The FWSA 2022 Songwriting Contest is now closed.

 The FWSA Board set the categories for FWSA's 2022 Song Contest:  Love/Relationship songs; Patriotic and/or Holiday Songs; Spiritual/Positive Message Songs; Other (Open Subject Category), Instrumental Songs, and Lyrics Only.  With the exception of Instrumentals and the Lyrics Only categories, there will be sub-categories for "Studio Produced" and "Bare Bones".  "Bare Bones" entries can consist of only a single instrument and a single vocal. Opening date for the contest was July 1, 2022, and closing date was August 16, 2022. 

 

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 2021 Songwriters Contest Winners: 

The winning members of the 2021FWSA were announced at the annual (2021) Christmas Party held on Sunday, December 5 at the Hard Eight BBQ, 220 N. Burleson Blvd., in Burleson, TX.  Listed by category below:

 

STUDIO PRODUCED:  LOVE/RELATIONSHIP

1st Place - John Terry (co-written by Wayne Willingham)

Title:  "Dancing with Him"

2nd Place - John Terry

Title:  "All My Dreams"  

3rd Place - Rose Jeffus

Title:  "Which Memory is Yours (Which One is Mine)"

STUDIO PRODUCED:  PATRIOTIC/SONGS ABOUT TEXAS

1st Place - Rob Owen

Title:  "I'm Going Back to Texas"

2nd Place - Taylor Bonham

Title:  "Same Star"

3rd Place - Theo Henning

Title:  "For the Memories of You"

STUDIO PRODUCED:  SPIRITUAL/POSITIVE MESSAGE

1st Place - Rob Owen

Title:  "Send You Home" 

2nd Place - Gus Wolman (co-written by Will Gunnell Jr)

Title:  "Real Men Do Cry"

3rd Place - Rhonda McCullough (co-written by Taylor Bonham)

Title:  "3 Minutes Session"

STUDIO PRODUCED:  OTHERS

1st Place - Rhonda McCullough (co-written by Taylor Bonham)

Title:  "Need a Little Lovin' Tonight"

2nd Place - John Terry

Title:  "Old Rusty Barn"

3rd Place - Rose Jeffus (co-written by Connie Smith & Will Gunnell)

Title:  "I Need To Be Somebody (I Don't Even Know)"

LYRICS ONLY

1st PlaceRose Jeffus

Title:  "I'll Pray"

2nd Place - Michael Hulsey

Title:  "Whiskey When I'm Stoned"

3rd Place - Rose Jeffus

Title:  "Three Sheets to the Wind"

BARE BONES - LOVE/RELATIONSHIP

1st Place - Matt Meek

Title:  "What Have You Left Me To Lose" 

2nd Place - Rhonda McCullough (co-written by Taylor Bonham)

Title:  "500 Miles"

3rd Place - Mitch Fenner

Title:  "Boundary Line"

BARE BONES - SPIRITUAL/POSITIVE MESSAGE

1st Place - Matt meek

Title:  "Just Ain't Livin'"

2nd Place - Geri Green

Title:  "Find That Thing"

3rd Place - Sara DeMore

Title:  "Here's to D'Anna"

BARE BONES - OTHERS

1st Place - Matt Meek (co-written by Connie Meek)

Title:  "I Should be Seeing You"

2nd Place - Rickey Tate

Title:  "Hero Back Home"

3rd Place - Geri Green

Title:  "My Dad"