Nashville, Tennessee (June 28, 2019) — The winners of the 2019 Singing News Songwriters Search have been selected!
This year’s Grand Prize winner will receive a one-song publishing deal with Crossroads Music Publishing, and their song will be recorded by The Kingdom Heirs and performed during the 2019 Singing News Fan Awards at NQC. The Second Place winner will also receive a one-song publishing deal with Crossroads Music Publishing.
The two winners and five runners-up will be featured in an upcoming issue of Singing News Magazine, as well as on SingingNews.com and SingingNewsRadio.com, and they will all receive a one-year paid subscription (or extension) to Singing News Magazine.
We appreciate everyone who entered the contest, and this year’s judges had such a great selection to choose from, they had a tough time narrowing it down! We’d like to extend a big ‘thank-you’ to those hardworking judges, Greg Bentley, Arthur Rice, Karen Peck Gooch, Mike LeFevre, Kenna Turner West, and Lee Black. And we also want to thank Crossroads Music Publishing and The Kingdom Heirs for partnering with Singing News to make this year’s contest a great success.
Here are the 2019 winners:
Grand Prize Winner:
“Tell Me Again,” written by Bob Sammons (Texas) – to be recorded by The Kingdom Heirs
Second Place Winner:
“His Book, His Birth, His Blood,” written by Jaclynn Huse and Steve Hickman (Tennessee)
5 Runners-up (listed in alphabetical order):
“Beautiful Message,” written by Barry Gadd (Florida)
“You Can’t Count the Cost,” written by Mark Hawkins and Phil Morgan (Missouri)
“The Race You’ve Run,” written by Wes Hollar (South Carolina)
“Who Says You Can’t Have It All,” written by Shirley Nagel (Minnesota)
“One More Move,” written by Stephen Phillips (South Carolina)