American Songwriting Awards winners announced

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American Songwriting Awards: an international songwriting competition open to unknowns and working artists

BP Publishing declares 2016’s winning entries across all categories, with the grand prize awarded for a song about war veterans

The American Songwriting Awards released the winners for 2016 and taking the grand prize was Eric Blossman from Spicewood, Texas for End Of The Rainbow. The entry was Blossman’s first into the contest, winning best song of the year and taking top spot out of all the awards’ categories.

The ASA’s critique of the winning song stated that, “End Of The Rainbow has a 6/8 feel…a driving melody and the instrumentation and vocal melodies are very refined to illustrate a mastering of the songwriting craft. The lyrics are honest and heartfelt and the song packs a real punch in its delivery.”

Blossman was also a finalist in the Country category for his song entitled Hard Landing, with lyrics commenting on the problems US war veterans face when returning home from combat.

The full list of 2016 American Songwriting Awards winners are as follows:

  • Grand Prize: The End Of Our Rainbow by Eric Blossman
  • Adult Alternative: New World Orchestra by Kevin Lucas
  • Blues: Girl Your Soul Is Gone by Bartek Dzikowski
  • Children’s Songs: Melpomene by Thespina Patronas
  • Classical: She Wanted Storms by Christina Linda Lyons
  • Comedy/Novelty: Cutoff Jeans by Andrew Yacovone
  • Country & Western: Something Outa Nothing by Paul Anderson
  • Dance: Direct Me by Christin Wismann
  • Easy Listening: Waiting by Larry Gray
  • Folk: In My Dreams by Tatiana Vinci
  • Hip Hop: Gotta Be Me (featuring Madchild) by Brent Flicks
  • Holiday: This Gift by Leary Walters
  • Unsigned: Unraveling by Stacy Pandya
  • Instrumental: Forge The Dream by Chris Bolint
  • Lyrics Only: One Family Strong by Mike Peacock
  • New Age: God Means Loving, Not Killing! by Youxin Yang
  • Rock: Yesterdays by James Stordy
  • Spiritual: Sweet Jesus by Joshua Wong
  • Soul/R&B: Family Ties by Jeff Torrence
  • Jazz: Memories + I Remember You by Hye-Jeung
  • Teen: Life On The Run by Lisa Heller
  • Latin: Me Recorde by Cesar Daniel Guerrero
  • Pop: Be Love by Mary Ann Llamedo
  • Performance: Mon Ange by Natalie Jean
  • World Music: Thank You by Mari Nobre

The American Songwriting Awards is an international songwriting competition open to unknowns and working artists. The annual contest brings together producers, artists and songwriters to discover and promote new talent in a format that focuses solely on their ability to write great songs. For more information about the awards, visit the website:

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