Announcing the 25 Finalists for the Music City Songwriting Competition


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We’re thrilled to announce the finalists for the Music City Songwriting Competition! All of the entries have been carefully listened to and reviewed. The top 25 are listed  below in no particular order. One of these talented songwriters will take home a grand prize that includes $1K, a trip to Music City, a TV appearance, an opportunity to have their song recorded during a SiriusXM Satellite Radio Show, and a mentoring session with Jana Kramer.

A panel of judges including representatives from ASCAPSony RecordsGreat American Country (GAC), Sirius XM Satellite Radio Show: “Music City Connection: Heroes Behind the Hits”, Jana Kramer  and more will determine the top 5 finalists, and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter.  Thanks to all who entered.


hannah miller Artist: James Hoppe
Song: House Dividedlisten-4



justin-adams Artist: Jesse Harper
Song: Saturday Nightlisten-4



taylor-baker Artist: Lance Cowan
Song: The Letterlisten-4



wally-montgomery Artist: Matt Stell
Song: Best Thinglisten-4



friends-of-lola Artist: Owen Danoff
Song: Hometown Headstonelisten-4



alina-smith Artist: Mel Hart
Song: Necromancerlisten-4



elle-maze Artist: Chris Alvarado
Song: This I Need You to Knowlisten-4



jesse-terry Artist: Ryan Bradley
Song: Rural Route 4listen-4



rory-sullivan Artist: Kiana Brown
Song: These are the Dayslisten-4



katie-cole Artist: Bryan Frazier
Song: Backwoods Blue Ridge Nightlisten-4



leaving-austin Artist: Lindsey Harding
Song: Closer to the Truthlisten-4



mike-stocksdale Artist: Andy Stuckey & Katherine Slingluff
Song: Dublin Moonlisten-4



niel-nasset Artist: Matt Orewiler & Shaun Junggren
Song: Love is an Amazing Thinglisten-4



one-arm-train Artist: Jessica Ridley
Song: The Highwaylisten-4



samantha-craine Artist: Brendan Kelley
Song: Meant to Belisten-4



_Traci-Ann-Stanley Artist: K.T. Vandyke
Song: On My Waylisten-4



matt-sellars Artist: Evan Johnson & Ari LeffSong: Every Little Downlisten-4



morgan-leigh Artist: Jordan Miller
Song: Where Are You Nowlisten-4



Denton-Hatcher Artist: Tony Eady
Song: It’s Whateverlisten-4



williams-compnay Artist: Rusty King
Song: Carolynlisten-4



williams-compnay Artist: Aubrie Stahl
Song: Your Love Songlisten-4



williams-compnay Artist: Matthew Scheidle & Grace Guggenheim
Song: You Save Melisten-4



williams-compnay Artist: Robinson Treacher
Song: This Barlisten-4



williams-compnay Artist: Ross Newell
Song: Sensible Shoes listen-4



williams-compnay Artist: Aaron Heuke
Song: How You Livelisten-4


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