Previous Songwriting Competition Winners

 

2020

1st – Boyd Timothy of Highlands, UT – “Pines of Caroline”

2nd – Jerry Johnston Fort Worth, TX – “Bluebonnet Blue”
3rd – Co-written by Paul Kelly Santa Fe, NM and Buddy Guido Mohawk, NY – “Word of Mouth”

 

2019

1st – Stan Keach, Rome, Maine – “Bear in the Barn”

2nd – Stan Keach, Rome, Maine – “Up On Little Round Top”
3rd – Kevin Hale, Brentwood, TN – “A Good Old Fiddle Tune”

 

2018

 1st – Nick Anderson – “Houses on the Farm”

2nd – Mark Swartzentruber – “I’m Tired of Pretending”
3rd – Laurence Baer – “I Woke Up Today”

 

2017

1st – Kevin Hale, Brentwood, TN “Angel from Appalachia”

2nd – Mike Swartzentruber, Centerburg, OH “My Child Welcome Home”
3rd – Kevin Hale, Brentwood, TN “Are There Hillbilly Bands in Heaven?”

 

2016

1st – David McKeon, Astoria, NY “Sweet Annie Mae”

2nd – Kevin Hale, West Lake Village, CA “I Paid for Your Sins”
3rd – Eben Salter, Gales Ferry, CT “The Old Iron Gate”

 

2015

1st – Geoff Bartley, Framingham, MA “Sunny Side of Town”

2nd – Greg Baker, Conifer, CA “Fifty Miles from Nowhere”
3rd – Eben Salter, Gales Ferry, CT “The Call of the Crow”

 

2014

1st –  Julie Foldesi, New York, NY “This Part of Town”

2nd – Abby Hollander, Brooklyn, NY “Darlin’ City”
3rd – Abby Hollander, Brooklyn, NY “Loneliness Here”

 

2013

No Festival

 

2012

Data Missing

 

2011

1st – Andrea Asprel, Milford, CT
2nd – Mary Munse, Abingdon, VA
3rd – Peter Niabut, Southampton, MA

 

2010

1st – Gail Wade, Lebanon, CT