The Blues Preachers were selected by Yoko Ono as RUNNER-UP in The John Lennon 70th Birthday Anniversary Song Contest,
for “Divine Justice Coming Down.”
The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an internationally renowned songwriting contest that is currently celebrating its 14th anniversary of providing opportunities for amateur and professional songwriters alike. Participants may enter as many songs as they like in any of 12 musical categories: Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, World, Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop, Gospel/Inspirational, Latin, Electronic, Folk, and Children’s. Entries are judged on originality, melody, composition, and lyrics; instrumental compositions are also encouraged. Neither performance nor production value will be considered during the adjudication process.
The Blues Preachers song “Divine Justice Coming Down” was also one of 5 nominations in the sing out for social action category of the 2009 Independent Music Awards and a runner up in the folk and open sections of the 2009 Australian Songwriting Awards.
An Interview with The Blues Preachers is available on the Independent Music Awards website.