Gary Allen (CDB/JJ Cale) Nashville Songwriting Competition

Posted by:  Play It Again Jam


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Gary 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) in association with Sonicbids is seeking original songs to evaluate for use by bands, soundtracks & licensing through his connections as a BMI writer and performer. Genres include : Americana, blues, rock, instrumental, r&b, soul, country, pop, jazz, punk, reggae, acoustic & 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.

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 SB Artist are featured in The Music City Beat newsletter, that goes out to thousands of hand selected recipients monthly.

Winners receive cool and zany prizes from:

  • 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 unusual, handcrafted jewelry.
  • Steven Stolk of Steve's Magnificent Products, makes BBQ sauces, dip mixes, salad dressings and marinades with wildflower honey & bourbon.
  • Gary will be happy to send winners an autographed copy of the original CDB and/or a press quote for your website or CD sleeve.

Gary's Play It Again Jam in it's 4th year, is Yahoo's third rated musicians jam of 34 million related sites. Winner’s songs will be played during the jam for an audience of music biz folks. 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 CDB CD, and he has toured with The Rolling Stones, Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band , Lynyrd Skynyrd, Yes, Ted Nugent, Bruce Springsteen and ZZ Top.