Over 220 songs were submitted during Our State’s first-ever singer/songwriter competition. The judges have narrowed them down to the top 20 in this final playlist.

A winner from this list of songs will be chosen by Monday, October 15. So stay tuned, and in the meantime, enjoy these great Carolina Songs!

Click here for more details about the contest.

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