Tennessee Songwriters Week is a statewide celebration of the craft that put Tennessee on the map. Tennessee Songwriters Week supports music venues, supports songwriters with live performances in all genres of music, drives visitation and inspires travelers to experience the state's music stories, history, attractions and venues. Tennessee Songwriters Week 2023 will kick off with qualifying rounds the first two weeks of February. Select songwriters from qualifying rounds will advance to seven pre-determined showcase events in Memphis, Franklin, Gallatin, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Gatlinburg and Johnson City February 19-25, 2023. Winners from each Showcase Event will earn a chance to perform at the Bluebird Cafe during the finale on March 26, 2023.
Goodlettsville was selected to host a qualifying round for the third year in a row at the Sand Trap at 12 Stones on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Songwriter signups for the qualifying round will open on December 15, 2022 and be accepted thru January 15, 2023.