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Annual Lyric Contest Winner Set To Be Announced Soon

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:

Bob Dylan Song Contest Winner Announced: Rod Abernethy “Oxford Town”

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.

November/December 2019 Lyric Contest Winners

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,...

September/October 2019 Lyric Contest Winners

Congratulations to all of our September/October 2019 winners! Click here to enter the November/December 2019 contest. 1st Place“Where The River Runs Clear"by Scott D. SmithColumbus, OH I remember when I was...

July/August 2019 Lyric Contest Winners

July/August 2019 Lyric Contest Winners Congratulations to all our July/August 2019 Winners! 1st Place “Cradle Of The Moon” Lucy LeBlanc Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Willie Nelson Shares New Single “Come On Time”

Willie Nelson, whose new album Ride Me Back Home is set to be released June 21 on Legacy Recordings, today released the third single from the record, “Come On Time,” which you...

March/April 2019 Lyric Contest Winners

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...
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Kevin Faherty In Memory of Dave Olney

Nashville songwriter and friend to many Kevin Faherty, writer of "Singer-Songwriter Heaven" and other brilliant songs, was good friends with Dave Olney,...
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