Dan Beckerman Wins Grand Prize For 2018 Lyric Contest, Lands Co-Write with Charlie Worsham

Dan Beckerman, who sometimes writes under the pen name Gary Hale, has won the Grand Prize for American Songwriter’s 2018 Lyric Contest for his song “Every Drink Tells A Story (For Merle.)”

The song originally won the January/February 2018 contest. You can read Beckerman’s winning lyrics here.

“I’ve always respected and admired Merle Haggard’s skill as a songwriter and his ability to craft a lyric that was both easily accessible and, at the same time, delivered a powerfully personal experience that listeners could identify with,” Beckerman said of the tune. “When I heard of his passing I wanted to pay my respects to him.”

As part of his prize package, Beckerman will enjoy a co-write with Warner Nashville recording artist Charlie Worsham, a demo session at OmniSound Studios, as well as airfare to Nashville and a two-night stay at Union Station Hotel.

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