Bill DeLuigi

2011 Lyric Contest Grand Prize Winner, Bill Diluigi

Bill DiLuigi2011 Grand Prize WinnerDream 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 focuts off of More

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2008 Grand Prize Lyric Contest Winner Quinten Collier with Rodney Crowell

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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Matthew Francis Andersen

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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2008 Grand Prize Lyric Contest Winner Quinten Collier with Rodney Crowell

Eyes On The Prize: How Rodney Crowell Met His Co-Writer

It’s hard to break through as a non-performing songwriter in the music business. Many try. They come to Nashville with a battered guitar and a suitcase full of lyrics and toil in oblivion for years. They play songwriter rounds, honky-tonks, and doggedly pursue the reps of publishing companies, oftentimes to no avail. Most never land More

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