Hi! I’m Linda Pfeiffer and I represent the Texas Troubadour Songwriters Contest for the Bosque Arts Center in Clifton, Texas. We are looking for talented songwriters for our contest!
We are currently taking entries for our Texas Troubadour Songwriters contest to be held November 7th, 2020 in Clifton, Texas. Entries may be submitted thru August 3, 2020. This is a monied contest with amounts of $1500, $1000 and $500. We invite nationally known country singer/songwriters to do the judging. This year we will have ‘Whispering’ Bill Andersen.
Please visit our site at http://www.BosqueArtsCenter.org for information on the contest.
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A Nationwide Songwriting Competition
The BAC seeks to celebrate and promote country music songwriters and singer/songwriters by providing an opportunity nationwide for recognition of their talent in the great state of Texas. The competition will be judged each year by well known Country Music Songwriters.
The Texas Troubadour Songwriter Classic is a contest open to U.S. songwriters and singer/songwriters. Contestants may enter original songs by CD or by uploading digital entries to be considered for a $1000 Song of the Year Award as well as the live competition for singer/songwriters in October with the $1500 Texas Troubadour and $500 People’s Choice awards. Entries open in late spring and close mid-summer.
8th Annual Texas Troubadour Songwriter Classic
Bill Anderson Judging & Performing
Entries opened May 11.
Deadline for entries August 3, 2020.
Live Performances – November 7, 2020
The contest accepts original songs in the country music genre (Americana, Red Dirt, traditional, blues, gospel, and rockabilly flavors acceptable).
Songwriters and singer/songwriters may enter simple recordings in mp3 format online through midnight of the deadline. Entries on CD need to be postmarked by that date as well.
Prizes of $1,500 will be awarded to the Texas Troubadour winner. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the songwriter winning Song of the Year. A $500 People’s Choice Award will also be voted on and given to the fan favorite after live performances.
Entry fees are $15 per song submitted online; $20 per song for mailed CDs or alternative methods. There is an additional $15 fee for consideration for the Texas Troubadour live portion of the contest.
Entries will be judged on the lyrics and music alone; recording quality will not be a consideration, therefore studio recordings are not required. Contestants are encouraged to create mp3s or CDs of their original compositions using any available technology. All entries must consist of vocals accompanied by some sort of musical instrument. A cappella and instrumental entries will not be accepted.
For the Song of the Year category only, songwriters who do not feel comfortable singing the songs themselves are free to have someone else perform the songs for them on recordings.
Contestants interested in being considered for the Texas Troubadour Singer/Songwriter Award must submit 3 original songs which they perform, as well as a DVD or a link to a videotaped performance. The quality of the video is not a consideration; however, the video needs to display the personality and stage presence of the contestant. The judges will use the video performances, along with the song submissions, to choose 7 to 10 finalists for the Texas Troubadour live performance event at the Bosque Arts Center. The Texas Troubadour and People’s Choice prizes will be awarded based on the live performances that evening.
Contestants for all categories are welcome to use smart phone mp3 or video recording apps, computer software programs, webcams, or other technology to create recordings for contest submissions.
For more information call 254-675-3724 or contact us by e-mail.
A completed entry form must accompany online or mailed entries.
Be sure to read the Contest Rules thorooughly!!