You voted on the best songs about Arkansas. Now hear the song that won!
Congratulations to Barrett Baber and Kenny Lamb
, winners of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism's Song of Arkansas contest. The duo were selected from our seven finalists as the best by fans. More than 34,000 votes were cast for the best songs about Arkansas during the two week voting period. Barrett Baber performed the song he co-wrote with songwriter Kenny Lamb on March 10, 2014, at the 40th Annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism
in Rogers, and they received a recording session, a video and $2,000.
Thanks to the 230 aspiring singers and songwriters who submitted their original songs about Arkansas - and to everyone who participated in our selection process!
Our Song of Arkansas contest ran November 25th, 2013 through January 24th, 2014, offering a unique opportunity to Arkansas songwriters and musicians – the chance to write and share great songs about Arkansas. In all, 230 entries were received. Our panel of celebrity judges, including rock and roll pioneer Sonny Burgess, Broadway performer Lawrence Hamilton, award-winning Broadway musical director Jason Moore, Jimmy Buffett Coral Reefer Band member Mike Utley and The Wolf 105.1-FM morning show team Bob Robbins and Jennifer Trafford, narrowed the field down to seven finalists.