Unique vocal competition honors Dolly Parton’s songwriting in her hometown, Sevierville, TN
SEVIERVILLE, TN – March 14, 2019 – The 15th annual Mountain Soul Vocal Competition is calling for entries. The entry deadline for the preliminary round of The Mountain Soul Vocal Competition is Friday, April 5.
This unique competition honors the songwriting of Sevierville native Dolly Parton by encouraging contestants from across the nation to sing one of the more than 3,000 songs she has penned — in his or her own vocal style.
Contestants may enter in the 13 and up age division or the 12 and under division for this competition.
Contestants may submit up to two songs written by Dolly Parton per entry. All songs written by Parton are eligible for the competition. It is not necessary, nor is it encouraged, to impersonate Parton, either physically or vocally during the competition.
Audition files, sent by mail (entries must be postmarked by April 5), will be judged and 30 finalists (20 in the 13 years old and older category and 10 in the 12 years old and younger category) will be invited to perform during the final rounds at Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass on Saturday, May 18 in downtown Sevierville. Winning competitors will take home cash and prizes including a recording session in Nashville, Tennessee and a guitar autographed by Dolly Parton.
For a complete list of the songs Dolly has written, visit www.dollymania.net.
For rules and more information, visit www.BloominBBQ.com or call the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce at 1-888-889-7415.
The Mountain Soul Vocal Competition is part of Sevierville’s 15th annual Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass event May 17-18. For more information, visit www.BloominBBQ.com.
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