TMP Songwriter Competition Recap

We had another great final round this year at our 5th Annual Songwriter Competition as 12 aspiring singer/songwriters took the stage this past Saturday evening and poured their hearts and souls out on the stage!  After the first set of performances, 5 finalists were chosen to play one final song:

  • Ben Kadlecek
  • Holly Beth
  • Autumn Ragland
  • Cameron Havens
  • Lucas Jagneaux

Each of the performers played their final tune and then a winner was chosen: Lucas Jagneaux!  

Even though there was only one winner, many of industry judges were blown away by the level of talent overall, and assuredly all of the songwriters picked up some new fans! 

The night was capped off when Kyle Carter, the President & CEO of Mile 0 Fest, added a surprise addition to the prize package by offering Jagneaux a spot at the Festival.  Jagneaux now shares a bill with Jason Isbell, Randy Rogers, Robert Earl Keen, Whiskey Myers and many more!  

The crowd asked for one more song from the winner and you can check out that video below:



Author: Chris Fox

Music addict, a sucker for heartbreak songs, and avid Houston sports fan! I'am also the Editor-in-Chief of Texas Music Pickers.

2 thoughts on “TMP Songwriter Competition Recap

  1. Thanks Chris for allowing me to be involved in the competition. I had a great time and it was encouraging to me as a talent buyer and (older) musician and songwriter to see such a diverse and talented group of young, enthusiastic songwriters. Texas sure has it’s share of great performers. I also enjoyed meeting you and your team, who did a super job of producing the show, it sure ran smoothly. Hope you’ll invite me back again.

  2. What a collection of great talent! The venue was perfect, the judging was fair and ultimately made the best of decisions, and “HEY” the food was good. Anyone who doubts Texas has the best song writers, musicians, studios and producers, of any state in the U.S., needs to make but one visit to the Lone Star State…they’ll see. TMP, you guys are part of the reason why Texas music rocks. We saw lots of talent that could well fit on one of our labels.e Enjoyed the show, and it was great to meet our fellow judges. Call us when you need us.

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