While at the Reunion of Professional Entertainers Show recently, George Hensley of Fayetteville learned that he won first place for the gospel song he wrote, “Just for Me”.
Lincoln County Mayor Peggy Bevels presented Hensley with the first place award for the song last Monday morning.
“On behalf of the Northwest Alabama Music Publishing Company and Songwriter Contest, it gives me great pleasure to present you with the first place award for the song, ‘Just for Me’, your gold CD and a $300 gift certificate,” said Bevels.
Hensley’s song will be aired on over 200 radio stations worldwide for free and he will receive $100 off a future recording.
“Congratulations on behalf of Darrell and Kim Glover, owners of Northwest Alabama Music Publishing Company.”
Hensley stated that he got the idea for the song based on a story told to him by a woman he visited in the Dade Corrections Institution in Florida. She had confessed to a crime she didn’t commit in order to protect her family. Hensley said the woman, who had become a Christian, later went back to testify in court, was vindicated and released after the real perpetrator was arrested.
“It took about 18 months to process, then they set her free,” said Hensley.
Another popular song by Hensley, “Crawfish Boogie,” is currently being played in the U.S. and several other countries.