Denver, Colorado-based Joe Black took home the top prize for the March/April 2020 American Songwriter Lyric Contest for his song “Aphrodite Wire and Wood.”
Ryan Miller discusses winning Jan/Feb 2020 contest song "Asking For A Friend"
1st Place "Parallel Universes" Larry Black Asheville, NC Read the winning lyrics here. What compelled you to enter this song in the lyric contest? I had some other lyrics that I planned to enter that I wanted to revise. The deadline came, and I decided...
“Even though I have been writing for over two decades, it takes me longer than it used to.”
Lyric Contest Winner Todd Hearon Discusses His Prize Lyric “Mary Dyer,” Songwriting Vs. Poetry, And More
1st Place "Mary Dyer" Todd Hearon Exeter, New Hampshire Read Hearon's winning lyrics here. How did the song “Mary Dyer” come about? A poet friend of mine, Jill McDonough, her first book is a collection of sonnets on American executions, which is where I first...
“My head is always spinning with new tunes or lyrics everywhere I go.”
"There’s something thrilling about the beginning of the process of writing a new song."
“The best songs start with a sudden nugget out of nowhere.”
"The pain of denying my dream to write songs outweighed my fear of failing."
1st Place “If It Mattered” Written by Jane Fallon Interview by Caine O’Rear **** What inspired this song? Words fascinate me. For some reason, I started to muse on the word “matter,” thinking how interesting it is with its different meanings. At the same time,...
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