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Congratulations to Becca Kilby, Winner of our Singer/Songwriter Invitational!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Becca Kilby, winner of the WKMS Sounds Good Singer/Songwriter Invitational! With roughly 340 votes tallied, she's going to the Dylan concert having received 160 votes. Jeff Finley came in second with 90 votes. Thanks to everyone for voting! Hear the winning song and the finalists below.

Wow! We received over 30 entries from across the region for our first-ever Sounds Good Singer/Songwriter Invitational. The creative talent in this region is staggering. We are so grateful to everyone who sent us a song. Trying to narrow almost three dozen entries to six finalists was very challenging. Ultimately, our criteria came down to this: composition of the song, lyrical quality, performance quality, and a Dylan-esque storytelling quality.

And now... It's up to you to pick the winner!

Congratulations to these finalists. Please cast your vote for the song you like the most in the comments below or on our Facebook page. We'll tally them all together and announce the winner Thursday, April 18. The grand prize is a pair of tickets to see Bob Dylan in concert on April 27 at MSU's CFSB Center. Listen to Sounds Good Tuesday, April 16 and again Thursday, April 18 to hear these songs on the air!


WINNER - Most Votes!

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Song: "More Than An Enigma"
Artist: BeccaKilby
About: Murray State University Student , Student Worker at Center for Teaching Learning and Technology


"Blues Be Gone"

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Song: "Blues Be Gone"
Artist: TuleiYano
About: Hopkinsville, KY


"Ain't Worth a Nickel"

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Song: "Ain't Worth A Nickle (song for g-momma)"
Artist: Zach Ladd
About: Mayfield, KY, Papa Johns Delivery Driver




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Song: "California"
Artist: Jeff Finley
About: Murray State Graduate Student from Nashville, TN


"A Little Less Lonely"

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Song: "A Little Less Lonely"
Artist: Daniel Musgrave
About: Martin, TN, University of Tennessee At Martin


"Sunday Girl"

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Song: "Sunday Girl"
Artist: Thunderbolt Johnson
About: Cadiz, KY


Help us pick the winner, cast your vote in the comment section below, or on our Facebook page. Let's keep this fair, only one vote per person, please. Hear these songs on Sounds Good April 16 and again on April 18, when we announce the winner on the air.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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