These things were all achieved as part of the Music Modernization Act. This contest was created in his memory. Songwriting competitions provide networking opportunities and inspiration for your work.
In addition, the first place winner receives a performance slot on the Cabin Stage during MerleFest and other prizes. Great American Song Contest judges listen thoroughly and respectfully to each and every song.
Then they provide a detailed evaluation.
The contest is open to all genres of music, although songs must include a vocal with lyrics to be considered to advance. Here's a list of great competitions to further your songwriting career.
The finals are held at the Austin Stage during MerleFest each year.