Congratulations to the 2021 finalists
The NZ Songwriters Trust are proud to announce the Top 10 finalists of the MLT Songwriting Award; an award that celebrates the unrecorded songs of NZ & Australia.
The annual NZ Country Music Awards are held in Gore and recognise the best of the broad genre of Country Music in the Southern Hemisphere.
Audiences who gather in the South each June witness the announcement of the Tui for Recorded Music NZ Best Country
Artist, APRA Best Country Song and the MLT Songwriting Award Winner with performances from the finalists for all three awards.
The 10 finalists for the 2021 MLT Songwriting Award are: (in no particular order)
''Imperfect Lovers’ written by Mia Jay (Napier)
''Look But Don't Touch’ written by Marian Burns (Auckland)
''Trouble Finds A Girl’ written by Jenny Mitchell (Dunedin), Tami Neilson (Auckland), Tali Enjalas Jenkinson (Christchurch) and Chris Wethey (Christchurch)
'What It Does’ written by Micheal Young (Auckland) and Dixie Dolejs (Auckland)
'Alexandra Road’ written by Chad Robinson (Queenstown)
'Old Bones and New Strings’ written by Carylann Martin (Otaki) and Rod Davis (Karamea)
'Gonna Turn’ written by Nicky Moran (Hamilton)
‘If You Were a Bird’ written by Jenny Mitchell (Dunedin)
‘Downsizing’ written by Eric Read (Pelican Waters, Australia)
'Tired as a Possum' written by Ron Mitchell (Gore)