17th Annual NSAI Song Contest presented by CMT Lyric-Only Winners

Congratulations to the recipients of the Lyric-Only placements in the 17th Annual NSAI Song Contest presented by CMT! All songwriters who placed in the 2016 contest have been notified by this point. The Full Song Category placements will be announced Feb 1st for the CMT Public Voting Phase. All prize details and other information can be found here. Special thanks to our sponsors ASCAP, BMI, CMT, D'Addario, Round Hill Music, SESAC, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, We Make Tapes & Discs and Horipro Entertainment Group!

Grand Prize Lyric-Only Winner:
Song: “Flying Home”
Writers: Cindy Lee Collins and Laura Miller from Hendersonville, TN

"After kicking around some song ideas with Laura, she went home and wrote a solid draft of 'Flying Home.'  We met up a day later at NSAI to put the finishing touches on our song.  Our magic happened at NSAI."  - Cindy Collins

Lyric-Only Runner Up:
​Song: “Half A Man”
Writer: Jean Ann McCain Edney from Franklin, IN