Ghost Writers In The Sky™

Posted by:  HankFest


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Like us, you're probably a songwriter and a Hank Williams fan. And we also think a lot of modern songwriters could learn a thing or two about writing a great, simple song from ol' Hank. But being the types who operate a little differently, we had an idea: Why not combine these two things into a contest that gave the world some great new songs AND give any songwriter from anywhere in the world a chance to be heard? And that's how our "Ghost Writers In The Sky" (GWITS) Contest began.

The contest guidelines are simple: 1. Write an original song that sounds like one Hank would have written; 2. The song entry may use one guitar and one vocal ONLY; 3. The song is no longer than three minutes; 4. No instrumental solos are allowed (the focus is on the music & lyrics only).

The judge’s top three songs (plus 10 honorable mentions) will be posted on no later than September 9. Online voting from the general public will then determine the Grand Prize Winner (online voting deadline: Wed., Sept 14, 11:59PM EST). The winner will be notified privately by September 15 and publicly announced at the HankFest event in Chicago.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive a Washburn Custom Inlay F-52 Dreadnought Guitar with a hardshell case with their name engraved along the fingerboard and "Ghost Writers In The Sky - Grand Prize Winner 2005” written around the soundhole.