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Win Tickets to Maddie & Tae In New York
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Maddie & Tae will kick off their first headlining tour next Wednesday in New York and you can be there. You Sing, I Write has a pair of tickets to give away for their concert at Highline Ballroom. To enter for your chance to win, simply follow @yousingiwrite on Twitter with the message: “Send me to Maddie & Tae live in NYC” and I’ll enter you in the raffle. The winner will be notified by EOD on Monday. Good luck!

“Giving girls a voice is so special to both of us and we just feel blessed to do that,” Maddie Marlow told me earlier this year. “There’s all different types of songs on our record, all different types of stories. ‘Girl in a Country Song’ was one where we were like, ‘We know other people feel this way, and we’re gonna hold the torch for this message.’ And it worked.”

 

The duo’s debut single, “Girl In a Country Song” went to No. 1 on the country charts and helped launch Maddie & Tae’s career. The song called out the men on the radio for singing about girls in the passenger seat. Watch the music video for “Girl In a Country Song” below.

 

October 1, 2015 | | (0) comment comment
Win Two Tickets to Nashville Meets New York On Friday!
CATEGORIES: Contest, Features

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I’m beyond excited to be hosting an evening of live music with some very talented ladies. This Friday, March 13, join me at Highline Ballroom for Nashville Meets New York, a concert featuring some of country music’s best up-and-coming talent.

I’ll also be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. Do you want to go? Send me a tweet @yousingiwrite or a Facebook message and tell me why you want to attend the showcase to enter for a chance to win.

More details on the show are below. Visit Highline Ballroom for more info and to purchase tickets. See you Friday!

 

Who: Caitlyn Smith, Mary Bragg, Michaela Anne, Your-Ex Girlfriends, Abby Hollander Band
What: A female country showcase you won’t forget
Where: Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. Between 9th Ave and 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011
When: Friday, March 13, 2015 from 7pm-10pm
Why: To celebrate the brightest talent in country music!
How Much: $15-$18

March 10, 2015 | | (0) comment comment
Win Tickets to See Blackberry Smoke Next Friday in New York!
CATEGORIES: Contest

Last year I covered a Blackberry Smoke show and was blown away, eventually featuring them as my Band of the Week.

“The band exudes classic Southern rock bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd. It comes as no surprise then, that Blackberry Smoke have shared the stage with ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Shooter Jennings, Cross Canadian Ragweed, among others,” I wrote.

When performing onstage with them Billy Gibbons even confessed, “I love Blackberry Smoke!”

Next Friday Blackberry Smoke will be performing at Irving Plaza in New York and I have a pair of tickets to give away!

 For your chance to see Blackberry Smoke live in New York e-mail me your name and the reason I should select you. I’ll pick a winner next week. Good luck!

September 28, 2012 | | (0) comment comment
Win Tickets to Greylag and Augustana's NYC Show Next Week!
CATEGORIES: Contest, Features, News

My former band of the week, folk duo Greylag will be in New York next Tuesday performing with Augustana. Do you want to go?

The bands will play April 17 in Brooklyn at the Knitting Factory. For a chance to win a pair of tickets E-mail Me your name, age and why you deserve the tickets. Good luck!

April 12, 2012 | | (0) comment comment
Win a Pair of Tickets to See Howlin Rain Monday in NYC!
CATEGORIES: Contest, Features, News

Howlin Rain will release their third album, The Russian Wilds on February 14. About to kick off a tour, the band will be in New York next week to promote the LP. I have a pair of tickets for their intimate, invite-only acoustic set at The Living Room in New York City on Monday, February 6.

To enter for your chance to win, e-mail me the answer to the below question. Good luck!

What band was frontman Ethan Miller in when he started Howlin Rain?

February 2, 2012 | | (0) comment comment
Win a Pair of Tickets to See The Barr Brothers Live!
CATEGORIES: Contest, Features

Back in September, I covered The Barr Brothers‘ phenomenal set at Mercury Lounge. Since then, I’ve featured them as a Band of the Week and caught two of their CMJ performances at Arlene’s Grocery and Rockwood Music Hall and remain impressed. Each show is impeccable with layered guitar textures, glistening harp interludes and heart-pounding percussion, not to mention frontman Brad Barr’s captivating vocals.

Next week, the Montreal-based band will be back in NYC for two gigs: Wednesday, December 7th at Joe’s Pub and Thursday, December 8th at Union Pool in Brooklyn. Lucky for you, I have a pair of tickets to their Joe’s Pub show to give away!

For your chance to win tickets to their show Wednesday in New York, e-mail me with the answer to the question below. Good luck!

What popular rock trio were brothers Brad and Andrew Barr in prior to The Barr Brothers?

Watch The Barr Brothers perform “Give the Devil Back His Heart” live in the KEXP studio below.

 

December 1, 2011 | | (0) comment comment
2 Days Left to Send YSIW to the Grammy's!
CATEGORIES: Contest, Features, News

Last week, I found out I’m in second place for the MusiCares blogger contest! After submitting an entry on what music means to me, I made the final round for a chance to be on the red carpet at the MusiCares Person of the Year event in February honoring Paul McCartney. One of six bloggers selected, I have a chance to head to Los Angeles the week of the Grammy’s and interview all the musicians attending the event and cover the show as well.

Many of you have been following You Sing I Write since day one and this is a HUGE opportunity. For more information and to vote, click here. Make sure you Like MusiCares on Facebook, click “Vote for Blogger Finalists” on the tab underneath the profile photo, hit Enter Now button, type in your Name, Email and select me (Finalist #5 – Annie at You Sing I Write: MusiCares: Changing Lives One Song at a Time). Voting ends Wednesday, November 30th.

If I win, you can be sure I’ll be taking some of your questions to the red carpet to ask all the artists performing.  Thanks for your support!

November 29, 2011 | | (0) comment comment
You Sing I Write Nominated as MusiCares Blogger Finalist
CATEGORIES: Contest, Features, News

Last week, I made the final round for a chance to be on the red carpet at the MusiCares Person of the Year event in February honoring Paul McCartney! One of six bloggers selected, I have a chance to head to Los Angeles the week of the Grammy’s and interview all the musicians attending the event and cover the show as well.

Many of you have been following You Sing I Write since day one and this is a huge opportunity. For more information and to vote, click here. Make sure you Like MusiCares, click on the Enter Now button, type in your Name, Email and select me (Finalist #5 – Annie at You Sing I Write: MusiCares: Changing Lives One Song at a Time). Voting ends November 30th.

If I win, you can be sure I’ll be taking some of your questions to the red carpet to ask all the artists performing. Who knows, maybe I’ll even get to stay around for the Grammy’s. Thanks for all your support!

November 14, 2011 | | (0) comment comment
Introducing New York Summer Music Junkie Contest
CATEGORIES: Contest

Since moving to Brooklyn this past weekend, I’ve been constantly urged to visit Brooklyn Bowl, a super hip music venue so I hear. After learning about the NYC Summer Music Junkie contest sponsored by SuperGlued, I just may be making a trip sooner than I thought.

A friend recently sent along information about a music contest through SuperGlued, a community for live music lovers, where you earn points and prizes for all the things you do before, during and after shows, such as Twitter updates, FourSquare checkins, blog reviews and photo and video uploads. The more frequently you post something, the better chance you have to win prizes from Brooklyn Bowl, CMJ, Seaport Music and more.

Points earned will be tracked on SuperGlued’s homepage, and top scorers earn weekly prizes throughout the summer. The contest runs until September 4th, so if you haven’t yet, be sure to create a profile and start posting! This week the highest earners win a CMJ badge, a pair of tickets to Rock the Bells at Governor’s Island, and a pair of tickets to see Bloc Party’s lead singer perform at Webster Hall in September.

The biggest music junkie of all wins the grand prize package, which includes a Brooklyn Bowl 365 pass (free admission for you and a friend for one full year) and a guest DJ spot on the Seaport Music Show on East Village Radio. To find out more and sign up, click here. I just may myself too. Good luck!

August 12, 2010 | | (0) comment comment
Contest of the Week: Win a Copy of Pat Benatar’s Memoir
CATEGORIES: Contest

This past Tuesday, Pat Benatar released her memoir, “Between a Heart and a Rock Place.” You can read my thoughts on it here as well as peruse an excerpt of the book here.

One lucky reader can win a copy of it this week! Just add You Sing I Write on Facebook or Twitter and tell me why you want to receive “Between a Heart and a Rock Place.” I’ll pick a winner next week. Good luck!

For more on “Between a Heart and a Rock Place” watch a synopsis below as well as Benatar performing “Hit Me with Your Best Shot.” What’s your favorite Pat Benatar song?

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June 20, 2010 | | (1) comment comment
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