SJ, “Let Me Be” I WROTE THIS SONG: Going through a long breakup, started it in Miami and finished it in Puerto Rico.
Neil Nathan, “California Run” I WROTE THIS SONG: when I was feeling a little down on New York City. I have a real love/hate relationship with this town. It can knock your equilibrium out of whack if you’re not careful. I used to visit my brother in L.A. quite often. California Run is an ode to many of the things that make California so special and it came from a yearning to move out there during a particularly oppressive NYC moment I was having.
Musicians Corner Winner – the little bear, “Puppy Love” I WROTE THIS SONG: on a sunny day while sitting on a yellow couch in my living room.
“Country Cut” Finalist – David Michael, “Harbor” I WROTE THIS SONG: on a chase at a bed and breakfast inn at 2 am in Los Olivos, California. Wine and nudity may or may not have been involved.
“Country Cut” Finalist – Kevin Reardon, “Little Kiss Of Your Love” I WROTE THIS SONG: because somebody had to.