Fans to Choose One Great New Rockabilly Song

The Rockabilly Artists Alliance has announced the 16 finalists in The Rockabilly Rumble Original Song Contesta global song competition open to unsigned artists and songwriters worldwide (where not prohibited). Entries came from more than 20 countries for the online competition. The winning song will be awarded a studio session with Rockabilly icon and Stray Cats drummer, Slim Jim Phantom, [pictured] and more.

The Rockabilly Artists Alliance teamed up with top producers, digital event specialists, and legendary music icons to present the biggest online Rockabilly original song competition ever. The Rockabilly Rumble began accepting submissions in April through its online portal, and a selection committee of industry executives chose 16 finalists for a single-elimination bracket tournament. The competition will be open to public fan voting starting Monday, July 19th to determine the winners of the head-to-head battles.

“The newly formed Rockabilly Artists Alliance honors the roots and history of Rockabilly and the Rockabilly Rumble is great way to highlight artists and songwriters who continue to preserve the Rockabilly style,” says Jeff Cole, Executive Director of the RAA.

Billed as “an epic search for the world’s best new rockabilly song,” the online contest pits songs entered against one another in a multi-week contest. In cooperation with Blow Your Mind Productions, the contest was open to unsigned artists and songwriters worldwide and required the entry of one original song.

A panel of celebrities critiqued the Top 16 finalists, but ultimately it is fans who will choose the winners by a public, online vote. The panel included Slim Jim Phantom of Stray Cats (who will produce the winning song); living legend and guitar master, James Burton; and versatile, multi-award-winning singer/songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member, Lorrie Morgan.

The Rockabilly Artists Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and preserving the legacy and lasting cultural influence of Rockabilly music; one of American music’s most unique styles. The organization has plans for a Hall of Fame Museum to recognize the music makers and the personalities; those who pioneered the music and those who perpetuate the sound and culture today.

“Rockabilly has never lost its edge,” Cole says. “We want to shine a well-deserved light on this great music and culture. It’s fun and vibrant and just plain cool.”

Here are the 16 finalists in the ROCKABILLY RUMBLE ORIGINAL SONG CONTEST. The contest garnered entries from more than 20 countries.
Worldwide, public voting (where not prohibited) opens Monday, July 19th.
Check out the songs! www.therockabillyrumble.com

’47 Cadillac
Songwriter: Will Cooley

Be Your Man
Songwriter: Ian Cook

Big Black Dog
Songwriters: Thomas Ewing, Chantelle McAteer and Christopher Logan

Billy Rockabilly
Songwriters: Jared Petteys and Daniel L. Johnson

Domestic Life
Songwriter: Josh Keeney

Every Moment Could Be My Last
Songwriter: David-Gwyn Jones

Hot & Bloody
Songwriters: Joseph Newbon and Mark Weaver

Por Amor
Songwriter: Willy Ferrer

Pedal To The Floor
Songwriter: Jonathan C. O’Neal

Rockabilly Fever
Songwriter: Glen A. Foster

Rockabilly Woman and a Hillbilly Man
Songwriter: J. D. Cox

Short Short Skirts
Songwriter: Tommy McEwan

Two Carburetors
Songwriter: Tony Baker

Walkin’ In Circles
Songwriter: Elliot Jones

Werewolf Blues
Songwriters: Colin Jones, Ollie Hickson and Miranda Jones

Wreckin’ Ball
Songwriters: Ray Noel, Chrystine Polzin and Greg Polzin

The Rockabilly Rumble ORIGINAL SONG CONTEST provides each of the 16 band/artist finalists with a one-of-a-kind, global promotional experience — but in the end, only one will walk away with the Grand Prize:

  • FIRST PRIZE : Winning song produced by Slim Jim Phantom with you in a world class recording studio plus $3,000 (USD)
  • SECOND PRIZE : $1,000 (USD)
  • (2x) THIRD PRIZE : $500 Music Merchandise Gift Card

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