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Enter the American Songwriter Lyric Contest

Former Lyric Contest winner Matt Hoggatt onstage with Jimmy Buffett

We are currently accepting entries for the January/February 2020 Lyric Contest. Deadline is November 15th, 2019 at 11:59pm CST. Enter now for your chance to win a…

  • Paul Reed Smith A60e Guitar (List Price: $1099.00)
  • Sennheiser Microphone

From the 2020 Lyric Contest winners, one winner will be selected for the Grand Prize which includes:

  • Round-Trip Flight to Nashville (domestic only)
  • Professional Demo Session (1 song) at Omni Sound Studios
  • Co-Write with Dallas Davidson

The “Dream Co-Write” is with Dallas Davidson and will be held in early 2021. Past years Dream Co-Writers include such luminaries as Rodney Crowell, Bobby Braddock, Elizabeth Cook, Chris Young, Hayes Carll, Ashley Monroe, Chris Stapleton, Charlie Worsham, Brent Cobb, Mary Gauthier and Jim Lauderdale. The new 2020 judges panel will be Steve Cropper, Chris Collingwood, Mo Pitney, Marc Broussard, Michaela Anne, Gary Burr, Drew Holcomb, Wendell Kimbrough, and Ruthie Collins.

Former Lyric Contest winner Matt Hoggatt backstage with Jimmy Buffett

Each of the four finalists have their lyrics printed in American Songwriter. Lyrics that run excessively long may be published in excerpted form due to space limitations. You can enter to win the January/February 2020 Lyric Contest (and become eligible for the Grand Prize) by entering the contest below. Deadline November 15th, 2019 at 11:59pm (CST).

Click here to see the Rules & Deadlines.

Evergreen Lyric Contest Form

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Add Lyric Entries

The entry fee is $15.00 per song and includes a single issue of American Songwriter Magazine (Applies to US entrants only). You may submit as many entries as you like for each bi-monthly contest.
Please enter the title of your song in the first line.



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