Local Blues Musician Chosen in CoMo Songwriting Contest

6 years 4 days 8 hours ago September 27, 2010 Sep 27, 2010 Monday, September 27 2010 Monday, September 27, 2010 10:26:49 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival chose Jordan Thomas' song, "Big Small Town," as the winner of its CoMo Songwriting Contest. The song will be recorded by a professional blues artist. The Columbia Convention and Visitor's Bureau will use the song to promote the city.

"We thought this would be a great opportunity to be a part of not only embedding the CoMo tag for Columbia in the music, but also having a way to promote the Roots N Blues Festival through song," said Lorah Steiner, Executive Director of the Columbia Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

Thomas was excited his song was chosen out of the four finalists.  He said his song was inspired by Columbia landmarks.

"There's some things like Shakespeare's Pizza or the Blue Note or Ernies that I kinda tried to allude to because that to me, that's what Columbia is," said Thomas.

Thomas plays in a local blues band called The Mojo Roots.

To enter the contest, the song had to mention Columbia within the first 10 seconds and in the last five seconds of the song.  The winner was chosen through a panel of judges and a public poll.

Steiner said that if the contest is held again next year, that song will have to be even better than this year's song.  To hear this year's winning song, click on the link to the festival.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Festival-goers cheered as local blues artists took the stage for their hometown's largest music festival on Saturday. ... More >>
46 minutes ago October 01, 2016 Oct 1, 2016 Saturday, October 01 2016 Saturday, October 01, 2016 4:43:00 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the St. Louis Election Board to make electronic machines available to... More >>
1 hour ago October 01, 2016 Oct 1, 2016 Saturday, October 01 2016 Saturday, October 01, 2016 4:23:15 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY- The mid-Missouri community joined together on Saturday to celebrate the various cultures in the area. “The United... More >>
1 hour ago October 01, 2016 Oct 1, 2016 Saturday, October 01 2016 Saturday, October 01, 2016 3:50:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA – Home Runs for Heroes is a charity softball tournament in Columbia that gathers hundreds of people and raises... More >>
2 hours ago October 01, 2016 Oct 1, 2016 Saturday, October 01 2016 Saturday, October 01, 2016 3:14:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Police arrested two men after shots fired were reported in southern Columbia early Saturday morning. Officers said... More >>
7 hours ago October 01, 2016 Oct 1, 2016 Saturday, October 01 2016 Saturday, October 01, 2016 10:11:41 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA – Oct. 1 The University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources hosts the tenth annual South... More >>
9 hours ago October 01, 2016 Oct 1, 2016 Saturday, October 01 2016 Saturday, October 01, 2016 7:53:00 AM CDT in News
ST.LOUIS (AP)- Carlos Martinez pitched seven sharp innings, Matt Holliday hit an emotional home run and the St. Louis Cardinals... More >>
18 hours ago September 30, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Friday, September 30 2016 Friday, September 30, 2016 11:09:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo.(AP)-Cleveland Indians defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-2 Friday night. Ryan Merritt gave up a run on... More >>
18 hours ago September 30, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Friday, September 30 2016 Friday, September 30, 2016 10:56:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors said a man serving a life sentence for his role in a 1988 explosion... More >>
23 hours ago September 30, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Friday, September 30 2016 Friday, September 30, 2016 5:50:41 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Current and future health care professionals gathered in Columbia to talk about ethics and digital media on Friday.... More >>
1 day ago September 30, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Friday, September 30 2016 Friday, September 30, 2016 5:15:00 PM CDT in News
CALLAWAY COUNTY –The Callaway County Jail has an aging security system as old as the jail itself, which was built... More >>
1 day ago September 30, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Friday, September 30 2016 Friday, September 30, 2016 4:21:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Members of the University of Missouri Police Department and the Legion of Black Collegians met together Thursday night... More >>
1 day ago September 30, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Friday, September 30 2016 Friday, September 30, 2016 4:14:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA- The 10th annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival kicked off Friday and festival coordinators have been working to... More >>
1 day ago September 30, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Friday, September 30 2016 Friday, September 30, 2016 3:43:00 PM CDT in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - MU's Association of Black Graduate and Professional Students unveiled a historical marker Friday at the location of Columbia's... More >>
1 day ago September 30, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Friday, September 30 2016 Friday, September 30, 2016 2:54:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA – Farmers, and farmers at heart, can be happy that a new farmers market is in the works for... More >>
1 day ago September 30, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Friday, September 30 2016 Friday, September 30, 2016 2:17:00 PM CDT in News
BENTON (AP) — Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from a southeast Missouri jail. The Southeast Missourian... More >>
1 day ago September 30, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Friday, September 30 2016 Friday, September 30, 2016 12:43:43 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - As a broadcast station, visual representation of stories is an important part of coverage at KOMU 8 News.... More >>
1 day ago September 30, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Friday, September 30 2016 Friday, September 30, 2016 11:54:00 AM CDT in News
FARBER - Authorities shot a man armed with a shotgun in Farber late Thursday night, the Missouri State Highway Patrol... More >>
1 day ago September 30, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Friday, September 30 2016 Friday, September 30, 2016 9:56:00 AM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 65°
6pm 66°
7pm 65°
8pm 63°
9pm 62°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

8:00a
2016 Ryder Cup
6:00p
KOMU 8 News @ 6
6:30p
Wheel of Fortune
5:00p
Made in Hollywood
5:30p
Cops Reloaded
6:00p
Cheaters

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
The Good Place
7:30p
The Good Place
8:00p
The Good Place
8:30p
The Good Place
9:00p
Saturday Night Live
7:00p
Family Guy
7:30p
Family Guy
8:00p
Bob's Burgers
8:30p
Bob's Burgers
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld