2016 Nominees and Finalists

Congratulations to the Nominees and Finalists of the 2016 American Songwriting Awards.

Nominees

 

Adult Alternative

Player written by Polly Cavill
The Way It Feels written by  Richard Lang
Kick in the Pants written by James
Backlit Bottles written by Jenny Bruce
Letter To Myself written by Jeremy Edwards 
You Let Me Down written by Steven Love
Waves of Gold written by Enrico Fernando
Someday Soon written by Joe Marson
Dr's Disease written by Victor Ignatius Pope
Ribbons written by Nick Evans Mowery

Blues

Ain't Gonna Fly written by Dan Reece
Trouble Trouble written by Bartek Dzikowski
Somebody Else written by Sharon McMahan
Fishin' written by Ty Rone

Children’s Songs

Hamster In My Hat written by Colin Page
Reach For It written by Dan Reece
Little Man written by Kevin Lucas
Clap on the 2 & the 4 written by Ori Dagan

Classical

Hope is the Thing with Feathers written by Christina Linda Lyons
Canzonetta di Acqua written by Simonne Draper
I'm in Love written by Mr Anthony Frizzell
Fall written by Andrea Facheris
Johann Sebastian Pong written by Ryan Pong
Summer Festival written by Christina Lyons
The Journey written by Fernando Faneyte
Waltz of The feathers written by Andrea Facheris

Comedy / Novelty

Drugstore Roses and a Pawnshop Ring written by Kim Nagler
Road Dog written by Pete Karpius
The Beer Song written by Will Horn

Country & Western

Should have known better written by Jacob Colgan
Let It All Go written by Craig Johnson
Prayin' For Thunder written by Mckenna Flaherty
Curse Of A Ghost written by Jeremy Locricchio
Guns Or Roses written by Rob Cariddi
Iced Down Whiskey written by Krystal Fannin
It's All In The Jeans written by Lee Kramer
American Dream written by Larry A. Gray
The Midnight Train written by John Greenwood
Other Lives written by Jenn Dashney Longbine

Dance 

What's Love Got To Do With Tonight written by Celeste Newman
Time Traveller written by Fadi Awad
All I Wanna Do is You written by Santo Frank Bruno
When I close my eyes written by Art Tawanghar
Fresh Air written by Ros Gilman
Through It All written by Annaka Dulaney
Secret written by Dan Reece
Breakthrough written by Cyril Dingomio
Skeleton written by Jasmine Anderson

Easy Listening

You Can Deny written by Polly Cavill
And By The Way written by Elaine Chelton
Rise Again written by Darrin C. Lane
Abigail written by Matthew Torres
Remember written by Leslie Egerer & Irene Ahnell
The Singer and His Song written by Elena Schmitt
Parasite written by Shilpa Sadagopan
When I Think of Her written by Brooke Anderson
Make a Wish written by Ros Gilman
Poor Little Naive Heart written by Isabela Kelemen

Folk

Today written by Apeksha Savan
The Ballad of Amber Rose written by Curtis Flach
On the Shore written by Polly Cavill
Long Ride written by Tera Johnson-Swartz
Year of Mercy  written by Claire Pearson 
Hundred Dollar Bill written by Jeremy Edwards 
South of the Valley written by Garrett Sell
The Great Escape written by Ryan Pettit
This Morning written by Jean Synodinos
Honeybees and Moonshine written by Pete Karpius

Hip Hop 

Diamonds written by Isaac Shamoon
Death Could Be written by James Willhite
Crave written by Richard English III
Every Chance written by Richard English III
Burnin' written by Antonio Horton
Overstand / Fiendin' written by Michael Scena

Holiday

This December Nite written by Dennis Fuentes
The Greatest Christmas Gift written by Luanne Hunt
Here With Me written by Rhad Davis
Santa is coming written by Ruud Bosschaart
St. Patrick and the Snakes written by Thea Kelley
Winter's Come written by Max Wilson & Olivia Flenley
Greensleeves written by Kevin Lucaa

Unsigned

Bent to Wander written by Matt Donadson
Hometown Hero written by Andrew Yacovone
Girl In The Truck written by Julia Baker
I Volunteer written by Troy Raymond 
Here With Me written by Bryan Stave
Lovin It Up Foolin Around written by Luther Zachary
Mr. Perfect written by Christin Wismann
Stitches written by Carly Scena
It Gets Harder written by Travis Atwell
Forest of Thieves written by Eddie Williams

Instrumental

Sunshine written by Jason Buck
The Last Land written by Evelin Toth
One Dream written by Bill Weng 
Mobilis In Mobili written by Ivan Iusco
The White Witch  written by Alberto Bellavia
City Electric written by Lawson Rollins
Here and Now written by Lee E. Harris
Lion written by Sonja Visagie
Spartacus written by Alberto Bellavia  
Oath Path written by Kento Masuda

Lyrics Only

New Game written by William Diego Garth
Stargazer written by Mark W. Cuthbertson
Face the Sun written by Nikki Newsom 
Bruce Wayne written by Thomas Dunbar
Do What Loverz Do written by Jaci Caprice Clark
What If..... written by George Cerny
Dear Ma written by Brandon MccCoy
Seek me and just feel written by Ivan Petrov
Growing Greed written by Binai Chandra Rai
Yellow Cab To Your Heart written by Jason William Lee

New Age

Goodbye Tears written by Eri Saito
Without Words written by Lynn Yew Evers

Rock

Killing Superman written by Paul Worrall 
Addicted  written by Hudson Henry
Shout written by Yorika Attard
Summer With a Breeze written by Zee Andrews
Blue-Collar Lover written by James Piper
Snaps and Grams written by Michael Weston 
Lights Go Out written by L. Kathryn hawley 
Mysterious written by Brooke Anderson
Personal Apocalypse written by Pete Karpius

Spiritual

The Angels Cry written by Polly Cavill
In This Place written by Paul
Victory written by Ykesha D. Milbourne
No More Night written by Casey J. Morgan
Living For Today written by Ruben
Be Glorified In Me written by William Smith
Take All of Me written by Lisa Rodriguez
The Clouds written by L. Kathryn Hawley
POP POP POP P.O.P. written by Tom Lazaros 
Walkin on the Path of Life  written by Cindy Tuttle 

Soul/R&B

7 Past 11 written by Lidor Sai
Inevitable written by JAKLYN
One and Only Lover written by Victor Ignatius Pope
Sleep (4am) written by Maeve Bell
If the Empires Were written by James Cook
Sweet Thang written by Samoria Preston
It Is written by Raimundo Santos
1,2,3 written by Jung Hee Ryu
Sister written by Andrew Gould
Let's Seize The Moment Now written by Larry Gray

Jazz

Round the Bend written by Andrew A. Melzer
Cheap Fantasy written by Sebastien Connole
Rescue You, Rescue Me written by Chris Orazi
Stay written by Levi Catoe
S.Y.G. (Song for You and Grapefruit) written by Shota Yamamoto
Longship written by Shota Yamamoto
Mama written by Dan Reece
Scars, Flowers, Teardrops and Hours written by Karine Khow
Luminous written by Shota Yamamoto
Passion Grows written by Kevin Lucas

Teen

Where We Belong written by Ashley Mehta
When I'm With You written by Abbey Slattery
Morning Song written by Gavi Kamen
Try written by Akash
Without a Rhyme written by Sam Hurwitz
Colors written by Julia Riew
Too Cold for Ice Cream written by Diana Tang
Come Back written by Colleen Muller
Mine written by Julia Riew
Mean Girls written by Emma Gerson Rosenthal

Latin

You're driving me (So Crazy) written by Victor Ignatius Pope
Solo Para Ti written by Robert Silva
Madrecita Consentida written by Martha B Espericueta
Beleza Do Caribe written by Calixto Bravo

Pop  

Sorry, Not a Winner written by Paul Anderson
Stutter written by Katie Stump
In Your Eyes written by Cory Stallworth
Low Tide written by Bolo Jean-Luc
Black Soul written by Anja Kotar
The World Is Ours written by Tiffany Desrosiers
AnyWhere But Here written by Debie Corradini
You Were Right written by Dorothy Wallace
I'm not like you written by Hemsy Breath
Act the Same written by Jake Canull
Missed the key written by Teodora Pavlovska

Performance

She You and Me written by Ramya Shanthakumar
Stripper With Sciatica written by Gaby Gold & Ben Rauch
Free written by Laureen Niamesny
Two Hearts written by Erick D. Manard
You've got me written by TM
Jealousy written by Brooke Anderson
Love's a Losing Game written by Tiffany Desrosiers
Wounded Soldier written by Lisa Heller
This Means War written by Mary Jennings
Detective written by Shilpa Sadagopan
Red Lipstick Graffiti written by Andrew Yacovone
Tail Lights written by Chase Payne

World Music

Echoes in the Sand written by Kevin Lucas
Relapse Into Silence written by Ash
Tree written by Kento Masuda
Pledge for peace written by Art Tawanghar
Sunrise Over Little Egypt written by Kevin Lucas
Hymn Of The Earth written by Nature
Crescent Moon written by Valentina Lombardi

Finalists

Adult Alternative

Dairy Queen written by Robert Davis
The Endless Sea written by Matthew Brown
Manila written by Gabriel Lynch
Real Life written by Ryan Pettit
I'm Coming Home written by Kenny Benson
When Life Gets Tough written by Austin Tyler Smith
Smokescreen written by Marc Plotkin
Special Order Bay written by John Paul Jefferson
How Do I Say Goodbye written by Lucy Gale
Nothing much to say written by Bartek Dzikowski

Country & Western

Two Hearts (Become One) written by Erick D. Manard
Son I Know the Angels written by Giles Andreae
See You Tonight written by L. Kathryn Hawley
No Place I'd Rather Be written by Julia Baker
Time To Go Home written by Polly Cavill
Hard Landing written by Eric Blossman
Miss Fair Weather written by Jesse Giles Christiansen
Texas Tears written by Luanne Hunt
Get Down written by Justin Wright

Dance 

Sexual Appeal written by Veronica Viqluna
Going Home written by Christin Wismann
Diesel written by Dan Reece
Body On Fire written by Celeste Newman
I Came to Win written by Walter Hansen
Conspiracy written by Ryan Pong
Dreaming in Color written by Ramsey Noah & Brooke Villanyi
Fearless written by Tiffany Desrosiers

Easy Listening

Love Letter written by Mary Ann Llamedo
She Smiled written by Andrew A. Melzer
It's The Life written by Peter Josef Hofbauer 
Let Down written by Carly Scena
Fade Away written by JAKLYN
Cloud written by Cyndi Cresswell Cook
With A Twist written by Rebekah Maxwell & Johnny Blk 
Every Season, Love written by Ruby Arielle A. Moire-Selvage
Ordinary Day written by Olivia Drake
Easy Day written by Kadeem Goddard

Folk

Skirting the Outskirts written by KP Devlin
Not A Day Goes By written by Stephen Hunt
Passage of Time written by  Thomas
Boo Radley written by JoJo Worthington
Inside written by Eleonora Damizia
Anything written by Hannah Westerberg
Partners In Crime written by Daniel Brennan
Lullaby written by Jeremy Locricchio

Unsigned

Choose Our Way written by Fung Ever
Cages And Keys written by Abby J. Davidson
Painted Hearts written by Katie Buxton
Freedom In Me written by Annia Baron
A Mi Lado (By my side) written by Jose Luis Pedrero
The Otherside written by Ricardo Rebelo
Forbidden Love written by Ferenc Ulbert, Adam Hesz & László Csöndör
Anything  written by Nadia Danielle & Adam Pellegrini
3am Fears written by Dominik Frankowski
Deuce Bigalow written by James Willhite
Paradise written by Derrick Rivers
Silencio written by Rebecca Walker

Instrumental

The Prince of My Love written by Diane Ayerdi 
Buff My Magic Wagon written by Matt Michaelis
Irina written by Ros Gilman
Dewdrop Lullaby written by Hye-Jeung
How can I say? written by Carl Orr
Ocean Eyes written by Brandon M. Hayes
Two Suns written by Xitlalic Hernandez
Celestial written by Chris Bolint
Snow White's Requiem written by Todd Selleck
Surf’s Up  written by Alan Menezes

Lyrics Only

Bhopal written by Olya V. Kenney
Dreamer written by Martha Guereca 
Rocks in My Head written by Dale Jellings
Champagne written by Lily Leib
Pride written by Misha Birmele
Will You Give Up On Me? written by Jacqueline
Limited Edition written by Aida Mandic
Every Time She Lied written by Dan Edwards
A Letter From Death written by Declan Newcombe
Release The Past written by Alfred W. Hammond

Rock

Horseman written by Nature
Home written by Dalen O'Dell
Day Dream written by Rezwan Ashraf
Dont Blame Me written by Clif Hyatt and Patrick Nolan
Bits and Pieces written by Todd Selleck
Josephine written by Dan Reece
Virginia Wright II written by Alvaro Segura
Lost In The Fray written by Rebekah Maxwell
Fantasia - A Guitar Player's Dream written by Ricardo Rebelo
Hot & Cold written by Naim Lulo

Spiritual

Before this night is over written by Nelda Godwin 
Think of A Song written by Ann Lowde 
Jesus Christ Will Come again written by Albert Bernicky
Galaxy written by Matt Dietz
I look at you written by Jochen Schild
How Do I Say Goodbye written by Lucy Gale
Little Darling written by Nicole
Wait And See written by Hilary Billings
Light written by Joe McGowan
I'm Gonna Miss You written by Andrew Yacovone
That's How Heaven Works written by Jacques Gentil
Backseat written by Joe McGowan
Arise written by Shane

Soul/R&B

No Good written by Omar S Hart
Cry written by Ada Pasternak
Reaching For Love written by Larry Gray
Keeper of My Wings written by John Fluker
Pink and Blue written by Sam Pomanti
Dream written by Paulina Tasha Band
Cherry Blossoms written by Ty Rone
Touch Yourself written by Thomas Gonzalez
All Over Again written by JAKLYN
How Do I Say Goodbye written by Lucy Gale

Teen

Annex written by Danya 
Moving On written by Shelby Bock
Didn't mamma tell you written by Natalia Moskal 
Deadly Storm written by Kaitlyn Thomas (KT)
I'm Not That Young written by Melissa Melehy
Life on the Run written by Melissa Melehy
Medication written by SOPHI
Calm before the Storm written by Colleen Muller 
Spirals written by Julia Riew
James Dean written by Ava Suppelsa
Ricochet written by Rose Lukwago

Pop 

It Was A Night Like This written by Cornelius J Smith
Summer Night written by Caroline Brennan
You're So Different written by Jeffrey Keith
Cruel World written by Saya Santaquilani
Chasing the Moon written by David R. Ertel
Cool Enough For you written by John Robert Sanborn
Save You written by Nick Mount
Colorful Wind  written by Nina Joy Manlangit Baloria
She Said written by Mike Ainsworth
Good Enough Life written by Sara Carbone 

World Music

Ancient of Days written by Kevin Lucas
Rara Avis written by Mia Moravis
New World Orchestra written by Kevin Lucas
The Dreaming Tree written by Kevin Lucas
Babylon written by Kevin Lucas
Oceans Rising written by Kevin Luca

 

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