American Songwriter has received countless submissions for each 2019 bi-monthly Lyric Contest in hopes of being awarded annual Grand prize -- and the time to make a final decision is fast approaching. The winner will receive:
Abernethy turned the relatively obscure early Dylan song about racial injustice into a tour-de-force, complete with a focused vocal delivery, tight and percussive rhythm, fiery guitar licks and solid harmonica playing.
Congratulations to all our November/December 2019 winners! Click here to enter the January/February 2020 contest! 1st Place "Parallel Universes" by Larry E. Black Asheville, NC Somewhere, someone is kissing a loverthat should've been mine.Somewhere, someone is rocking a babydescended from my line.Somewhere,...
"I’ve tried to be really cognizant about trying to get the most mileage out of each line in a song.”
Lyric Contest Winner Lucy LeBlanc on Co-Writing 200 Songs A Year, Her Idea of a Perfect Song, And More
"I don’t always know where the lyric comes from, unless I have a specific idea in mind."
Congratulations to all of our March/April 2019 winners! Click here to enter the May/June 2019 contest. 1st Place “Mary Dyer” by Todd Hearon Exeter, NH I came here with the reckoning done And I saw the scales sink into the sun And the fields were heavy...
"Somewhere Over The Rainbow," like so many classic songs, was born in Los Angeles. With music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by...