Chris Austin Songwriting Contest names finalistsBy Don • Category: Songwriting Contests, Songwriting News
Finalists have been selected for the 20th annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, hosted by MerleFest 2012.
Each of the 12 finalists will enjoy admission and lodging for three nights at MerleFest and will receive a mentoring session with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale. In addition, the first place winners will receive a performance slot on the Cabin Stage on Friday of the festival.
The Chris Austin Songwriting Contest is a unique opportunity for aspiring writers to have their original songs heard and judged by a panel of Nashville music industry professionals under the direction of this year’s volunteer contest chairman, Lauderdale. Judging is based on a song’s originality, lyrics, melody and overall commercial potential.