Songwriting awards

  • April 2019, Bronze Level winner, Music City Song Star Songwriting Contest, Nashville, TN.

  • January 2019, Grand Prize (1st Place Overall), Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, Washington, DC.

  • January 2019:  1st Place/Gold Medal Award, Acoustic/Folk Category, Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, Washington, D.C.

  • January 2019:  Honorable Mention, Acoustic/Folk Category, Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, Washington, D.C.

  • January 2019:  Honorable Mention, Family Folk Chorale Songwriting Contest, Boston, Massachusetts.

  • December 2018:  Semi-Finalist, Bernard/Ebs Songwriting Awards, Bethesda, Maryland.

  • December 2018:  Finalist, Singer/Songwriter Category, UK Songwriting Contest, London, England.

  • November 2018:  Two songs selected for inclusion in the Top 20 Songs of the Year by the Texas Troubadour Songwriting Competition, Dallas, Texas . 

  • November 2018:  Semi-Formal Showcase Selectee (Alternate) Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Annual Conference, Stamford, Connecticut. 

  • September 2018:  Silver Award Winner, Music City Song Star Songwriting Contest, Nashville, Tennessee. 

  • September 2018:  Official Showcase Performer, Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) Annual Conference, Austin, Texas. 

  • September 2018:  Top 5 Finalist/Performer Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, New Haven, Connecticut. 

  • August 2018:  Honorable Mention, Folk Category, Smoky Mountain Songwriting Festival Song Contest, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. 

  • May 2018:  Alternate Finalist, Kerrville Folk Festival “New Folk” Songwriting Competition, Kerrville, Texas. 

  • May 2018:  Featured Performer, Tucson Folk Festival and Top 5 Finalist, Tucson Folk Association Songwriting Contest, Tucson, Arizona. 

  • January 2018:  Honorable Mention, Folk/Americana Category and Folk/Acoustic Category Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, Washington, D.C. 

  • December 2017:  1st Place Winner, Acoustic/Folk Category, UK Songwriting Contest, London, England. 

  • November 2017:  Grand Prize Winner (1st Place overall), 2017 Dallas Songwriter’s Association Songwriting Contest, Dallas, Texas. 

  • October 2016:  Performer, Dripping Springs Songwriter’s Festival, Austin, Texas. 

  • May 2017:  Top 10 Finalist/Performer, Wildflower Music and Arts Festival Performing Singer/Songwriter Competition, Richardson, Texas. 

  • January 2017:  1st Place/Gold Medal Award, Folk Rock/Americana/Roots Category, Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, Washington, D.C. 

  • December 2016:  3rd Place Winner, American Songwriter Magazine Lyrics Contest, Nashville, Tennessee. 

  • October 2016:  Performer, Dripping Springs Songwriter’s Festival, Austin, Texas. 

  • January 2016:  Honorable Mention, Acoustic Category, Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, Washington, D.C. 

  • May 2015:  Finalist/Performer Kerrville Folk Festival “New Folk” Songwriting Competition, Kerrville, Texas. 

  • September 2014: Top 5 Finalist/Performer, Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, New Haven, Connecticut. 

 

Award Winning Songs 

 

Fais Do Do  (A Cajun Lullaby)            

--1st Place, Acoustic/Folk Category, UK Songwriting Contest 

--Selected for Official Showcase Performance at the 2018 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) Annual Conference

--Grand Prize (1st Place overall) 2017 Dallas Songwriters’ Association Song Contest 

--Gold Medal/1st Place, Americana/Roots Category, 2016 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest  

--Finalist, 2016 Wildflower Performing Singer/Songwriter Competition 

 

This Is Sally Ann                      

--Finalist, 2018 Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Contest  

--Finalist, 2015 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition 

 

These Two Hands 

--Honorable Mention, 2019 Family Folk Chorale Songwriting Contest

--Finalist, 2016 Wildflower Performing Singer/Songwriter Competition 

--Finalist, 2017 Dallas Songwriter’s Association Song Contest 

--Finalist, Singer/Songwriter Category, 2018 UK Songwriting Contest

--Honorable Mention, Family Folk Chorale Songwriting Contest

 

Darkness Falls                                    -- 

--Semi-Finalist, 2019 Bernard/Ebs Songwriting Awards

--Finalist, 2018 Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Contest. 

--Hon. Mention, Acoustic Category, 2018 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 

--Hon. Mention, Folk Category, 2018 Smoky Mountain Songwriter Festival Song Contest 

--Silver Award, 2018 Music City Song Star Song Contest 

--Finalist, 2017 Dallas Songwriter’s Association Songwriting Contest 

 

How It Feels                           

--Finalist, 2017 Dallas Songwriter’s Association Songwriting Contest 

 

Left Behind   

--Grand Prize (1st Place Overall), 2019 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, Washington, DC.                        

--1st Place/Gold Medal Award, Acoustic/Folk Category, 2019 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.

--Alternate Finalist, 2018, Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition 

--Selected for Official Showcase performance at the 2018 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) Annual Conference 

 

Someone Like Me                  

--Finalist, 2018 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest 

--Hon. Mention 2018 Smoky Mountain Songwriter Festival 

--Selected for Official Showcase performance at the 2018 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) Annual Conference. 

 

Hard Times (Katy’s Song) 

--Bronze Level Winner, Music City Song Star Songwriting Contest

--Finalist, 2018 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest 

--Hon. Mention, 2018 Smoky Mountain Songwriter Festival

 

Life Beneath the Rust                          

--Finalist, 2017 Dallas Songwriter's Association Song Contest  

--3rd Place, Dec 2016 American Songwriter Magazine Lyrics Contest  

  

If You Knew Me             

--Finalist, 2018 Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Contest    

--Silver Medal Award, 2018 Music City Song Star Songwriting Contest   

 

Charlie                                        

--Finalist, 2018 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest    

--Alternate Finalist, 2018, Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition 

 

Oklahoma Sky                                     

--Selected for inclusion in the Top 20 Songs of the Year in the 2019 Texas Troubadour Songwriting Competition  

--Finalist, 2014 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest 

 

What’s It Like                          

--Finalist, 2014 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest  

 

Love It Is                                  

--Finalist, 2015 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition  

 

Sidewalk Romance                 

--Hon. Mention, Acoustic Category, 2016 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest