Winners Hunt Pipkin and Lakelin Lemmings
The Tennessee Legends of Music Museum at the Carnegie and Jackson: Hidden Tracks hosted an official TN Songwriters Week Qualifying Round on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Judges Larry Rogers, of Studio 19, and LOLO, also known as Lauren Pritchard, artist, songwriter, actress, composer and activist – cast the votes.
The duo of Hunt Pipkin and Lakelin Lemmings won first prize in the competition with “Every Love Song. “ Pipkin is a student at Chester County Schools and Lemmings is a home schooled student. They will advance to the Semi Finals Showcase at Lafayette's Music Room on Feb. 22 and the chance to perform at the Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, in March. The songwriters will be judged by peers in the music industry.
Finalists from the showcases (six total, 1 from each showcase throughout Tennessee) will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share their original songs on the historic stage at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville March 20, 2022. They also receive additional prizes, including a one-year membership to NSAI and branded commemorative guitar.
To view the TN Songwriters Qualifying Round – Jackson click here.
Blair Sage competed and won as Runner-Up with her original work “Mother, Wash Me Clean.”
Additional Songwriters shared their best original music and are as follows: Joe Van Dyke, Holly Winter, Chuck Maxwell, Tosh Newman, Amy Gaither, Robert Lee, Spencer Seaton, Rita Perry, Justin Williams, Bryson Howards, Hope Campbell, Mike Stovall, Tyler Morton and Felecia Ingram.
“Thank you to John Reitzammer, Becky Fly and Rodger Jowers of the Tennessee Legends of Music Museum, at the Carnegie for hosting the annual event. Jeff Stephens Video Productions provided incredible streaming services and production guidance. The great thing about this event is the opportunity to experience the talent of the incredible songwriters, musicians, and artists. Our goal as a tourism office in Jackson is to help to promote the music, so this is just another step in that direction,” Lori Nunnery of Visit Jackson TN said.
Tennessee Songwriters Week will take place Feb. 20-26, 2022, and the mission is to inspire travelers to experience the state’s music stories, history, attractions, and venues. Tennessee Songwriters Week supports music venues, generates awareness of songwriters’ contributions to Tennessee, celebrates the foundation of the craft with live performances at stage across the stage, recognizes legendary songwriters and paves the way for present and future artists in all seven genres of music home to Tennessee.
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