Music City Songwriting Competition 2009

Posted by:  Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau


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Don't miss your LAST CHANCE to submit to The Music City Songwriting Competition. The winner will receive 2 round trip tickets to Nashville, $1,000, 2 nights at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, airplay on Sirius XM, mentoring with Josh Turner, Epiphone guitar, 1 hour writing session, and more./n/nThe Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau (NCVB) is launching the Music City Songwriting Competition and will partner with Jack Daniel’s, Great American Country, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, f.y.e., Southwest Airlines and Renaissance Nashville Hotel to make it all happen.

Prizes for the competition include:

Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • Two roundtrip Southwest Airline tickets to and from Nashville (winner must fly from a SWA serviced airport and is responsible for their own

  • Transportation from Nashville International Airport to hotel and return from hotel to airport.

  • 2 Nights at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel

  • $1,000 cash prize

  • Winner will be interviewed on GAC TV

  • Winning song will be played on the Sirius XM show, Music City Connection: Heroes Behind the Hits

  • Personalized Autographed Josh Turner CD for winner

  • Mentoring session with Josh Turner

  • Personal backstage tour with Josh Turner of the Grand Ole Opry.

  • One hour writing session with a professional songwriter

  • Epiphone Masterbuilt acoustic guitar

  • 1 Backstage Pass which offers complimentary admission for 2 to over 30 Nashville attractions

  • Nashville Music City Gift Bag

Top 25 Finalists will receive: Music City Songwriting Competition Certificate of Recognition and a Music City Gift Bag.

Every artist that enters will receive a Josh Turner CD to (1 per entrant).

Entries will be screened by MCSC, and the semi-finalists will be sent to a panel of judges who will select the top 25 finalists. The judging committee will consist of high-profile music industry professionals, including record label executives, producers, and artists, such as Josh Turner and Brett James. Songs will be judged equally on melody, composition, originality, lyrics, and most importantly, commercial appeal. Quality of performance and production will not be considered. Song lyrics must be in English.