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Dec. 28 - March 1, 2021

JUDGES 

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SANDY RAMOS

Sandy Ramos’s songs have appeared on over 25 million CD’s, having been recorded by the Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, Lee Greenwood, Neal McCoy, Anne Murray & Kenny Rogers and many others. She has had multiple ASCAP writer and publisher awards as well as Billboard Top 5 & 10 hits and a #1 Dance hit with “I Brake for Brunettes” recorded by Rhett Akins and a #1 Australian hit with Travis Collins "Boots On." http://www.thesongtuner.com

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SARA KNIGHT

Sara Knight is a licensed booking agent and artist manager, CEO of a  boutique booking agency KnightMoves Productions and involved in talent management. She collaborates with artists, venues, sponsors, talent buyers, ticket vendors and PR/social media firms in hosting and marketing a wide range of events. She has worked with national talent at large festivals, private events for charitable causes, and successfully managed all facets of event planning and production. http://www.knightmovespro.com

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BRENT BACKHUS (SONG AND VIDEO JUROR)

Recording engineer for Solomon Burke, The Whispers, John Lee Hooker. Also video production clients include Sheryl Crow Live At The Capitol Theatre (Winner Best Performance Blu-Ray 2019), Jane's Addiction (Concert Video), George Harrison Foundation (film), The Pretenders With Friends (Concert Video).  Companies: Group 4, Cleopatra Entertainment & Rock Fuel Media.

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KIM KRIZAN -VIDEO JUROR

Kim Krizan is an American writer, performer and actress best known for originating the characters in the "Before" series (starring Ethan Hawke) with her writing on Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and a Writers Guild Award.

https://www.amazon.com/Kim-Krizan/e/B00IR6DR0O/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

RUTH MCCARTNEY

Ruth is a music industry veteran, communications expert and brand strategist with a strong marketing and entrepreneurial background. Ruth's brainchild is the online Customer / Fan acquisition and retention, tool iFanz® iFanz.com® whose technology has provided online data mgmt., eCRM, & email broadcasting & compliance to LeAnn Rimes, Estate of Tupac Shakur, Roseanne Barr, John Cleese, Chevrolet, Paula Abdul, Edgar Winter, etc. http://www.mccartneystudios.com

DIANA WILLIAMSON

Writer of 2 x #3 Billboard hot club chart songs, over 50 cuts in film/TV. Produced one of the Temptations. Los Angeles Music Awards "Female Songwriter of the Year."Writer of "101 Tips and Tricks of Successful Songwriting. DJ at Acoustic Gold Radio, 4680Q.ca, CEO Themusiclibrary.org http://www.themusiclibrary.org

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