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

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Dallas Songwriters 2021 Song Contest Winners

 AMERICANA/BLUEGRASS

1. California by John Mason, Dallas, Tx

2. Bayou Sef by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

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


CHRISTIAN/INSPIRATIONAL

1. Best Work On Wood by T. Edwin Doss, Silver Spring, MD

2. My Amazing Grace by Debra M Gussin, Los Angeles, CA

3. One Rich Man by T. Edwin Doss, Robert Gann, Silver Spring, MD


COUNTRY

1. Whittle by T. Edwin Doss, Silver Spring, MD

2. Cowboy Bootie by Diane Kelley, McEwen, TN

3. I’m Sorry by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

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


INSTRUMENTAL

1. Farewell My Angel by Andre Kerek, Miami, FL

2. Come Sundown Piano Concerto by Andre Kerek, Miami, FL

3. Re-Discovery by Noreen Inglesi, Cranston, RI


LOVE SONGS & EASY LISTENING

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

2. Crazy by Steve Jackson, Irving, TX

3. That Man You Imagine by Wayne Gathright, Austin, TX

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


NOVELTY/CHILDREN

1. My Wish List by Debra Gussin, Los Angeles, CA

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

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


POP/ROCK/ALT/R&B

1. Except You by Thomas Marshall, Toronto, Ont, CAN

2. She Takes Me by Anthony Recchia, Bellmore, NY

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

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


SINGER/SONGWRITER

1. Zip Code by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx

2. Hey Now by Warren Hein, San Jose, CA

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


GRAND PRIZE WINNERS

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

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

3. Come Sundown Piano Concerto by Andre Kerek, Miami, FL

HM. Except You by Thomas Marshall, Toronto, Ont, CAN

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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DSA is a 501 C-3 non-profit educational organization dedicated to providing to songwriters everywhere opportunities for learning about the craft and business of songwriting. Songwriters Newsletter is published by the Dallas Songwriters Association c/o Sammons Center for the Arts 3630 Harry Hines Blvd Box 20 Dallas, TX 75219.
Barbara McMillen, Editor, Founding President Emeritus http://www.barbaramcmillen.com

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