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Write With A Hit-Maker Contest Ends at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!
September 08, 2009

Write With A Hit-Maker Contest Ends at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!

LAST CALL TO ENTER OUR "WRITE WITH A HIT-MAKER CONTEST." The submission period for this contest ends at 12 midnight (PT) today, 09.08.09. There's still time!

Hey Everybody, Jim Attebery here with a few updates regarding our "Write With A Hit-Maker" Songwriting Contest and our upcoming Expo Oct. 8-10 in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO.

Because of the last minute change to our Expo (see below) venue and because our new online contest registration had a few glitches recently, we EXTENDED the deadline to enter the contest until midnight 09.08.09. THAT'S TOMORROW AT MIDNIGHT! We've had some great submissions already and I'd like to thank everyone who has participated. Our hit songwriters are gearing up to write with the winners...there's still (a little) time to enter!

Also, Jack Hayford and myself and other local Durango-ites will be having a little get together on Wednesday, September 23rd (6:30-8:30PM) at The Thirsty Parrot Bar and Grill in Colorado Springs. Come by and learn more about this fantastic songwriting event!

When you make your reservations at the Doubletree (info below), make sure you mention that you are part of the DURANGO GROUP to get the special room rate reserved for us. Or, just click here to reserve your room.

As usual we have a pre-Expo "Meet and Greet" (and party!) planned for Wednesday October 7th (the day before the Expo), 6-8:30 PM. Our little get-together will be held at The Thirsty Parrot Bar and Grill in Colorado Springs. If you can come in a day early, this extra day of networking (and showcasing at the open mic!) is a good (and fun!) opportunity to spend time with Expo staff, industry pros and, of course, songwriters!

Our Next Expo is Oct 8-10th, 2009 in Colorado Springs, CO at the Doubletree World Arena Colorado Springs).

NOTE: THIS IS A LAST MINUTE CHANGE OF VENUE due to a scheduling conflict. If you have already made a reservation at the Marriott (original venue), your reservation has been changed to the Doubletree but your credit card information is not on file with the Doubletree. To avoid any availability issues, contact the Doubletree Colorado Springs immediately at 800.222.8733.

We apologize for the inconvenience and we assure you that the Expo will not miss a beat as a result of this change. The new location has beautiful rooms and they are actually $10 cheaper ($109 per nite) than the Marriott rooms. The Doubletree is everything we expect in location, amenities and service!

If you have any problems, call Jim Attebery directly at 970.259.9747.

Write With A Hit-Maker Contest Deadline Extended

Due to the last minute change of venue and because we have been experiencing a few problems with our new contest registration process, the deadline to submit to our contest has been extended until September 8th, 2009!

Register here.

If you have any problems, email mrJack at

10th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference

The 10th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference will take place from Wednesday, September 16th through Saturday, September 19th, 2009, gathering thousands of artists, fans and industry professionals from all over the world.

The Americana Music Festival features approximately 100 performances by legends and the next generation of stars of the four day event.

By day, the Americana Music Conference features numerous panels, seminars and much more providing the most educational music industry forum for discussion in the land. This special event covers the interests and needs of artists, managers, labels, radio stations, publishers, agents, promoters, retailers, legal and business affairs executives,, merchandisers and new media professionals.

Simply put, the Americana Conference has something for anyone who has a passion for music.

The 2009 Americana Music Festival & Conference will once again be the place to be this week in September!.

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About Our Nashville Durango Nite

From mrJack: We very fortunate to have as our monthly Durango Nite host the very popular live music venue The Listening Room Cafe, located in Cummins Station. Owner Chris Blair and staff have made a fabulous new listening room (just as the name suggests!). Terrific people, sound, service, food, drinks and MUSIC!

The next Durango nite at The Listening Room is Monday, September 14th 8-10pm. (No Cover, $8 PER PERSON MINIMUM.) This month's show is our last before the Expo and we are having a REUNION show with "Expo-ites" from Nashville, touring performing songwriters, AND SPECIAL GUESTS. Don't miss it! It will be a BLAST!

Already on the bill:
Ashley Raines
Brendan McKinney
CJ Jones
Lisa Witty

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