American Songwriter 2023 Song Contest Winners Announced

American Songwriter is proud to announce the Overall Winners for the 2023 Song Contest. The Grand Prize Winner, Category First and Second Place Winners were selected by our esteemed panel of judges.

Congrats to all of our 2023 Winners listed below! 

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2023 American Songwriter Song Contest! Don’t forget the 2024 Song Contest is taking entries now with 7 new categories to enter.

Grand Prize Winner:

“What’s It All Mean?” By Christian Gates-Bahlhorn (The Philharmonik)

Category Winners:

Americana First Place Winner:

“Stardust” By Meg McRee

Americana Second Place Winner:

“Ain’t My First Rodeo” By India Ramey

Blues First Place Winner:

“Won’t Be Around” By Bobby Cole, Larry D. Robertson, Terry Blade

Blues Second Place Winner:

“My Strength is Gone” By Solomon Brown (Lord Solomon)

Christian Music First Place Winner:

“Joy In The Battle” By Major Johnson Finley, Joaquin Bynum (MAJOR.)

Christian Music Second Place Winner:

“For Such A Time As This” By Amanda Nolan, Kayliann Lowe, Doug Lowe

Country First Place Winner:

“Comeback Kid” By Joey Hendricks, Andy Albert, Zach Abend

Country Second Place Winner:

“If I Die Today” By Brett Matthews, Classified

Folk/Singer-Songwriter First Place Winner:

“i’m not in love with you” By Lydia Frutig, Alex Nobile, Nate Sander, Wesley Henry

Folk/Singer-Songwriter Second Place Winner:

“Billy” By Daniel Herr

Hip-Hop/Rap First Place Winner:

“Drama” By Leshaun Nash

Hip-Hop/Rap Second Place Winner:

“Flee Steppa” By Jamal Hall (Willy Flee)

Indie First Place Winner:

“Sad Bird Still Sings” By Eloise Alterman, Dan Henig

Indie Second Place Winner:

“Permanent Resident” By Skyler Mayes

Pop First Place Winner:

“All My Exes’ Moms” By Brooke Greenberg, Will Jay, Jxndren, De’La (Brooke Alexx)

Pop Second Place Winner:

“Another Kind of Love” By Madilyn Paige, Aaron Kellim, Jay Denton, Ariel Lask

Rock First Place Winner:

“Matador” By Micah Smith, Nadia Vaeh (Empty Atlas)

Rock Second Place Winner:

“i was a virgin (on drugs)” By Halo Kitsch

Teen First Place Winner:

“Sweet Talker” By Kaiya Gamble, Spencer Cheyne, Justin Kudding

Teen Second Place Winner:

“Whisper” By Asher Hinton, Lars Jensen

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