Judges select Top 10 songwriters from Central Region contest

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

INFORMATION SOURCE: Alabama Department of Tourism