Thursday, 3 May 2007

Jeanette Williams wins major songwriting contest

Blue Circle recording artist Jeanette Williams, who toured Europe with her band earlier this spring, has won first place at the prestigious 2007 Chris Austin songwriting contest (Bluegrass Category) for her original song, 'Enough of you'. The contest is held every year at MerleFest in Wilkesboro, NC. Previous winners have included Gillian Welch, Tift Merritt, Michael Reno Harrell, Adrienne Young, Martha Scanlan, David Via, and Jeanette Williams's husband, singer/songwriter Johnny Williams.

Fellow band member Chase Johner was awarded third place in the MerleFest mandolin contest.