Congratulations to the finalists of the 2019 Red Lodge Songwriting Contest. These twenty songwriters will compete for the top spot on Saturday June 22, 2019 during the Red Lodge Songwriting Festival.  We thank all the songwriters who submitted songs. A very impressive collection of music. It made it very tough on our judges. A couple of keys items made a difference: mastery of your instrument, chord changes during the song, length of song, lyrics that the listener can relate to, and the song having a “money line” to be remembered by. We encourage you to keep writing and hope to meet you at our festival in June.

You’re all winners and we encourage you to enter again next year and hear your new songs. Our contest will open December 1, 2019 and close May 1, 2020. The Fifth Annual Red Lodge Songwriter Festival is June 19-21, 2020

Aaron Bibelhauser & Steve Guenthner – “Irons in the Fire”