Rodney Atkins Named Honorary Host Of 4th Annual Music City Songwriting Competition
September 24, 2010 at 6:39 AM (PT)
CURB RECORDS/NASHVILLE artist RODNEY ATKINS was announced as the honorary host of the 4th Annual “MUSIC CITY Songwriting Competition” by the NASHVILLE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU (CVB) that kicked off this week.
The CVB is conducting a world-wide search for the best original song, which participants can submit online now through NOVEMBER 22nd at http://sonicbids.com/musiccitysongwriting or via snail mail at MUSIC CITY Songwriting Competition, P.O. Box 190633, NASHVILLE, TN 37219-0633 USA.
All entrants will receive a copy of Rodney Atkins' newest CD, and the entries will be narrowed down to the Top 25. They will then be judged by a panel of top names in the Nashville music industry, including ATKINS, Sr. VP of A&R for WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE SCOTT HENDRICKS, RED LIGHT MANAGEMENT's FLETCHER FOSTER, ASCAP's Membership Relations executive MIKE SISTAD, music executive ALEX TORREZ, GAC Host and SIRIUS XM radio personality STORME WARREN and NASHVILLE CVB President BUTCH SPYRIDON.
The winning songwriter will be flown to NASHVILLE to experience a writing session with a professional songwriter and receive an EPIPHONE MASTERBUILT acoustic guitar, plus many more prizes. See the full list of prizes here. For more info, visit www.themusiccitysongwriter.com.
In other RODNEY ATKINS news, the “Farmer’s Daughter” singer is keeping the “buy” button at iTUNES steady, with the single currently selling around 20,000 downloads a week. In addition, he has a new album out now that is exclusive to CRACKER BARREL stores. He is also spending time in the studio this fall gearing up for his next release on CURB RECORDS.
RODNEY said: “I am really thrilled with all the excitement around this single and the exclusive new release at CRACKER BARREL. We are seeing a lot of fans and making new ones every day. There’s nothing I love more than when the crowd sings back to you and that is happening a lot right now. This has been a great summer and we are looking forward to an even better fall.”
For tour dates and more info, visit www.rodneyatkins.com.