Sessions: MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest Winners

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David Tew performing on the Cabin Stage at MerleFest 2010.

After the annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest, American Songwriter sat down with the four winners in Room 317 at Wilkesboro Community College. We talked with each songwriter and recorded an intimate performance of their winning song. Stream the songs, listen to the interviews or watch the videos below.

The audio was recorded and mixed by Kyle Byrd for American Songwriter.

1st Place, General
Liz Longley, “When You’ve Got Trouble”


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1st Place, Bluegrass
Mark Brinkman, “Carolina Dust”

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1st Place, Country
Mark Wayne Glasmire, “You Opened My Eyes”

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1st Place, Gospel
David Tew, “On The Winning Side”

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An earlier article, published in our July/August issue, about Mark Wayne Glasmire and Mark Brinkman, can be found here.

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