Online Form

Deadline for entry is March 6, 2020.

Contestant Entry Form

  • Presented by Don Gibson American Music Foundation and The City of Shelby, April 3 - 4, 2020 - Singer Songwriter Competition Official Entry Form
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Write a brief biography to introduce yourself, highlight any talents, achievements, and associations with which you are involved. We will use this information for the 12 finalists in the competition program for April 4.
  • If chosen as a finalist, you will be asked to sing one of Don Gibson’s songs. Please write your first and second choices:*
    First ChoiceSecond Choice 
  • You may enter more than one original composition but each must be accompanied by separate forms, separate files and $25 registration fee. Please include the following with your entry form for each song entered: • $25 registration fee - Check, or Vendini Payment • Lyric Sheet • .mp3, .wav, DVD, CD, or youTube link
  • Do you give permission to be recorded during live show on April 4, 2020, and your original song if chosen may be used on a compilation CD used by the Don Gibson Theatre?
  • We have three options to pay the $25 registration fee. Please choose how you will be paying.
  • Upload a file of your song lyrics.
  • Files formats for UPLOADING song recordings include an .mp3 or .wav file. The maximum time limit is 5 minutes per song. Each song must be in an individual file. One song per entry form. For each additional entry, You must fill out a new form, and pay $25 entry fee. Upload your song files here.
    Accepted file types: mp3, wav.