“New York, New York!”

“If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere!” That was me, 24 hours ago, singing to myself at the top of my lungs as I ate the chocolate off my pillow in a posh 45th floor hotel room

Nashville Star

I have to admit – I’m hooked on “Nashville Star” this year. I’ve never really watched the show before, but this time around it’s different, because I know four out of the six remaining contestants! Josh Stevens is a friend

On the Road with Pam Tillis

2007 started out with a bang for my friend and cowriter Mary Sue Englund – literally! She suffered a really bad fall on the way out the door to pick me up at the airport, and broke four of the

Swallow at the Hollow in Roswell, Georgia

I got to experience another music road trip this weekend! Rachel Proctor invited me to join her and Casey Kessel for a performance at Swallow at the Hollow, a restaurant/bar in Roswell, Georgia, on the outskirts of Atlanta which has

USA International Songwriting Competition and New Songs

What a great surprise – I just found out that my song “Midnight at a Red Light” has won Second Prize overall and First Prize in the Country Category of the 2006 USA Songwriting Competition. I came home dead-tired yesterday

The Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival

I spent the past weekend participating in the Frank Brown Songwriters’ Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama. My good friends and cowriters Lisa Brokop, Tania Hancheroff and I decided to take the time out of our crazy schedules to enjoy the

The Art of Co-writing

I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but I always seem to write a lot of songs in the fall. This year is no exception, especially since I’m cowriting full-time now. Cowriting really is something that

What I’ve Been Up To So Far

When I graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology and Anthropology, each of the graduates in my class spent a moment during the ceremony shaking hands with the Dean of the Faculty, receiving their degree

What’s a Staff Songwriter and How Do You Become One?

A STAFF SONGWRITER…? What the heck is that? I’ve been asked that question many times, because Nashville is one of the only places on earth that you will find this rare breed of musician. As you may have noticed if

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