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NOTE: To learn more about these songwriters and hear their winning songs, visit the Great American Song Hall Of Fame.
For a list of Finalists/Honor winners, scroll down this page.

11th Annual Great American Song
(2009)

Grand Prize Winner!

"Feels Like the Future"

by essence
co-writer: Jeffrey Pease
(San Francisco CA)

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Pop/Adult Contemporary

First-Place Category Winner:

"Tell the Next Girl"

 

by Hilary Weaver & Mark Zubek
(Toronto CANADA) website

'Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting' Awards:


"Slap Me In the Face"

by Stephanie K & Michael J. Powell
(Bloomfield Hills MI)


"All Mine"

by Sarah VonderHaar & Lela Upshaw
(Chicago IL)

"Back To One"

by Morrigan Condo
(Washington DC)

"Needed That"

by Paige Bainbridge & George Cassidy
(Nashville TN)
website

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Contemporary Acoustic/Folk

First-Place Category Winner:

"In My Bones"

by Carmel Mikol
(Halifax NS Canada)

'Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting' Awards:


"The Girl From Ketchikan"

by Cris Kelly (Portland OR)
website

"Family Bayou"

by Peter Grimaldi
(Modesto CA)


"My Bags Are Packed for France"

by Liz Mitchell
(Jamaica Plain MA)

"Bitterweeds"

  

by Barbara Wilkinson & Sonya Wood
(Vicksburg MS)
website

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NOTE: To learn more about these songwriters and hear their winning songs, visit the Great American Song Hall Of Fame.
For a complete list of Finalists winners, scroll down this page

Rock/Alt

First-Place Category Winner:

"Vampire Girlfriend"

 

by Matt Coe
(Los Angeles CA)

'Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting' Awards:

"He, Cat"

by
Alexey Shanashkin & Vera Ivanova

(Obninsk RUSSIA)

"Kings"

by Daniel Maguire (MOG)
(Canberra AUSTRALIA)

website

"Shotgun"

by Jessica Dawn
(Nashville TN)

"Why Do Cows Taste So Good?"

by Ron Mancini
(Cranston RI)

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Special Music Category

First-Place Category Winner:

"Santa, Won't You Bring Me A Valentine?"


by Cece Box
(San Antonio TX)

'Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting' Awards:

"Spotless"

by Chris Wolf
(Mooresville IN)

"Meltdown"


by Lanny Sherwin
(Santa Barbara CA) website


"I Saw A Little Bird"

by Madeline L. Pots
(Winter Park FL)
website

"Rockstar"

by Charity Kahn
(Charity & The JAMband)

(San Francisco CA)
website

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Instrumental

First-Place Category Winner:

"Memories of Life"

by Chee Yih Lee
(Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA)

'Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting' Awards:

"After the Tsimess"

by DoubleSpace
(Gilad Cohen & Zohar Sharon)

(Princeton NJ)

"We Are Under The Same Moon"

by Chan Nga Yung (Rebecca Pinto)
(Hong Kong)


"So She Spins"

by Vin Downes (Bayonne NJ)
website

"Palmas"

by ReDuX:RMx
(Eddie Paton & Archangel Menezes)

(Oakville ON Canada)
website

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NOTE: To learn more about these songwriters and hear their winning songs, visit the Great American Song Hall Of Fame.
For a complete list of Finalists, scroll down this page

Country Category

First-Place Category Winner:

"United Breaks Guitars"

by Dave Carroll
(Waverley NS Canada)

'Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting' Awards:

"Kaity When She Smiles"

by Carl Grover
(Mason City IA)

"Eagles, Anchors & Snakes"

by Roy O'Neil
(Woodbury CT)

"Stone Cold"

by Betty Holt
(Highlands NC)
)

"Standing"

  

by R. Mack Harrell
(Boca Raton FL)

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Contemporary Christian/Gospel

First-Place Category Winner:

"Polish Me"

by Debbie Zepick
(Ponoka AB Canada)

'Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting' Awards:

"I'm So Blessed"


by Tina Blankenship Smith
(Mount Airy NC)

"A Great Big World"

by Mary Ann Young (Elk Grove CA)
website

"Hold Me Father"

by Lynnmarie Hinerman
(Eldersburg MD)

"I Tremble"

by Rebecca McKinley
( La Mirada CA)

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HipHop/R&B

First-Place Category Winner:

"Make It Jump"

by Daryl Felder
(Charlotte NC)

'Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting' Awards:

"Tango"

by Dane Rahme
(Gauteng SOUTH AFRICA)

"Strange Kinda Love"

by Soulstice
(Ashley J. Llorens - Monique Harcum - Steven Boel
)
(Columbia MD)

"Too Cool"

by Quentin "QueP" Primas
(Sparta GA)



"In The Hood"

by Stonewall "Stoneman" Towery (Clayton CA)
website

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Lyric Writing

First-Place Category Winner:

"Nothing Says Christmas Like
Holding A Gun"

by Stewart Mcgillivray
(Ellinwood KS)

'Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting' Awards:

"Keeping Up With Kimberly"

by Dennis Goza
(Burbank CA)

"Wordless Hallelujahs"

by Jonathan Redding
(Smyrna GA)

"Welcome to Dumpsville, Population: You"

by Melissa Ehrhardt
(Jervis Bay AUSTRALIA)

"Dull the Edge"

by David Copeland
(Fort Worth TX)

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NOTE: To learn more about these songwriters and hear their winning songs, visit the Great American Song HALL OF FAME. For a complete list of Finalists, see 2009 FINALISTS

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