The first of 6 contests for the year, the winning lyric, along with three additional runners-up and ten honorable mentions from each contest, will be published in the issue of American Songwriter that follows the deadline the contest.
First place winner receives a Gibson J-200 Standard Acoustic Guitar and a Shure SM58 Microphone.
The Lyric Contest is presented by American Songwriter Magazine and sponsored by Gibson Guitars and Shure Microphones.
Past Grand Prize Lyric Contest winners have co-written with hit songwriters such as: Jim Lauderdale (“The King Of Broken Hearts,”What Do You Say To That,” “Twang”), Rodney Crowell (“Stars on the Water”), Jimmy Buffett, (“Please Remember Me”), Tim McGraw, (“Making Memories of Us”), Bobby Braddock (“He Stopped Loving Her Today”)
Since 1984 the American Songwriter Amateur Lyric Contest has helped thousands of songwriters become involved. America Songwriter magazine sponsors six (6) contests per year that run in conjunction with each issue published. Entry fee is $15 per lyric which comes with a complimentary trial issue of American Songwriter. Contest is open to entrants in all countries. For more information click on either of the pictures above or click here.