Blooming-Tunes 2012

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A note from the promoter: Thanks to all who shared their great songs with this year's Blooming-Tunes Song Competition. It was a near impossible task to deliver only 15 winning songs for the compilation CD, and the very top FIVE winners for the concert on October 13, 2012 at the beautiful Buskirk Chumley Theater in Bloomington IN. Four of the 15 songs that won inclusion in this year's CD came from Sonicbids!

Shelly Miller - 'Walk Away'

Jonas Friddle & the Majority - 'Too Tall Sue'

Chris Wolf - 'Talkin' Singer-Songwriter Blues'

Bishop-Davidson - 'Gee, I'm Glad I Worried About That'

It should be noted that Chicago Singer-Songwriter Shelly Miller, is enjoying her second win - with her first win resulting in concert status - and Mooresville IN Singer-Songwriter Chris Wolf has made the compilation CD 3 times and concert status once. For a complete list of winners, including Honorable mentions- you can check out our website;

Blooming-Tunes is a Song Contest designed for Singer-Songwriters from the Midwest, who have visited the Midwest, who love the Midwest and/or who have Midwest connections. Original ONLY compositions will be reviewed by a panel of judges who all have a passion for music while coming from different backgrounds. The panel will include professional writers typically based in Nashville TN, working musicians/songwriters, and non-musicians who have shown a true ability to support the art of Songwriting and music. Sponsors include the promoter, business owners in the Bloomington Indiana area, the City of Bloomington (BEAD Grant) and local media. Submissions may be diverse, but will be disqualified if they contain profanity due to the fact that the winner’s concert is a family friendly venue. Songs should be NO MORE than 5 minutes long. Submissions will be taken May 15, 2012 - August 30, 2012.

The top 4 winners will perform at the beautiful Buskirk Chumley Theater located 114 W. Kirkwood Avenue in lovely downtown Bloomington, IN on October 13, 2012. Artists will be compensated for their live performance and may be asked to participate in a live radio interview as promotion for the upcoming concert.

Last year's headliner was Don Pedigo, Nashville Tennessee who hails from Southern Indiana. Prior year’s top talent included Jenny Devoe (Indiana based Singer/Songwriter - Commercial Songwriter), CJ Watson (National Award Winning Songwriter), Jeff Gilkinson (founder of 'The Dillards') Tirk Wilder (Nashville PRO writer - 'Eyes of a Texas Ranger'), Tim Grimm & Jan Lucas as well as Jason Wilbur (John Prine Band and radio personality 'In Search of A Song'). The top 15 submissions will be included on the 2nd Annual Blooming-Tunes Compilation CD and each selected winner will receive five copies for their personal use.

Songwriters must own all rights to their songs and Blooming-Tunes will not be obliged to any legal agreements that songwriters may have with various publishing, recording or production organizations.

Past Winners:

  1. Over Now – Chatham Street

  2. Armour – Jayme Jones

  3. Sail Away – Joe Peters

  4. Hayfield Under Stars – Samuel Mills

  5. Spotless – Chris Wolf

  6. Allaleuah – Natalie Coffin

  7. Almost Gone – Steve ‘Bulldog’ Johnson

  8. If Just for Tonight – Paul Matthew Lauck

  9. A Book this Nice – Kevin McDowell

  10. A Little Bit Slow – Tim O’Malley

  11. Senorita – David Greenberg

  12. Remember the Kiss – Bill Headley