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18th Annual GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST (2016)

These are your winners!

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, please scroll down this page to Finalists.

 


Lisa Bastoni

"Rabbit Hole"

Lisa Bastoni
Boston MA

Grand Prize Winner!

Hall of Fame 2016


First-Place Category Winner

Singer/Songwriter

Olivia Millerschin

"We Know Not"

Olivia Millerschin
Rochester Hills MI

Hall of Fame 2016

Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting

Kim Vogels

"Call Of the Wild"

Kim Vogels
Brooklyn NY

Website 

Mikayla Griffin

"Entertain Me"

Mikayla Griffin
Cleburne TX

Website

 

Eric Colville

"The Dash"

Eric Colville 
Gloucester MA

Website

Garth Baker

"At the Edge of You"

Garth Baker
Stoney Creek ONT Canada

Website 

 

First-Place Category Winner

Pop/Top 40

Hannah Christanson

“Break the Frame"

Hannah Christianson
Boston MA

Hall of Fame 2016

Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting

Nitanee Paris

"Big Big Life"

Nitanee Paris & Streetlight Cadence

Malibu CA

Website

Stephanie K

"Breaking Up"

Stephanie K

Bloomfield Hills  MI

Website

John Hamilton

"Let Love Rule"

John Hamilton
Vancouver BC Canada

Website

Ariel Rose

"Time Machine"

Ariel Rose & Russell Pollack
North Miami Beach FL

Website

First-Place Category Winner

Adult Contemporary

Susan CattaneoJenna Lotti

"Simple Man" 

Susan Cattaneo
& Jenna Lotti

Boston MA

Hall of Fame 2016

Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting

Madi Earl

"Even If I Can't"

Madi Earl
Gilbert AZ

Website

Kelly Paige

"In My Head"

Kelly Paige
New York NY

Website

Kit Taylor

"Bestill My Heart (Romeo's Lament" 

Kit Taylor 
Portland OR

Website

 

Martin Robley

"Ships" 

J. M. Robley
Perth AUSTRALIA

Website

First-Place Category Winner

Folk/Americana

Dave Gunning

"Sing It Louder" 

Dave Gunning & Sally Spring
Pictou NS Canada

Hall of Fame 2016

Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting

Robb Firman

"Roosevelt's Train"

Rebb Firman
Lemon Cove CA

Website

Patrick DeSimio

"The Rose Of Ben Nishaere"

Patrick DeSimio
Las Cruces NM

Website

Kathryn Cloward

"A Soft Place To Fall"

Kathryn Cloward
San Diego CA

Website

Neil Levy

"The Whole World Was Watching"

Neil Levy
New York NY

Website

 

First-Place Category Winner

Special Music

Marilyn Rucker

"Freaked Out Teenaged Tadpoles" 

Marilyn Rucker 
Austin TX

Hall of Fame 2016

Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting

Mark Stepakoff

"Leonard Cohen Christmas"

Mark Stepakoff
Wellesley MA

Website

nitanee_paris

"Great Big Earth"

Nitaee Paris & Trei Battle
Malibu  CA

Website

Chase K

"Lights Me Up (A Christmas Song)"

Chase K
Los Angeles CA

Website

Russell Wheelock

"Who Hung This Target On My Back"

Russell Wheelock
Asheville NC

Website

 

First-Place Category Winner

Rock/Alt

Ryan Gentner

"Ride"

Ryan Gentner
Tonawanda NY

Hall of Fame 2016

Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting

The Happy Fits

"Dirty Imbecile"

Calvin Langman & Ross Monteith
(The Happy Fits)

Clinton NJ

Website

nate sacks

"Stereo"

Nate Sacks 

Norfolk VA

Website

edison + belle

"Over My Head"

Edison + Belle (J. Lewczak & Anne DiGiovanni)

New York NY

Website

Dave Marean

"Winning (Once Again)"

Dave Marean
Rockford MI

Website

 

First-Place Category Winner

Instrumental

 Samer Fanek

"Freefall"

Samer Fanek
Redwood City CA

Hall of Fame 2016

Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting

Bill Wren2

Enchanted Kingdom

Bill Wren
Fulton TX

Website

Preston Smith

Endless Memories

Preston Smith
Katy TX

Website
Amanda Lee Falkenberg

Believe It

Amanda Lee Falkenberg
Dubai United Arab Emirates

Website


Colin Skinner

Caldereta

Colin Skinner
London England

Website

First-Place Category Winner

Country

Nitanee Paris

"Coal Dust"

Nitanee Paris, Clarence Ellwood Lawson & Jean-Pierre Williams

Malibu CA

Hall of Fame 2016

Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting

Elizabeth Nordstrom

"Over You"

Elizabeth Nordstrom
Mount Bethel PA

Website
Chelsea-Nico Collins

"I Never Knew That I Loved You" 

Nico Collins & Chelsea Collins
Burlingame CA

Website


Söur Bruthers

"Better Days"

Tim FitzGerald (Söur Bruthers) 
Chicago IL

Website
Jeff Moxcey

"Between Dreams"

Michael (Max) McGee & Jeff Moxcey 
Philipsburg PA

Website

 

First-Place Category Winner

Christian/Gospel

Joel Posner

"Creation Stands"

Joel Posner 
Torrance CA

Hall of Fame 2016

Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting

Polly Gibbons

"Midnight Prayer"

Polly Gibbons &  & James Pearson
Los Angeles CA

Website

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"I'll Be There"

Mark Proctor
Calvin WV

Website

Peter Alexander

"I Bring You Me"

Peter Alexander
Half Moon Bay CA

Website

Charles Cook

"Looking Down From the Cross"

Charles Cook
Staten Island NY

Website


First-Place Category Winner

HipHop/R&B

Kenneth Kelly/3Fifs

" Blind the Sun"

Kenneth Kelly/3Fifs
Atlanta GA

Hall of Fame 2016

 

Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting

Anthony Parker

"On the Come Up"

Wordsmith (Anthony Parker)
Baltimore MD

Website

Anthony Parker

"Treat Me Like It's Candy"

Quentin Primas
Kennesaw  GA

Website

Kyle Layton

"La La Love"

Kyle Layton
Calgary AB Canada

Website

 

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"Booty Chakra"

Paris Francis Jackson
Minneapolis MN

Website

 

First-Place Category Winner

Lyric Writing

t. edwin doss

"Kissed An Angel Carved in Stone"

T. Edwin Doss
Silver Spring MD

Hall of Fame 2016

Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting

Blake O'Neal

"Baltimore (Ballad of Freddie  Gray") 

Blake O'Neal
Pocatello ID

Website

Martin Robley

"Stones"

Martin Robley
Ballajuras AUSTRALIA

Website

essence

"Black Wings"

essence Goldman
San Francisco CA

Website

Michelle Porter

"Lean Into the Turn"

Michelle Porter
Rapid City SD

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, see 2016 Finalists.

Untitled Document Links to Previous GASC Winners:
* 17th Annual Great American Song Contest (2015)
* 16th Annual Great American Song Contest (2014)
* 15th Annual Great American Song Contest (2013)
* 14th Annual Great American Song Contest (2012)
* 13th Annual Great American Song Contest (2011)
* 12th Annual Great American Song Contest (2010)
* 11th Annual Great American Song Contest (2009)
* 10th Annual Great American Song Contest (2008)
* 9th Annual Great American Song Contest  (2007)
* 8th Annual Great American Song Contest  (2006)

 
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