Want industry professionals to hear YOUR songs? Then you need connections! And that’s exactly what sets the 10th Anniversary of the NSAI Song Contest Presented by CMT apart from all the others. The contest runs from August 1 through October 31, 2009. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a mentoring session from The Valory Music Co. recording artist and hit songwriter, Jewel! Past winners understand this is a powerful vehicle to get “discovered” and have found success from signing an artist development deal with DreamWorks Records to securing a music-publishing staff writer deal. This nationwide platform is for aspiring songwriters in ALL GENRES to submit their best tunes with one Grand Prize Winner and one CMT Listeners’ Choice Winner. Additional prizes include a single-song professional demo RECORDED AT THE PARLOR STUDIO, tickets to the 2011 CMT Music Awards, a private tour of CMT studios, a performance at the legendary Bluebird Café, meetings with major music publishers and a one-year membership to NSAI, just to name a few. Take advantage of this opportunity to launch a songwriting career. For a full list of prizes and how to enter, visit www.nsai.cmt.com. The entry fees are $35.00 (NSAI members) and $45.00 (non-members) per song submitted. Proceeds benefit the NSAI Legislative Fund to protect the rights of songwriters. Enter today! Check out www.nashvillesongwriters.com and www.twitter.com/nsaiofficial for updates.