Yesterday marked a significant event in my music career as I became a semi-finalist in the Tamworth Songwriters Association annual songwriting competition in two categories. This is a first for me and I'm so grateful to so many people for the opportunity to record and then to showcase my songs around the world as well as inside my home country.
Here are the categories my songs are in:
The first is the bluegrass section and it's my current single FEELING LOVE. this song reached into the national charts in October to #25 and just made its debut into the TYGA FM top 40 chart at #19 this week. It's a track about gratitude to friends and how much they mean to each and everyone of us. Friends are there for our good and bad times and it's during the harder times that friends can make a true difference to our lives. A great friend can be the difference in our recovery time from heartache or sorrow.
The second song that is a semi-finalist is the song I wrote about our wonderful Port Adelaide, TOUGH AS GERANIUM. It's a song about the relationship between the wild geraniums that grow on the streets of the Port and the tenacity of the suburb to weather some of the storms of it's recent past. Historically a busy port, it became a shadow of it's former self until recently. Like the geranium, the Port has survived the dry times and is now enjoying a resurgence as it so richly deserves.
There are many people to thank, and here is but a few:
Anthony Stewart from Red Brick Recording Studios in Adelaide and all the musicians who played on the tracks
Neville Clark from Disk Edits who mastered the album tracks
The late John Baker, from The Baker Suite for his mentorship during the Semaphore Songs Project in 2015.
The TSA for hosting these awards
to my darling handyman, Graham, thank you for your unending support and belief.
If you haven't had a chance to listen to my new album FREE SPIRITED, and the semi-final songs, then you can do so via the link below the album cover.
Many thanks also to all my mates, and social media friends and radio presenters. You all make up a wonderful part of my world and I'm so grateful to everyone.
lots of love