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Country Music Star Trace Adkins Names Grand Prize Winner of The Waggin Train Tail Waggin Jingle Contest

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Life with our four-legged friends is so much fun that it inspired dog owners across the country to write a jingle about it. Today, Country Music star Trace Adkins selected Dewey Longuski of Mason, MI as the Grand Prize winner of the Waggin’ Train® Tail Waggin’ Jingle Contest, which asked dog owners to create an original jingle with lyrics describing how they enjoy a “tail waggin’ good time” with their best buddies. As the Grand Prize winner of the national contest, Dewey won the opportunity of a lifetime to perform his jingle in a recording session produced by the country star.

Dewey took home top honors following a live performance of his jingle in front of Adkins, who judged the five contest finalists at a private event held yesterday at the Hard Rock Café in Nashville, Tenn. In addition to the recording session, Dewey received an autographed CD of his jingle which may be featured on the Waggin’ Train brand’s Web site and Facebook page.

“I was really impressed by all of the finalists’ performances and the quality of the jingles they wrote to celebrate the good times they share with their dogs,” said Adkins. “While it was a tough decision, Dewey’s jingle rose to the top because of its catchy lyrics and memorable melody that left me wanting to hear more.”

The judging criteria Adkins used to select the Grand Prize winner included: jingle describes the good times enjoyed by the entrant and his/her dog (50%); musical performance reinforces the Waggin’ Train brand’s wholesome, fun personality (25%); and overall creativity/originality (25%). In addition to the trip to Nashville to perform in front of Adkins, the five finalists each received tickets to attend “The 45th Annual CMA Awards” that air live on ABC on November 9 at 8 p.m. EST.

The Waggin’ Train Tail Waggin’ Jingle Contest invited dog owners across the country to create an original jingle with lyrics that describe how they enjoy a “tail waggin’ good time” with their four-legged friend and then upload a 60 second video that showed them performing the jingle with their dog. Twenty semi-finalists were selected by an outside judging panel and posted on During the voting period, five finalists were selected by the consumer vote (20% of the final score) and by Adkins who judged the semi-finalists’ entries (80% of the final score) using the same criteria for the finalist round. The 20 semi-finalists each received a one year supply of Waggin’ Train brand dog snacks.

For more information about the contest and to hear the Grand Prize winner’s jingle, visit

Trace Adkins to hear 5 pet owners perform live on November 8

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The five finalists in the Tail Waggin’ Jingle Contest have been announced (see their videos at! On November 8 these five, lucky dog owners will perform live for Country Music star Trace Adkins at a private event at the Hard Rock Café in Nashville. Adkins will hear each jingle, score it, and name a winner by the end of the event. Immediately following the event, the Grand Prize winner will go directly to a recording studio where Adkins will produce his/her jingle.

These dog owners, who clearly share the affection we all have for our pets, are already getting lots of attention. Check out the USA Today story that ran last week.

Trace Adkins Launches Waggin Train Tail Waggin Jingle Contest

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Just days ago, country music star and proud dog owner of two mini-Australian Shepherds, Trace Adkins launched the Waggin’ Train Tail Waggin Jingle Contest, celebrating the wonderful relationships we share with our pets. Five lucky, dog-owning consumers will get the chance of a lifetime – to perform and be judged by renowned country singer, Trace Adkins, during CMA Awards Week. Following is a link including photos of Trace and his dogs at his farm house just outside of Nashville, captions, the full release and fact sheet:

Until August 3, dog owners can upload a video of themselves, and their dogs, singing an original jingle that describe how they enjoy a “tail waggin’ good time” with their four-legged friend to Grand Prize Winner will then go into a recording studio, and record his/her jingle – produced by Trace Adkins.

This jingle contest is all about being inspired by the tail waggin’ good time they have with their dog.

Trace Adkins with His Dogs