Chris Austin Songwriting Contest Finalists Announced
April 2, 2013 at 7:13 AM (PT)
Finalists have been announced for the annual CHRIS AUSTIN SONGWRITING CONTEST, hosted by MERLEFEST 2013. Twelve finalists were selected from over 700 entries, and they will compete in the 21st annual event on the AUSTIN STAGE in ALUMNI HALL in WILKESBORO, NC on FRIDAY, APRIL 26th at 2p (ET).
For Bluegrass, the contestants include AARON BURDETT from SALUDA, NC, JOHN CLOYD MILLER of ASHEVILLE, NC and TODD GREBE of NASHVILLE.
In Gospel/Inspirational, MELODY WALKER of SAN FRANCISCO, LORRAINE JORDAN of GARNER, NC and KELSI ROBERTSON HARRIGILL of MURFREESBORO, TN, will all take the stage.
Country artists include DANIEL DAVIS of BRISTOL, VA, ELIOT BRONSON of ATLANTA, and MICHAELA ANNE MILLER of BROOKLN, NY.
In the General category, the finalists are RYAN TANNER, JUSTIN WADE TAM, and BEN ROBERTS, all from NASHVILLE.
As reported by ALL ACCESS (NET NEWS 2/21), MERLEFEST will take place THURSDAY, APRIL 25th through SUNDAY, APRIL 28th on the campus of WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE in WILKESBORO, NC.
For more information, visit www.merlefest.org.