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14th Annual Great American Song Contest
GASC FINALISTS / 2012

Great songs were discovered in every category of the 14th Annual Great American Song Contest. GASC Judges reviewed the songs of nearly 1500 songwriters, composers and lyricists.

The excellent quality of songwriting made the task of choosing winners fun, but also very challenging.

Below is the official list of GASC 2012 Finalists. All scored near the top of their respective categories. (The number of category Finalists is proportionate to the number of entries received in each of the 11 categories.)

POP
"Stay In Touch" David Blair (Vancouver BC CANADA) website
"Hazy" Amanda Belardinelli & Michael Hanson (Toronto ON CANADA) website
"Corner Of My Dreams" Betsy Milcarek (Flemington NJ) website
"This Heart" Nema Atsu (Calgary AB CANADA)
"Those Were the Days" Chase Thompson & Goodnight Argent (Pasco WA) website
"Reach For the High" Ariel Rose, Jorge Luis Piloto & William J. Snihur, Jr. (Adventura FL) website
"Breaking Up" Stephanie K. & Michael J. Powell (Detroit MI) website
"I'm Not Your Cover Girl" Joseph Alonso (Seattle WA) website
"Connection Addiction" Dan Griffith (Phoenix AZ)
"Leading Lady" Peter Laffan aka Pete McGann (West Yorkshire UK)

"This Sun Will Never Set" Larry Hamlet (Rockville MD) website
"Can't Breathe Without You" Mac Light (Las Vegas NV) website
"Little Birdies" Chris Commisso (Kingman AZ) website
"Like Walkin' On Sunshine" Mac Light (Las Vegas NV) website
"Just Like A Dream" Trusten Williams & Benny Nale (Camdenton MO) website
"Every Apple Does Get Bitten Eventually" Margaret McClure (Clemente CA)



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ADULT CONTEMPORARY (AC)
"Bittersweet" Rebecca Dancer (Horsham West Sussex UK)
"A Hundred Hearts" Hannah Christianson (Boston MA) website
"Kitchen Technician" Alan Barrington (Chicago IL) website
"Just To See If I Could" by Paul Roush (Englewood FL) website
"Common Sense" Iona Bain (London ENGLAND) website
"Make My Own Day" Ann Juenger & Neil Ebanks (Glenmoore PA) website
"Periscope" Katie Laurel Larson (Denver CO) website
"Hail" Susan Satori (Rancho Santa Fe CA) website
"Before Time Slipped Away" Phil Valentine (Brentwood TN) website
"Into the Light" Gordon Burke (Lilyfield NSW ASTRALIA)
"What I See In Love" Mayu Wakisaka (Tokyo JAPAN) website


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SINGER-SONGWRITER
"This Ain't Love" Carol Kay & Dayna Shereck (Markham ON CANADA) website
"Countdown Time" Andrew Vladeck and Adam Levy (New York NY) website
"Caught" Stephanie K. & Michael J. Powell (Detroit MI) website
"Here" Vicki McCrone (Gates Mills OH) website
"Black Windows" Adam Brock (Portland OR) website
"Foreign Car" Gretchen Pleuss (Wooster OH) website
"Yard Sale" Jefferson Parson (Garberville CA) website
"Ferry Lane Bridge" James Harker (London ENGLAND) website
"Sacred Wreck" Ed Romanoff & Crit Harmon (Brooklyn NY) website
"Amadeus" JoJo Worthington (Waterloo ON CANADA) website

"Light A Candle Angelina" Patrice Webb (Georgetown CA)
"Sacred Wreck" Ed Romanoff & Crit Harmon (Brooklyn NY) wesite
"You Know the Way" Natalie Bortolotti (West Hollywood CA) website
"Flying" Natalie Major (Chatsworth CA)
"Listening For Love" Cal Scott (Portland OR) website
"Say It Like You Mean It" Claire Wyndham (Sidney AUSTRALIA) website
"Babies In the Nest" Lou DeAdder (Whitby ON CANADA) website
"Just Right" Je'Nai Spaulding (Henderson NV)
"Soldier Boy" Chase Brady (Toldeo OH)

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COUNTRY
"Diggin' On You" Annie Minogue, Nick Saya & Antonio Graci (Weehawken NJ) website
"Open A Vein" Martin Flanagan (Baton Rouge LA) website
"One-Eyed Wilena" T. Edwin Doss (Sliver Springs MD) website
"Welcome To Dumpsville" Melissa Erhardt (Jervis Bay AUSTRALIA)
"Butterfly" Alysia Fink, Johnny Cummings, Richard Fink IV (New York)
"Beer in the Doghouse" Timothy Williams (Charlotte NC) website
"One Night In Santa Fe" P. J. Farrauto (Barrie ON CANADA)
"Guitar Players Get the Girls" Debra Gussin & Marty Dodson (Los Angeles CA) "website
"I Want My Daddy" Wayne Jacobs (Kent ENGLAND) website
"Slap Happy" Peter Nostrand (Mason Neck VA)
"Model In Disguise" Thomas Liljerum (Stockholm SWEDEN) website
"Somewhere Green" Randall Johns Horton AL website
"Just Me Missing You" Shane Martin, Zac Wrixon & John Ritter (Independence MN) website
"Chick Bait" Paul Hunnecutt (Harrison AR) website
"In Dog Years" Jeff Gordon (Hillsboro OR)
"Now I'm Still Here" Thomas J. Thiel (Cliffside Park NJ)
"I Don't Do Country" Patti Shaffner (Gary IN) website
"Veteran of Yesterday" Kevin Dougherty (Wakefield MA)
"How Could A Boy Go Wrong" Spencer Kelly (Victoria Park AUSTRALIA)
"Old Rockers" Karl Bremer (Hermanus SOUTH AFRICA)


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CHRISTIAN / INSPIRATIONAL
"He Did His Best Work On Wood" T. Edwin Doss/ Jon Carroll (Lake Anna VA) website
"Today I Bloom" Todd Curry (Snow Camp NC)
"Better Than Gold" Amy Farley (Easton PA)
"Everything's Gonna Be Alright" Carlos St.Omer (Castries St. Lucia) website
"Triumph Over Tragedy" Daphne Springs (Phoenix AZ)
"Visit God" Peter Nostrand (Mason Neck VA) website
"Hosanna" Larry Cashion (Cortlandt Manor NY)
"Here I Am" Linda Michelle (Smyrna TN)
"Sound of Freedom" and "Wings of Eagles" Joelle Moukhaiber (Base Hill NSW AUSTRALIA)
"Dandelion" Daniel Christian (Tecumseh NE)

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FOLK / AMERICANA
"Womanize Me" Sabrina Siebert (Burbank CA)
"Breakfast for One On the 5th Of July" Ed Romanoff, Crit Harmon & Mary Gauthier (Brooklyn NY) website
"Cotton Was King" Guy Tortura (London ENGLAND) website
"Open A Vein - Martin Flanagan (Baton Rouge LA) website
"Kitty Is A Cougar Now" Mark Stepakoff (Boston MA) website
"Black Lung Money" Susan Nop (Middlebury VT)
"Old Timers Gone" Aleta Anthony (Greenville Pa)
"Hey God" Damian Follett (Paradise NL CANADA) website
"Goodbye to Dad" Dan Weber (Vancouver WA) website
"Gallon House" Matthew Price (Salem OR) website
"Hank and Jesus" Dan Weber (Vancouver WA) website
"Grocery Store Horses" Bill Connors (Ann Arbor MI) website
"Buck-A-Dear-Boys" Terry McLeish (Westmeath ON CANADA) website
"12 Steps" Craig Rogers (Ada OK)
"Roots" Will Stone (Santa Cruz CA)
"No 2nd Chances" Damian Follett (Paradise NL CANADA)
"Throwback" Dale Boyle (Dorval QC CANADA) website
"Gotta Get Back To Memphis" Jon McAuliffe (Ashland MA) website
"Fishing Song" Mark Steudel (Seattle WA) website
"Transcontinental Railroaded " Effron White (Fayetteville AR) website
"Deepwater Requieum" Stephen R Coffee & Jim Johnson (Falls Church VA) website
"Across the Sea" Stewart Eastham (Nashville TN) website
"Broken Glass" David Francey (McDonald's Corners ON CANADA)
"Mary" Glen Hornblast (York ON CANADA) website
"Gold Star Mother" Basil Harris (Brookline NH)
"Calling Through the Night" Roy Williams (Woodbridge ON CANADA)
"Blackberry Vine" Alvin Harper (Chillicothe OH)
"Mama" Chuck Amburgey (Prestonsburg KY)
"What's It All About" Michele Schmidt (Burnaby BC CANADA)


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INSTRUMENTAL
"The End of April" Tony Chen (Huddersfield UK) website
"7th Heaven" Leslie Egerer (Bergen NORWAY) website
"Vocalessence" Randall Michael Tobin (Burbank CA) website
"Starship Apollo" Peter Nostrand (Mason Neck VA)
"Abide In My Love" Ian Gunn (London ENGLAND) website
"Raven's Flight" Amelia Coffey (Portland OR) website
"Beautiful and True" Ian Gunn (London ENGLAND) website
"July To September" Jordan E. Spivack (Nanuet NY) website
"Broken Glass" David Francey (Lanark ON CANADA website
"Starlight Reel" Mark Steudel (Seattle WA) website
"Mirage" DeVeaux Gauger (Ann Arbor MI) website
"Awakening" Amelia Coffey (Portland OR) website
"I'd Prefer You" Elena Degl'Innocenti (Los Angeles CA) website
"Heavens Lost and Found" Roy Williams (Woodbridge ON CANADA)
"Somber for Sanders" and "Digging Out" David Short (Queensland AUSTRALIA)
"If I Stay" & "Daddy's Daughter" Katie Hardyman (Pampoolah NSW AUSTRALIA) website
"Cancer" Bryan Rason (Bowmanville West ON CANADA) website
"Hayward Hawthorne" Charlie Hill (Tulsa OK) website
"PLEIADIAN" Patti Unruh / Rhythm Of Mars (Fayetteville AR) website
"Frolic" Matthew Schoening (Mt. Shasta CA) website
"Requiem" Philip Marchello (Belvedere NJ) website
"Allman Brotherhood" Leszek Cichonski (Wroclaw POLAND)
"Jane's Waltz" Josh Tuburan (Inland Empire CA) website
"First Generation" Aaron Chavez (Plainview TX)


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ROCK / ALT
"Ritalin" Tucker Jameson Spitzer (Austin TX) website
"Depend On Me" Andy Gruhin (Syracuse NY) website
"Instant Diva" Charles Peeples (Phoenixville PA) website
"Soul Sucker" Randy Woods & Absofunkinlutely (Saskatoon SK CANADA) website
"How Long" Boris Pelekh (Flushing NY) website
"Corner of My Dreams" Betsy Milcarek (Flemington NJ)
"Smoke and Mirrors" Margaret Phillips (Nashville TN)
"St. Patty's Day" Kevin Tarzanin & The Bullbuckers (Wilmington DE) website
"Get Your Own F**king Life" Tucker Jameson Spitzer (Austin TX) website
"Real" Laura Vall & Thomas Hjorth (Los Angeles CA) website

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HIPHOP / R&B
"Erase You" Africa Taylor (Pepper Pike NJ)
"Window of Your Heart" William Stewart (Chesterfield VA)
"You So Mean Nothing To Me" Debra Gussin, Ryan Martinez & Mike Westbrock (Los Angeles CA) website
"Lincoln Fried Chicken" Sulaymon & BrotherOfMoses (New York NY) website
"Gimme the Mic" Lamont Hines (Brooklyn NY)
"Sleeping Beauty" Travis Miller (Prather CA)
"I'm Not Your Cover Girl" Joseph Alonso (Seattle WA) website
"Waver" Kat Webb (New York NY)
"I'm Tired" Daphne Springs (Phoenix AZ) website

NOTE: If you are listed as a FINALIST on this page you are invited to display this Great American Song Award banner on your website.

SPECIAL CATEGORY MUSIC
"Carry the Baby" Julianna Waters (Portland OR)
"Could It Be Christmas" Michael Sottong (Earlyville VA)
"Punkin Patch" Andy Z aka Andreas G. Zamenes (San Francisco CA) website
"Santa Claus Brought Me a Five String Banjo" Spencer Chandler (New York NY) website
"I Wanna Hear Santa Say Ho Ho Ho" Gavin Atkins & Terrence Atkins (Los Angeles CA)
"OMG" Bo Lozoff (Kalapana HI) website
"My Pet Rock" Katie Brady (Coronado CA)
"God's Gift of Love" Peter Nostrand (Masong Neck VA)
"Everyday Science" Tina Jones & The Kerplunks (Gabriola Island BC CANADA) website
"Blue Is For Girls" Jackie Worth (Bolivar MO)
"Barista Baby" Will Stone (Santa Cruz CA)
"Unlikely Friends" Mark Keller (Sausalito CA)
"My Malamute" Donna Lisa (Westfield NJ)
"Why Not?" Deena Goidel (Mohegan Lake NY)
"Christmas State of Mind" Betsy Milcarek (Fleminton NJ)
"Singing To the World" Matt Glickstein (Lanai City HI)
"Sentimental Song" Reid Jamieson & Carolyn Victoria Mill (Vancouver BC CANADA)
"Gold and Silver" and "Dashing" Christine Campbell (Mabou NS CANADA
"Old Glory" Jimmy Snow (Stockton CA)
"Things" Nicole Dillenberg (Carmel CA)
"The Gift of Life" George Weeks (Richmond VA)
"Christmas Smiles" Kate Diaz (Chicagoland IL) website
"Never To Old For Christmas" James M. Lee (Fremont CA)

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LYRIC WRITING

"Hulia Of the Mountains" Randall Effner (Jamestown MO) website
"Reaching For the Gold" James Sirois (Peabody MA)
"Oh Did We Do That" Tammie Herbert (Newport VT)
"Filthy Rich (And I Know It) John Brannon(Murphysboro IL)
"Home By Christmas Night" James Sirois (Peabody MA)
"Pretty Damn Blue" Mark Stepakoff (Boston MA) website
"Cyberspace" David Short (Queensland AUSTRALIA)
"Swing Juice" Drew Mackintosh (Westlake Village CA)
"Piper Laurie" Trevor Woodfinden (Stockport ENGLAND)
"Roots & Wings" T. Eraso (Sunnyvale CA )website
"Laura's Eyes" Will Stone Santa Cruz CA website
"Tongue-Tied "Janice Prifti (Marstons Mill MA)
"Alien Cowboy" Edward Weber (Rutland MA)
"Filthy Rich" John Brannon (Murphysboro IL)
"Powder River" Stephen Bartley (Howell Hertfordshire UK)
"Dreamcatcher" Nancy Meelens Antwerp BELGIUM)
"Just Right" J'Nai Spaulding (Henderson NV)
"December Baby" William Stewart (Richmond VA)
"Modern-day Gladiators" David Short (Queensland AUSTRALIA)

NOTE: If you are listed as a FINALIST on this page you are invited to display this
Great American Song Award banner
on your website.

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Congratulations to all these great songwriters!

Archives of Winners from Previous Years:
Finalists from 2011
Finalists from 2010
Finalists from 2009
Finalists from 2008

 
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