In Which Dave Barnes Gives You Free Music And Food


One of my favorite singer/songwriters in the whole wide world is Dave Barnes. This information comes as no surprise whatsoever if you’ve been reading here for awhile, but if you’re newer here and haven’t heard me speak of Dave Barnes, then let me just assure you that he and his music are THE AWESOMEST.

Totally a word, by the way.

(And if you’ve never heard the soulful musical stylings of Dave Barnes before, you can listen up right here or right here.)

So today Dave Barnes is releasing a new EP called “You, The Night & Candlelight,” and as a result of that I am doing a giveaway so delightful that you will not even believe it. Or maybe you will believe it. But still. This giveaway is a TREAT, my friends.

Here’s the deal.

The very talented (and funny!) Dave Barnes has generously offered to give away ten copies of his new EP (I assure you that it is chock-full-o-musical treasures) AND a very special grand prize.

What is the grand prize, you ask?

Well, it would be my pleasure to share the details.

The grand prize is a copy of his new EP PLUS a personal Valentine’s Day phone call from the Dave Barnes PLUS a $50 gift card so that you and someone you love can enjoy a night on the town. A night with candlelight, hopefully. Because I think y’all know how much I appreciate consistency with a theme.

So, if you’d like to be eligible to win one of these fabulous prizes, here’s what you do:

1) Leave a comment and tell me who you’ll take out for dinner if you win the $50 gift card.


2) If you’d like more than one entry in this giveaway (which will close on February 14th, by the way), then head over to Dave Barnes’ website, register to win a free iTouch, and then come back here and leave ANOTHER comment telling me that you registered. That’ll get you a second entry.


3) If you’d like a third chance to win, then mention his new EP or (no need to mention my blog – just Dave Barnes’ website) on Twitter, Facebook or on your blog, then come back here and leave me ANOTHER comment. That’ll get you a third entry.

Oh, the day is filled with many winning romantical possibilities, is it not? I mean, a $50 gift card can buy a lot of bacon for you and your loved one at the restaurant of your choosing. And I think you’ll agree that bacon is certainly the most romantic of all the meats.

Have fun, everybody!

p.s. If you’re hoping for the gift card but don’t want to wait on the music, you can buy the EP for only $3.99 on iTunes right now. Oh, it is a bargain. And did I mention the songs are very romance-y? Because they are very romance-y indeed.

This giveaway is now closed.

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  1. Just groovin’ along, registered for the iPod touch… ; )

  2. …and I Twittered it (TallyMichelle).

  3. I would take the most wonderful man in the world out to dinner. This would be one time I would be paying! :)

  4. I would love to go out to dinner with my husband and not feel like I need to order the small steak!!

  5. Please sign me up. Hubby and I SOOOO need a date night! We just had our 3rd child and it’s been a while since we had a date without one of the children joining us!

  6. I registered for the itouch

  7. I would give the gift card to my daughter so she and her husband could go out to dinner. He has been unemployed since June so it would be a real treat for them.
    God Bless, Pam, South Bend

  8. I would take my hubby too:-)

  9. I think I should probably take my husband. That would be best for our marriage. Besides, he’s been traveling for work this week, and it would be fun to surprise him with a Valentine’s Date.

  10. I registered for the ipod. Oh please sweet Jesus, let me win it to take some of the cold out of this blasted winter.

  11. I would take my husband!

  12. I’d take my best friend since 8th grade and husband of 16 years out to dinner. What a nice treat that’s be!

  13. My sweet husband. He’s my rock.

  14. My darlin’ hubby, of course. And since we have a dearth of babysitters around here, I’d probably take my baby girl, too.

    Thanks, BooMama!

  15. Oh! I would take out my hubby!

  16. I would go to dinner with my sweet hubby!

  17. Oh thank you, I would really like the chance to win this! I would of course take my dear hubby out for dinner!

  18. Ok, just entered the iTouch drawing, too! Thanks :)

  19. I would take my friend Michael to dinner.

  20. I registered to win the iPod!

  21. I mentioned the website on my facebook

  22. Oh, random number selector, please pick me!

  23. Amy in AL says:

    …and now I’m a Dave Barnes fan on Facebook! Yaay!

  24. take out with $50 card – my hubby definitely! :)

  25. Hi BooMama!! Love me some Dave Barnes!!!! Yes woman I do!! I would love to take me sweet little husband out on the town since he works so hard for his sweet little family and does not get himself much, but gives to his family and church. Have a great night!!
    ~Molly P

  26. Registered for the i-pod.

  27. Hey BooMama I just registered for the Itouch and loved hearing that song in the background.
    ~ Molly P

  28. Hey BooMama just shouted out to everyone on Facebook about the new Dave Barnes EP. Oh my gees you gotta love him!!! Ok Mike is looking at me weird now HEHE. Have a great night!!!
    ~Molly P

  29. I believe the $50 gift certificate would be used to go to Olive Garden with my husband. But if I let him choose we’d be going to Golden Corral. Maybe we could do both! :)

  30. I am sure I would take my sweetie pie out to eat with me. He does like to have his tummy full and I do enjoy spending time with him.

  31. I also registered for the ipod! :)

  32. I would love to take Hubs out to dinner since Valentine’s Day will be my 12th wedding anniversary! :)!

    Thank you!

  33. I would take my hubby out to eat! I would make him go for a “date night” which we NEVER do!

  34. I’ve never heard of him before, but I do love music, so…I think I especially deserve to win this one! ;)

  35. Oh yeah…I forgot to say in my previous comment that I would def take the hubby to dinner.

    Now for this comment…I did register for the ipod and I could use that, too!

  36. I would go out with my girlfriends because I have no man at the moment!! But I love Dave Barnes and I registered for the i-touch! This contest is awesome! Thanks, Boomama!

  37. i would take another single gal out for girls night

  38. My husband of course! It would be such a treat since we haven’t done that in awhile.

  39. I would take my sweet man out to dinner. Poor guy has endured way to much from my hormonal- postpartum- sleepless- lactating- blog- addicted self. He deserves a nice night out. (I think I do too!)

  40. I would take my husband out to eat with the $50. I registered for the iPod on Dave Barnes website! I also posted on my blog about his new EP.

  41. I would take my wonderful mother-in-law out for her 93rd birthday. She is a sweetheart.

  42. Amy in WA (Texas transplant) says:

    I’d take my husband (and we’d meet up with my mom and dad, my sister and brother-in-law and sweet niece, and my sister-in-law and brother-in-law) out in OKC since I’m flying down to meet him for that weekend…he’s doing some training at Altus AFB! Love the music, too – will have to iTunes that EP!

  43. I would take my wonderful Husband out with the $50. gift card.

  44. Most definitely my man!!!

  45. Jennifer C says:

    I would take my husband out of course. Thanks for another great contest.

  46. I also registered for the ipod. Thanks!

  47. Jennifer C says:

    Ok, I entered the contest on Dave Barnes website.

  48. Entered the Itouch drawing too……but thinking I’m just going to have to buy it for $3.99. BTW, he’ll be coming to Chattanooga in June…..thinking maybe I’ll have to catch him (and by him I mean the show)

  49. Jennifer C says:

    Well I don’t have a facebook, twitter, or blog. Can I still have a third chance?

  50. I would love to have a romantic date with my best friend (that I’m married to) Rob. I love my chubby hubby!

  51. My husband for dinner.
    Had bacon for dinner and thought of you!
    Daughters seeing Dave in Waco Texas this weekend!!

  52. I would give my mom and dad the card to go out for Valentines Day- this past year has been so stressful for the both of them but they have been so faithful in trusting the Lord with their every waking moment and I am SO proud to be part of this family! :)

  53. And I also just entered for the iTouch :)

  54. And Dave Barnes was on my twitter before I read this post…because hes amazing and so is his EP! so I did all 3- thanks boomama! :)

  55. 1) Leave a comment and tell me who you’ll take out for dinner if you win the $50 gift card.

    Oh for sure I would take my friend Bill out to Applebees!!! :)

  56. I would take my husband… and then we would most likely watch the Office… again!

  57. Registered for the free iPod touch!! And I really really want it!!!!! lol

  58. I also went to Dave’s site and registered for the itouch. THanks!

  59. Mentioned him on my blog. I love the music!! It is QUALITY! :)

  60. OK, now Dave is mentioned on my wall on facebook… sure hope I win!

  61. Carolyn G says:

    Definately it would be my hubby!

  62. Deana Lewis says:

    I would enjoy eating out with my man! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


  63. Deana Lewis says:

    hopped on over to dave’s site and registered for that itouch! Thanks again!


  64. My hubby! We would very much enjoy a night out on the town.

  65. I’d definitely take DH out. We’ve had about 2 dates in the last 6 years. We’re due.

  66. After quick deliberation, I have decided that my husband would be my date of choice. Thanks for this fun contest!

  67. my husband and i are doing a year of short term missions in lilongwe, malawi, so i wouldn’t be able to use the gift card until we come home this summer. but i would use the gift card for a nice american meal with my husband!

  68. and i just registered for an ipod touch on dave barnes website!

  69. Dave Barnes would love for my hubby and I to go out on the town for an evening on him!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Be Blessed,

    Amy (Honestly)

  70. I just stopped over at Dave’s website to register for the Ipod and to share some email addresses of friends! Thans for the second entry!

    Be Blessed!

    Amy (Honestly)

  71. I would totally take my husband to dinner. We haven’t had a ‘date’ in months and he’s been working late lately so we haven’t even been able to eat supper together at home. Heading over to register for the iTouch now…

  72. I don’t have a significant other in my life right now, so if I won the giftcard, I would give it to my best friend and her fiance. They are perfect for each other in every way. It’s so exciting to see God’s hand in their lives both individually and as a couple.

    Well…the wedding in at the end of this month and they have been saving so much for the wedding and haven’t been spending money on dates for themselves. I’d love to be able to treat them to a nice dinner.

  73. Registered for the itouch!

  74. Oooh. Now I can admit that I had never listened to Dave Barnes before. But I really, really liked the little bit I heard just now on his website. And you’ve met him!? I registered for the iTouch – thanks for the 2nd entry into your giveaway.

  75. I would take hubby to dinner!

  76. I will take the hubster out, and I am pretty sure he already has childcare lined up, because He is AWARE of the importance of this!

  77. Southern Gal says:

    I will take my husband out to dinner. It will be a treat because I’m a SAHM and it’s been a long time (18 years) since I’ve treated HIM to anything not using HIS money!

  78. I went to Dave’s website, and I NEVER got a moonwalk. I am so sad. I think I need an Ipod touch to cheer me up.

  79. Southern Gal says:

    I entered the iPod giveaway on Dave’s site.

  80. I would take the sweetest hubby in the world out for a dinner which would definitely include meat – possibly bacon. We’ve been married 25 years & and recent empty nesters, so every night seems like date night these days, but we enjoy eating out and I LOVE Dave Barnes! (My college-age kids introduced me to him via his zany videos!)

  81. I would go out to dinner with my husband, who is my very best friend.

  82. Hey, me again. I just registered on Dave’s site. What a cutie-patootie he is!

  83. Ok I don’t have a husband, but I have a handsome boyfriend with whom I would share the prize.

  84. I would most definetly take my sweet husband of 12 years.

  85. And I have registered on his website.
    And the video for today is hilarious.

  86. And of course is my facebook status. Because that is what I’m doing all the time.

  87. I registered for the i pod! thanks

  88. Mentioned Dave Barnes on my facebook page.

  89. OHIWANTTOWINTHISREALLYBADLY!!!!!!!! Did you get that? I’d like to win. If I do win I will wait until August and take my sweet hubby who is deployed for 6 months to dinner. Oh, he won’t be here for Valentine’s Day either, so the call from Dave would be FABULOUS!!!!

  90. Thanks for the great giveaway! I would take my husband and 2 kids out to dinner, because at this time of year (tax season with a CPA in the house) we don’t get enough family time!

  91. I would take out Hubs and our baby that is due in 2 months. Thanks!

  92. I would definitely take my husband out to dinner. Thanks for the giveaway!

  93. iPod touch–done

  94. I would take my hubby out to eat – no kids! Thanks :)

  95. Oh my gosh, Dave’s web site is funny! Can’t wait to go back every day!
    I signed up for the iTouch!
    Thanks again!
    mnatherson at comcast dot net

  96. Website is on my facebook status.

  97. If I win, I’m going to take my husband out for dinner. He won’t have to worry about the cost, so he’ll be able to order whatever he wants too!

    We don’t have money for a Valentine’s Day celebration this year or to buy each other presents. (which is really ok because we will find something to do for free, but a dinner would be GREAT)

  98. My hubby of course, that’s who I’ld take out!

  99. Just registered for the Ipod! The song playing in the background is FAB…I LOVE that style of music! You have such good taste in music :)