Holy cow….we were completely blown away this year by the level of talent that performed in the preliminary round of our TMP Songwriter Competition. We had 26 aspiring songwriters pour their heart and soul out on the Tap’s stage in front of a packed house, that included a panel of judges made up of talent buyers, booking agents, publishers, managers, radio PD’s etc…
First, I’m happy to report the state of upcoming songwriters is in great condition. Even more exciting is how wide-spread this young crop is. In our group of the 13 finalists, you’ll find a couple of Okies, a 17 year old, some killer female artists, some country, some folk, some Americana and some southern rock.
We’re really excited for our finals this Saturday (7/21) and encourage everyone to come out to The Tap to lend your support to some very talented emerging songwriters!
The 13 finalist:
Colton Lane Morman
Jade Marie Patek
Taylor Long of the Lawless
Music addict, a sucker for heartbreak songs, and avid Houston sports fan! I’am also the Editor-in-Chief of Texas Music Pickers.