Tell us a story in your song crafted from living, finding love, losing love, grit, memories and tales that lift us up and get us singing along with you. Your songs make us feel like we’ve made it home, and your songs make us want to hop in an old truck and set out and discover the world.
All songs are listened to by the judge of the genre entered. Feedback from professionals to take your songwriting to the next level. All entrants receive constructive feedback. Songwriters also have the option for extensive written feedback and 1-1 coaching calls.
Tommy Karlas, Professional Songwriter
Tommy Karlas is a singer/songwriter from East Alton, IL. In 2001, he moved to Nashville at the age of 19.
Since then Tommy has written songs for Randy Travis, Blake Shelton, and had a multi-week number one with Roll With Me, which was recorded by Montgomery Gentry. Roll With Me was one of the top 5 most played ASCAP songs of 2008 penning Tommy an ASCAP Songwriter of the Year nomination in 2009. It was also the fastest rising and most downloaded song of Montgomery Gentry’s long career.
Tommy has had several publishing deals with top publishers including Big Yellow Dog Music/Sony Tree Music, HoriPro Entertainment/RPM Music Group, World House Of Hits Music, and currently writes for Given Music Publishing. He has performed at The Ryman Auditorium (ASCAP Awards), the Bluebird Cafe, as well as with Montgomery Gentry for over 100,000 people at one time under the Arch in St. Louis, MO. He has written songs with Darius Rucker, Eddie Montgomery, Troy Gentry, Bobby Braddock, Tom Douglas, and many, many more.