Did you know that an estimated 4-5 million dogs are still living outside 24/7/365 on chains and in pens all across the nation? And that in most areas of the country chaining is not banned or even limited? If you, like most musicians, think dogs deserve better than life at the end of a chain—and that the world can be changed with a song—give us your best shot. Create chain-ge for America’s dogs, and win yourself some great swag along the way. Plus get your music heard by some movers and shakers in the music biz.

Most Americans know that dogs are Man’s Best Friends, AND we love and treasure them as true family members. We don’t want to see any dogs left alone out in the cold; let’s work together to bring them out of the backyards and into the home and family. Inspire us with your songs about freedom from chains, love for your best friend, or how a dog can change the world.


  • Carl Jackson, Grammy-winning Producer & Songwriter of many hits in Nashville
  • Jenee Fleenor, band member of the Blake Shelton band, (co-writer of Blake’s latest single “Bringing Back the Sunshine) formerly with Martina McBride, and & played on recordings by Rascal Flatts, & many other superstars.
  • Brink Brinkman, writer of countless Bluegrass hits.
  • Donna Hughes, writer of “My Poor Old Heart” by Alison Krauss & Union Station, a song from her Grammy-winning album “Lonely Runs Both Ways,” a song she performed at the CMA Awards. Donna’s songs have also been recorded by artists around the world, including Grammy nominated Seldom Scene. She currently has written over 500 songs, with 189 of them on iTunes.
  • Larry Cordle, most famous for his song “Murder on Music Row”, which was recorded by George Strait and Alan Jackson and received the CMA Award for Song of the Year in 2000. He has written songs for Alison Krauss, Garth Brooks, and many other giants in Country & Bluegrass.

Confirmed Prizes (more to come):

  • Celeb-Signed Guitar
  • Guitar Lover’s Gift Box: Includes Guitar Strings, Picks, Guitar Strap, Tuner
  • Winning Song will be uploaded to Airplay Direct for global distribution to Radio Programmers.
  • Photo shoot with Steve Routh Photography or Rashell Wright Photography, if willing to travel to, or near the NC area.
  • $25 Gift Card to Musicians’ Friend
  • Autographed copy of Donna Hughes latest CD, and Free Songwriting Consultation
  • Free Consultation with Brink Brinkman
  • Dogs Deserve Better swag

ENTER HERE – Application contest deadline June 30th