is CELEBRATING 33 YEARS IN 2020

MOTIVATING & UPLIFTING SONGWRITERS THROUGH EDUCATION

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Dallas Songwriters 2021 Song Contest Semifinalists -

 DSA SONG CONTEST 2021 - SEMIFINALISTS (11/8/2021)


AMERICANA/BLUEGRASS

57 Chevy by Robert J Conaway, Windsor, MA

Bayou Sef by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Beautiful Mess by Bob Divoli, Lincoln, MA

California by John Mason, Dallas, Tx

Dreamland by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Farewell to Maggie Valley by Dan Weber, Richardson, TX

Gone Gone Gone by Michael RJ Roth, Eric Ramsey, Rio Rancho, NM

Hayride by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Heaven or Hell by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

It’s a Long, Long Road by Thomas Burns, Madison, WI

King of the interstate by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Miss Peggy Lee Sings the Blues by Bob Divoli, Lincoln, MA

Secondhand by Eric Ramsey, Scottsdale, AZ

Sonic or Dairy Queen by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

The Tunnel by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Weight of a Dream by Michael RJ Roth, Harry Wolf, Rio Rancho, NM

When I Look Into Your Eyes by Melinda Starnes, Augusta, GA

You Make Me Wanna Dance by Dan Weber, Lynn McCracken, Richardson, TX


CHRISTIAN/INSPIRATIONAL

Best Work On Wood by T. Edwin DossSilver SpringMD

Dear Jesus by Shelly LeeJackson, MI

He Wants You Back by Rich KollenbergLincolnCA

Half My Hearts In Heaven by Louie Cate, Alexandria, VA

Home by Kenny Favero, McKinney, TX

My Amazing Grace by Debra M GussinLos AngelesCA

One Rich Man by T. Edwin Doss, Robert Gann, Silver SpringMD

The Promise by Jim Aitken, KilmarnockScotland

Dear Jesus by Shelly LeeJackson, MI


COUNTRY

A Hard Refrain by Bobby Caputo, Lake Oswego, OR

Bayou Sef by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Blue Coller Man by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Colorado by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Comin’ Home To You by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Cowboy Bootie Call by Diane Kelley, McEwen, TN

Dallas Tonight by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Date With An Angel by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Don’t Go Making Promises by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Dream Land by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

I’m Sorry by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

In Dream Land by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Kiss Me In The Kitchen by David Hardwick, Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

Whittle by T. Edwin DossSilver SpringMD


INSTRUMENTAL

Alone Again by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Come Sundown by Andre Kerek, Miami, FL

Farewell My Angel by Andre Kerek, Miami, FL

Last Bus To Hell by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Night On Zombie Mountain by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Pads by Lance French, Rowlett, Tx

Re-Discovery by Noreen Inglesi, Cranston, RI

The Devils Willing by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

The Soldiers Widow by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Where Is She Now by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx



LOVE SONGS & EASY LISTENING

Baby You're Gone by Steve Jackson, Irving, TX

Bluebirds and Butterflies by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Crazy by Steve Jackson, Irving, TX

Dallas by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Dreamland by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Farewell My Angel by Andre Kerek, Miami, FL

Lover's Rendezvous by T. Edwin DossSilver SpringMD

Over the Moon Over You by Louie Cate, Alexandria, VA

Save a Little For You by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Still in Love With You by T. Edwin DossSilver SpringMD

That Man You Imagine by Wayne Gathright, Austin, TX



NOVELTY/CHILDREN

Bluebirds and Butterflies by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

I Got an App for That by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

I Hate Jazz by Wayne Gathright, Austin, TX

In Dreamland by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

King of the Interstate by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

My Dad, My Dog, and Me by Karel Daniels, Miami, FL

My Wish List by Debra Gussin, Dale Effren, Los Angeles, CA

Peas Porridge by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Slay Me With Your Eyes by Louie Cate, Alexandria, VA

The Smilers by Kelli Caldwell, Portland, OR



POP/ROCK/ALT/R&B

Comin Home To You by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Dallas by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Dreamland by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Except You by Thomas Marshall, Toronto, Ont/CAN

I Knew Her When She Wasn’t All That by Wayne Gathright, Austin, TX

Miss The Heat by Debra Gussin, Stacy Hogan, Los Angeles, CA

She Takes Me by Anthony Recchia, Bellmore, NY

Start Again by Phil Ipsan, New York, NY

Summer Days by Halim & Jamil Muhammad, DeSoto, TX

Tidal Wave by Colton Tapp, Gordon Pagoda, St Paul, TX

We Pray Love Never Ends by Stonewall Towery, Clayton, CA

Wicked Web by Steve Jackson, Irving, TX

Zip Code by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx



SINGER/SONGWRITER

Daddy Had a Bad Day by Bob Divoli, Lincoln, MA

Dallas by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

Hey Now by Warren Hein, San Jose, CA

Magic of Music by Randall Mark, El Cajon, CA

Shahre Adamha by Amir Hossei Nouri, Tehran, Iran

The Speed of Life by Steve Jackson, Irving, TX

These Are the Days by Steve Jackson, Irving, TX

Tidal Wave by Colton Tapp, Gordon Pagoda, St Paul, TX

Transistor Radio by Bob Divoli, Lincoln, MA

White Dream by Amir Hossei Nouri, Tehran, Iran

Zip Code by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx


Winners announced at Awards Program on January 15, 2022. Program will be via Zoom streamed to Dallas Songwriters Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/dallassongwriters 
Semifinalists invited to perform via Zoom. Contact Harry Hewlett.

TOP TEN REASONS TO ENTER THE DSA SONG CONTEST

10. You can win a casio privia keyboard.

9. You can win cash

8. You can win a one year DSA membership or more.

7. You can get a free trial membership for entering online at Broadjam

6. Semifinalists get a chance to perform at the Awards or other DSA Showcases

5. Semifinalists and Winners get their names published in Songwriter Notes and the Press Release

4. Entrants can get peer review on their song

3. Winners get their songs on the awards soundcloud site.

2. Contest recognition looks good on your resume

1. We are a small contest, so you have a better chance to win.

Now in it's 30th year!

The DSA Song Contest is one of the longest running international song contests for amateur songwriters. Offering over $5,000 in cash and prizes this year, the DSA has EIGHT categories in all. See Contest Rules for eligibility.

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