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Nations Largest Country Music Talent Competition Names Olson Brothers Best Songwriters

Olympia, WA (PRWEB) January 02, 2014

The largest and longest-running country music talent search in the nation, the Texaco Country Showdown, has named the Olson Brothers of Olympia, WA, the Grand Prize Winners in a songwriting competition to find the best independent country music songwriter in the United States. Hundreds of musicians competed, tens of thousands of votes were counted and a panel of country music experts made the final decision to name the Olson Brothers song, Sunrise, as the Grand Champion. Brothers Luke Olson, 20, and Isaac Olson, 22, have earned $ 5,000 as well as a trip to be introduced at the Nashvilles 32nd annual Texaco Country Showdown and consult with professionals in the music industry.

We have grown up doing everything together and are very passionate about music, said Luke Olson. We are thrilled to bring the national award to Washington.

The Texaco Country Showdown is America’s largest Country music talent show. It’s designed to find the most promising country music talent in the nation and to give these performers a chance to launch their professional music careers. Songwriting competitors submit a recording of their song to the Showdown website, and the top five songs chosen by the public are evaluated by a panel of Nashville music professionals, and they choose a monthly winner. Those winning songs advance to a final competition round each November, where an esteemed panel of songwriting greats chooses the Grand Prize Winner.

Luke a business and music major at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in Tacoma, is the bands lead singer and plays the acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, and records the bands music. Isaac is an engineering major at Washington State University in Pullman, plays the mandolin, acoustic guitar, and writes songs, also sings lead vocals, and promotes for the band. They began writing songs together and performing as The Olson Brothers in 2011. After adding Nate Collins on Bass and James Blackburn on drums, the Olson Bros Band began playing live shows across the state in 2013.

The Olsons winning song, Sunrise, was inspired by views of Mt. Rainier from the highway during Lukes 6 a.m. commute to Tacoma from Olympia each morning. One morning as I was getting so bogged down by my classes and homework, and I was just in a terrible mood and way behind. I looked outside my car and saw the most beautiful sunrise I had ever seen in my life, with Mt. Rainier in the background. The sight was the most breathtaking thing I had ever beheld, and it was one of those moments where it puts thing in perspective. I was so inspired by the sight that I skipped class that morning to watch the rest of the sunrise, and thats where came up with the idea and wrote a chunk of the song.

Sunrise helped The Olson Brothers to win the Battle of the Bands at Capital Lakefair in 2013, and the song went on to win the Texaco Country Showdown for the month of July, and the national songwriting championship at years end.

The Olson Brothers Band will continue to play shows all over Washington State, including one at The Brick in Roslyn, WA on Jan. 3. Registration for the free admission event is available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/539159. They and plan to record songs at a professional studio while they are in Nashville for the Texaco Country Showdown Jan. 16, and they hope to release their first professionally-recorded album in 2014.

Wed like to thank our family, friends, and fans for taking the time to vote for our song, and for always believing in us, said Isaac Olson. For now, we are gonna celebrate. Were goin to Nashville! said Luke.

To download a digital version of Sunrise, and other songs from The Olson Bros Band, go to http://theolsonbrosband.com/music. To view the official music video for Sunrise, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uu94p78Pz0. For more information about The Olson Bros Band, including their touring schedule, footage from live shows, and other music videos, go to http://theolsonbrosband.com.


About the Olson Bros Band

Luke and Isaac Olson were born and raised in Olympia, WA and went to Capital High School. Luke is currently a junior in college attending PLU in Tacoma, with a major in business administration and a minor in music. He has taken songwriting/recording private lessons with Jeff Leisawitz for the past two semesters at PLU. Isaac is a senior majoring in engineering at WSU. They both dream of touring with their band someday and performing at the Tacoma Dome! Other band members include Bass player Nate Collins from Olympia WA, and Drummer James Blackburn originally from Los Angeles CA.

The Olson Bros. Band enjoys writing songs that display strong emotion. They write about dancing, partying, natures beauty, ladies, love, hitting the hay, big ass trout, beer, and basically anything that relates to their lives or having a good time! Some of the bands all time favorite artists include Toby Keith, Lee Brice, Billy Currington, Zac Brown, Jake Owen, Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift and Florida Georgia Line.

Editors Note: The Olson Bros. Band is available for in-studio performances and interviews. Contact: Luke Olson at 360-490-1773, or email him at theolsonbros(at)gmail(dot)com.

Online Marketing Business Giant ‘MyInternetBusiness’ Upsets Competition, Again

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 29, 2008

Newly released online marketing company, “MyInternetBusiness.com,” has surpassed expectations once again by creating such an eye catching and easily understandable explanation of their dynamic business model. The My Internet Business new tour is generating an intense buzz around the direct selling, online marketing communities.

“My Internet Business” was launched to the public on April 02, 2008. At the time many had felt that this company was exactly what the muddy waters of the online direct marketing industry needed.

Now in their fourth month, they are definitely continuing to turn heads and make waves in the industry. This is witnessed by the surge in their traffic ranking, which is already at 38,876 according to the latest Alexa.com ranking. (This was accounting for the tour pages that the members are marketing.)

When the launch of My Internet Business took place it was one of the most anticipated in online marketing history. The presentation that was originally released was criticized initially as having too much content and not enough hype or talk about money and income.

When asked about this, co-founder Rob Hannley was quoted as saying “that is done intentionally because of the business partners we’re looking for. My Internet Business is designed with serious internet entrepreneurs in mind that are looking for all the tools, resources and products needed to create any size income from working online. We are not in the business of selling hype; we’ll leave that to the other companies out there.”

It is now apparent that as this company grows they will continue to lead the industry in technology and reputation. “MyInternetBusiness” has brought a quality program to a market that truly desires such integrity and expertise; they will no doubt be around for a very long time.

Successful internet marketer Damian Benko was quoted as saying “It’s about time that we (internet marketers) finally have a company with legitimate products that cover such a wide spectrum. It is also refreshing that every package is accompanied with the most extensive and comprehensive training available; this have never been done before in our industry. It is quite revolutionary for our market indeed and I’m extremely proud to be a part of history.”

Damian Benko has been with My Internet Business since the beginning and has also formed a separate and private organization to further help all the members that join with him and his members. His “TurnKey Marketing Group” is made up of many of the top producers in the company and the success of their members is attributed to the personal support and mentoring that each member receives.

Benko says “I firmly believe that the first step of any success is having the thought or idea that you want something better. You then need to find a respectable organization or company to help you on your journey. And to insure your success, do your best of find a personal mentor or coach to provide you the assistance and help you will surely need to succeed. Yes, you can do it on your own, but why would you want to go through that much trouble if you didn’t have to.”

He went on to say that “any great success has only been achieved with the help of others, so do your homework and contact those who you may work with and find out if they will be a fit for you and your personality.”

For an in-depth Video Report on “MyInternetBusiness” and to receive your free copy of Mr. Benko’s 5-Part Audio Training Course, “The Secret Formula for Massive Results”, please visit: http://www.MyInternetBusiness4u.com.

About Damian Benko:

Damian Benko has been working full time in the direct marketing, online business industry since June of 2006. He spends the majority of his time helping others who are interested in earning full time incomes from home learn how to accomplish that as quickly and easily as possible.

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