A few weeks ago I posted a blog about a singing competition going at the website  Arkansas.com. At that time I posted a blog of one of the contestants Blane Howard who submitted his demo video for the contest. I personally thought Blane wrote a great song about the state of Arkansas.Earlier this week, I received an email from Blane's Booking and Promotions Manager, his mother Lori Howard thanking me for posting the blog on our website. She wanted to share with me that Blane made it to the finals and that voting started Monday and goes through Feb. 24 at noon.

You can vote one time each day from as many emails that you have! It only takes 15 seconds. Click on link, click on Blane or any of the other singers who you prefer (check will turn green), enter name and email and hit enter. It's that simple!

Winner will be announced on Monday March 3. That artist will perform at the 40th Annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Rogers on Monday, March 10. The winner also receives a recording session and taping of a video of their entry along with $2,000.

Now a little about Blane Howard.

  •  Lives in Nashville, TN; originally from Hot Springs, AR
  • Graduated Belmont University, Nashville, TN 2010
  • Auditioned and selected for “Southbound”(country group on campus)-sang following 3 years Selected for solo on Belmont promotional CD for prospective students Selected for solo for President’s concert Selected for one of four spots for the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business’ 2010 Country Showcase Nominated for Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business’ Artist of the Year 2010
  •   Has opened for Joe Nichols, Aaron Tippin, John Michael Montgomery, BlakeShelton (July 2011) Trace Adkins (June 2012), Charlie Daniels Band, Josh ThompsonEP Release Show/Hard Rock Café-Nashville, TN, Jan. 4th, 2013

Good luck to Blane and all the other talented musicians who entered the Song of Arkansas contest.

In case you missed the video from an earlier blog here it is again.