Songdoor 2008 Welcomes New Judge Brady Seals

Nashville, TN, March 22, 2008 --( The SongDoor 2008 International Songwriting Competition, in association with, Jay’s Place, Spring Hill Studio Productions, Broadjam and Masterwriter, has announced the addition of a new judge for their Country category, recording artist/songwriter/producer Brady Seals. Complete information about the SongDoor judges is available at

"The visibility and star stature Brady brings to SongDoor is immeasurable," says Tony Zotta, the competition's organizer. "We are tremendously excited to have him on board. He is well-entrenched in the music business, and he has a lot of experience to draw on. Our entrants will be thrilled about this announcement."

Brady Seals entered the national music scene as a founding member of the Warner Brothers band Little Texas. The group’s phenomenal success earned such accolades as ACM’s Vocal Group of The Year, two Grammy® nominations and record sales exceeding 11 million to date. Brady was awarded ASCAP’s Triple Play Award as a writer of three consecutive #1 songs, including “What Might Have Been,” which topped the Country, A/C and Pop charts — simultaneously.

In 2003, Brady assembled and served as front man for the band Hot Apple Pie. The band made history as the highest-selling debut country band in the history of Neilsen Soundscan. The Top 20 single “Hillbillies” went to #1 on VH-1 Country and CMT named it among “CMT’s Top 20 Sexiest Videos.” In 2007 he founded OpporTune Music, specializing in artist development. He also serves as Head of A&R at CO5.

Brady has co-produced two records with the legendary Rodney Crowell and has worked with such artists as Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Wynonna and Timothy B. Schmit of The Eagles, just to name a few. For more information about Brady's rich musical history, please visit

About SongDoor

The SongDoor International Songwriting Competition is an annual event produced by songwriters, for songwriters. The competition is open to amateur and professional songwriters, and musicians worldwide. Entries are accepted online or by mail from April 15 through November 15. An unlimited number of songs may be entered in any of seven categories: Alternative, Christian, Country, Pop, Rock, Singer/Songwriter and Instrumental. Judges include seasoned music industry producers, artists and engineers who have worked with such artists as Britney Spears, Neil Young, Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Buffett, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill and a host of others. For SongDoor rules, FAQs and entry form, please visit the website: or email

LeAnn Zotta