The Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet is rich in songwriting talent. Bass player Daryl Mosley, banjo player Bennie Boling and guitarist Kevin Williamson have each had successful careers writing songs recorded by numerous bluegrass, country, and Christian artists. Now, the band is offering an exciting opportunity for an up-and-coming songwriter to have a song recorded and released nationally on the next Farm Hands CD.
Daryl Mosley, writer of one of the biggest songs in gospel music history-Â â€˜He Saw It Allâ€™, says the band empathizes with the struggling songwriter.Â Â â€œWe remember what it was like, as a young songwriter, to have songs you really believe in, but not have the relationships necessary to get the songs to recording artists. WeÂ want to be proactive in helping songwriters get a real start.â€
From now untilÂ December 15th, the band is asking songwriters who have never had a song recorded by a national, touring artist to submit their best song. â€œWe will listen to all of the songs submitted and select one that will be included on our next CD,â€ says Bennie Boling, writer of songs recorded by The Oak Ridge Boys, Gene Watson, and others.Â Â â€œIâ€™m excited to hear them. I know there are some real gems out there.â€
Kevin Williamson, who has written songs for Claire Lynch and others, is hopeful this will help someone get a head start on their dream. â€œWe owe a debt of gratitude to those who helped us along when we were first getting started. The best way to pay that debt is to do the same for others.â€For complete details, go toÂ www.farmhandsquartet.comÂ /songcontestÂ Â Â