American Songwriter + Music Crowns have partnered to offer an amazing opportunity for songwriters around the world

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Lyric Contest Prizes

1 of the 6 bi-monthly 2023 Lyric Contest winners will win "The Dream Day on Music Row"​

Win the “Dream Co-Write” with a hit songwriter.

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2023 Dream Co-Write with to be announced

2022 Dream Co-Write with Chris Daughtry

2021 Dream Co-Write with Robert Earl Keen

2020 Dream Co-Write with Dallas Davidson (pictured above)

2019 Dream Co-Write with Brent Cobb

Get a full-band demo recording session at OmniSound Studios.

Meet with Lyric Contest Success Story, Lance Carpenter, and grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Bonnie Baker for career planning and creative coaching. (These are separate meetings)

(Domestic flights only) Fly to music city and stay for two nights at the historic The Union Station Nashville Yards for your Dream Day on Music Row.

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1st Place Bi-Monthly Prizes:

Win a feature in the next American Songwriter Issue. In the image above is contest winner Craig Hendricks in the May/June 2023 issue featuring Miranda Lambert.

Win admission to a “Songwriting Intensive” with grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Bonnie Baker

The intensive will focus on four of YOUR songs. Idea, hook, melody, structure, lyric, rhyme, rhythm, BPM, recording (even if it is a work tape) will be discussed. All participants give feedback for every song brought in ($125 value).

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Win a brand new Gibson G-45 Acoustic Guitar

Win a brand new AKG microphone

Songcraft makes writing, recording, collaborating, and managing songs simple. Get access for a year.

Get a year of access to Lyric Contest Success Story Lance Carpenter’s new program: Music Row Coach.

  1. Get expert advice on releasing your music, touring, building a loyal fan base, and signing a record deal.
  2. Learn to write commercially viable songs, network, collaborate, get a major cut, and sign a publishing deal.
  3. Join retreats with publishers, producers, and industry pros who scout your music.

Runner Ups & Honorable Mentions

Top 4 lyric contest winners will have their lyrics placed in the next issue of American Songwriter Magazine. 

Ten “Honorable Mentions” are placed in American Songwriter Magazine as well by writer and song title.

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Meet the 2023 Contest Judges

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Win a one-page feature in the September/October 2022 Issue, a Gibson G-45 Guitar and an AKG Microphone

Featured below is previous contest winner, Chuck Thomas, with his song “Don’t Waste the Rain”, a Gibson G-45 Guitar, & AKG P220 Condenser Microphone

Win a one-page feature in the July/August 2023 Issue, a G-45 Gibson Guitar and an AKG Microphone

Featured below is previous contest winner, Craig Hendricks, with his song “The Neon in Her Eyes”, a G-45 Gibson guitar, & AKG P220 Condenser Microphone

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Dream Co-Write (4)

Win the 2023 Annual Grand Prize: The Dream Day on Music Row

This year's Dream Day on Music Row, chosen among the six bi-monthly contest winners, includes:

2022 Grand Prize Winner Mason Caviness' Dream Co-Write With Chris Daughtry

Chris Daughtry Announces 2022 Grand Prize Winner Mason Caviness

2021 Winner Ryan T Miller's Dream Day on Music Row with Robert Earl Keen

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Hear from Past Winners

From Lyric Contest Win to Billboard #1

From Lyric Contest Win to Signed by Jimmy Buffett

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Contest FAQ

How much does it cost?

$15 per song

How do I submit my lyrics?

Copy and paste your lyrics into the form below.

Do I maintain ownership of my lyrics?

Yes! We do NOT claim ownership in the materials you submit in conjunction with the Contest.

Is the Contest International?

Yes! The Contest is open to anyone in the world.

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Thanks To The Lyric Contest Sponsors For Supporting Songwriters

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