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Thanks for visiting my website!  I'm excited to share my songwriting journey with you.
There's a lot to check out, including some new songs, some new videos, some new photos,
and for your entertainment...some old photos!

This site will focus on my songwriting, but if you dig deep enough, you'll get a glimpse
of my career as a television producer.  
As you roam around, you can click on any purple word
for more info.  The site is updated frequently with new material, so be sure to check back often.

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FEATURED VIDEO

FEATURED SONGS

AND THEY'RE OFF!

I'm so THRILLED to announce my first song placement in a FEATURE FILM!
THIS IS OUR TIME, co-written with Dale Effren, will appear in A SUNDAY HORSE,
starring Nikki Reed, Linda Hamilton, William Shatner, & Ving Rhames.
The film just won BEST FEATURE at the EQUUS FILM FESTIVAL in NYC!
Theatrical release is scheduled for April, 2016.  (click on article pages to read)





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GOIN' FOR THE GOLD!

The SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON has named "IS THAT YOU?"
the GOLD AWARD WINNER for Best Gospel/Inspirational/Christian
Song in their 32nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest!  My co-writer, Rik Howard,
is headed to D.C. to perform the song at their Awards Gala this Sunday! 
What an awesome start to the new year! 
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Can't wait to fill you in on lots of cool music news coming up in 2016! 
'Til then, I'm thrilled to share the beautiful "SOMETIMES I DON'T MISS YOU,"
a song I co-wrote this year with singer/songwriter, Kyle Vincent. 
The first single from his latest album DETOUR was recently featured on a
morning TV show in Manila, Philippines!  Enjoy! 



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BEST LYRIC!

This just in from across the pond...!
"BEST ACTOR" has just been named the WINNER of the UK SONGWRITING CONTEST -
Lyrics Category
!  I'm very honored and humbled that my lyric rose to the top of 7,000
entries, and so grateful for the kindness and generosity that the British music
community has shown me over the years. Way to end the year on a high note! THANK U, UK!

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WISH ME LUCK!

I'm so honored that two of my songs have been nominated for 
HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS!  Nominations are in Country
(w/ hit songwriter Marty Dodson) and Christian/Gospel (w/ co-writer Rik Howard). 
Winners will be announced at a Red Carpet awards show in Hollywood, CA!
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THRILLA IN MANILA!

**BREAKING NEWS**  
My song 
SOMETIMES I DON'T MISS YOU, co-written with singer/songwriter Kyle Vincent, 
is now receiving daily airplay in the
PHILIPPINES on FOUR big Metro Manila radio stations!
(serving a population of over 25 million people)  This FIRST SINGLE off of his new album
DETOUR, can be heard from anywhere in the world on these stations...

WISH FM 107.5 Live Stream:  http://www.wish1075.com
HOME 97.9 Live Stream:  http://streema.com/radios/play/12459
ENERGY FM 106.7 Live Stream: http://www.energyfm1067.com
STAR FM 102.7 Live Stream: http://www.surfmusic.de/rad.../102-7-star-fm-manila,14588.html

Here's a clip from the DEBUT AIRING on WISH-FM in Manila...


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IT'S OFFICIAL!

THIS IS OUR TIME, co-written with Dale Effren,
has been named the OFFICIAL THEME SONG of OTTAWA IDOL!
Two of my songs have been the Debut Singles of Idol winners.
So happy to have played a role in helping these up and coming
singers start their careers!

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CHECK IT OUT!

  (click photo to read article)


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MORE GLOBAL WARMING!

IS THAT YOU? has just been awarded the SILVER MEDAL for BEST SONG
at the GLOBAL MUSIC AWARDS!  I'm so grateful for the distinction given
to this song, and honored to receive this beautiful trophy!  Co-written with Rik Howard. 
THIS IS OUR TIME has also been awarded the SILVER MEDAL for BEST LYRICS!

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OH, WHAT A NIGHT!

Had the pleasure of seeing the magnificent ERICH BERGEN at the Catalina Jazz Club
in Hollywood...and ended up in BROADWAY WORLD!  

A few years ago, this "Jersey Boy" performed the World Premiere of my song
THIS IS OUR TIME to a sold out crowd at Royce Hall.  Today, when he's not
starring in the CBS primetime drama "Madam Secretary," Erich is selling out
shows from coast to coast.
 

Pictured - American Idol's Michael Orland, multi-platinum lyricist Marty Panzer,
superstar Erich Bergen, Oscar, Grammy & Golden Globe-nominated songwriter
Allan Rich, and me!
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THIS JUST IN!

THIS IS OUR TIME, the DEBUT SINGLE by 2014 OTTAWA IDOL WINNER
Bernice Reyes, has just been released on CD Baby and iTunes!  
Canada's newly-crowned vocal powerhouse celebrated her big win by
performing the song live on the "Daytime Ottawa" TV show, as well as
headlining the Ottawa Idol Red Carpet Concert. Co-written with Dale Effren.  

Check out the NEW MUSIC VIDEO above!
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DVD RELEASE!

Two Primetime TV shows that my songs appeared in are out on DVD!  
The First Season of NBC's THE EVENT features I'VE ALREADY WON
(co-written with Stacy Hogan).  And the Final Season of the CW's 90210 
features OBEY THE DJ (co-written with Jonathan Bluth).
Available now at Amazon.com.  
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GREAT AMERICAN SONG!

The very first song contest I won was with the first song I wrote with composer
Don Grady (Robbie on "My Three Sons"). Now, the last song we wrote before
he passed away, has just WON the GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST!
"DON'T REACT" came in FIRST PLACE in the SPECIAL MUSIC category.
This was the most intricate lyric I've ever worked on! We had a ton of fun writing 
this song. I know he would be as thrilled as I am to receive this wonderful honor. 


"Lyrically dazzling and stylishly tuneful, "Don't React" impresses as a tour de force
of songwriting virtuosity.  GASC judges praised these songwriters for their inventive
story-telling, skillful lyrical imagery and smartly crafted melody.
Congratulations on this great song!"

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NEW RELEASE!

I'm thrilled to share this awesome project that I've been working on!  
I co-wrote five songs with singer/songwriter KYLE VINCENT for his brand new album.  
One of them - DETOUR - is the TITLE CUT!   

FORGET YOU GIRL was named the #1 POP/ROCK song of the year by the
DALLAS SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION, and received TOP HONORS at
INDIE INTERNATIONAL!  HAPPY ME made the AUSTRALIAN SONGWRITERS
ASSOCIATION's TOP TEN 
list of INTERNATIONAL songs.  Kyle also won
BEST MALE VOCALS for this song at the HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS. 

I could not be more proud of these award-winning songs.
You're gonna love this gorgeous collection!    


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AND THE WINNER IS! ...

                                                                                              DO U MISS THE HEAT? 
                                                  BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY SONG!
                                                             (Written by Debra Gussin & Stacy Hogan)


                                                                                
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FIRST PLACE!

Humbled and honored to be a WINNER of SONGDOOR INTERNATIONAL!
U SO MEAN NOTHING 2 ME
took FIRST PLACE in the POP category!
CONGRATS to my awesome co-writers Ryan Martinez, Stacy Hogan, & Mike Westbrock.








 
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BREAKING NEWS...FROM ENGLAND!

IS THAT YOU?, co-written with Rik Howard, was just announced as 
the WINNER of the UK SONGWRITING CONTEST! - Christian/Faith category.
Could there be a more appropriate present on Christmas Eve?  
What a wonderful gift this song continues to be.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS, everyone! 

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