It's time to vote

  • Follow Music

The recession left Augusta reeling, but that clearly hasn't kept it from rocking.

Back | Next
Young Goodman Brown.  File/Staff
File/Staff
Young Goodman Brown.

This year's Applause Singer-Songwriter Contest features 67 entries, running the gamut from sweet spirituals to hard rock. The musicians involved have invested time, effort and talent, and they now look to you to do your part.

It's time to vote.

Each song will be posted online through Sept. 4, when voting ends. Voting can be done once per person per day at augustachronicle.com, or you can mail in a paper ballot, by circling your favorite below. Only original ballots will be accepted; no copies.

Paper ballots can be sent to: Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, 725 Broad St. Augusta GA 30901.

The three artists with the highest vote totals, along with three critics' picks, will move on to the final live performance round, taking place Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival. There, they will compete for $400, an entertainment prize package, and the honor and esteem that go with being named the 2009 Applause Singer-Songwriter Contest champion.

Good luck to all involved.

Comments (220) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
PhillPhreak
0
Points
PhillPhreak 07/23/09 - 11:09 am
0
0
Don't be an A(gusta)-Hole,

Don't be an A(gusta)-Hole, Punch # 38 and vote for Phil...

miles
0
Points
miles 07/23/09 - 11:30 am
0
0
That #7 GREAT DAY IN THE

That #7 GREAT DAY IN THE MORNING song SAY IT'S ALRITE sure does get my goat.

Will McCranie
0
Points
Will McCranie 07/23/09 - 12:05 pm
0
0
my fav thing about this is

my fav thing about this is all the new Augusta tunes i'm getting to hear this morning!

PhillPhreak
0
Points
PhillPhreak 07/23/09 - 01:01 pm
0
0
When do we get the Phil

When do we get the Phil Hamelton Reunion Show?!!?

ljc
2
Points
ljc 07/23/09 - 01:16 pm
0
0
#11 Jennifer Parker's

#11 Jennifer Parker's "Fooled" is my personal favorite! Wonderful lyrics, beautiful melody, and angelic voice! Sounds like a hit to me!

jaquinton
3
Points
jaquinton 07/23/09 - 04:01 pm
0
0
lets go dem imonde!!!!!!

lets go dem imonde!!!!!!

thejumpoff2
0
Points
thejumpoff2 07/23/09 - 04:18 pm
0
0
vote #42!!

vote #42!!

RockHudson
0
Points
RockHudson 07/23/09 - 04:21 pm
0
0
Who is the Phil guy? He

Who is the Phil guy? He rocks............I just did some yard therapy thinking about the troops!

STAK
27
Points
STAK 07/23/09 - 06:08 pm
0
0
I voted for Ronnie Hill!

I voted for Ronnie Hill!

jenifier
0
Points
jenifier 07/23/09 - 07:37 pm
0
0
check out James Bryant #52 he

check out James Bryant #52 he is really good and fine too

CorporalGripweed
0
Points
CorporalGripweed 07/23/09 - 09:09 pm
0
0
Ronnie Hill's song IS a

Ronnie Hill's song IS a classic country drinking song. Plus he's a damn nice guy. Ronnie all the way!!!

dasbinzer
0
Points
dasbinzer 07/23/09 - 09:52 pm
0
0
wow, i must say that #9 is

wow, i must say that #9 is the best i've heard. i didn't know augusta had so much talent.

Nammy3
0
Points
Nammy3 07/23/09 - 10:05 pm
0
0
KiLLer VoiCe!!!!! 15)

KiLLer VoiCe!!!!! 15) 48Volt
The Astrologist
Americana rock

Good luck!!! w000000000000000t!!!

Russell O
0
Points
Russell O 07/23/09 - 10:55 pm
0
0
Wow! There is some fantastic

Wow! There is some fantastic talent in Augusta. I sure wouldn't mind playing with some of you guys. I know a few of you and your songs sound great! See you all in September.

TheTruth
1
Points
TheTruth 07/24/09 - 02:04 am
0
0
Fooled by Jennifer Parker is

Fooled by Jennifer Parker is AWESOME!!! What a great singing voice!!! This song has hit written all over it.

peace4784
115
Points
peace4784 07/24/09 - 08:04 am
0
0
Kevin Palmer's song. I
Unpublished

Kevin Palmer's song. I PROMISE, is a winner. It will save the life of teenagers! BE A WINNER! VOTE for # 45

Dwidmann
0
Points
Dwidmann 07/24/09 - 09:35 am
0
0
vote # 53. they are truly

vote # 53. they are truly amazing. great singing and great music. whooooo # 53!!!

UPWPM
0
Points
UPWPM 07/24/09 - 10:03 am
0
0
#52 go go go

#52 go go go

gareth3
0
Points
gareth3 07/24/09 - 10:08 am
0
0
Vote #46 "Never All That

Vote #46 "Never All That Easy" by the J-man Band. For 3 guys who are 19 and one boy who is 15, I'd say it's a pretty good song!

UPWPM
0
Points
UPWPM 07/24/09 - 10:10 am
0
0
VOTE #52 The song is good and

VOTE #52 The song is good and he sings from his heart. I can hear the voice of our lord speaking as he sings. EVERYONE get behind him and lets push him to the winning spot.

purplegalaxy
0
Points
purplegalaxy 07/24/09 - 10:23 am
0
0
#12 vote will mccranie!!!

#12 vote will mccranie!!!

miles
0
Points
miles 07/24/09 - 10:32 am
0
0
gogo gadget great day in the

gogo gadget great day in the morning!

tbone617
0
Points
tbone617 07/24/09 - 10:58 am
0
0
Go Will!!

Go Will!!

abigailwood25
0
Points
abigailwood25 07/24/09 - 11:23 am
0
0
we love will!!! vote #12!!

we love will!!! vote #12!!

jenifier
0
Points
jenifier 07/24/09 - 01:43 pm
0
0
#52 James Bryant is the best

#52 James Bryant is the best

pecksniffian
3
Points
pecksniffian 07/24/09 - 02:27 pm
0
0
Here we go again with the fan

Here we go again with the fan voting, (Vote for number (insert friend's number)!! They're the best!), when people haven't even listened to all of the songs. I wish people would actually listen and then vote. I will say this, there are a LOT of GREAT songs this year! I'm thrilled as can be! If I didn't have a song on here it would be hard to pick a favorite. I believe my song will suffer due to a quick mix. I just hope the best songs make it to the finals and not three great ones and three mediocre ones who got in because everyone in their mega-church or whatever voted because they know the person(s). It's also very nice to hear some great songs by virtual unknowns AND established bands.

budstan
0
Points
budstan 07/24/09 - 03:04 pm
0
0
Got to see Jennifer Parker

Got to see Jennifer Parker live last week for the first time...very talented! A lot of talent on this years card. Like Will McRainie's tune too!

miles
0
Points
miles 07/24/09 - 03:07 pm
0
0
yea augusta bands!! #7 Say

yea augusta bands!!
#7 Say It's Alright by GREAT DAY IN THE MORNING still gets my goat -- right in the goat ear!

bestpic
0
Points
bestpic 07/24/09 - 03:28 pm
0
0
Best Wishes to all of you. I

Best Wishes to all of you. I haven't listened to all of the songs yet, but I'm working on it! There are some good ones, which makes it hard to decide. I do hope everyone will take time to really LISTEN to the songs. I wish it were JUST the songwriter and the guitar..no bands nothing else, so everyone would be on common ground. That would make it a fair contest. And in the end I hope there are real judges, not friends of the few "in the loop music friends" here in Augusta.

Jeffm
0
Points
Jeffm 07/24/09 - 03:29 pm
0
0
Check out #50 by 40 Going

Check out #50 by 40 Going North.

Back to Top

Search Augusta jobs