American Songwriter Lyric Contest winner Matt Hoggatt onstage with Jimmy Buffett

Matt Hoggatt Reflects On His Jimmy Buffett Experience

It all started with an email from American Songwriter magazine about winning the song-lyric contest, which led to an email from Jimmy Buffett who read the magazine, which quickly transformed my life for the next two years from that of a police detective to a traveling troubadour musician at the hands of none other than 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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