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Well, here we are—the final installment of Behind the Songs. I’m wrapping up this extended, self-indulgent walk through my debut EP, Contest Winner EP with the final and title track, “Contest Winner.”
“Contest Winner” is probably the first track I wrote for the EP, long before I ever conceived of releasing an album or EP of my own. If I’m not mistaken, it dates back to 2012, so it’s ten-years old this year.
I wrote the song for my very first songwriting contest, figuring that I might as well as be confident.
It did not win the contest, but it did win the People’s Choice Award. And it spawned an era of artistic inspiration—and a lot of songs.