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15th Annual Billboard World Song Contest Declares Johnny Rodgers A Winner

After reviewing thousand of entries, music judges select Johnny Rodgers’ song Home to Mendocino as best in category.
New York, NY, February 13, 2008 –(– The music industry judges announced their winning songs today for the 15th Annual Billboard World Song Contest. Johnny Rodgers’ song Home to Mendocino was declared a winner for the contest’s Americana/Folk song category.         Home to Mendocino was selected from literally thousands of songs submitted from around the world. Contest judges consisted of industry professionals familiar with A&R, Booking, Management, Touring, Marketing, etc. and have a thorough working knowledge of the songwriting process as well as what it takes to succeed in today’s music and entertainment scene on both a national and local levels. “It is great to have this type of industry validation of my passion for song writing and performance” said Johnny during a break from a Johnny Rodgers Band recording session in New York. “Home to Mendocino is a fan favorite too – and a song that we often end our show with.” Fresh and unique, the Johnny Rodgers Band is brilliant jumping from one style to another with the ease of expert trapeze artists: pop, rock, jazz. Their music, as demonstrated on the debut album “Box of Photographs,” literally takes you on a guided tour of Americana pop exhibiting the driving energy of rock and roll, blended with jazz sophistication. The band’s chemistry and Johnny’s personable stage presence completes the formula that creates the band’s dynamic performances. Biography: Hailed by critics, singer songwriter pianist Johnny Rodgers explodes on the music scene. The Johnny Rodgers Band was formed in New York City in the spring of 2003, when award-winning singer-songwriter-pianist Johnny Rodgers created “The Band” he had always dreamed of to add musical depth to hs original songs. Two years after their formation, the Johnny Rodgers Band recorded Johnny’s songs for the eagerly-awaited debut album ‘Box of Photographs’. On August 15, 2005, to standing room only crowds and an enthusiastic introduction by Liza Minnelli, Johnny Rodgers Band celebrated their debut album, ‘Box of Photographs’ at the Jazz Standard in New York City. Fans always comment that the LIVE performance sounds just like the studio produced album, while enjoying the band chemistry and Johnny’s personable stage presence. Story by: Nick Hafner 305.283.6273 Listen to the winning song Home To Mendocino and find out more at and .
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