Competitors must perform one original song

Livingston – The Livingston Overton County Chamber of Commerce and Iron & Oak Event Center, home of Americanaville, will host one of the official qualifying rounds for the 2023 TN Songwriters Week. All singer/songwriters in all genres are eligible to compete.

The event will be held Thursday, February 9 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at 208 South Church Street, Livingston, and twenty spots are available. The winner of the qualifying round will advance to seven pre-determined showcase event venues across the state from Feb. 19-25.

Competitors may only select one location to sign-up, and if an entrant signs up for more than one location, the entrant will be removed from the list and/or waitlisted from all locations. State employees are not eligible.

Competitors must perform one original song (which the competitors owns and/or retains rights to perform and either wrote or co-wrote) not to exceed five minutes. They will be asked to provide a lyrics sheet and may sing acapella or have live accompaniment.  

Light percussion is allowed if there is no set-up time necessary.  Competitors may bring up to two performers to play accompanying instruments. Backup tracks are not permitted. Every performance will be judged by a panel of at least 3 individuals from the music community in and around Tennessee.  

Competitors will be evaluated by song quality and scored on a scale of 1-10. Considerations will be, lyrical originality (lack of cliches and clarity of the narrative), performance score on a scale of 1-6 (considering instrumental sound), ability of the audience to audibly understand the lyrics and connection with the audience.

Complete rules for TN Songwriters Week can be found at this link

 For more information call Shannon at 931-823-6421 or email

Sign up is available at or use the QR code below.

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