Over the summer American Songspace hosted Ronnie Milsap’s “Country Cut” Contest. The winning song would be recorded by Ronnie and placed on his upcoming album. After all the submissions were reviewed, John Ritchie (Creative Director, American Songspace) met with Average Joe’s Head of A&R, Noah Gordon. They went into the studio to present Ronnie and long-time collaborator/producer Rob Galbraith with the finalists.
Rob, John, Ronnie and Noah (pictured L-R, with Ronnie’s entourage in the background) listened to the tracks and a winner was declared:
WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE
She wanted a man who’s tender and strong.
She wanted a kiss to build a dream on.
Long walks, sweet talk and candlelight.
She wanted the things that money won’t buy,
but I never saw that look in her eye.
She tried to tell me something wasn’t right.
I let her slip right through my hands.
Lord, if I had just one more chance.
What I wouldn’t give if there was a way
to say all the things I didn’t say.
I gave her the world but I couldn’t see
wbat she really wanted most was me.
Something was missing;
I should have listened
but I guess I never did.
Now, everyday I have to live
with what I wouldn’t give.
That faraway smile; the way that she sighed.
Those tears that I saw but never asked why.
I see it all now, but it’s too late.
So many clues, so many signs ―
how could I have been so blind?
© Allan Bullington & Larry Wayne Clark
(IncaBull Music) & (BrainChild Music)
Congratulations to Allan and thanks to everyone that submitted a song for Ronnie Milsap’s “Country Cut” Contest. We have another “Country Cut” Contest in the works with a new artist for this Fall, so stay tuned to American Songspace for details.