1st - Broken People by Jolie Hope (Reiman), Dallas, TX email@example.com
2nd - If This Guitar Could Talk by Emma James, Corpus Christi, TX
3rd - Someday by Evan Huang, Dallas, TX firstname.lastname@example.org
4th - Always the One by Emma James, Corpus Christi, TX
Joli Hope of Dallas, Tx is the winner of the 2022 Young Songwriters Song Contest. DSA awarded her with a $500 Scholarship. https://jolihopemusic.com/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UE9wwsCODg&list=UULFzLz8grkFMa1zD2sMsp5-7A&index=11
Emma is a Texas born and raised singer-songwriter who has been singing since she was a toddler and she frequently put a melody to even the most mundane tasks like her elementary math homework. By nine years old, she was putting lyrics to melody and entertaining her family. Now, at only 14 years old, she has penned more than 150 original songs. As a multi instrumentalist playing piano, guitar and ukulele, she has established herself as a well rounded musician and a true artist as she continues to hone her craft.
Often she can be found at local Farmer's Markets, Festivals, Art Galleries and various private events performing an engaging mix of classic covers across a variety of genres as well as many of her original songs. However, her favorite place to sing is at her church on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights.
Her sights are set on a career in music in Nashville. She is currently in the midst of writing, composing and recording a multiple song project about a girl's journey towards self discovery. Emma also performed at the awards show via zoom. https://emmajamesmusic.com/