Past Song Contest and Lyric Contest Winners - American Songwriter

Past Contest Winners

Song Contest

YearPlaceSong TitleWriter(s)
2022FirstSomebodyHarper O’Neill, Meg McRee
2022SecondAmerican SpiritsAustin Sawyer
2022ThirdMilky WayNathalie Nedeljkovic
2021FirstWalkLauryn Marie
2021SecondThis Could Be My Last SongFrank Watkinson
2021ThirdRight At The Wrong TimeJade Steg
2020FirstWe Need MoreTaylor Fagins
2020SecondStill LifeRyan Dilmore
2020ThirdTwo Hearts and a DiamondAva Suppelsa, Jesse Labelle

Lyric Contest

Session/YearSong TitleWriter(s) **Bolded names represent the Grand Prize Winner for that year
Jan/Feb 2024Remind Me of MeBrenda Cay, Mitch Collins
Mar/Apr 2024Love Washes OffMichael R.J. Roth
Jan/Feb 2023The Woman in BlackTracy Richardson
Mar/Apr 2023ChristineLacy Green
May/Jun 2023The Neon in Her EyesCraig Hendricks
Jul/Aug 2023Painting PicketsChristine Merritt, Gregory Becker, Michelle Creber
Sep/Oct 2023Wine Well SpentEryn Michel, Kimberly Shires
Nov/Dec 2023Who I’m FromTrent Fisher, Terri Jo Box, Russell Sutton
Jan/Feb 2022Blue September MornRich Deans
Mar/Apr 2022Out Where The Wind Blows FreeDan Edwards
May/Jun 2022Ain’t No Wrong WayRachel Gore, Thomm Jutz
Jul/Aug 2022These Two HandsJim Chalker
Sep/Oct 2022Even the House Misses YouLaura Lemons
Nov/Dec 2022Long Line of CarsMason Caviness, Emily Rose
Jan/Feb 2021Some Boys Grow Up To Be SoldiersBrian Estes
Mar/Apr 2021AngelsDiane Smith
May/Jun 2021RememberedCameron Burleson
Jul/Aug 2021AnymoreChelsea McWilliams, Tim Allard
Sep/Oct 2021Road That Coal Made BlackRyan T. Miller
Nov/Dec 2021Don’t Waste the RainChuck Thomas
Jan/Feb 2020Asking For A FriendRyan T. Miller
Mar/Apr 2020Aphrodite Wire and WoodJoe Black
May/Jun 2020EchoMatt Dunn
Jul/Aug 2020Love Was Just a WordShawn Byrne
Sep/Oct 2020This Long LifeMark Miller
Nov/Dec 2020The Blindness ExcuseWilliam Simons
Jan/Feb 2019EvangelineJeremy Dion
Mar/Apr 2019Mary DyerTodd Hearon
May/Jun 2019Changing (While Staying The Same)Mike Guiney
Jul/Aug 2019Cradle Of The MoonLucy LeBlanc
Sep/Oct 2019Where The River Runs ClearScott D. Smith
Nov/Dec 2019Parallel UniversesLarry E. Black
Jan/Feb 2018Every Drink Tells A Story (For Merle)Gary Hale
Mar/Apr 2018Be Good To Your WomanThurston Wilkes
Jul/Aug 2018Which Way Is Home?Brett Gurzick
Sep/Oct 2018If I Were A BottleSamantha Elin
Nov/Dec 2018The Captain’s SonRyan T. Miller
Jan/Feb 2017Language Of The Broken-heartedMike Guiney
Mar/Apr 2017Come And Go TownDon Owens
May/Jun 2017My Prayin’ KneesPatrycya Hill
Jul/Aug 2017Highway SkyAdrian Gronseth
Sep/Oct 2017If It MatteredJane Fallon
Nov/Dec 2017Old HabitsEryn Michel
Jan/Feb 2016OutlawsLizzie Quinlan
Mar/Apr 2016War StoriesKevin Dudley
May/Jun 2016Billy (Off The Line)Mark Rostenko
Jul/Aug 2016Set In Her WaysRick Leather
Sep/Oct 2016Get-Away CarKerann Christopherson
Nov/Dec 2016You Make SenseJay Madera
Jan/Feb 2015Lost And FoundKristen Sullivan
Mar/Apr 2015No Such Thing (As You And Me)Owen Danoff
May/Jun 2015Marriage Ain’t The End of Being LonelyEmily Scott Robinson
Jul/Aug 2015She Only Loves Me When She LiesHeath Johnson
Sep/Oct 2015Running Out Of TexasGreg Stielstra
Nov/Dec 2015Tomorrow’s Just A PromiseMike Guiney
May/Jun 2014Lonely Pretty ThingsBlair Bodine
Jul/Aug 2014SmokeMatt Jordan
Sep/Oct 2014Reasons To RunBrittany Hadley
Nov/Dec 2014RiptideDave DeWhitt
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