Winner in Great American Song Contest

Just learned I am one of four songwriters who won an Outstanding Achievement Award in Songwriting (Country Music Category) in the 21st Great American Song Contest, for my song “Is It Love Yet.” Last year I was selected as a finalist for this award. I recorded the song in Nashville in the late Eighties. Trisha Yearwood sang the demo; it was signed to PolyGram (later bought by Universal). It was later released as a single by indie artist JoAnne Redding.

You can listen to Trisha singing “Is It Love Yet?” here:

I haven’t written much about my Nashville years on this blog, so thought I’d mention that I also had songs published by other major companies, including SONY, Tom Collins Music, Shedd House and Tillis Tunes.

The 21st Great American Song Contest received more than 1,800 submissions from 40 countries. Here is a list of this year’s contest judges.