BIRMINGHAM, AL (WSFA) - Judges in Birmingham listened to 40 contestants perform Friday at the Birmingham Museum of Art for the Central Region Songwriters Contest. The list was narrowed to the top 10.
Those songwriters will perform again Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Pepper Place in Birmingham where a panel of three judges will select the regional winner.
The winner will join the three other regional finalists on Tuesday, July 25 at the Ritz Theatre in Sheffield for the grand finale.
Friday's top 10 songwriters:
Name City Song Title
Janet Hall O'Neil, Birmingham, Alabama Breeze (An employee of WBRC-TV, A Raycom property)
Bobby Key, Homewood, Magic City
John "Rick" Carter, Pelham, Alabama
Chris Wilhem, Hoover, Alabama Summer
Bobby Burner, Birmingham, Alabama
Mary Katherene Samples & Lindsay Livings, Birmingham, Alabama Nights
Steve Overton, Warrior, Alabama on My Mind
Terry Davidson & John Davidson, Pinson, It's Alabama
Jeana King, Maylene, Feels Like Home
Kristy White & Anthony Williams, Trussville, No Better Place