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Past Lyric Contest Winner Matthew Francis Andersen Offers Update

Matthew Francis Andersen won the September/October 2012 Lyric Contest with his song “Blue Line” which led to a “Dream Write” with Hayes Carll and then him cutting a song written prior, “The Devil Lives In Kansas.” A few years later, Andersen dropped an album called, ‘Slow, the Summer Burned‘ that featured that song as its More

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Ryan Tanner Talks Americana Music Festival, Lyric Contest

Ryan Tanner, who won American Songwriter’s Lyric Contest Grand Prize in 2010, played the Americana Music Festival in Nashville earlier this month. The show marked the first time the Salt Lake City-based songwriter has played Music City. Tanner, who won the Grand Prize with the song “I Never Did My Best,” stopped by our offices More

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2011 Lyric Contest Grand Prize Winner, Bill Diluigi

Bill DiLuigi 2011 Grand Prize Winner Dream Co-write with Chris Young & Anthony Smith I am proud to be a past Grand Prize Winner in the American Songwriter Magazine lyric contest. It is a true lyric contest because only the lyric, without music, is judged. Sometimes a great demo or melody can take the focus More

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Quinten Collier, 2009 Lyric Contest Grand Prize Winner, Looks Back

Quinten Collier 2009 Lyric Contest Grand Prize Winner (Co-write with Rodney Crowell) My experience with the Lyric Contest was unexpected, first off, because I had no intention of winning the Grand Prize; I just wanted the bi-monthly guitar. I was of course thrilled to be flown to Nashville, where I was treated extraordinarily well by More

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