“The Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition is a yearly competition to discover promising new singer-songwriters. Thirty-two finalists are selected from a field of 800 entries to share two of their original songs in an afternoon appearance … From these 32 finalists, six winners are selected by a small group of well-established performing songwriters. A win at Kerrville carries considerable prestige in the singer-songwriter community. This is in part due to the peer-professional judging and the festival’s long history of recognizing emerging artists who have later gone on to wider success. There have also been examples of notable performers who have appeared as finalists in the competition without ever earning a win. Artists who have performed in the competition include:


Check out this great write up by  Trespass Music.
Also, stay tuned for a winners tour in November!