Gary Allen's Best Song In The World Contest (May-Aug 09)

Posted by:  Play It Again Jam


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Gary Allen, drummer from The Charlie Daniels Band, JJ Cale and Opry Star Stonewall Jackson is seeking original songs to evaluate for use by bands, soundtracks & licensing through his connections as a BMI writer and performer./n/nGary Allen, drummer from The Charlie Daniels Band (The Devil Went Down To Georgia, The Souths Going To Do It Again!, Long Haired Country Boy), JJ Cale (Cocaine, After Midnight, Call Me The Breeze) and Opry Star Stonewall Jackson (Don't Be Angry, Waterloo) is seeking original songs to evaluate for use by bands, soundtracks & licensing through his connections as a BMI writer and performer. The new contest will be featured in The Examiner and other online webzines.

Genres currently entering the contest include: Americana, blues, rock, R&B, soul, country, pop, jazz, punk, reggae, acoustic and instrumental. Selected songs will receive a written evaluation by Gary Allen and will be passed on to additional contacts such as managers, A&R, radio, TV, engineers, booking agents, record labels and program directors. The 2008 winner for Song of The Year was Sonicbids artist John Latta from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Winners and runner-ups are posted monthly at, Tennessee's most popular concerts event site and a top rated Google favorite among musicians and bands internationally.

Winners, runner-ups, very honorable mentions, and Gary's Spotlight Sonicbids artists are featured in The Music City Beat newsletter, that goes out to thousands of hand selected recipients monthly.

They also have the greatest down home style sponsors, including:

  • Lynchburg Cake & Candy, made with Tennessee Jack Daniels Whiskey - A favorite with winners!

  • Julia's LipTints, will send you a really cool lip tint that holds up under stage lights

  • Sandy Forest-Hartman, of Mystic Angel Creations, will be sending the winner a gift certificate for some very unusual, handcrafted vintage jewelry

  • Steven Stolk of Steve's Magnificent Products, makes BBQ sauces, dip mixes, salad dressings and marinades with bourbon, coffee and peppers

Now in it's 4th year, Gary's Play It Again Jam, Nashville's longest running musicians rock & roll jam, is Yahoo's third rated musicians jam of 34 million related sites. Winners and runner-up songs will be played during the jam for an audience of music biz folks. Winner's have an open invitation to the jam at Windows Off The Cumberland, downtown Nashville's new hip place to be seen and heard.

BMI reports Gary is played on the radio every 4 seconds on Epic, Sony, Buddah, Mercury, Polygram, Shelter, MCA, Blue Hat, CBS, K-Tel and Polydor. Fire On The Mountain remains the top selling Charlie Daniels Band CD and he has toured with The Rolling Stones, Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Yes, Ted Nugent, Kansas, Bruce Springsteen and ZZ Top.