The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and CMT have announced the winners of the 9th Annual NSAI/CMT Song Contest, which awards two top prizes, one industry-voted and one chosen by online voting. Brooklyn resident David Stewart was chosen by industry judges for his song, “Damn, I Miss You.” Online voters chose “I Found Everything,” written by Ben and Kate Thompson of Marietta, Georgia, as the CMT Listeners Choice. Stewart and his co-writer, Mary Beth Stone of New York, will perform their winning song at a Tin Pan South showcase that also features hit writers Dave Berg, Kelley Lovelace and Rivers Rutherford. The in-the-round performance will take place at The Rutledge on Saturday, April 4 at 9:30 PM. Additional prizes include a single-song publishing contract, separate mentoring sessions with Big & Rich’s Kenny Alphin and with songwriter Regie Hamm (“The Time Of My Life”), a three-day trip to Nashville, tickets to the 2010 CMT Music Awards and a Gibson guitar.
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