Kid Needz Songwriting Contest
So far, we have had submissions from artists all over the country. Songwriter, Steve Hodnett, is originally from Rutherford County North Carolina. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association and submitted his fully produced country song, “What We Want,” to be included on the CD from his current home in Michigan. A singer/songwriter from Texas, David Tribble, is completing the mixing and mastering for his submission, “Be Amazing.” Every time I hear the song sample, it gives me chill bumps! Also, truck driver and Open Mic Night regular, Chris Beach, from Kentucky submitted some touching lyrics straight from the heart. Looks like I’m going to need a male country vocalist. So if you are interested in being an artist please contact me ASAP.
Local artists and songwriters have embraced this project too! Shelby native, Jonathan Robinson, who is now attending Appalachian State, is co-writing a song with me. Jonathan was in Melanie Denton’s (Tanner’s mom) 2nd grade class, making it especially personalized for the cause. Cleveland County based songwriter, John (“Marty”) Glover submitted a short song that outlines the life of a modern-day cowboy. It’s imagery and simplicity will make it a winner with children and adults alike.
Last week, the Owl’s Eye raised over 400$ in the “Case for a Cause” raffle. Shelby Music Center is still raffling a Little Martin Guitar at 1$ a ticket, so get yours today! People have even been DANCING for Tanner! Lindsay Bridges, Zumba instructor, taught FREE Zumba lessons last week at the Shelby City Park. All proceeds went to Tanner’s family. Open Mic Night at Applebee’s will now occur every 3rd Thursday of the month and you can donate directly through “Tips for Tanner.” The songwriting contest ends April 3rd so if you are interested in helping go to www.songharper.com and click on Kid Needz for Tanner Songwriting Contest or call me at 704-600-5138 and leave a message.