Friday, March 23, 2012

Chasing My Dream!

I can't believe it has been over a month since my last post. Lots of accomplishments and so much more to do. How can anyone EVER say they are bored. Sooooo, let's see if I can bring you up-to-date since my last post.

I've written a couple of new songs ... been very busy with school. Boxes of new books were delivered a couple of weeks ago. BIG books.  Spent some time preparing for auditions for North Amercia Country Music Associations, Int'l (NACMAI). Had an awesome session with vocal coach Rebecca Trinidad in Nashville. She listened to several songs and helped me select audition songs. Had another AWESOME session with Eric Nelson working on the recording arrangement for one of my songs. Made a trip to Pigeon Forge for a Monday morning NACMAI audition for Entertainer of the Year. This was the only live audition. The rest of the entries were on CD. I had eight minutes on stage in front of the judges at County Tonight Theater. There were auditions scheduled for six days straight! Auditions for Vocalist and Entertainer awards, according to age division and category: (male/female) traditional country, new country, gospel, new gospel, blue grass, duos, trios, bands, etc. ...  I know those judges were tired at the end.

I sang my "new country" rendition of Bob Dylan's "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome" (when you go). I have so much fun singing this song! And,  one of my new songs, "So Much More" ... hope to be able to post my audition video on this soon. 

Went back the next Sunday for the NACMAI Music Awards Show.

Well,  NACMAI 2012  was AMAZING! Soooooo much talent....mind blowing :)
A BIG thanks to Alisa Asbury, Director of TCGMA and GCGMA, for all that you do and congratulations on YOUR AWARDS!!

I was so blessed to receive: 

-Rising Star CD of the year
-Songwriter of the year

I still can’t believe it....I'm speechless....

I give God the glory. Those are HIS awards. I wouldn’t have anything without HIM

Thank you all so much for your love and supportEspecially my beautiful Mom and beautiful Grandmother (Sue Gilbert Baumann) and congratulations to to everyone in NACMAI-- every single person deserved an award-- everyone was INCREDIBLE.

'til next time ... hope it won't be so long.