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Tennessee Songwriters Week

A statewide celebration of the craft that put Tennessee on the map.

Tennessee Songwriters Week

Tennessee Songwriters Week 2022 will take place Feb. 20-26, 2022, with qualifying rounds, showcases and special events. Venues and businesses who want to host a qualifying round can sign-up between 10/5/2021 and 12/10/2021. Songwriter sign-ups at those venues will begin in mid-December.

Tennessee is home to seven genres of music. It’s where legendary songwriters and soon-to-be greats share the same stage. Tennessee Songwriters Week supports music venues, generates awareness of songwriters’ contributions to Tennessee, paves the way for future artists and inspires travelers to experience the state’s music stories, history, attractions, and venues.

Tennessee Tourism, The Bluebird Cafe and NSAI are committed to make sure songwriters can share their original work on stage with other writers.

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2020 Winning Songwriters

In 2020, The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development (TDTD), in partnership with The Bluebird Cafe and Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI), held six showcases in Franklin, Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Gatlinburg and Johnson City. More than 1,000 songwriters performed in 39 qualifying rounds, six showcase events and special events on stages from Memphis to Mountain City. Tennessee Songwriters Week 2021 kicked off with a free virtual concert at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Listen to songs performed by the February 2020 Tennessee Songwriters Week winners: Allen J. Morrell from Murfreesboro; Jay Da Skreet from Memphis; Courtney Holder from Chattanooga; Jacob Vaughn from Reidsville, North Carolina; Beth Snapp from Kingsport; and Adeem Bingham from Knoxville.