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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 32 YEARS IN 2019

MOTIVATING & UPLIFTING SONGWRITERS THROUGH EDUCATION

Thursday, November 7, 2019

2019 Semifinalists Announced

Americana/Folk/Bluegrass





9 Miles From The OpryLouieCateAlexandriaVirginiaUS
A Thousand LivesArthurRevechkisStamfordCTUS
Daughter of the KingTimSharpTomballTexasUS
Dream of YouDeDeWedekindKingwoodTexasUS
I Might Be FineArthurRevechkisStamfordCTUS
Love in the MeantimeHattieWilcoxManchesterCTUS
Ode to EmmylouRobertEhlertCarroltonTexasUS
Old MaryJosephGoodwinPasadenaCaliforniaUS
RootsAmyElizabethCarmelIndianaUS
Travelling MysteryLeeThomasNottinghamEnglandUK
When Trouble Wrecks Your HomeAmyElizabethCarmelIndianaUS
Your Prayers Would be a ComfortKevinHaleBrentwoodTennesseeUS






Christian/Inspirational





Blessed RedeemerAddisonHavensHicoTexasUS
Grace Sets the TableMattStemmeCastaicCaliforniaUS
HeavenLauraBachynskiEdmontonAlbertaCANADA
Hello God It's MeLauraHollermanEden PrairieMinnesotaUS
I Am PrayingCharlesCarterDallasTexasUS
Stronger from Dream of YouDeDeWedekindKingwoodTexasUS
The DayRobbySegalBurbankCaliforniaUS
UnlessDamStasi, Kickbend & Mesus
Willow Springs
IL
US
We All Die To Live AgainKevinHaleBrentwoodTennesseeUS
When Eternal Like BeginsKevinHaleBrentwoodTennesseeUS
When He Opened His Eyes Once MoreT. EdwinDossbumpassVirginiaUS
YOU ARE MY AMAZING GRACEDebra MGussinLos AngelesCaliforniaUS






Country





Dallas (CC)CharlesCarterDallasTexasUS
Echo of Your SighLouieCateAlexandriaVirginiaUS
Half His Life In PrisonCharlesCarterDallasTexasUS
Making Memories That Last ForeverTommyPattersonComancheTexasUS
My Country Rolls, My Country RocksThomasLaFleshS WindhamCTUS
No One Knows How I FeelMichaelLuster
Springfield
IL
US
SOMEWHEREJayneSachsBrooklineNHUS
TailgatingRandySauerHaysKansasUS
The Very FewCharlesCarterDallasTexasUS
Twenty Dollar BillRexPoindexterW HollywoodCaliforniaUS
When Angels Sang (In My Back Yard)RexPoindexterW HollywoodCaliforniaUS






Instrumental





Cajuribbean CoolCharlesCarterDallasTexasUS
COVER ME,I'M GOING INLouieCateAlexandriaVirginiaUS
Fading lightsLarsWallenStockholmStockholmSWEDEN
Night On Zombie MountainCharlesCarterDallasTexasUS
Special FeatureIngvi ThorKormakssonReykjavik
ICELAND
Swing Me Texas BabyHattieWilcoxManchesterCTUS
The Day I LeftJohnMilitanoMiller PlaceNew YorkUS
The Devil WillingCharlesCarterDallasTexasUS
The Soldier's WidowCharlesCarterDallasTexasUS
With Great SadnesschihironishiSuginamiTo-kyo-JAPAN






Love Songs/Easy Listening





After All This TimePhilIpsanNew YorkNew YorkUS
BREATHLESSSusanOdellaVirginiaMinnesotaUS
Dust StormMichael R.RothRio RanchoNew MexicoUS
Enduring LoveIngvi ThorKormakssonReykjavik
ICELAND
Fallin'RobbySegalBurbankCaliforniaUS
ForeverRobbySegalBurbankCaliforniaUS
In DreamlandCharlesCarterDallasTexasUS
OUR TIMEDebraGussinLos AngelesCaliforniaUS
River Of MemoriesCharlesCarterDallasTexasUS
Silhouette By Starlight (ever since)LouieCateAlexandriaVirginiaUS
Something In YouGladysPadronMiamiFloridaUS
Thank You For Loving MeLouieCateAlexandriaVirginiaUS






Novelty/Childrens





Desert ChristmasKevinReardonRiversideCTUS
GenuineRobbySegalBurbankCaliforniaUS
Happy GigglesMinnieMurraySanta FeNew MexicoUS
I Got An App For ThatCharlesCarterDallasTexasUS
It's Gonna be AlrightBillMartinDallasTexasUS
Kitty KatKateBoyerKingstonNew YorkUS
LOVE IS NOTDebra MGussinLos AngelesCaliforniaUS
Madison Elizabeth's DayDavid LewisDallasTexasUS
More CowbellRandySauerHaysKansasUS
Peas PorridgeCharlesCarterDallasTexasUS
Sonic Or Dairy QueenCharlesCarterDallasTexasUS






Pop/Rock/Alt/RnB





AtlantisMalcolmLallyGalwayGalway CityIRELAND
Chase the HighLaurenCarterW.HollywoodCaliforniaUS
Dallas (CC)CharlesCarterDallasTexasUS
EuphoriaLouieCateAlexandriaVirginiaUS
EXCEPTION TO THE RULEDebra MGussinLos AngelesCaliforniaUS
I Don't Love You AnymoreKyleShortMcKinneyTexasUS
I'll Never Set You FreeCharlesCarterDallasTexasUS
In DreamlandCharlesCarterDallasTexasUS
Just an HourPhilIpsanNew YorkNew YorkUS
Like Father Like SonSharelleCameronGlendaleArizonaUS
ONE WAY TO ALL WAYSHenningOlsenSoeborgHovedstadenDENMARK
ParalyzedM'LynnMusgrove
Dallas
Texas
US
Peas PorridgeCharlesCarterDallasTexasUS
Pistol Packin' MamaCharlesCarterDallasTexasUS
THERE'S ALWAYS HOPEBobbyMcCormickwestchesterPAUS
TO FALL IN LOVEM'LynnMusgrove
Dallas
Texas
US






Singer/Songwriter





Call me crazyEddieBowersDallasTexasUS
DirtEddieBowersDallasTexasUS
FighterJulieLudgateBasingstokeEnglandUK
First in LineMichael PRyanCliftonVirginiaUS
Got it luckyGrant JamesTamworthEnglandUK
HeavenChristopherMillsSavannahTexasUS
I Want To Hear You LaughT. EdwinDossbumpassVirginiaUS
I'm SorryCharlesCarterDallasTexasUS
Legends will never fadeMartinLeftyCambridgeEnglandUK
Living and DyingStephanieSammonsDallasTexasUS
Lost in SpaceR. MackHarrellBoca RatonFloridaUS
ParalyzedM'LynnMusgrove
Dallas
Texas
US
Runnin' Through The New Brown CornT. EdwinDossbumpassVirginiaUS
Should've Known BetterJulieLudgateBasingstokeEnglandUK
SOME GOODBYES
Mike P
Ryan
Clifton
VA
US
Still Into YouJulieLudgateBasingstokeEnglandUK
TO FALL IN LOVEM'LynnMusgrove
Dallas
Texas
US
Wanna BeRobbySegalBurbankCaliforniaUS

Semifinalist are invited to perform at our awards banquet on Sat. January 18, 6PM at the historic, Sons of Hermann Hall, Dallas, Tx. Please email Harry Hewlett if you wish to perform.

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 29th 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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