The Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced its sixth annual Music City Songwriting Competition, which officially got underway Nov. 2 and will accept entries through January 31, 2013. Little Big Town will serve as this year’s honorary ambassador.
The competition is open to amateur songwriters only. Writers can make submissions online or mail them to Music City Songwriting Competition, PO Box 190633, Nashville, TN 37219 USA. The first song costs $30 and each additional song is $20.
The winning songwriter will earn a $1000 cash price, two roundtrip tickets to Nashville, and hotel accommodations for five nights in downtown Nashville. Once in Nashville, the winner will be interviewed by Storme Warren for GAC and have a print feature in American Songwriter. Little Big Town will offer a mentoring session. Additionally, the winning writer will get a one-hour session with a professional songwriter and the opportunity to receive a single song publishing deal.
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