Last spring, the tropical-inspired lifestyle brand Balmy Palms put out a plea to singer/songwriters to come up with a new trop rock theme song to represent their brand. Among many entries, they have narrowed down the choices to three. The winning entry will represent the Balmy Palms brand on its website, in radio spots and in other media.
The public is being asked to put in their opinion to help Balmy Palms make a final selection out of the three finalists. All three songs can be heard, and votes can be cast, at www.balmypalms.com through September 15, 2013. The winning song will receive airplay on the Internet’s number one trop rock radio station, BeachFront Radio. The artist will receive compensation as well as Balmy Palms apparel.
According to the press release …
“We received many songs from very talented singer/songwriters across the country, and we thank all of them for participating in our song search,” says Kara Benson, Balmy Palms Marketing Director. “We’ve chosen three finalists that best represent the carefree, laid-back tropical island feeling conveyed by our brand. All three songs make great use of our tagline and put listeners in a Balmy Palms state of mind. Now we’d like the public to help us choose just one.”
The three Balmy Palms song finalists:
- “Under those Balmy Palms” by Bry Harris of Georgia – Bry is a singer/songwriter who leads the Parrot Island Band, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band that includes his wife Linda on steel pans and Kevin Garrelts on congas. Check them out at Parrotislandband.com.
- “Balmy Palms” by Don Middlebrook of Michigan – Considered by many to be one of the founding fathers of trop rock music, Don has performed in more than 150 tour dates a year for the past 25 years. Don has more than 15 albums to his credit, along with a four-year extensive tour with Greg “Fingers” Taylor, Jimmy Buffett’s harmonica player of 26 years. Give him a visit at DonMiddlebrook.net.
- “Balmy Palms (In an Island Song)” by Michael Williams of Florida – A lifelong trop rock fan, he has been playing guitar and writing songs since 2001. He says the Balmy Palms song search gave him the kick start he needed to get into the recording studio.
Read more about the three finalists …
To listen to the three songs and vote for your favorite, please visit the Balmy Palms Song Search page. Stay tuned for the announcement of the big winner sometime after September 15.
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