Lyric Winner of the USA Songwriting Competition 2022

Cheap as a Kiss (with Eric Ramsey)

 

Lyric Winner of the 19th Annual NSAI/CMT Song Contest 2019
The Price Of A Song 

 

The 2021 Great American Song Contest
God or Something (First Place - Lyrics) (with Eric Ramsey)

For A Song (Finalist - Folk/Americana) (with Eric Ramsey)

The Hardest Thing to See (Finalist - Lyric Writing)

 

Dallas Songwriters Association 2021 Song Contest
Second Place Grand Prize Winner - Gone Gone Gone (with Eric Ramsey)
Third Place Folk/Americana - Gone Gone Gone (with Eric Ramsey)

The 2019 Great American Song Contest
The Price Of A Song (First Place - Lyrics)
Streets of Seattle (Finalist - Folk/Americana & Lyrics) (with Mike P. Ryan)

35th Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (2018)
Gold Award - The Price of a Song (Lyrics)
Honorable Mention - Einstein Washes the Dishes (Lyrics)
Honorable Mention - Homeless Sky (Lyrics)

26th Annual USA Songwriting Competition (2021)
Honorable Mention - Homeless Sky (Folk)

38th Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (2021)
Finalist - God or Something (with Eric Ramsey)
Honorable Mention - Broken Mirror

36th Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (2019)
Finalist — The Ruins of Our Age
Honorable Mention — A Bat Flying in the Night
Honorable Mention — The Things I Didn’t Do for You (with Eric Ramsey)

The 2020 Great American Song Contest
Top Five Lyric Winner - The Ruins of Our Age
Finalist - Gun for Hire (Folk/Americana)  

UK Songwriting Contest 2021
Commended Entry - Broken Mirror (Lyrics)
Semi-Finalist - Gone Gone Gone (Unplugged/Acoustic) (with Eric Ramsey)

UK Songwriting Contest 2020
Commended Entry - Dying in the Distance (Lyrics)
Commended Entry - The Ruins of Our Age (Lyrics)
Commended Entry - The Things I Didn't Do for You (Love Songs/Lyrics) (with Eric Ramsey)

UK Songwriting Contest 2019
Semi-Finalist - The Price Of A Song (Lyrics)
Commended Entry - A Bat Flying in the Night

International Songwriting Competition 2019
Semifinalist - The Price of a Song (Lyrics) 

Dallas Songwriters Association 2019 Song Contest
Semi-Finalist - Gone Gone Gone (Americana/Bluegrass) (with Eric Ramsey)
Semi-Finalist - The Weight of a Dream (Americana/Bluegrass) (with Harri Wolf)

Dallas Songwriters Association 2019 Song Contest
Semi-Finalist - Just to Keep Breathin' (Americana/Folk/Bluegrass)
Semi-Finalist - The Things I Didn't Do For You (Love Songs) (with Eric Ramsey)

Dallas Songwriters Association 2019 Song Contest
Semi-Finalist - The Things I Didn’t Do for You (with Eric Ramsey)
Semi-Finalist - Blasphemous Kiss (with Eric Ramsey)

Dallas Songwriters Association 2020 Winter Lyric Contest
Second Place - Dying in the Distance

Dallas Songwriters Association 2018 Winter Lyric Contest
Third Place - Homeless Sky

Dallas Songwriters Association 2018 Fall Lyric Contest
1st Place – The Price Of A Song
2nd Place – Blasphemous Kiss (with Eric Ramsey)

Dallas Songwriters Association 2018 Song Contest
Honorable Mention - Movin' On  (Americana)
Semi-Finalist - If I Step Onto That Train (Love Songs)

Austin Songwriters Group Summer 2018 Song Contest
Finalist - Homeless Sky (Bare Bones, Folk/Americana, Lyrics)

20th Annual Great American Song Contest (2018)
Finalist - Homeless Sky

UK Songwriting Contest 2018
Semi-Finalist - Blasphemous Kiss (Lyrics) (with Eric Ramsey)
Highly Commended Entry - Movin’ On-  (Acoustic / Folk)
Commended Entry - If I Step Onto That Train (Indie)
Special Mention -- Homeless Sky (Acoustic / Folk)

Austin Songwriters Group Fall Song Contest 2017
3rd Place - When You Found Me (Bare Bones)
Honorable Mention - When You Found Me (Love Songs)

Dallas Songwriters Association Spring 2017 Lyric Contest
2nd place - Cheap Motel (with Scott Thorn)

Dallas Songwriters Association Summer 2017 Lyric Contest
Semi-Finalist - If I Step onto That Train

Your Music Out Loud Competition 2017
Short List - Faded Beauty (Lyrics)
Short List - Santa Fe (Lyrics)

UK Songwriting Contest 2017
Higher Commended Entry - Hearts Wide Open (Christian/Gospel)
Higher Commended Entry - When You Found Me (Love Songs)
Higher Commended Entry - Our Lady of the Alleyways (Lyrics)
Special Mention - Santa Fe (Lyrics)

Dallas Songwriters Association 2016 Song Contest
Hearts Wide Open – First Place (Christian)

2016 33rd Mid-Atlantic Song Contest
Finalist - Hearts Wide Open (Gospel/Christian/Inspirational)
Honorable Mention - Blood on Our Hands (Gospel/Christian/Inspirational)

2016 Great American Song Contest
Finalist - Hearts Wide Open (Christian/Inspirational)

UK Songwriting Contest 2015
Commended Entry - Weapons of Love (Christian/Faith

DSA 2015 Lyric Contest
Honorable Mention - If I Hold You Tenderly

10th Annual Great American Song Contest 2008
Finalist - He Will Answer Me (Pop/Adult Contemporary)

American Songwriter Lyric Contest | September/October 2008
“He Wants to Make Love” | Honorable Mention

American Songwriter May 2003
“There Are No Cowboys in Nashville” (with Harri Wolf) – Noteworthy (honorable mention)

Austin Songwriters Group Songwriting Contest 2002
Lyric Winner - Farewell, Pennsylvania 
Second Place - Santa Fe (Lyrics)
Honorable Mention – Faded Beauty
Finalist - Morning In The Promised Land (Religious/Inspirational)

Dallas Songwriters Association 2002
Lyric Winner - There Are No Cowboys in Nashville
Second Place - Samson (I Dreamed I Was a Weapon). (Lyrics)
Third Place -  Things Happen Fast (Lyrics)
Third Place - Light of the World (Christian)
Finalist - Morning in the Promised Land (Christian)
Finalist - Weapons of Love (Christian)
Finalist - Morning in the Promised Land (Christian)

Great American Song Contest 2002
First Place Lyric Winner  - Farewell, Pennsylvania"

2001 Unisong International Song Contest 
First Place Lyric Winner – Faded Beauty

 

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