Molly Hunt Wins Big in USA Songwriting Competition

Posted in News on February 16, 2012
Photo: Benjamin Gibbs

Up-and-coming young BMI songwriter Molly Hunt took home two of the top prizes in the 2012 USA Songwriting Competition. The Detroit native and current Nashville resident claimed first place in the country field and third place overall for her song “Go There,” which she co-wrote with Troy Johnson and Jack Williams. At just 15 years-old, she is the youngest winner in the history of the contest. Hunt’s powerful voice has also earned significant attention recently, propelling her to the Hollywood round in the current season of American Idol.

Versatile BMI songwriter/musician Richard Gannaway received first place in the world music category. Based in Asheville, NC, Gannaway impressed judges with his original composition ““Ena Na Lena.”

The USA Songwriting Competition is a unique opportunity for professional and aspiring songwriters located all over the world to be heard by a judging panel of industry experts including music publishers, a&r executives and producers. Learn more at


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