NSAI and CMT are proud to announce the winners list for the 17th annual NSAI Song Contest presented by CMT. More than 2,000
songs were received this year. A rigorous judging process featuring a panel of industry professionals selected eleven (11)
finalists to appear on nsai.cmt.com for the public to vote on throughout the month of February. The final votes ultimately
produced one Grand Prize Winner, "Wasted Fantasy," written Lauren McLamb and Trannie Stevens. Lauren is from Erwin, North
Carolina and now lives in Nashville, TN to pursue her career in the music industry.
This year's Lyric-Only winner is "Flying Home," written by Cindy Lee Collins and Laura Miller from Hendersonville, TN
The full winners list is below. ALL entrants will receive a numerical judging report. These reports have been emailed to all entrants using the email address provided on the entry form. If there was no email address provided, then the judging report was mailed to the address provided on the entry form.
Congratulations to all our winners!
17th Annual NSAI Grand Prize Winner:
17th Annual NSAI Lyric Only Winner:
10 Runners-Ups (listed in random order):
10 Honorable Mentions (listed in random order):
Lyric Only Runner-Up:
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters,
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Music, Inc. ® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for
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|SESAC Holdings is the only U.S.-based Music Rights Organization that administers public performance, mechanical,
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