Indie International Songwriting Contest:
Congratulations on another songwriting award from the Indie International Songwriting Contest! Bob was awarded “honorable mention” for his original tune, “Blank Pages”, bringing his total of original, award-winning songs up to 21, and 37 awards overall.
You can listen to the award-winning tune “Blank Pages” on the music page of this site, or on Spotify at this link: https://open.spotify.com/track/1rGBDBloiDQxNBUzmKArvt?si=cc1d37545ef34f53
Listen to the contest’s winning songs and other honorable mentions at this link: https://indieinternational.com/2023-songwriting-contest/2023winners/
Another songwriting-contest win for Bob’s original song: “Fallen King of the Cool”! The tune placed as a semi-finalist in the 2023 Unsigned Only songwriting contest, in the Folk/singer-songwriter category. This song was released on Bob’s album “Still Sitting Backstage”, and rose to the top 1,000 slots, with over 6,000 entrants to this contest.
You can listen to the tune on the Music page of this site, also on Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, and other streaming sites.
Contest Finalists and winners will be announced in the coming weeks – you can see them all at this link, and good luck to all!
Song of the Year Songwriting Contest:
Great news, Bob’s original tune “After the Dust Bowl” was awarded as a finalist in the “Song of the Year” songwriting competition’s first contest of 2023, in the “Folk” category! Check out the other finalists and winners here: https://www.songoftheyear.com/winners_2023a.htm
This marks Bob’s 19th original tune awarded in songwriting contests! Check out the tune on the music page of this site, and on Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, and other online streaming sites.
Great American Songwriting Contest:
Congratulations to Bob for another songwriting award, this one from the 24th Annual Great American Songwriting Contest! Over 1800 songwriters from 41 countries participated in 2022, and Bob’s original tune “Transistor Radio and Me” beat out the competition for the top 100 finalists across all categories. This award brings Bob’s total songwriting awards to 34 awards won over the last 6 years.
Listen to the award-winning tune on the music page of this site, and other major streaming sites. You can also watch the video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Lfdtbi7NfbQ
Congratulations to Bob for winning another songwriting award: this latest is from the 2022 International Songwriting Contest!
Bob’s original tune “Dancing on the Moon” was selected as a semi-finalist in folk/singer-songwriter category, from over 15,000 entries, making it to the top 13% of all entries. This award marks the 33rd award for Bob’s original songs in the last six years.
You can hear the tune on the music page of this site, Spotify, and Apple Music.
Finalists will be announced in a few weeks; check out the other semi-finalists on the ISC website: https://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners.
Congratulations on Bob’s latest songwriting award, for his original tune “Miss Peggy Lee Sings the Blues”! This song was awarded a finalist in the 19th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) Songwriting Competition. This contest receives entries from all over the world, with judging by major record labels like Sony/BMG, EMI, Warner, and Universal Music.
Listen to the award-winning song on the music page of this site, and check out the other finalists on the IAMA website, winners to be announced by Feb. 10: https://inacoustic.com/winners/
Fresh off the release of his fifth album Still Sitting Backstage, the songwriting contest “Song of the Year” awarded three of Bob’s original tunes in their fourth contest of 2022! “It Still Hurts”, placed as a Finalist in the “Folk” category, “Chestnuts and Love” and “Midnight Sun Tattoo” were both awarded Semi-Finalist in the “Folk” category. This marks Bob’s 17th original song awarded in a songwriting contest in five years.
You can listen to the tunes on the music page of this site and other streaming sites, plus check out the other finalists on the Song of the Year website: https://www.songoftheyear.com/winners_2022d.htm
More great news just announced from the Dallas Songwriting Association: the DSA released the names of the semi-finalists in their spring 2022 Lyrics competition, and Bob made the cut with three songs! Two are from Bob’s first album “Wistfully Yours” - “Transistor Radio and Me”, and “I’m So Easy to Please” - and one from his forthcoming album “Still Sitting Backstage” - “Nothing Aches as Hard (As a Broken Country Heart)”. You can listen to the first two tunes on the music page of this site, Spotify, and Apple Music, and the third tune will be released soon!
Also check out the other winners on the DCA Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/dallassongwriters/
With poetic flourish for autumn and shorter days arriving in New England, Bob’s original tune “Don’t You Let the Darkness Drag You Down” was selected as a finalist in “Folk” category the “Song of the Year” songwriting competition! This contest was held in the 3rd quarter of 2022, and is the third award Bob has received this year.
Check out the other finalists and category winners at https://www.songoftheyear.com/winners_2022c.htm, and listen to the tune on the music page or on Spotify, Apple Music, and other music streaming services.
Congratulations to Bob for earning the “Semi-Finalist” award from the 2022 Unsigned Only Songwriting Contest, for his original song “Don’t You Let the Darkness Drag You Down”! Over 7,000 entrants into the contest were whittled down by jury selection to reach the semi-final stage. Finalists will be announced in the coming weeks. This is the 2nd songwriting award Bob has received in 2022 for his original music.
You can listen to the tune on this website's Music page, or on Spotify or Apple Music, and you can check out the rest of the contest semi-finalists here: https://unsignedonly.com/winners
Great news for Bob: just after releasing his John Prine tribute album “Hello Out There”, Bob was awarded by the European Songwriting Awards competition, placing in the top-3 for the Singer Songwriter category, for his original tune “Huge Swig of the Now”! This is the second time he’s placed in the ESA, previously placing top-5 in the 2020 Singer Songwriter category for his original tune “Waxing Poetic”. Winners will be announced online on May 2, 2022.
Check out this year’s nominees on the ESA website: https://www.europeansongwritingawards.net/
You can listen to the award-winning song on the Music page of this site, Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp, and Soundcloud!
Not only is Bob releasing a single from his upcoming album Hello Out There today, but two of his original tunes have just been awarded semi-finalists in the 2021 International Songwriting Contest in the folk/singer-songwriter category! The ISC received more than 21,000 entries, and semi-finalists make up only 11% of all entries, so this is a remarkable achievement!
The songs are "Romancing the Ruins", and “Chestnuts and Love”. This marks the first time these songs have been awarded, and the 22nd award for Bob’s original songs in the last four years.
You can hear these songs on the music page of this site, Spotify, and Apple Music.
Winners will be announced in a few weeks. You can check out the other winners on the ISC website: https://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners.
Bob's original tune "Daddy Had Another Bad Day" won 3rd-place in the Dallas Songwriters Association 2021 Annual Songwriter contest, in the Singer-songwriter category!
Not only that, but the Dallas Songwriting Association also selected his original song "Miss Peggy Lee Sings the Blues" as the winner of their spring 2021 Lyrics Contest!
You can listen to both tunes on the Music page of this site, as well as on Spotify and Apple Music. You can check out the other 2021 DSA winners at their website: https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com/
Bob’s original song “Transistor Radio and Me” was awarded “Song of the Week” by the John Lennon Songwriter Contest, the week of December 27, 2021! Their tweet announcing the award can be viewed here: https://twitter.com/thejlsc/status/1475912863189450756
AND - Bob was awarded Semi-Finalist for three original songs in the Dallas Songwriting Association 2021 annual contest! The three tunes are “Miss Peggy Lee Sings the Blues” (Americana/Bluegrass category), “Daddy Had Another Bad Day”, and “Transistor Radio and Me” (Singer/Songwriter category). You can check out the full list of semi-finalists on the website: http://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com/ The winners will be announced via a virtual awards show on Saturday, January 15.
You can listen to the tune on the Music page of this site, and on Spotify and Bandcamp. These awards mark the 18th time Bob has been nominated for an award in four years.
Yet another songwriting contest has selected Bob’s original tune “Don’t You Let the Darkness Drag You Down”, this time as a semi-finalist in the Unsigned Only 2021 songwriting contest! This is the 15th songwriting award that Bob has received in the past four years.
The song was selected as a semi-finalist from almost 10,000 entries. Winners will be announced in a few weeks! You can see Bob and the other semi-finalists at this link: https://unsignedonly.com/winners
You can listen to the tune on the Music page of this site, and on Spotify and Bandcamp.
Bob was awarded "honorable mention" in the Spring 2021 Indie International Songwriting competition! Judges selected his original tune "Don't You Let the Darkness Drag You Down" from hundreds of submissions to the contest. You can check out the tune on the Music page of this site, or on Spotify and Bandcamp.
Check out Bob and the other finalists here, scrolling down to the "Americana/Country" section: https://indieinternational.com/2021-spring-contest-winners/winners-all-genres/
Earlier this year, Bob was nominated as a finalist in the 2020 Great American Song Contest, for his original song "Transistor Radio and Me"! There were 1,900 songs submitted, and only 100 were chosen as finalists, of which Bob was one. You can check out the tune on the Music page, or on Spotify and Bandcamp.
Check out Bob and the other finalists here: https://www.greatamericansong.com/honorary.php
Also, Bob was selected as a Songwriter at the renowned Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival! The festival runs annually in Gatlinburg, TN, and this year runs from August 19 - 21, 2021. Bob was selected to play at the Showcase Round. We'll post more information about Bob's shows as we get closer to the date.
You can check out the Festival's website by clicking on this link: http://www.gatlinburgsongwriters.com/index.html