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The list winners and finalists of the 7th Annual Christmas/Holiday Songwriting Competition have been released. Songwriters Brett Trout and Kayley Bishop won top honors with their song ” Christmissin You”.

“I’m so happy and excited! It’s always so affirming to win a contest! Thanks to everyone who entered!” said, Brett Trout.

Brett Trout is a songwriter and producer with credits from artists both big and small from all around the world. Known as “Brett the Writer” Artists look to Brett the Writer for his exceptional sense of melody and lyricism, as well as his tireless work ethic and ability to “get things done”. Brett is a devout follower of Jesus Christ, and has been found leading worship more than a few times! From Classic to modern Country, Pop, CCM and everything in between, Brett the Writer is becoming the name to know. 

Co-writer Kayley Bishop got her start while competing in Season 15 of NBC’s The Voice, Kayley is now in the works of releasing her next original project with Grammy Nominated producer, Eric Torres.  Her live cover record “Live at the Chapel”, is also now on iTunes and Spotify.

Andrew McDermid and Natalie Ramsay won the second prize with their song “Feels Like Home on Christmas Day”.

Justine Blazer, Corey Lee Barker and Shawn Sackman won the third prize with their song “Makin’ Some Magic”.

All three top winners have received various music publishing offers from various music publishers after their win. Also, all the top three songs were multi-way co-writes.

Here is the list of the winners:

 

First Prize:    

“Christmissin You” by Brett Trout & Kayley Bishop

     

Second Prize:    

“Feels Like Home On Christmas Day” by Andrew McDermid & Natalie Ramsay

 

Third Prize:    

“Makin’ Some Magic” by Justine Blazer, Corey Lee Barker & Shawn Sackman 

 

Top 20 Finalists:

“Love Me Back (Maybe Next Year)” by Lorelei Marcell, Chris Ayer & John Samuel Gerhart

“Feel the Christmas Spirit” by Edwin Dimaculangan

“Christmissin You” by Brett Trout & Kayley Bishop

“Anywhere But Home This Year” by Jake Or Jacob

“The City That Forgot to Snow” by Brian Arbuckle, Stephanie Richards & Sunshine Collective

“Have A Very Merry Christmas” by Ralph Johnson, Ray Crossley, Ralph Johnson, Siedah Garrett & Erik Nuri

“A Christmas Card” by Bertie Higgins & Michael Dyche

“A Not So Silent Night” by Larry Vail

“Home for the Holidays” by Ross Boothe

“Snow Globe” by Drew Angus & Nicholas Wells

“The Letter” by Ronald LeBlanc & Mikey Scott

“A Stable Turned a Temple” by Nick Taylor, Daniel Creswell, Trent Anthony & Melodie Edwards

“Cocoa Kisses” by Deb Bible & Meagan Brianne Allen

“Can I Have You For Christmas” by Anne-Louise Sterry & Riley Roth

“Elf on the Shelf” by John Jacobson & Walter Jack

“Makin’ Some Magic” by Justine Blazer, Corey Lee Barker & Shawn Sackman

“A King Without A Country” by David Pellegrini & Nancy Blandford 

“The Presence Of Christmas” by Grace Nyberg

“Flakes of Snow” by Pauliina Lerche, The Mimmit feat. Breabach

“Feels Like Home On Christmas Day” by Andrew McDermid & Natalie Ramsay

 

For more information, please visit:

https://www.songwriting.net/xmas-results

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