Michael R. J. Roth

Michael R. J. Roth

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Folk - Contemporary | Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
Total Song Plays: 280   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen

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Songwriter Michael R. J. Roth is the lyric winner of the The Great American Song Contest, the 2019 Nashville Songwriters Association song contest, the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, and the 2018 and 2019 Dallas Songwriters Association contests. He is featured in the Great American Song Contest Hall of Fame, and is known for his award-winning, original acoustic songs with "the kind of lyrics that make Nashville writers salivate."

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." NSAI named him "One to Watch." Lori McKenna called him "brilliant."

Latest News

"The Price of a Song" won its fourth First Place award in a year, most recently in the 21st Annual Great American Song Contest.

"Streets Of Seattle" was a top finalist in both the Folk/Americana and Lyric categories. Read the lyric and listen to the songs here:



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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