Announcing this year’s Grand Prize Winner:
“I’m Gonna Save You” a gospel/inspirational song written by Bruce Michael Miller won the 2016 SMSWF Song Competition at the Edgewater Hotel in Gatlinburg, TN during the 5th Annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival.
There were 355 songs entered into the 2016 SMSWF Song Competition. There were many, many great songs. You had to be in the top 25% to receive an honorable mention or make it to the finals. All the Finalists were in the top 8%. Definitely a great competition. Everyone that entered is a WINNER because another great song was born in the world. Congratulations!
1st Place Category Winners
L-R Sol Knopf, Symrna, DE Folk “My Baby Girl”; Bruce Michael Montgomery, Nashville, TN Gospel/Inspirational “I’m Gonna Save You”; Lucy Rose George, Kingsport, TN Pop “Just Saying”; Molly Jeanne, Poughkeepsie, NY Jazz/Blues “Made You Look”; Pamela Lack, Nashville, TN Country “Screen Door”; Scott Parker, Oliver Springs, TN; Rock “When I Breathe”; Doug Smith, LaVergne, TN Bluegrass “He Will Lead You Home”,
This year’s Listener’s Choice Winner was Doug Smith “He Will Lead You Home.” The Listener’s Choice Winner won $250 Cash and a Johnson Guitar provided by Ciderville Music Store on Clinton Hwy. Powell, TN.
Lyrics Only Category: 1st Place “Almost Missed It” Cyndee Gray Harr; 2nd Place “Pushing 50” Roger Vines; and 3rd Place “I Didn’t Come This Far” Mark Stepakoff.
Bluegrass Category: 1st Place “He Will Lead You Home” Doug Smith; 2nd Place “I Am Finally Going Home” Kevin Hale; 3rd Place “The Chattanooga Train” Edward Brown.
Country Category: 1st Place “Screen Door” Pamela Lack; 2nd Place “Zero To Hillbilly” and 3rd Place “Summer High” Scott Miller.
Folk Category: 1st Place “My Baby Girl” Sol Knopf, 2nd Place “Gunpowder & Gasoline” and 3rd Place “Leaving Each Other (For The Rest Of Our Lives)” Fish Fisher
Gospel/Inspirational: 1st Place “I’m Gonna Save You” Bruce Michael Miller; 2nd Place “Love Wins” Joe Hash; 3rd Place “This Side Of Sunday” Scott Parker.
Jazz/Blues: 1st Place “Made You Look” Molly Jeanne; 2nd Place “The One” Fish Fisher, 3rd Place “You Know I Love It” April Estes.
Pop: 1st Place “Just Saying” Lucy George; 2nd Place “Boomerang” April Estes; 3rd Place “Carving Water” Fish Fisher.
Rock: 1st Place “When I Breathe” Scott Parker. 2nd & 3rd Place were disqualified because tracts were use for the performance.
Congratulations on a well written song!
Ciderville Music Store for the guitar won by the Listener’s Choice Winner.
Click here to enter the 2017 Song Competition.