2015 Nominees and Finalists

Congratulations to the Nominees and Finalists of the 2015 American Songwriting Awards.

Nominees 

Adult Alternative 

I Wish I Knew Where You Are written by Manjit Kaur
I’m Missing You written by John Greenwood
Do My Own Things written by Melissa Hunt
Up All Night written by Elise Wiener
Lazy Lover written by Mario Raven
Seamless written by Andy Dalgo
Sweet Love of Mine written by Frank Kusluski
Climb These Walls written by Angela Derrington
The Bridge written by Ethan McGuire
I Love You Without Doubt written by Gioy Garrido
Jealous Brother written by Natasha Duarte

Blues 

Everyday written by Tom Burke
The Carson City Blues written by Bob Herrschaft
Cougar Love written by Randy Lee
Until They Start To Bleed written by Tom Lazaros
Till the Sun Shines written by Karen Bowles
Sailor Without A Sea written by Anneli Svensson
I Sat Down With The Devil written by James Matthew Roberts
Letting You Go written by Michelle Walker

Children’s Songs 

Bobolinko written by Peter Maggitti
Best Friend written by Victoria Quartararo
By The Sea written by Nicolette Forte
Snow Day written by Josh Shriber
It's Morning written by Wendy Morgan
Little Bear written by Samantha Hakim
Crazy-Crazy Zoo Song written by Robert Stelmach
Lullaboy written by Chris Rayis
Diamond Heart written by Hwajin Chloe Yoo
The Toad Song written by David Tyler Harmon

Classical 

The Shattered Plains written by Andrew Capone
To the Moon written by Christina Linda Lyons
Eyes of a Woman written by Luke A Russell
Controlled, Positive Energy written by David Louis Brown
Tranquility 2 written by David Louis Brown
Dolorosa-classical written by Simonne Draper
104 to Flagstaff written by Ramsey Noah 

Comedy / Novelty

Jewish Guy written by Bruce Lev
Evacuate written by Bob Herrschaft
Mama Gaia's Goin' Through Menopause written by Gina LaMonte
Whale Milk written by Albert Steppi
Slip Away written by Wayne V. Martin
Grease The Latch written by Russ Wheelock
Scoot On Over To Scat's written by Andrew A. Melzer
How Blind I Was written by Ezekiel Meirzon
Don't Let That Door Hit Your Behind written by Russ Wheelock
No Christmas This Year written by Tori Britton & Mark Wellman

Country & Western  

Beautiful written by Mariah Grace
A Trailed Called Memories written by Kevin Baker
What You Can Give written by Sue Heggie
We Can Save Us written by Bethany Becker
Saddle Up Cowgirl written by Mark Sweetman
Lonely Town written by Karen Craigie
In This Neverland written by Bryson Michael
Baby I Do written by Lindsey Harding & Kelly Sullivan
Growin' Up Just Leads to Growin' Old written by David Tyler Harmon
Home written by Caleb Paul

Dance  presented by 8tracks

What it is written by Chris Weerts
Green: The Color of Nature, Balance, and Harmony written by Matt Capone
Believe Ie Me written by Ekaternia Popova
Painted Souls (ft. Veela)written byJune Choi
Dance You Outta My Heart written by Santo Frank Bruno
Arise written by Lindsay Hamminga
No Exit written by Monica Sharma
Can't Let Go Of You written by Monica Sharma

Easy Listening 

500 Miles written by Kathryn Cloward
Common Ground written by Russ Wheelock
Two Steps Forward And One Step Back written by Dennis Sy
Love Is All That Matters After All written by Milan Revilak
Another Sunday Mourning written by Frank Kusluski
Midnight Angel written by Mark Sweetman
Megan written by Aaron Needle & Alfred Cubisino
So Long written by Karen Craigie
Someone I'll Never Know written by Calum Hammond
Stay a Little Longer written by Kelly Garland

Folk

Wake Me Tomorrow written by Eric Brown
That's Just Where I've Been written by Eric Richard Stone
rumors of angels written by Guy Grogan
Look Up written by Greg Adkins
Be Good To Me written by Frank Holowka
Solace in the Wind written by Steve Hunt
Pretend written by Samantha Hakim
Anywhere But Now written by Paul Sikes
I Will Be Going written by Kathryn Cloward
Winters Calling written by Ed Cleary

Hip Hop presented by Sonicbids

Ocean Waves written by
Code Episode Part 2 written by James Willhite
In My Head written by Konisa Rhone
Love is a Crime written by Antonio Horton
Chocolate written by Charles Caldwell

Holiday

Christmas Is For You & Me written by Gina Williams
As Long As I'm With You This Christmas written by Madelyn Paquette
The Hosts of Christmas Past written by Luanne Hunt
Thank God for Christmas written by Viola White
It's Christmas Time and I Feel Love (Feat. Christine Dwyer) written by Briana Cash
Caribbean Cruise written by Tori Britton & Mark Wellmann
Thanksgiving With The Lord written by James Matthew Roberts

Unsigned

Rockaway Parkaway written by Eric Xu
Overseas written by Benjamin Marx
Sailed Away written by Matt Lukasiewicz
Mr Hipster written by Denyse Tontz
Stephanie written by Raman Fairchild
All This Time written by River Lynch
Vacation written by Ryan Kirkpatrick
I'm Sure It's Love written by Mario Fausto Castiglia
Hymn to Sedona written by Sandrine Erdely-Sayo
Today written by Kelli Irving 

Instrumental

Movie Magic written by David Louis Brown
Mad Scientist written by Susumu Nagatomo
Dark Warrior written by June Choi
The Last Year written by Ramsey Noah
Triumphant Tribulation written by Stephanie L. Archer
Mayhem In The Cockpit written by Matt Michaelis
Seaside Sunset written by Elizabeth Omeed
We Are Here written by Fadi Awad
Woodland Interaction written by David Louis Brown
Music For Madeleine written by Andrew A. Melzer

Lyrics Only

Face the Sun written by Nikki Newsom
Ships written by Martin Robley
Did You Ever Know? written by Nick Falcone
Hip Hop written by Richard Dames
Talking Head written by Barbara Smith Lavalley
If God Promised Always written by Suzanne Guyette
First Steps written by Reem Raslan
Butterfly written by Amber Noelle Mitchell
To be written by Betty Ventouris
Christmas written by Olya Kenney

Rock

Estranged written by Chris Weerts
Prisoner written by Lauren Paley
Eye Of The Hurricane written by Russ Wheelock
Lose Control written by Anneli Svensson
Askew written by Will Meadows
Like Holding Nothing written by Jeffrey Washer
The Line written by Christopher Vancas
You Cannot Hide written by Dave Sime
Living In A Kaleidosope written by Calum Hammond
Black Widow written by Nicholas Tyler Freeman

Spiritual 

Thank You written by Ahri Golden
Picture Yourself written by Nicki Kris
Wait On the Lord written by Gina Williams
Remember My Love written by Paul Anderson
Trust In The Lord written by Cornelius J. Smith
My Heaven Here On Earth written by James Matthew Roberts
G.A.Y God And You written by Craig Wilson
Nothing Left of Me written by Mitch Pons
Sweet Jesus written by Joshua Wong
We Will Search For You written by Colette Lamb

Soul/R&B

Don't Judge Me written by Omar Hart
I Don't Wanna Fight written by Matthew Hall
Candy Crush written by Anthony Crews
Love Yourself First written by Renisha Riley
youth's advocate written by Maeve Bell
Pray For A Better Day written by Brent Flicks
GIrl From a Magazine written by Samoria Preston
Disguise written by Briana Cash
It's Your Choice written by Milan Revilak
Deep Serenity written by Louis Hernandez-Peraza

Jazz

Smitten written by Ahri Golden
Micki written by Tori Britton & Mark Wellmann
Me Being Me written by Rich Docherty
Felis At The Jazz Club written by David Louis Brown
When My Car Broke Down written by Bob Herrschaft
JustCoolin" written by Kevin Robinson
Cambridge Home written by Hiroshi Uenohara
Dance Of The Particals written by Tomer George Cohen
Felis And The Woodlanders written by David Louis Brown
My Old Friend written by John Finbury

Teen

What Hurts The Most written by Michelle Yu
Best of the Best written by Molly Buckley and Sarah Grace Buckley
Fault Line written by Justin Scott
My Mother Hates My Boyfriend written by Victoria Quartararo
What Happened Next written by Nicole Lickstein
All The Way Crazy written by Madelyn Paquette
Illusion written by Alisher Morgenshtern
CTM written by Colin Mackenzie
Lines written by Sophia McCreary
Back Up Plan written by Colin Huntley

Latin

Not To Worry written by John Finbury
Widow's Rain written by Michelle Alonso
A Chama Verde written by John Finbury
Por Mas Que Quisieras Olvidarte written by Gladys Padron
Cuando Estás Aquí written by David Tyler Harmon
Fenomeno Estranho (Strange Phenomenon) written by Michelle Alonso

Pop presented by Sony Creative Software

Gold written by Alexandra Krekorian
Your Story written by Alex Dawson
Every Day written by Maya Baranova
Glasshouse written by Laura Duddy
I am Brave written by Jerry Overton
Hopscotch written by Jahayla Overton
Lionheart written by Andrew Holmes
See You Soon written by Jake Londen Rivers
Beautiful Girl written by Lleilani Burrows
Romance Without Finance Is A Nuisance written by Anthony Prince 

Performance

A Far Cry written by Paul Hookham
The Cool Kids written by Sarah Peacock
No Control written by Natalie Jean
Maybe More written by Bethany Becker
C'est Toi et Moi written by Natalie Jean
Just For Fun written by David Louis Brown
Punched Me In the Heart written by Natasha Duarte
I Need To Live written by Nicholas Tyler Freeman
You Cannot Hide written by Milan Revilak
Sour and Sweet written by Brady Allen

World Music

Cunuma Del Litoral written by Ezekial Meirzon
The Green Flash written by John Finbury
Just A Mystery written by Monica Sharma
Darling Dearest written by Autumn Skibinski

Finalists

Adult Alternative 

City written by Konisa Rhone
Hollywood Girl written by Cole DeGenova
Remember written by Neil Vandenbergh
FIRE written by Andrew Grippe
Just Joking written by John McCord

Children's Songs 

Coconut Joe written by Peter Maggitti
Chubby Puppy written by Joshua Olazabal
Tiny Leaf written by Beth Rausch
The Snow is Falling Down written by Beth Rausch
Love You 'Til the End of Time written by Anneli Svensson

Country & Western 

That Old Clock written by Morgan Englund
Oh, beautiful written by James Bozic
No Monsters Here written by Peter Bowling Anderson
Maybe I Don't Know written by James Kreger
Craving Those Ivorys written by Lesley Rotramel

Dance  presented by 8tracks 

Bloom Curiosity written by Susumu Nagatomo
Beat of Your Heart written by Victoria Persico
What She Wanted written by Hobie Cartwright

Easy Listening 

Miracles written by Nataliya Medvedovskaya & Catherine Sarah manna
Test Of Time written by David Louis Brown
Shine a Ray written by Jordan Basson
As The Wind Blows written by Briana Cash
Kayla and Oliver written by Russ Wheelock

Folk

He Rode Away written by Karen Bowles
Thank You Clouds written by Alice Hastings
Make The Light Turn Green written by Morgan Englund
Walk On written by Andrea Koelsch
On My Side written by Joshua Cummings

Unsigned

Vinyl written by El Lieder
Young Souls written by Ava Burstyn
Running Away written by Hannah Beeler
It Will Pass written by Natalie Prauser
Wasted Time written by Alex Criminger

Instrumental

Tranquil Strength written by David Louis Brown
Butter And Jam written by Patrick Nolan
Out Of The Cool written by Andrew A. Melzer
Haunted Tea Party written by Susumu Nagatomo
Drakensberg - A Unique Way Of Life written by David Louis Brown

Lyrics Only

You know what it meant written by Sophie Patterson
The Lobotomy of Spirit written by Olya Kenney
Sunflower Smile written by Alison Mitchell
I'll Be There written by Giles Andreae
Made For This written by Kia Dawkins

Rock

Fallen written by Orlando Stamulis
City of Sin written by Costas Striftos & Panos Malahias
Coupon written by Hobie Cartwright
The Only Way Out (Is A Broken Heart) written by Sarah Peacock
Live Long and Prosper in the Sky (A Spock Tribute Song) written by Jesse Giles Christiansen

Spiritual 

North Wind written by Esther Boersma
A Recipe For Life written by Bob Herrschaft
Hallelujah written by Jai Angelique Hunter
Road to Eternity written by David Yacobus
Breathe All of Jesus written by Rick McPherson

Soul/R&B

Get U Always written by Daniel J. Eichinger
I gotta feelin’ written by Ricardo Earlye
They Sayers written by Jay Frydenlund
Ultimate High written by Sheldon Wesley
Make You Mine written by Jonny Akamu

Jazz

I'm Still in Love With Love written by Jim Territo
Fame written by Briana Cash
Ate Quando? (How Long?) written by Michelle Alonso
Hold On To Summer written by James Donahower

Teen

Like A Hurricane written by Sherry Wang
To Say Goodbye written by Julia Riew
Fairy Tale written by Hwajin Chloe Yoo
That's Alright written by David Tyler Harmon
Simple Song written by Phoebe Renee Ambrosino

Pop presented by Sony Creative Software

Blue Eyes written by Diane Ayerdi
Punch written by Geneva Blackmer (Eva Jade Landon)
A Wild Computer Girl written by Peter Johansen
Save Me written by David Turner
Anybody Worth Your Tears written by Santo F. Bruno

Performance

Hands Up written by Natalie Jean
You Live In Me written by Amber Noelle Mitchell
Sweet & Vunerable written by Hannah Jane Kile
Supernova written by Jasmine Crowe
Matches written by Shelly McAuliff

 

 

 

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