Singing News/Solid Gospel Songwriter Search- A Winner's Story
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The 2013 Singing News Solid Gospel Songwriter Search is currently underway, and is a great opportunity for aspiring songwriters to get their songs in front of some of the best in Southern Gospel music, along with a potential writing position with Crossroads Entertainment.
We received this letter from last year's Songwriter Search winners, Dixie and Sharon Phillips, who won with their song, "Hidden Heroes". Enter this year's contest, and this could be you!
"We just had to write you and let you know what a blessing the Singing News/Solid Gospel Songwriters Search has been to us. In 2011, our song "Hope Was Carved in a Rolling Stone" was a Runner Up. Part of the prize package was attending NQC. We met Gordon Mote there and he took an interest in our music and encouraged us to keep writing. So we did.
Our song "Hidden Heroes" won the Grand prize in the 2012 Singing News/Solid Gospel Songwriters Search and two others were Runners Up. Chris White and Greg Bentley contacted us last week to inform us that The Talleys are recording our song "Hidden Heroes." Greg even send a video clip of Lauren in the studio singing the second verse. If you felt an earthquake, it was just Sharon and I doing the "Happy Dance!!!"
How can we thank you and all the others for the contest? It has changed our lives forever.
Sharon and I would like to encourage every Gospel songwriter to enter this year's contest. We heard Guy Penrod once say that God knows our phone number. We are living proof of that. We will be FOREVER grateful for the Singing News/Solid Gospel Songwriters Search.
Dixie & Sharon Phillips"