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Winners Q&A

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January/February 2017 Lyric Contest Spotlight: Mike Guiney

1st Place "Language Of The Broken-hearted" Written by Mike Guiney Interview by Brittney McKenna What inspired you to write this particular song? This song started with the title. I think I was listening to Joan Osborne’s cover of the classic Motown song “What Becomes...

November/December 2016 Lyric Contest Spotlight: Jay Madera

1st Place “You Make Sense” Written by Jay Madera Interview by Caine O’Rear What was the inspiration for this song? The origin of this song came from a conversation I had with a friend about art. I said something along the lines of:...

September/October 2016 Lyric Contest Spotlight: Winner Kerann Christopherson

“Get-away Car” Written by Kerann Christopherson Interview by Caine O’Rear What was the inspiration for this song? It wasn’t inspired by any real-life situation, just by the idea of how everyday possessions can be reminders.  We mostly think of getaway cars in...

January/February 2016 Lyric Contest Spotlight: Winner Lizzie Quinlan

“Outlaws” Written by Lizzie Quinlan Interview by Caine O’Rear Where did you get the idea for this song, and when did you write it? I wrote this song last winter when I was holed up in my apartment nursing a broken heart...

November/December 2015 Lyric Contest Spotlight: Winner Mike Guiney

1st Place “Tomorrow's Just A Promise” Written by Mike Guiney Interview by Caine O’Rear   Where did you get the idea for this song, and when did you write it?  I believe I wrote this song a couple of years back. Like most of my work,...

September/October 2015 Lyric Contest Spotlight: Winner Greg Stielstra

1st Place “Running Out Of Texas” Written by Greg Stielstra Interview by Caine O’Rear   Where did you get the idea for this song, and when did you write it?  I drove my family to the beach for vacation last April. While watching the mile...

Our May/June 2015 Deathbed Winner Explains His Picks

Our May/June 2015 contest winner Jeff Caldwell discusses his winning choices for our last issue’s Deathbed contest. Be sure to enter the July/August 2015 Contest by submitting your top 10 albums for a chance to win Martin Ed Sheeran X Signature Edition Guitars and...

July/August 2015 Lyric Contest Spotlight: Winner Heath Johnson

“She Only Loves Me When She Lies” 1st Place Written by Heath Johnson Interview by Caine O’Rear    When did you write this song? I wrote this song early last fall. It kind of came out of a conglomerate of emotions ranging from frustration, to pity,...

Our March/April 2015 Deathbed Winner Explains His Picks

Our March/April 2015 contest winner Clint McKnight discusses his winning choices for our last issue's Deathbed contest. Be sure to enter the May/June 2015 contest by submitting your top 10 British albums for a chance to win Martin DRSGT...
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