Prince Ivan (music duo consisting of Brydon Brett and Aaron Space) will be partnering with The Nest (songwriter venue owned by Tom and Andrea Brett) in presenting the 2024 HOOKED! Songwriting Contest!

This year’s contest will be on Saturday, October 5 at 3:00pm at Pepsi Legends Theater here in Branson. The Nest will also be hosting a Top Ten Songwriter’s Roundtable the night before.

Any songwriters interested in submitting their original song(s) to be part of this year’s contest can visit

Song submissions are listened to by some of the best songwriters, entertainers, and audio engineers throughout the country.

This is a great opportunity to get your music in front of others and share your music with the world!


About the HOOKED! Songwriting Contest

The HOOKED! Songwriting Contest is Southwest Missouri’s premier songwriting competition, presented by Prince Ivan and The Nest. This contest brings together ten songwriters with celebrity judges and a live audience in an interactive style show. HOOKED! is all about searching for America’s next hit song, no matter the style or genre.

Contest Details

  • All genres and ages (12 & up) are welcome to submit songs
  • Submissions close August 10
  • The Top Ten finalists have the opportunity to connect and share music during a Songwriter’s Roundtable on October 4 at The Nest.
  • The Top Ten contest will take place on October 5 at Pepsi Legends Theater.

Why You Should Enter

  • Get your music heard
  • Network with industry professionals
  • Connect with other songwriters
  • Get press and social media coverage
  • Win cash prizes

Enter the contest HERE!