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Published on February 25th, 2013 | by Newt Rayburn


Guitar Notes Music Video Contest for Oxford & Lafayette High School

All 9th graders at Oxford and Lafayette High School are invited to enter the Guitar Notes Music Video Contest as part of the Young Authors Fair at the Oxford Conference for the Book. Download your favorite song from Guitar Notes by Mary Amato and create an original music video for the song. The winning entry for each song will be posted on the author’s website, and one Grand Prize winner from each school will receive a $25 Square Books gift card courtesy of the Lafayette County Literacy Council. All entries must be submitted by midnight on March 15th. For more information, talk to the librarian at your school or visit

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About the Author

was born and grew up in Oxford, Mississippi, starting in 1971. Newt's many publishing projects led to THE LOCAL VOICE, which started in 2006. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, and later, Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE media company in March of 2006. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt Rayburn has been involved in the Ole Miss area for many years. Newt's alter ego—Neuter Cooter—lead the Mississippi band THE COOTERS to Rocknoll Glory across the USA from 1993-2018. Newt is proud Father of eight-year old daughter Alex.

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