2009-2012: We ran ten seasonal Tennessee Concerts Song Contests
through the SonicBids website. These are our winners. We were lucky enough to have some very talented musicians to win our song contests including singer Meghan Trainor & others.
Winners include Art Carter (Summer 2012), Conan (Fall 2011),
Meghan Trainor (Spring 2011), John Latta (Winter 2010), Weston James (Fall 2010),
John Thibodeaux (Winter 2010), Dean Batstone (Summer 2010) ,
Val Halla (Summer 2009), Within Reason (Spring 2009)
I have always had an interest in music and singing from as early as I can remember…. From singing in the shower, to singing in the car, to singing with bands, music and singing is like breathing to me…
For me not to sing is to stop living and expressing one’s inner soul and emotions…. Music and singing is food for my being, and a way to connect with people’s hearts and emotions in a deep and profound way…
I have sung many different styles of music which include “Rock’n-Roll, Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, Country, and Americana, etc..” I feel that each style of music has its own unique and good qualities, and that by having sung many different styles, it makes you well rounded, a better musician, singer, and performer in all forms of music….
I have found a home in the “Country-Rock and Americana” form of music, and I feel it is an “Honest Style of Music” that can be sung from the heart, and truly reflects some of the best qualities of “The American Spirit, Culture, and Values”…… It is real…..
I have opened for Country Legend Loretta Lynn (The Coal Miner’s Daughter), as well as have been in the opening lineup for Nashville Artists & Canadian Band Emerson Drive.
I am a singer, a songwriter, arranger, and producer….. I write & record my own songs, many of which are on my music albums, as well as have produced my own music videos.
I hope to keep growing in the music business, to write and record more songs, to touch people’s hearts, and have my voice and music heard around the world….
Art Carter & Nothing But Trouble (Band)
Art Carter - Freedom Rains CD
Winning Song: Art Carter - Butterfly
Art Carter - Butterfly
Executive Producer / Director, Art Carter
Written by, Art Carter for "Alavella"
Publisher, Art Carter Music
Performed by, Art Carter
Music recorded at, Studio 19, Nashville TN.
Vocals/mix/mastered at, Walker Studios, Orlando, FL.
The Tennessee Concerts Song Contest started out as a Talent Competition,
but soon changed to a song contest. These are articles from
the late Ken Utterback in the Music City Examiner.
They include information on the contest.