New York, NY, February 13, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- 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.
Listen to the winning song Home To Mendocino and find out more at www.johnnyrodgers.com and www.myspace.com/johnnyrodgersband .