Montreat College Music Business holds a songwriting contest

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Montreat College Music Business holds a songwriting contest

The Blue Ridge Mountains are a one- of- a-kind place. From its rushing rivers, colorful fall seasons and majestic caves, to the homemade biscuits and gravy and that true southern hospitality – the Blue Ridge area quickly finds a place in your heart.

In hopes of spreading this beauty through music, we wish to find the artists who have visited the Blue Ridge area and were inspired to write.

We will select 7 songs and arrange a recording time for each song. Following this, we will host an Album Release Contest, where artists may preform their songs live in front of a panel of judges for a chance to win $1,000, sponsored by the Montreat College Music Business.

If you have been stirred to write a song, then enter your song for a chance to be on our new album, “Pathways to the Present, The Turpentine State,” and to play in our release party for a chance at winning a cash prize. The contest runs from November 12- February 1st and each song entry is $17 a piece.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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