Michael R. J. Roth

Michael R. J. Roth

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Folk - Contemporary | Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
Total Song Plays: 235   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen

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Songwriter Michael R. J. Roth as been called "a cool dark troubadour" and "an amazing writer," evoking a mix of Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, Johnny Cash, Paul Simon and others with lyrics known for their intriguing imagery and "deep, profound truth." Lori McKenna called him "brilliant."

Roth was the winner of the 2019 NSAI Song Contest for lyric writing, and received a Gold Award from the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and First Place in the Dallas Songwriters Association song contest for lyrics. He h
He is featured in the Great American Song Hall of Fame, and is known for his award-winning, original acoustic songs with "the kind of lyrics that make Nashville writers salivate." NSAI named him "One to Watch."


Latest News

Roth recently won the 2019 NSAI/CMT Song Contest for lyrics and received the Gold Award for lyrics from the Songwriters Association of Washington in their 2018 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. In June 2019, both the Dallas Songwriters Association (DSA) and the Austin Songwriters Group (ASG) announced that Roth had winning songs, first and second place in the DSA 2018 Fall Lyric contest and first place in the Winter 2019 Lyric Contest ("Ashes in Paradise," co-written with Harri Wolf).


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J Nelson K posted over 30 days ago to Michael R. J. Roth


Michael R. J., "Hearts Wide Open" Indeed! ... Loved It ... Congrats On All Of Your Songwriting / Contest Successes ... Best Wishes For Wherever Faith, Life & The Music May Lead You ... J Nelson K

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