CONTEST DETAILS

Passport To Nashville is a platform to catapult your songwriting career to the next level!
 
All songs submissions will be judged by a panel of Nashville music business professionals from across the songwriting industry including; publishers, song-pluggers, hit songwriters, and writer managers.
Our judges will choose TEN songwriters to perform live in Tucson, AZ for Passport To Nashville's Awards Night . The winner and Judge's Picks will be announced after the show! 
From Blues, Pop, and Rock n' Roll, to Folk and Country, Passport to Nashville is for ALL music genres! 
WINNER receives a trip to Nashville, and a slew of awesome industry perks! 
There are MANY chances to win with our "Judge's Pick" prize categories; each of our five judges will choose one TOP 10 contestant for additional prizes including; mentoring sessions, song pitching, publishing and MUCH MORE! 
 
ONLY available to ARIZONA residents. 

Limit THREE submissions per songwriter.

OUR TEAM

Virginia Cannon

Creator of "Passport To Nashville" 

Virginia Cannon has a long history in the music business, which is evident in her lasting relationships with industry professionals and artists alike. First and foremost, Cannon is a trusted advocate for songwriters and performers. She has a rare and diverse experience in the industry working in; artist management, performance coaching, media coordination, consulting, and mentoring, among other things.

From 2007 to 2012, Virginia was the Director of Artist Relations for Voyage Air Guitars landing several TV product placements, and rubbing elbows with some of the best musicians in the industry such as; John Oates and Marc Anthony. Her proudest moment with Voyage Air was orchestrating the purchase of 100 guitars by Richie Sambora to give away to active military at Camp Pendleton. 

For 8 years, Virginia hosted a popular Nashville showcase for performing songwriters called; "Virginia Cannon Presents!"  where she carefully hand-picked each performer for her weekly shows... "I have a huge passion for songwriters, and the music they create." she says. Virginia's work with songwriters has led to FIVE "Hollywood Music in Media" nominations, with one of her students landing a record deal, and countless songwriters crediting her for being the catalyst to many of their career connections.  

In May of 2016, Virginia relocated to Oro Valley, AZ. She continues to work closely with talent in Nashville, and is currently rendering her many valuable services to the Arizona music scene. Virginia remains the host of, "Virginia Cannon Presents!"  Now held at Monterey Court  in Tucson, AZ  on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00p.m. 

Mandy Brooke

Nashville-Based Singer/Songwriter - www.MandyBrooke.com