I just has won the Music City Central (MCC) BIG GIG Jingle Contest this past week and you can of course listen to the winning jingle right here. The jingle is now all over the radio as the official commercial for the Nashville MTA.
My jingle, titled “Brand New Way” edged out 91 others for the top prize. I got $1,500 cash (donated by corporate sponsor Balfour Beatty Construction), special recognition, and earned the opportunity to perform at the October 24th Grand Opening. Awesome, huh? I am totally stoked!!!!
The jingle contest was to promote the opening of its new downtown transit station MCC, and was open to anyone ages 15 and older who live in the Nashville Metro Services Area.
Each entry had to be an original, 60-second jingle in any genre promoting MCC and the many benefits of public transportation. Celebrity judges and industry experts, including those who work on Music Row, chose the winner.
The celebrity judges included: Kirk Whalum (Grammy-nominated musician); Beverly Keel (Tennessean columnist); Tim Fink (Vice President Writer/Publisher Relations for SESAC, Inc.); Paul Kwami (Musical Director for Fisk Jubilee Singers); Woody Wood and Jim Chandler (Woody & Jim, 107.5 The River); Karen Leipziger (KBA Award-Winning Publicist); Deen Entsminger (Belmont University music professor and bus rider); Thomas F. “Freddie” O’Connell (MTA Board member); and Otho Webster (Division Vice President Balfour Beatty Construction, corporate sponsor for the contest.)