Song Premiere: Kyle Cox, “I Ain’t Been Lonely, Until I Met You”

The Artist: Orlando singer-songwriter Kyle Cox The Song: “I Ain’t Been Lonely, Until I Met You,” from his forthcoming debut album The Plan, The Mess, which is being produced by Mike Marsh (The Avett Brothers). Fun Fact: This song placed third in American Songwriter’s May/June 2013 Lyric Contest. Songwriter Says: “This is somewhat of a 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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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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