Ronnie Milsap’s Country Cut Contest: The 25 Finalists

Written by August 20th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

This summer American Songspace hosted Ronnie Milsap’s “Country Cut” Contest. The winning song will be recorded by Ronnie and has a guaranteed spot on his upcoming album. Submissions were received from songwriters all over the world, and a panel of judges including Colt Ford, Caitlin Rose and Ralph Murphy were asked to help Ronnie make a decision. Every song was heard and now… the entries have been narrowed down to 25 finalists. Will one of these become a “Super Hit” for Ronnie? Click each song title to listen and read the lyrics.

1. Tony Gibbs, “I Need Your Love Tonight” - Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

2. Bjoern Nilsen, “Why Can’t I Come Home To You” - Oslo, Norway

3. James Farrell/Clay Evans, “Words” – Nashville, Tennessee

4. Kevin Reardon/Andrea Standley, “Little Kiss Of Your Love” - Riverside, Connecticut

5. Tony Villiers, “If You Let Your Sweetheart Go” - Armagh, Northern Ireland

6. Aaron Heuke/April Lynn, “Good Souls” - Louisville, Kentucky

7. Kenny Wallace, “Dreamin’ and Schemin’” - Fenton, Michigan

8. Elliot Randall, “Bedroom Window” – San Francisco, California

9. Jeff Matey, “Reckless” - Sugar Land, Texas

10. Aaron Heuke, “The Longshots” - Louisville, Kentucky

11. Tedd Swormstedt, “Raised On A Country Song” - West Chester, Ohio

12. Marvin Stone, “Shine” – Nashville, Tennessee

13. Nathan Compton, “Lose Or Win” - Greenville, Texas

14. Derek Hoke, “Goodbye Rock N’ Roll” – Nashville, Tennessee

15. Michael Fritz, “Fifty” - Oberlin, Ohio

16. Casey McPherson, “Goodbye From The Start” - Austin, Texas

17. Allan Bullington/Larry Wayne Clark, “What I Wouldn’t Give” - New York, New York

18. Karel Daniels, “So Right” - Hialeah, Florida

19. David Hanshaw/Kelly Hanshaw, “Take Me Down To The Water” - Brookshire, Texas

20. Jon Decious/David Kroll, “Do I Ever” – Nashville, Tennessee

21. Bryan James/Royce Porter/Don Goodman, “Man Made” - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

22. Josh Helms, “Great Country Song” - Ashland City, Tennessee

23. David Micheal, “Harbor” - Newport Beach, California

24. Kim Williams/Keith Anderson/Buddy Hyatt/Doak Turner, “At Least I’m Feeling Again” – Nashville, Tennessee

25. Joe Zelek/Phil O’Donnell/Wade Kirby, “Ain’t Enough Moonlight” - Dillonvale, Ohio

If you’re interested in having your song recorded by a performing artist, stay tuned. American Songwriter’s next “Country Cut” Contest is coming in November 2012.


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