2022 Awards

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!

2021 Awards

Update:

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

 

2020 Awards

Bob's original tune "Prelude to our Last Hurrah" was selected as a Semi-Finalist in the 2020 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)! A remarkable achievement to be selected as a top song out of 26,000 entries; Bob's song will go on to the next round of judging.

You can see Bob and the list of other semi-finalists here: https://songwritingcompetition.com/semifinalists

 

Bob's song "Even Though Autumn's in Your Eyes" was selected as an "Honorable Mention" award in the "Americana" category, in the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest (MASC) awards!

See Bob and the other nominees and category winners here: https://saw.org/2020-results/

Bob has not one, not two, but three songs nominated as semi-finalists in the Dallas Songwriters Association Annual Songwriting contest! The three songs are "Huge Swig of the Now" and "Even Though Autumn's In Your Eyes" in the Singer-Songwriter category, and "Miss Peggy Lee Sings the Blues" in the Americana/Folk/Bluegrass category. Finalists will be announced in January 2021.

See Bob and the other nominees here: https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com/

Bob was selected as a finalist for the song "Transistor Radio and Me" in the 21st Annual Great American Song Contest. Judges for this contest reviewed songs by more than 1800 songwriters from around the world!

See Bob and the other nominees here: https://www.greatamericansong.com/honorary.php

Bob was also nominated for the European Songwriting Awards in the singer-songwriter category, for the original song "Waxing Poetic". Out of hundreds of submissions, this song made it into the top 5 in this category!

See Bob and the other nominees here: https://www.europeansongwritingawards.net/

Recently, Bob was also nominated as a semi-finalist in the "UnsignedOnly Music Competition", a songwriting contest for unsigned artists. Hundreds submitted songs, and Bob's song "What I Remember Most" made the cut from judges such as Tyler Williams, Garth Hudson, Lionel Louke, and Janiva Magness and many others.

See Bob and the other nominees here: https://unsignedonly.com/semifinalists

Check out all critically-acclaimed songs on our "Music" page!

2019 Awards