Joey writes with Richard Marx!

Joey Avalos had the amazing opportunity of writing with legendary songwriter Richard Marx out in his Chicago home earlier this month. Richard Marx has written over 13 #1 hits and has sold over 30 million records. Joey said, “Well, I can check something off my bucket list. I had the privilege of writing with one of my all-time favorite songwriters.”. They co-wrote a song called “Life Without You” which we all think is a hit. Read Joey’s full account of the experience in the journal.

Michael adds twins to the family!

Our bass player Michael and his wife Stacie just had twin baby girls on August 5th. They named them Kennedie Marie and Kinley Rose. See video and more pics of the twins in the journal.

Enter the SGD Video Contest!

Make your own video to any Stars Go Dim song for your chance to win a free trip to see SGD live OR “you name the prize”. Create a music video to any Stars Go Dim song off the “Love Gone Mad” album. You can film your own original video, use pre-filmed footage from TV shows, perform to our music, etc. Be creative! Once you are done submit your video to by September 14, 2010 11:59 PM CST. Then starting on September 15, 2010 12:00 AM CST get as many of your friends and family to vote for your video. The top (5) videos with the most votes will go into the judging round where the members of Stars Go Dim will pick the Grand Prize winner and the Runner-up. The band will be looking for creativity, a strong theme, editing, and or a video that fits the mood of the song.

Complete contest Information is on

SGD brings home two awards!

Stars Go Dim recently won awards for “Album of the Year” and “Best Tulsa Band”. The Urban Tulsa Weekly, Tulsa’s premier entertainment magazine, hosts their yearly ABOT Music Awards. Stars Go Dim took home the “Album of the Year” award for “Love Gone Mad” at the award ceremony which took place August 5 at the Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK. Stars Go Dim was also voted “Best Tulsa Band” for the 2010 Best of Greater Tulsa awards hosted by GTR Newspapers. The band was quoted saying, “Thank you all so much for voting and picking us. We appreciate you all. We LOVE Tulsa, OK!”

Upcoming Shows
Aug 25, 2010 | Manhattan, KS
Aug 26, 2010 | Wichita, KS
Sep 5, 2010 | Kansas City, MO
Sep 6, 2010 | Crete, NE
Sep 7, 2010 | Omaha, NE
Sep 8, 2010 | Saint Louis, MO
Sep 9, 2010 | New Albany, OH
Sep 22, 2010 | Hollywood, CA
Sep 23, 2010 | Riverside, CA
Sep 25, 2010 | Modesto, CA

More dates and information on!


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