Sitting here, writing now… I’m still in shock. Just last week, I was in Mexico on vacation and while going through emails, I saw one congratulating me (and Mark Zubek) on being the winners of the 2016 John Lennon Songwriting Contest in Pop for Session 1. At first, I thought they sent it to the wrong person (because previously, I was under the impression that I made “Finalist” and that was it) but then I clicked on the link and lo and behold, it was a picture of my face plastered on their website. Well, that’s definitely me and that means, we definitely won. The crazy thing is we get $8000 worth of music gear and come March 2017, we will battle it out with the Grand Prize Winner in Pop from Session 2. The overall Pop Winner will then go up against the overall winners from all categories in which the Song of the Year is chosen… and the Winner of the Song of the Year means a cash prize of $20,000. *jaw drops* Yup.
“I’m so excited! I just can’t hide it! I’m about to lose control and I think I like it!”
-The Pointer Sisters’ “I’m So Excited”
Until next time!