2015 Song Competition Winners

Sara Motes Ashley "Feel That Way" www.sarahmotesashley.com
Sara Motes Ashley
“Feel This Way”
www.sarahmotesashley.com

The  Grand Prize Winner of the 2015 SMSWF Song Competition is Sara Motes Ashley for her pop song “Feel This Way”.  Sara won $500, and Premier Demo ($625 Value) from Beaird Music Group in Nashville, TN.

The Listener’s Choice Winner is Joe Hash for his gospel/inspirational song “I Found Jesus”.  Joe won $250 and a Shuree microphone from The Music Outlet in Sevierville, TN

The Categroy Winners listed below received the following Prizes.

1st Place:  $125 plus a Handmade Guitar Strap by Doug McCrossin from Country Cobblers in the Gatinburg Arts and Crafts Community and 4 hours recording time from Steel Strings Productions Studios in Friendsville, TN.

2nd Place $100 and 3 hours recording time from Steel Strings Productions Studios in Friendsville, TN.

3rd Place $75 and 2 hours recording time from Steel Strings Productions Studios in Friendsville, TN

The 2015 SMSWF Song Competition Finale & Awards Show was  held at the Edgewater Hotel Sat. Aug. 22nd 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

SONG TITLE CATEGORY First Name Last Name
Tumbleweed 1st Place Bluegrass Doug Smith
Hard Times 2nd Place Bluegrass Doug Smith
One Black Rock at a Time 3rd Place Bluegrass Jeff McClellan
Bring It On 1st Place Country Scott Miller
This  Old T-shirt 2nd Place Country Scott Miller
Nothing Outta Something 3rd Place Country Mitch Townley
China Plates 1st Place Folk Jess Chizuk
Bad Bad Thing 2nd Place Folk Sarah Motes Ashley
Holdin’ On 3rd Place Folk Scott Parker
I Found Jesus 1st Place Gospel/Inspirational Joe Hash
 God’s Carrying Me 2nd Place Gospel/Inspirational Scott Miller
That Kind of Love 3rd Place Gospel/Inspirational Scott Parker
It’s About Me 1st Place Jazz/Blues Cari Ray
Blues Town 2nd Place Jazz/Blues Dave Travis
Another Side To You 3rd Place Jazz/Blues Fish Fisher
Feel This Way 1st Place Pop Sarah Motes Ashley
Don’t Miss Out 2nd Place Pop Sarah Motes Ashley
Let Love Take It From Here 3rd Place Pop Cyndee Gray  Harr
La-Z-Boy 1st Place Lyrics Only Sarah Motes Ashley
I’ve Had Enough of You 2nd Place Lyrics Only Michael Sledjeski
Indiana Road 3rd Place Lyrics Only Michael Henchman

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Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Song Competition, Songwriter, SMSWF Gatlinburg, TN Joe Hash, Scott Miller, Sara Motes Ashley, Cari Ray, Jess Chizuk and Doug Smith
2015 SMSWF Song Competition 1st Place Category Winners
L-R Scott Miller – Country, Joe Hash – Gospel/Inspirational, Sara Motes Ashley – Pop and Lyrics Only, Cari Ray – Jazz/Blues, Jess Chizuk – Folk, and Doug Smith – Bluegrass.

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