Membership Has Its Privileges

ACMA Membership

Members receive voting rights in any future awards programs, access to songwriting contests, industry webinars, full access to the Member Directory and the Member Area of the website, and much more! Members are encouraged to become involved in one of the ACMA's Industry Groups and offer suggestions for new projects that would benefit themselves and others.

ACMA Songwriter Contest

2024 ACMA Songwriter Contest!

We are proud to announce the 2024 ACMA Songwriter Contest!  The overall winner in each category will be designated as the American Country Music Association Country Songwriter of the Year and Christian Country Songwriter of the Year respectively.  In addition, the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place Finalists along with 5 Honorable Mentions will all be recognized and receive awards.

Contest Prizes

  • We The People Music Productions is giving away their "Ryman Recording Sessions at the Speakeasy Studio" (perfect for the singer/songwriter) to the winner of each category of the competition. The session will include in-person pre-production on an original song, instrumentation, an in-studio vocal session and radio ready, mastered track for distribution. ($795 value)
  • National Radio Distribution for one single ($450 value)
  • A guest appearance on Center Stage Live livestream series and photo shoot with Center Stage Magazine ($650 value)
  • We will also be holding a special event in Nashville featuring the Top 10 contestants in both categories and possibly some other special guests!
  • Additional prizes to be announced soon!

Contest Entry

To submit songs for the contest, you must be an active member of the American Country Music Association.  If you have not joined yet or if your membership has expired or lapsed, please click to JOIN NOW (or Renew), choose your membership level and once you have joined, return to the form linked below to submit your song entries.

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It's about the music and those who create it.  It's about Country and Red Dirt Music.  It's about National Independent Artists, Musicians and Songwriters.  It's about the Live Music Venues, the Radio Stations and Media, the Agents, Promoters, Producers and Studios.  It's about the Fans and reaching them on an effective broader scale.  It's about everyone who touches the National Independent Country and Red Dirt industry.  That's the American Country Music Association.

The American Country Music Association was developed and patterned after our sister organization, the highly thriving Texas Country Music Association using its well established and highly successful mission, processes, resources and programs to take Independent Country & Red Dirt Music to a whole new level.   Please considering becoming an ACMA Member now.



Everything ACMA does and will do in the future is to help support and promote everyone who touches the Independent Country & Red Dirt Music scene from coast to coast and abroad.   So whether you are an artist, musician, songwriter, venue, media partner, agent, manager, producer, studio, fan or touch this industry in any way, you are invited to join.  You are needed to join.  We can't do it without the support of those who are involved in and understand the passion of the Independent Country & Red Dirt Music scene.


The American Country Music Association's Members, Directors and Advisory Council Members work together to consistently assist, promote and support the National Independent Music Industry and everyone in it in every aspect possible.  By partnering together, ACMA Members have helped to develop many resources, programs and outlets to promote the National Independent Country & Red Dirt music scene and all involved.

As a member, you can participate in our annual songwriting contests, discounts on digital distribution services, and a variety of other "member only" privileges. We consistently and methodically share ACMA Member's social media pages, posts, music, events and services. We are now partnered with Center Stage Magazine based in Nashville to create even more exposure for our members.


Whether you are an artist, songwriter, musician, venue, media, management, promoter, producer, studio, fan or have another business our outlet that touches the National Independent Country & Red Dirt music industry, we have you covered.

All ACMA Members receive their own custom page to share their content, photos, music links and descriptions, plus access to every resource and program we have developed to advance your brand.



The American Country Music Chart is LIVE.

To view this week's chart and find out more visit  Radio stations can request to be on the monitored panel by emailing or completing the RADIO DATA FORM.

Currently released singles can be submitted now by visiting and using the SUBMIT NEW MUSIC button from the top menu.


Please find the different ACMA submission forms below!

  • ACMA 2024 Songwriter Contest

    Form here!
  • ACMA Live Music Venue Data Form

  • ACMA Radio Data Form

  • ACMA Website Advertising Order Form

  • ACMA Sponsorship Packet

  • ACMA Contact Form


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