Mississippi Musician Selected in ChristianSongwriting.com Competition
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 8, 2021) – Mississippi-based singer/songwriter Ryan T. Miller has earned Songwriter of the Year honors in the 18th annual ChristianSongwriting.com competition. The contest, sponsored by CM United, is the longest-running Christian songwriting contest in existence. Miller won the competition with his song, “Prodigal Child.” A video of Miller performing his award-winning entry is on YouTube.
A judging panel consisting of Dara Maclean, singer/songwriter, worship leader, recording artist; Jonah Sorrentino (aka KJ-52), singer/songwriter, hip-hop artist; Landry Cantrell, singer/songwriter, recording artist; and Rachael Lampa, singer/songwriter, recording artist; awarded the top honor to Miller.
In addition to the title, winning the competition earns Miller numerous prizes and opportunities, including one of the singer/songwriter’s songs being released to radio internationally by A-Sides Radio Promotion as well as PR services by INOV8 PR. For a complete list of prizes, go to christiansongwriting.com/information.
Each year, the ChristianSongwriting.com contest names quarterly winners, with all first place quarterly winners becoming eligible to be named the annual songwriter of the year.
A full list of winners, including quarterly winners, is below:
18th Annual Songwriter of the Year – Ryan T Miller
1st Place Winner (1st Qtr) – David Gainforth
2nd Place Winner (1st Qtr) – Billy Pind
3rd Place Winner (1st Qtr) – Brianna Turbeville
1st Place Winner (2nd Qtr) – Katlyn Crawford
2nd Place Winner (2nd Qtr) – Billy Pind
3rd Place Winner (2nd Qtr) – David Pellegrini
1st Place Winner (3rd Qtr) – Josh Fox
2nd Place Winner (3rd Qtr) – Eddie Willis
3rd Place Winner (3rd Qtr) – Curtis Kokenos
1st Place Winner (4th Qtr) – Ryan T Miller
2nd Place Winner (4th Qtr) – Josh Fox
3rd Place Winner (4th Qtr) – Courtney Young
The annual competition runs from January through December. The 19th Annual Songwriting Content is currently underway. Learn more at ChristianSongwriting.com; all details can be found at christiansongwriting.com/information; you may enter at christiansongwriting.com/enter.
Judges for the 19th Annual Songwriting Contest are Mike Weaver, lead singer for Dove Award-winning band Big Daddy Weave; Austin French, contemporary Christian recording artist; Paul Wright, hip-hop and R&B singer/songwriter; and Ron Rawls, worship leader, Grammy winning producer, and keyboardist/band director for Mandisa.
About CM United
Formerly CCM Network International, CM United, which was founded in 2002 by Jeff McLaughlin, is a membership organization with more than 4,000 members, consisting primarily of Christian songwriters, singers, bands and worship leaders. CM United’s premiere event is its annual songwriting contests. The 19th Annual Songwriting Contest currently is underway. Learn more at ChristianSongwriting.com, like on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.