announcing contest winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of our

Spring 2018 Songwriting Contest

Foxhedge Music invited songwriters of all genres to submit their best melody, lyrics, and chords to the Music City SongStar Awards, a leading international songwriting competition. Songs were evaluated on originality, uniqueness, song structure, and arrangement. The top four winners will be invited to perform their winning songs at an exclusive event at the beautiful and historic Leiper’s Fork Distillery in Franklin, Tennessee, on November 17, 2018.

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Matt Rogers
Song: She Was Everything

Matt Rogers is no stranger to the stage. With over 200 performances a year playing venues across the southeast and opening for some of country music’s hottest names including Clint Black, Jake Owen, Cole Swindell, LOCASH and Michael Ray, Matt has built a devout fan base with his electrifying stage presence.

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Emma Lynn White
Song: Perfect Wave

Emma picked up her first guitar at age 12. Over the next six years, her songwriting journal became filled with her sweet, soulful lyrics; and she honed her guitar skills under the mentorship of her high school music teacher, David Robinson. She attended Belmont University and then signed as a developing artist at Nashville’s Skyville Records, working with Paul Worley.

Shawn Chambliss
Song: Problems

Shawn Chambliss is the front man of local Hattiesburg band, The DLX. THE DLX has poured countless hours into crafting their unique style of genre-blending, off-the-wall pop. THE DLX continuously captivates audiences with their catchy melodies and live sets that constantly keep the audience engaged.  The band released its debut single, “Let Go”, Spring 2015.

Michael Logen
Song: Mystery

Michael Logen grew up in a small town in North Central Pennsylvania. He was raised listening to Americana and Folk classics like Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson & Merle Haggar. He comes from a musical family and learned to play guitar from his Dad. Michael’s songs have been featured on TV shows including “Nashville”, “Suits”, “Parenthood”, “The Fosters” and “One Tree Hill”.

Roger Jaeger
Song: Volunteer

In 2005, Oklahoma native, Roger Jaeger moved to India where he fell in love with the sitar, after being inspired by a track by Jeff Buckley. Roger developed a strong devotion and passion for India, its people, and its culture, and the sitar started bleeding its way into his modern Coldplay-esque sound

perform your song live at a premier historic Nashville venue

Thank you to everyone who participated and keep writing and composing songs. We know it takes courage, conviction and passion to pursue your music and find your purpose.

Additional Songwriting contest winners

Previous Contest Winners

Fall 2017 Contest Winners