January 24, 2018

ASG Announces Fall Song Contest 2017 Winners At Opening Night Ceremonies For Symposium 2018

ASG announced the winners for the Fall Song Contest 2017 on Wednesday, January 17th, as part of the opening night ceremonies for the 14th Annual Songwriters Symposium. Also, at the end of the awards ceremonies, ASG President, Rick Busby announced the “Songwriter of the Year 2018”. To see the complete list of winners, read on.

The following is a list of all those who won, placed or received honorable mentions in 11 different categories for ASG’s Fall Song Contest 2017. The winners were announced during an opening ceremonies awards show on the first evening of ASG’s Songwriter Symposium 2018. The show, which featured performances from many of this year’s winners, also featured a concluding performance from the newly crowned “Songwriter of the Year 2018,” who is named below at the end of the Fall Song Contest 2017 winner’s list.

Everyone who received a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place award in the Spring or Fall Song Contests is in the competition for “Songwriter of the Year” honors, which goes to the ASG member songwriter who accumulated the most points for both the Spring and Fall Song Contests combined. The point system awards 3 points for 1st Place, 2 points for 2nd Place, and 1 point for 3rd Place. In cases of a tie, the points for that placing are split among those who ties. Honorable mentions do not receive any points that count toward “Songwriter of the Year” honors.

Fall Song Contest 2017 Winners List

BARE BONES

1st:  And Baby There You Are – Phillip E. Greer Jr.
2nd (Tie):  The Tune You Thought She Loved – Phillip E. Greer Jr.
2nd (Tie):  Always Be Near – Debbie Lundrigan
3rd (Tie):  That Ain’t Me – Jim Heckroth
3rd (Tie):  When You Found Me – Michael R. J. Roth

Honorable Mentions
In Prayer – Wayne Gathright
A Ghost In Love On The Sacramento – Jess Braun
You Taught Me To Dance – Jim Heckroth

NOVELTY

1st:  Finally Won That Nobel Prize – Jim Adams
2nd:  The Pickle Song – Volney Campbell
3rd:  Sing About Texas – John Beeler

INSPIRATIONAL

1st:  That Ain’t Me – Jim Heckroth
2nd:  He Can – Jhan Beaupre
3rd:  There Is A Way – Wayne Gathright

Honorable Mentions
Something Right – Gretchen Weihe
Remember Me – Wayne Gathright

LOVE SONGS

1st:  And Baby There You Are – Phillip E. Greer Jr.
2nd:  You Taught Me To Dance – Jim Heckroth
3rd:  Always Be Near – Debbie And Ron Lundrigan , Micah Wagner

Honorable Mentions
When You Found Me  – Michael R J Roth
Tell Me Why – Volney Campbell

POP

1st:  Everybody – Patti Dixon
2nd:  You Taught Me To Dance – Jim Heckroth
3rd:  Repay – Wayne Gathright

Honorable Mentions
Outlaw Love – Jim Heckroth
Life’s A Peach – Wayne Gathright

FOLK

1st:  That Ain’t Me – Jim Heckroth
2nd:  Everybody – Patti Dixon
3rd:  You Taught Me To Dance – Jim Heckroth

Honorable Mentions
We’ll Be There – Phillip E. Greer Jr.
Smoking Gun –  David Lewis Morgan

COUNTRY

1st:  You Taught Me To Dance – Jim Heckroth
2nd:  Always Be Near – Debbie Lundrigan, Ron Lundrigan And Micah Wagner
3rd:  Shine On – Volney Campbell, Katie Marie

Honorable Mentions
Same Ol’ Same Ol’ – Wayne Gathright
Ain’t That The Way – Volney Campbell

SINGER SONGWRITER

1st:  That Ain’t Me – Jim Heckroth
2nd:  You Taught Me To Dance – Jim Heckroth
3rd:  Always Be Near – Debbie Lundrigan, Ron Lundrigan  And Micah Wagner

Honorable Mentions
Say Anything – Megan Sullivan
Can’t Go Home – Jess Braun

LYRICS

1st:  That Ain’t Me – Jim Heckroth
2nd:  Talkin Serenity Blues – John Beeler
3rd:  Mal Hombre Mi Amigo – Wayne Gathright

Honorable Mentions
Love My Way Out Of It – Eric Seibel
Please Be Sure You Love Me – John Beeler
You Taught Me To Dance – Jim Heckroth

BLUES/JAZZ

1st:  Floating On A Ball –  Wayne Gathright
2nd:  Sweet Caroline – Jhan Beaupre
3rd:  I’m Just Not Over It Yet – Jim Heckroth

Honorable Mentions
Talkin’ Serenity Blues – John Beeler
Change It Up – Eric Seibel

ROCK

1st:  Help Someone Else – Wayne Gathright
2nd:  Outlaw Love – Jim Heckroth
3rd:  I’m Just Not Over It Yet – Jim Heckroth

Honorable Mentions
Dangerous Game – Jess Braun
Rose Tattoo – Jhan Beaupre

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR 2018

Jim Heckroth

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