MerleFest Songwriting Contest Taking Entries

Aspiring songwriters can enter the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest 2002. Entries should be submitted on audiotape or CD with entry fee and an official entry form to Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, P.O. Box 121855, Nashville, Tenn., 37212. Deadline is March 18. Call 800-799-3838 for more information. Finalists in four categories — bluegrass, country, gospel and general — will compete for top honors April 26 at MerleFest 2002, on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, N.C. 12/03/01