Deadline Approaches for TMP Songwriter Competition

Just a reminder that the entry window closes this Sunday for our TMP Songwriter Competition!

More info here:


Prize Package:
*A free 8 hour day at Rosewood Studios

*A basic radio promotion package from Steen Promotions

*Songwriting sessions with award-winning songwriters: Tony Ramey and Drew Womack

*The opening slot for a Red 11 Music artist

*The opening slot for Cory Morrow’s Real Life Real Music Songwriters Series show on 8/8 at Dosey Doe in The Woodlands, Texas.

*A free consultation, then $500 worth of free services, to be determined after consult from Blue Lark Entertainment.

*An entry level photo shoot with Natalie Rhea Productions

*2 tickets to Texas Music Pickers’ Texas Music Seminar

*A press release digital distribution package from MTS Management Group/MTS Records

*Digital delivery of a single from CD TEX.

*Cash Prize of $500

—-Judges for the competition (in alphabetical order):—-

Trey Bailey – Head of Entertainment Committee for Watermelon Thump(Festival/Luling, TX)

Rita Ballou– “HBIC” at KOKE FM(Radio Station/Austin, TX)

Chase Colston – Promoter/Founder of Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival(Festival/Tyler, TX)

Kolby Cunningham – Entertainment Director for Twisted J – Bar, Backyard, & Live Music Venue – Stephenville, TXe (Venue/Stephenville, TX)

Davis Danziger – Talent Buyer for Lola’s Trailer Park (Venue/Fort Worth, TX)

Rob Edwards – Program Director for 98.3 KORA The Texas Country Original(Radio Station/College Station, TX)

Tracie Ferguson – Talent Buyer/Booking Agent for Gruene Hall(Venue/Gruene, TX)

Terran Fleenor – Director of Marketing Communications for Billy Bob’s Texas(Venue/Fort Worth, TX)

Chris Fox – Editor-in-Chief of Texas Music Pickers

Steve Fox – Head of Operations for Texas Music Pickers

Alex Garcia – Owner/Talent Buyer for Silver Saloon (Venue/Terrell, TX)

Debbie Glen – Owner/Talent Buyer for The Red Brick Tavern(Venue/Conroe, TX)

Scott Gunter – Mgmt/A&R/Publishing at @Durango Artists (Cody Johnson, Roger Creager, Randall King)

Sarah Hearne –– Production Manager for Dickson Productions, which includes The MusicFest at Steamboat (Festival/Steamboat, Co) & Rio Frio Fest (Festival/Concan, TX) and she is also the Promoter for Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance Music Festival (Festival/Taos, NM)

Joel Hoffmann – Owner and Talent Buyer for Riley’s Tavern

Taylor Hons – Editorial Contributor for Texas Music Pickers

CJ Hooper – Owner/Talent Buyer for Conway’s (Venue/New Braunfels, Texas)

Jeb Hurt – Booking Agent at Red 11 Music (Booking Agency/Austin, TX)

Tim LeGrand – Talent Buyer at Cowboy’s Tyler (Venue/Tyler, TX)

John Marks – The Global Head of Country Music at Spotify (Music Streaming Service)

Colin Mathews – Executive Vice President for Chilifest Music Festivalt 2019 (Festival/Snook, TX)

Jared McManus – Talent Buyer for The Tap (Venue/College 
Station, TX) and the Owner of Back Porch Management (Artist Management)

Andrew McWilliams – Booking Agent at Red 11 Music (Booking Agency/Austin, TX)

Christina Ramirez -Editorial Contributor for Texas Music Pickers

Philip Randolph – Manager/Talent Buyer for Tumbleweed Dancehall & Concert Venue Dance Hall (Venue/Stillwater, OK) and Calf Fry Festival(Festival/Stillwater,OK)

Gordy Schroeder – Founder of Hwy 30 Music Fest (Filer, Idaho)

Megan Schroeder – Founder of Hwy 30 Music Fest (Filer, Idaho)

Paul Steen – Owner/Talent Buyer for Bubba’s Brewhouse (Venue/Durant, OK)

Martha Taylor – Festival Organizer of Larry Joe Taylor’s Texas Music Festival(Festival/Stephenville, TX)

Zack Varner – Founder and Organizer of Rock Away Cystic Fibrosis Music Festival (Festival, Bryan, TX)

Justin Weinman – Owner and Talent Buyer for Conway’s (Venue/New Braunfels, Texas)

Kerry West– Studio Manager/Assistant Engineer at Rosewood Studios

Kevin White – Owner/Talent Buyer for Banita Creek Hall – Nacogdoches, Texas (Venue/Nacogdoches, TX)

Janey Woods – Owner/Talent Buyer for Hilltop Icehouse (Venue/Pointblank, TX)

Author: Chris Fox

Music addict, a sucker for heartbreak songs, and avid Houston sports fan! I'am also the Editor-in-Chief of Texas Music Pickers.

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