Cover Song Winners

Congratulations to the top ten and our winners in the Claim2Fame Cover Song Contest!

Maiah wins $5000 dollars and personal mentoring with 2 American Idol Coaches in L.A! Check out the Original Song Winners here.

1: Maiah Wynne
2: Ashley Archer
3: Leyka

4: Dylan James
5: Chad Goodson
6: One Street Over
7: Drew Collins
8: Kaelah
9: Melissa
10:Kenny Peters

*Results certified by the accounting firm of Thad Scott and Company.

Original Song Winners

 

Congratulations to the top ten and the winners of our Original Song Contest!

Katie wins wins $5000 dollars and personal mentoring with 2 American Idol Coaches in L.A! Check out the Cover Song Winners here.

1: Katie Francis
2: Vanity
3: Chelsea Crites

4: Brandon Daly
5: Boceephus
6: Micah
7: Mikayla Fox Williams
8: Jamison Chester Fox
9: Steve Major
10: Jordan James
10: (Tie) Brandon Stewart

*Results certified by the accounting firm of Thad Scott and Company.

In Conversation with Barrett Baber from the Voice

The Claim2Fame Podcast is a resource for artists

Every episode features successful artists and industry experts sharing compelling stories and valuable knowledge about the music industry hosted by CMA, ACM & CCMA Award Winning Broadcaster Cliff Dumas. (Co-Host of syndicated the Cliff and Sharon radio show)

Cliff talks to Barrett Baber from The Voice about surviving a plane crash, getting a 4 chair turn on the show and what he learned from Blake Shelton.

Barrett Baber

barrett-baber-image-2NBC’s The Voice finalist Barrett Baber gave millions of viewers one of the most memorable introductions to a true artist and entertainer the show has ever seen.
With commanding performance energy, Barrett owned the stage from round 1, and his unique, soulful country sound stood out among the entire show as something truly special. Blake Shelton says, “Barrett sounds like no one else on country radio. He can be a superstar in Country music.”

Also winner of the national CBS Grammy Gig of a Lifetime in 2014, Barrett continues to deliver, wowing fans as well as the music industry.
An Arkansas native, Barrett’s inspiration for singing and creating music started with frequent visits to Memphis TN, only a few miles from his hometown in Marion, Arkansas. Beale Street and the corners of downtown Memphis were his first exposure to the street performers and artists steeped in Blues, R&B, Country and Rock. These real life experiences gave Barrett Baber the influences and inspiration that shines through his music today. From Sam Cooke to Levon Helm, you can hear the past blazing through Barrett’s tone, all wrapped in a fresh style delivered by one of the Southeast’s hottest artists.

*This interview was courtesy of the syndicated radio show: Cliff and Sharon

In Conversation with Miranda Lambert Scholarship Winner Anna Vaus

The Claim2Fame Podcast is a resource for artists

Every episode features successful artists and industry experts sharing compelling stories and valuable knowledge about the music industry hosted by CMA, ACM & CCMA Award Winning Broadcaster Cliff Dumas.

Cliff talks to Miranda Lambert Scholarship winner Anna Vaus about the win, songwriting, tips for new artists and bumping into Steven Tyler at the grocery store.

 ANNA VAUS

anna-vausAnna is a songwriter from San Diego, California. She grew up under the wing of Grammy-winning-artist, Steve Vaus (who she calls “dad”) and has opened for country superstars Hunter Hayes, Lonestar, Billy Ray Cyrus, LeAnn Womack, Phil Vassar and more! In November of 2015, she was invited to play in Belmont University’s ASCAP Writer’s Night and also made her Bluebird Cafe debut in February 2016. Most recently, Anna was chosen as the first recipient of the ‘Miranda Lambert Women Creators Fund’ at Belmont University. However, no matter who she plays with or where she plays… For Anna, it’s always first and foremost: about the song.

Miranda Lambert

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Image courtesy of People Magazine

Miranda knows how difficult being a woman in the music industry can be, which is why she established a scholarship to help aspiring female songwriters and music business majors succeed. This year marks the first recipient for that award, and it went to Anna Vaus a junior at Belmont University.

The 80 applicants who applied for the scholarship were asked to submit an online application as well as an original song, which judges reviewed. They sent along their top six picks to Lambert, who decided the winner.