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Here are the winning songs and artists for this years 2012 Song of the Year. Big thanks go out to all of our esteemed judges and to all of the talented songwriters who entered.
Song of the Year
1st House Red – Mike Biggers
2nd Roller Coaster – Dennis Plant
3rd Paper Kisses – Mike Biggers
Singer / Songwriter
1st Person Of Interest – Bill Valenti
2nd San Francisco Song – Lauren Kershner
3rd Guinness Gravitas – Bill Valenti
1st No One Answers – Dennis Plant
2nd Brutally Honest – Lauren Kershner
3rd Nothing I’ve Had – Mike Viles
1st House Red – Mike Biggers
2nd Wheels For Wings – Brian Cloyd
3rd Yours and Mine – Tommy Joe Kelly
1st Roller Coaster – Dennis Plant
2nd We The People – Tommy Joe Kelly
3rd The Good Life – Paul Gratton
1st Paper Kisses – Mike Biggers
2nd I Think You’re OK – Phil Paige
3rd Take a Chance – Allen Byer
Jazz / Blues
1st Nasty Bastard – Phil Paige
2nd Isabelle - Phil Paige
3rd Anymore- Brian Cloyd
1st Siesta Sunset – Merle Hoover
2nd Breakaway- Benda Usher
3rd Another Road – Brenda Usher
1st Always Kiss Me Goodnight – Lauren Kershner
2nd Why Would She – Dominick Hurley
3rd Snow Angel – Lauren Kershner
1st Pero Primer – Dennis Plant and Tommy Joe Kelly
2nd Big Awl – Bill Valenti
3rd Follicle Illusion – Mike Viles
...and the coveted Audience Choice Award goes to Mike Viles for his song "Nothing I've Had."
Congratulations to all!!
COSA is a nonprofit organization founded to promote, educate and motivate members to write, market and improve their skills as songwriters.
MONTHLY SONGWRITER MEETINGS
We meet on the last Sunday of every month at Kelly D's located at 1012 S Cleveland in Bend, Oregon. 2:00 PM till 5:00 PM. Anyone interested in songwriting is welcome to attend.
At one of our meetings you will find a varied group of songwriters ranging from beginners to experienced professionals. The thread that binds us together is the common love of music and lyrics. All styles of songs are welcome at COSA. You may hear country, hard rock, soft rock, pop, blues, children's music, religious songs, instrumentals or anything else someone brings in at one of our meetings.
We have contact info for publishing, copyrighting, collaboration and studio / demo services. Our meeting activities include guest lecturers, workshops, current musical events and group discussions.
At each meeting we also have a Song-of-the-Month contest. Members listen to entries (either played live or supplied in CD format) and vote for their favorite song. Winners receive a certificate of achievement and their song gets a free entry into our Song-of-the-Year contest. The song will also be played on KPOV.FM courtesy of Rick Miller and the Center Stage radio program.
Browse our site to find additional information including our annual Song-of-the-Year Awards and Presentation show, gig alerts, news, music, links and more. Thanks for visiting!