How to enter:

It's simple! After you have joined Ampslam for free and uploaded your tunes, simply e-mail the Ampslam contest judges at with your member and artist name and the name of the song that you uploaded that you want considered for the monthly contest. Winners will be notified by e-mail and featured on the Ampslam home page! See Contest Rules below for more information. ORIGINAL SONGS ONLY!

Official contest rules

  1. Enter only one song per monthly song contest. You must be an Amplsam Member to enter.
  2. Entered songs cannot be cover versions and cannot sample another artist’s work.
  3. All songs must be original. Ampslam takes NO financial or ownership interest in ANY song.
  4. Prizes will be delivered via PayPal.
  5. Contestants must be at least 13 years of age. Entrants retain all publishing rights to their song(s).
  6. Additions or deletions to these rules may be made at the discretion of Ampslam LLC, and may be enacted at any time.
  7. The selection of contest winners by Ampslam, and its judges is final. Arrangements for receiving all prizes, unless otherwise specified, must be made within thirty days of announcing the winners. It is the responsibility of the winners to claim prizes within the thirty days provided. All unclaimed prizes will be forfeited, and Ampslam may award any unclaimed prize at the end of the thirty-day grace period to a contest runner-up. All prizes are nontransferable and void where prohibited by law. No cash substitution of prizes is allowed.

Gotta Do My Time


More from this user :

Uploaded By: Elger Heath. Added on: 20 December 2018.
In this video:


Gotta Do My Time
written by Jimmy Skinner
recorded by Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs (1958)

I'm not a big fan of prison songs, but I always loved this une. 'Gotta Do My Time' was written by Jimmy Skinner and recorded by Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs as well as Johnny Cash. I love the way the lyrics pause for effect in classic Bluegrass fashion. This is a number I often pull out when my Bluegrass friends are over for a jam. This is a nice piece and I think my lyrics are a mix of the Johnny Cash and the Flatts and Scruggs versions. Check them both out on Youtube.

Until then, take a listen to this cover of 'Gotta Do My Time.'