BMI Foundation Opens Nashville Songwriting Scholarship Competition
October 12, 2016 at 9:57 AM (PT)
The BMI FOUNDATION has opened its second annual NASHVILLE SONGWRITING SCHOLARSHIP competition, which will run through WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1st at 11:59p (ET). The program is open to emerging Country music songwriters nationwide and will award a scholarship of up to $5,000 for the best original song. All lyrics and music must be original, and entrants must be current students of a US college or university between the ages of 17 and 24. Entries are open to Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Contemporary Christian, Country, Folk, and Roots.
"I was lucky to have BMI on my side early on in my songwriting career," said MERCURY NASHVILLE artist KACEY MUSGRAVES. "They opened many doors for me, as they do for many aspiring songwriters, and as a BMI writer, I'm very proud to play a part in extending that legacy." For more information and to apply for the NASHVILLE SONGWRITING SCHOLARSHIP competition, visit the BMI FOUNDATION website.