“Heartfelt: Songs about life and love among winners
David Tew of Turkey was the only first-place winner from North Carolina. His song "On the Winning Side" won in the gospel category.”
“CASC Announces 2010 Winners!
The 18th annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, held during MerleFest 2010 presented by Lowe's, is proud to announce this year's winners. The following four writers have now joined an elite group of previous winners which also includes Gillian Welch, Tift Merritt, Michael Reno Harrell, Adrienne Young, Martha Scanlan, David Via and Johnny Williams:
"Carolina Dust" written by Brink Brinkman; Pickerington, OH
"On the Winning Side” written by David Tew; Turkey, NC
"You Opened My Eyes" written by Mark Wayne Glasmire; Arlington, TX
"Rush" written by Liz Longley; Downingtown, PA
These first place winners were interviewed by American Songwriter Magazine immediately following the competition and performed their winning songs on the Cabin Stage at MerleFest on Friday, April 30.
“Song: What's A Man Gotta Do
Heartfelt and intimate. This has a very genuine and honest appeal to it. Excellent work.”
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