COOKEVILLE – WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS will showcase “Tennessee Songwriters Competition: Crossville” on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. during the month of April from the Grinder House Coffee Shop. WCTE filmed the 2nd Annual Songwriter Week Qualifying Round on Feb. 8 to a sold-out audience. The event was streamed live on wcte.org and was funded by several people and businesses in the community. Two winners were selected to move forward in the competition along with two alternates.
“Tennessee Songwriters Competition: Crossville” covers a state sanctioned event. Songwriters performed in official qualifying rounds which took place across the state from Feb. 1-15, 2020. Top songwriters from the official qualifying rounds will perform at one of the six Tennessee Songwriters Week showcases and, one from each showcase, will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share their original songs on the historic stage at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville later this year.
“It was such an incredible experience working closely with Asa Reece and Angela Chastain in Crossville, co-owners of Grinder House, to showcase such talented artist,” said Brent Clark, WCTE’s Director of Content & Digital Media. “WCTE is so grateful to the city of Crossville, major funder in this initiative, and we look forward to continuing this great partnership to bring our viewers more entertaining content from the great town of Crossville, Tennessee.”
Grinder House, located in Crossville, has become a Friday night favorite of locals, providing opportunities to show case local and regional songwriting artists. Grinder House has developed a songwriter show every Friday night accompanied by a live broadcast in 55+ countries around the globe.