Richie to Mentor NSAI Song Contest Winner

Legendary singer/songwriter Lionel Richie has signed on as mentor for the grand prize winner of the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International Song Contest Presented by CMT. The 13th annual version of the competition gets underway Wednesday, August 1 and ends October 31, 2012.

Songwriters from all genres are encouraged to send their best work to be judged by an expert panel in multiple categories, including the Lyric-Only category added in 2011. One Grand Prize winner will be awarded, as well as a CMT Listeners’ Choice Winner, and one Lyric-Only Winner. The Grand Prize winner will get a one-hour mentorship session with Lionel Richie. Additional prizes include a single-song professional demo, tickets to the 2013 CMT Music Awards, and more.

Entry fees total $35 for NSAI members and $45 for non-members for each song being entered. Proceeds will benefit the NSAI Legislative Fund. For details on submitting songs, visit


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