Topic: OMG - I made it !!!
Back in the spring I heard about the Smokey Mountain Songwriters Festival and competition to be held in Gatlinburg,TN in August. On a whim I entered a couple of my songs to see how they might stack up against other songwriters in a national competition. There were several categories and I entered songs in the gospel and folk music groups. Winners were to be announced on July 15 and when I didn't get a call or email I was a little disappointed but I knew when I entered that the competition would be pretty stiff. This morning I was checking weather and stream conditions before going on a kayak float and for some reason decided to check the SMSWF web page to see what songs had won. As I scrolled down the list of finalists I was shocked to see my name and my song "We Can" listed as one of four "Honorable Mentions" in the "folk" music category!
At first I thought I was a finalist and was so excited I posted the news to my fellow Chordians. Sorry. Still, making an "honorable mention" for my song is a thrill.