Welcome to the 2019 National Charity songwriting Competition!

We are pleased to announce the 2019 finalists!

Final judging still in progress. Winners will be announced as soon as the final tallies come in!

Bleeding Disorder Contest Finalists

Bleeding Disorder Contest Finalists

Bleeding Disorder Contest Finalists

How I Long To Be With You (studio version)  - Chayse Pannell

Dreams - Kevin Leurquin

A Rexing Journey - Jed Lapp

Way Back Home - Trevor Martin

Rain Falling On A Tin Roof - Chayse Pannell

Mountain Music Melodies - Dwight George

Hey There Devil - Shelby Smoak

Keep It Rolling - Chayse Pannell

Headaches and Heartbreaks - Trevor Martin

When Love Comes True - Chayse Pannell

Undefeated - Cleaven Pagani

Rusted and Raw - Shelby Smoak

Love is Written - Mosi Williams 

Public Contest Finalists

Bleeding Disorder Contest Finalists

Bleeding Disorder Contest Finalists

I Am A Girl - Tennille Amor

I Hear the Music - Neal Morgan

Puttin’ Down this Guitar - Keegan Alan

Next To Me - Corianne Silvers

Kneel at the Cross - Kimberly Smoak

Royal Blood - Adam Lamah

Measure Up - Keegan Alan

Hum in a Chorus - Alexa Marino

#Buttestrongsong - Blair Wortham

Sober - Chloe Gardner

Still - Keegan Alan

Good Thing - Kellie Niederhelman

Good Ol’ Girl - Adam Smith

Paper Lantern - Rachael King

Crosses - Jeff Rule

Wire - Haley Weed

Poison - Indie Daze Youth Band

Open to the Public

This Competition is OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. It is free to enter if you have a bleeding disorder. There are two contests running side by side. The competition open to the general public, and the competition open to the bleeding disorder community. Both contests have a Grand Prize winner, a 2nd place winner and a 3rd place winner, with a total of $13,000 in prizes that will be awarded!

Entry Fee

$25 per entry (enter as many songs as you like)
Entry fee is tax deductible and is a direct donation to “The Cause." EIN #47-5583858

*Entry for the Bleeding Disorder community competition is free. Must be affected. Carriers of a bleeding disorder are included in eligibility. 

Important Dates

Competition opens February 15th and closes May 15th. 

Public voting for your favorite song ends May 15th. Top 10 finalists as voted on by a panel of judges will be announced June 1st and the winners will be announced as soon as the final tallies come in from our judges!


Grand Prize: $5,000
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $500

*Winners MUST AGREE to be interviewed after the contest by Music for the Cause and be able to travel to the United States if outside of the country in order to win. View all contest rules and regulations here.

Public Voting Round

Once a submission is uploaded, it will be posted to the MFTC website through May 15, 2019 for public voting. Individuals will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite submission(s) by clicking the "vote" button for the corresponding submission on the website. The top three artists with the most public votes will move automatically into the final round with the top 10 artists. Making it the top 13, giving you an opportunity for a wild card win and to be seen by Nashville's top music industry professionals.  Cast your vote here!

Final Round

The Top 13 finalists, (top 10 voted in by our panel of  judges... 3 added though public votes creating the top 13 finalists) will be evaluated by our panel of Judges to determine the Grand prize winner, 2nd place winner and 3rd place winner. 

We're excited to hear what you've been working on!


Get your custom "BRAVE" Bracelet made just for THIS Competition - $25

Arlo and Marie Designs is partnering with Music for the Cause to offer this BRAVE leather cuff bracelet to the song writing contest artists! A portion of all proceeds from these will go right to Music for the Cause to help further their mission! The hope is that this cuff will inspire you to be BRAVE in your life and in following your passions!

This is a custom made, hand cut leather, hand dyed, hand stamped cuff bracelet! We use a copper snap closure. Because this is custom and hand made, designs may vary slightly! 

Download the official MFTC National Charity Songwriting Competition poster!