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Published: 5/20/2008

Regie Hamm's "Time Of My Life" chosen as winning American Idol song

American Idol Songwriter

Fans Choose Hamm’s “The Time Of My Life” As Single For Season 7 Winner

(Los Angeles, CA)…Nashville’s Regie Hamm is the winner of the 2nd annual AMERICAN IDOL Songwriting Competition with his solo-written song, “The Time Of My Life.”  On Wednesday (May 21st), the final night of AMERICAN IDOL’s season finale, winner David Cook performed “The Time Of My Life” for millions of viewers.  Cook will also be releasing this song as a single. Regie Hamm

The AMERICAN IDOL Songwriting Competition launches a country-wide search for a song befitting the next American Idol.  After thousands of online entrants were narrowed down to the 20 strongest and most suitable songs, the fans listened to the final Top 20 songs and cast their votes -- choosing Regie Hamm’s submission, entitled "The Time Of My Life," as the next AMERICAN IDOL hit single.   Last season, over 2 million online votes were cast for the winning song which was performed live on last year’s finale show and went on to become the winner’s first hit single.

Regie Hamm entered the AMERICAN IDOL Songwriting Competition at the encouragement of his wife who is an avid watcher of the show.  Two days later, he wrote “The Time Of My Life” and made his submission. "This song is about living in the moment and embracing your blessings, and letting go of bitterness and past pain," Regie says about the song.  The son of a traveling preacher and musician, Hamm spent his youth forging a musical identity in the fires of Pentecostal churches, tent revivals and all-night-singings.  Regie's music and songwriting are clearly the work of a keen observer of the world who has something to say about it. Combining the beauty, irony, and sometimes even harshness of life, Regie's work has a cinematic quality that leaves the listener with the feeling of an experience they will not soon forget.

Regie Hamm resides in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Yolanda and their two adopted children.  He’s an established producer and singer/songwriter -- but artistry, Regie’s first love, remains his true passion.  His brand new, self-produced EP, entitled Starlight, will be available shortly through iTunes and atww.regiehamm.com/">www.regiehamm.com.