International Songwriting Competition

I just received some great news…

One of my songs, “End of the World”, has made it to the finals of the International Songwriting Competition. I wrote the song with my good friend Jedidiah Freiheit and was honored to have it recorded by cinematic/electronic/pop act Wintrow featuring Jedidiah on lead vocals.

While the main prizes are determined by judges, all the finalists also compete in a separate public vote competition. While you are there, you can hear the song! So please go and vote! Just click on the button below and go to the Folk / Singer-Songwriter section where you will find the song.
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SyncSummit LA 2016

Last week I flew to LA to attend SyncSummit, a conference dedicated to music for advertising, film & TV (aka. sync). It was a 2 day event of panels and discussions with music supervisors and advertising executives. There were opportunities to meet one on one with some of them as well as to pitch my music to them. It was a great event and my first time in LA which was a real treat.

Even more exciting is that in 2017, SyncSummit will be heading to my town, Nashville! Looking forward to attending next year.syncsummit-2016-01b

Jessica Martindale – I Will Remember

A while back, my good friend Jessica Martindale began to work with Rescue:Freedom International, an organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking. After spending some time with them, they asked her if she could write a song for them – an anthem to capture their heart and mission.

It was truly a privilege that Jessica asked me to come on board and help write this song. It is available on iTunes and the proceeds go to Rescue:Freedom. You can also listen on Spotify. And if this is a topic that touches your heart, visit their website and consider contributing toward their important mission.

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Winner!

I am so excited to announce that I won a songwriting contest… the Indie International Songwriting Contest to be precise.

To be more precise, my song “We Are The Stars” which I wrote with Nancy Deckant and which was performed by Wintrow won the best song in the Pop category! This song has always had a really special place in my heart and this was a great (but welcome) surprise! Thank you so much to the Indie International Songwriting Contest!

 

Mamma

I am so thrilled to release my new single, “Mamma” to the world!

I wrote the song in 2014 as a gift for my friend whose mom, Ineke, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and this year I decided to release the song and donate a portion of the funds to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. I produced the track with my husband, Sean who recorded and mixed the song at our recording studio, the Blue Grotto. Gary Lunn (Dolly Partson, Michael W Smith, Nichole Nordeman) contributed bass and Kyle Buchanan (Cindy Morgan, Ginny Owens, Andrew Greer) played guitar.

The single is available on iTunes and other digital platforms.

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Christmas Love Story

Every year, I love to put together some kind of Christmas song – usually a cover. But this year I decided to write an original song with my husband. It is called Christmas Love Story. We were so thrilled with how it turned out that we decided to put it up on iTunes (you can buy it here) and send it out as widely as possible. I am so thankful to Beyond The Dawn Radio Show for picking it up and for saying such positive things about the song! Be sure to check them out and you can listen to the song on the video section of the site.

Thanks!