As someone who often tours and performs in the midwest states, Michael Bannerman was thrilled to find out this week that his song "October Sky" was one of the 10 finalists and "winners" of the Blooming-Tunes "Songs From The Heartland" songwriting competition.

"It's always an honor to be recognized" said Michael about being listed as one of the finalist/winners of the prestigious songwriting contest      "... and there were so many other great artists involved. Just to be listed amoung them is truly an thrill for me".

The song will appear on a compilation project featuring the other  winners and will be sold both online and locally in Bloomington, Indiana.

"My hope," says Michael "is to get back down to the area before the snow starts to fly... but we shall see."

For more details on the songwriting contest as well as the winners please click HERE