2016 Semifinalists Announced

2016 DSA SONG CONTEST SEMIFINALISTS

AMERICANA
California by John Mason, Grand Prairie, TX
Just Can’t Drown a Broken Heart by Jared LoStracco, Nacogdoches, TX
Lucky in Love by Rick Babb, Dallas, TX
My Unsung Hero by DeDe Wedekind, Houston, TX
Two Trains by Renee Saffier, Andy Hill and Hard Rain, LA, CA

CHRISTIAN
Only A Prayer Away (Acoustic) by John Nelson Kullberg, Rivervale, NJ
Stronger from Dream of You by DeDe Wedekind, Houston, TX
Once Again by Jeff Moore, Dallas, TX
I WILL SING by Matt Stemme, Castaic, CA
It Could Be You by Robert Graham, Toronto, Can.
Love Lives On by DeDe Wedekind, Houston, TX
Praise You by Rick Babb, Dallas, TX
On the Breath of God by Len Seligman, Sarasota, FL
God is Too Big for Any One Religion by Len Seligman, Sarasota, FL
Hearts Wide Open by Michael Roth, Arlington, VA

COUNTRY
Still Enough by Tim Sharp, Tomball, TX
Pills by Tim Sharp, Tomball, TX
I’m Singing My Heart Out by Charles Carter, Dallas, TX
Behind Bars by T Edwin Doss, Silver Spring, MD
90 Proof by Amy Abernathy, Canton, GA
Small Town Masquerade by Hayley McDaniel, Denton, TX
It Ain’t Half Bad by John Swantner, Bellville, TX
Wanted Man by Christopher Sjostrom, Bedford, TX
Coal Dust by Nitanee, Paris Jean-Pierre Williams, Clarence Lawson, Malibu, CA
Just Want My Baby Back by Rick Babb, Dallas, TX

LOVE / EASY LISTENING
Under a Starlit Sky by Sean Layer, Plano, TX
Let My Heart Take It From Here by Randy Overton, Waxahachie, TX
Sanctuary by Nitanee Paris Lawson, Lynn Gislason, Malibu, CA
The Warmth of Your Love by Don Coyne, LA, CA
River of Memories by Charles Carter, Dallas, TX
Hate That I Love You by Deborah Gussin, Brian Bell, Luther Russell, LA, CA
Recipe of Love by DeDe Wedekind, Houston, TX
Let Me Love You by Mimi Balkey, Plano, TX

INSTRUMENTAL
Aural Therapy by Al Marcy, Downers Grove, IL
Analyze by Al Marcy, Downers Grove, IL
Russian Odyssey by Marc Tilson, Sacremento, CA
Enchanted Kingdom by Bill Wren, Port Aransas, TX
Recipe of Love by DeDe Wedekind, Houston, TX
Sell Me Out by DeDe Wedekind, Houston, TX
Shoot Out by Conrad Swartz, Vancouver, WA
Welcome Home by John Miltano, Miller Place, NY

NOVELTY / CHILDRENS
Today I’ll Marry My Friend by DeDe WedeKind, Houston, TX
Dreamland by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx
The Christmas Song No One Knows by Renee Saffier, Andy Hill and Hard Rain, LA, CA
Chicken or Beer by T. Edwin Doss, Silver Spring, MD
Grow Up by Lauren Paley, Lauren Paley, Cedar Hill, Tx
Roly Poly With You by Rick Babb, Dallas, TX
Eenie Meenie by Ireland Casteel, Grapevine, TX
Cool To Be Kind by Randy Sauer, Hays, KS
What Would I Do by Randy Sauer, Hays, KS

POP
BREAK ME OPEN by Debra Gussin, Brian Bell, Luther Russell, LA, CA
FIND MYSELF by Jonathan Ditto, Kona, Hawaii
FOR A REASON by Richie Smith, Richardson, TX
INSIGNIFICANT OTHER by Andy Hill, Renee Safier and Hard Rain, LA, CA
I’M ALRIGHT by Jeff Moore, Baton Rouge, LA
I’M LOOKING AT YOU by Clark Ford, Ames, IA
LEANING ON HEAVEN by DeDe Wedekind, Houston TX
MYSTERY GIRL by Andre Kerek, Miami, FL
NEVER  COME by Sebastien Parentin, Strasbourg, Lorraine, France
OH JENNY by Debra Gussin, Brian Bell, Nate Shaw, LA, CA
ORDINARY DAY by Susan Odella, Virginia, MN
SELL ME OUT by DeDe Wedekind, Houston, TX
SHE’S A PISTOL by Vicki Lee, Pine Bluff, AK
SUNRISE by Pamela Olivia, Santa Clarita, CA
THIS MEANS WAR by Mary Jennings, Nashville, TN
WORD MAN by Stefanie Johnson, Allentown, PA
DEAR FEAR by Katie Riley, Poetry, TX
KICKS by Jacquelyn Schwartz, Dallas, TX
LOST by  Jacquelyn Schwartz, Dallas, TX
WALK AWAY by Rick Babb, Dallas, TX

SINGER SONGWRITER
10 FEET UNDER by M’Lynn Musgrove, Dallas, TX
CLEANSING RAIN by Jared LoStracco, Nacogdoches, TX
CRASH by M’Lynn Musgrove, Dallas, TX
HALLELUYAH TODAY by Denise Rosier, Lake Forest, CA
I’LL BE COMING HOME SOON by Edwin T. Doss, Silver Springs, MD
LET MY HEART TAKE IT FROM HERE by Randy Overton, Waxahachie, TX
RUNNING THROUGH NEW BROWN CORN by Edwin T. Doss, Silver Springs, MD
SMALL TOWN MASQUERADE by Haley McDaniel, Denton, TX
SOFT PLACE TO FALL by Debra Gussin, Los Angeles, CA
WILTED FLOWER by Erin James, Nashville, TN

Semifinalist are invited to perform at the Awards Dinner in Dallas on Dec 13, 7PM at Sons of Hermann Hall. RSVP HERE to attend.