Michael R. J. Roth

First Place - 2016 Dallas Songwriters Association

 

 

 

 

 

The Songwriters Association of Washington's 33rd Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 2016

  • “Hearts Wide Open -- Third Place (Finalist), Gospel/Inspirational/Christian
  • “Blood On Our Hands” - Honorable Mention, Gospel/Inspirational/Christian

 

 

 

18th Great American Song Contest 2016

  •  “Hearts Wide Open -- Third Place (Finalist)

 

 

First-place lyric winner:

 

Unisong International Song Competition
The Great American Song Contest
Austin Songwriters Group
Dallas Songwriters Association

 

Featured in the Great American Song Contest Hall of Fame

 

"He Wants to Make Love" received a Commendation from the UK Songwriting Contest, 4th Place in American Songwriter Magazine, and Honorable Mention in the 2008 Independent Singer-Songwriter Association (ISSA) Song Contest.  "Weapons of Love" was a Commended Entry in the Christian/Faith category in the UK Songwriting Contest 2015.  "There Are No Cowboys in Nashville" received an Honorable Mention in American Songwriter Magazine.

 

Songwriter Michael R. J. Roth's work has appeared in Rolling Stone and other literary magazines. He was the First Place Lyric Winner of the 2001 Unisong International Song Contest ("Faded Beauty"), First Place Lyric Winner ("Farewell Pennsylvania") in the Great American Song Contest, First and Second Place Lyric Winner in the Austin Songwriters Group ("Farewell, Pennsylvania" and "Santa Fe") and First, Second and Third place Lyric Winner at the Dallas Songwriters Association competition ("There Are No Cowboys in Nashville"; "Samson (I Dreamed I Was a Weapon)"; and "Things Happen Fast"). His song "Morning in the Promised Land" was a finalist in the above competitions as well. "Light of the World" took third place at DSA in the Christian category, and three other songs, including "Weapons of Love" and "Morning in the Promised Land," were finalists there.

 

His song, "My Favorite Christmas Story," co-written with his daughter Lara and Beverly Houston, is available on Dream Bayou Records at www.texolamusic.com.