Winners Announced For Chris Austin Songwriting Contest
April 28, 2009 at 9:35 AM (PT)
Winners have been announced for the 17th Annual CHRIS AUSTIN SONGWRITING CONTEST, held during MERLEFEST 2009 on APRIL 24th in WILKESBORO, NC. Three finalists were chosen for each genre, out of 840 entries received. The first place winners are:
"Love Gone By" by CAROL HAUSNER and COLIN McCAFFREY of MONTPELIER, VT
"Man of Few Words" by DENNIS K. DUFF of KUTTAWA, KY
"Beyond the Rain" by BRINK BRINKMAN of PICKERINGTON, OH
"Unmarked Pavement" by MILES and LETHA COSTIN of RALEIGH, NC
The winners received an acoustic guitar, a check for $300, two boxes of D'ADDARIO strings and a one-year subscription to ACOUSTIC GUITAR magazine. For more info visit www.merlefest.org.