Last Chance To Enter For Grand Prize Co-Write With Jim Lauderdale

Written by October 27th, 2010 at 9:25 am

As the year end approaches, American Songwriter is presented with the task of selecting our 2010 Grand Prize Lyric Contest winner. Recent grand prize winners have included Abbie Gardner (2008) and Quinten Collier (2009).

Abbie Gardner, who co-wrote with The Jompson Brothers’ Chris Stapleton (staff writer for Brad Paisley’s publishing company, Sea Gayle Music), has been busy touring the country and festival circuit with her band, Red Molly. We even had a chance to catch the all-female bluegrass trio at this year’s MerleFest.

Quinten Collier, who hit it off last May with co-writer Rodney Crowell at the legendary songwriter’s home in Nashville, has been going back and forth with Crowell on their collaboration. Last we heard, Crowell had demoed the song, and Collier had provided a revision to the lyrics. Ball’s in your court, Rodney!

Entries for the January/February 2011 Lyric Contest (deadline: November 18, 2010) will be the cutoff for consideration for the 2010 Grand Prize co-write with Jim Lauderdale. Take a look at the 1st place winners so far for 2010 and size up the competition:

March/April 2010
Lauren Strange, “Stronger

May/June 2010
Gary Black, “This Old Heart

July/August 2010
Jon McLurg, “Someone Thinks Of You

September/October 2010
Lance Carpenter & Scott Tonkinson, “Notches

November/December 2010
Winner will be announced on Nov. 1, 2010

January/February 2011

Deadline: November 18, 2010

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