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Free Contest: Durango Boots Sole Performer (Oct. 15th Deadline)

Don’t Forget: Submit here tonight by 11:30pm CST! Based in Nelsonville, Ohio and founded in 1966, Durango Boots has been connected to country music for over 50 years. Now Durango wants to help your song get heard by music industry professionals from all sides of the business via the Sole...

EXPIRED - Oct. 15 11:59:00 PM

Enter the September/October 2014 On My Deathbed Contest

A new addition to Martin’s Retro series this year, the 000-18E Retro is the first short-scale (24.9 inches from nut to saddle) guitar in the line. It’s also a sweet-sounding guitar even when not using the revolutionary Fishman technology that makes the Retro series one...

EXPIRED - October 15 11:59:00 PM

Enter the 30th Anniversary Song Contest

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 5, 2014 Wanna win $1,500 in cash, a Santa Cruz guitar and a performing slot at American Songwriter’s 30th Anniversary party in early 2015? Well, you’ve come to the right place. To help celebrate our three decades in the magazine business,...

EXPIRED - November 5 11:59:00 PM

Enter the November/December 2014 Lyric Contest

We are currently accepting entries for the November/December 2014 Lyric Contest. The Deadline is September 15 at Midnight. Enter your lyrics ($15.00 per song) for your chance to win a… 2014 “Dream Co-Write” with Warner Nashville artist and hit songwriter Ashley Monroe Professional Demo Session (1 song) at...


Deadline Approaching for the September/October 2014 Lyric Contest

Send in your entries! The deadline for the September/October 2014 Lyric Contest is Tuesday, July 15 at midnight. The American Songwriter Lyric contest is open to songwriters worldwide. Judging is strictly lyric based, so no recordings or music are necessary. The winner will be eligible to win...

EXPIRED - July 15 11:59:00 PM

Enter the July/August 2014 On My Deathbed Contest

With electronic imaging contributed from a 1967 vintage D-35 “donor” guitar, the resulting acoustic as well as amplified tone is projective, balanced and resonant. Classic and enhanced D-35 appointments include a three-piece back, black pickguard, and ivoroid bindings and a certified European spruce soundboard with...

EXPIRED - August 15 11:59:00 PM