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JOHN LENNON - TOP FINALIST!
in the JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST - JAZZ category!
This competition draws thousands of entries from around the world.
What a thrill to receive this wonderful honor from such an esteemed organization.
"Reinventing Ourselves" appears on Don's EP, "BOOMER: JazRokPop."
GRATEFUL and PROUD! 😃
CHECK IT OUT!
MORE GLOBAL WARMING!
at the GLOBAL MUSIC AWARDS! It's the highest distinction given for an individual song.
I'm so 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!
OH, WHAT A NIGHT!
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! (click photo to enlarge)
THIS JUST IN!
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!
DO U MISS THE HEAT? has just won the BRONZE MEDAL for BEST SONG
at the GLOBAL MUSIC AWARDS! Co-written with Stacy Hogan.
GREAT AMERICAN SONG!
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!"
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! ...
BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY SONG!
(Written by Debra Gussin & Stacy Hogan)
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.
BREAKING NEWS...FROM ENGLAND!
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!