It’s a new year and that means we get to announce the latest round of winners in the annual Teens Make Music songwriting competition, brought to you by MusiCares® and the GRAMMY Foundation®!

The contest invites musicians between the ages of 14-18 to submit an original piece of music that celebrates life above the influence, or brings attention to the real-life consequences of substance abuse. Winners will be whisked away to Los Angeles to attend the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards® and related events! They’re also being showered with cash and other prizes from a host of generous sponsors.

Give a listen to this year’s winning tracks!

First Place: Talon David, Tennessee


Second Place: Renee Audrey, New Jersey

Third Place: Jarren Blair, New Jersey