A Songwriter's Secret Life

Everything happens for a reason.

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Be A Babe Contest!

I’m sure you’ve heard me say this a million times, but SERIOUSLY. Everything happens for a reason. When I performed at Crazy Horse to raise money for the Canadian Women’s Foundation, I made a personal pledge to always find a way to support a good cause when performing. When you have an opportunity to reach out to so many people, to me, it makes sense to use that opportunity to raise awareness and support a cause.

So I was shopping for my little brother’s 7th birthday gift (and I mean 7th as in age, not as in gift quantity… lol!) at the St Laurent Centre in Ottawa… it had the closest Toys R’ Us to where we were headed, otherwise we probably wouldn’t have stopped. Walking through the mall, I saw a sign for a contest called “Be A Babe”.

I passed by, took a double-take, took a step back… it was a contest to support breast cancer and the Ottawa Regional Cancer foundation! You submit a video and for each vote you get, the mall donates $5 to the charity! The top 10 get to compete for a slot to perform at the Babes4Breasts concert!

…oh and the grand prize winner gets a $500 gift card for the mall. … πŸ˜€

Whether or not I win, I hope to collect as much as I can for this amazing cause! I encourage all artists in the region to participate!! You have until September 30th to submit your audition!

Voting begins October 1st!



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‘Like’ your fave artist!

‘Like’ your fave artist!

Don’t forget to ‘like’ your fave artist from last night’s episode on the CMT website! You have until Wednesday next week to ‘like’ your favourites as many times as you want πŸ™‚

And if you like my youtube videos, share them with your friends! πŸ˜€ Maybe they’ll like them too πŸ™‚

Thanks for your ongoing support xox


Push; Close eyes; Cross fingers

Just happened to be perusing the web this morning. I thought “Hey, why don’t I check out the CMT website?” I never check the website. I’ve never felt like I’ve had a reason to. I don’t even have cable to watch the channel anymore. I was just looking for inspiration perhaps, or a country music success story that’ll push me to keep going.

Then I saw this.


Jebus. Is this a sign or something?!

So you know what, screw it. I’m gonna make a crappy video. My dogs may bark in the background. You may hear banging, drilling, construction guys talking, etc. But whatever. I do. Not. Care.

But I was wondering if I could get your help…

Apart from the few who have heardΒ one of my songs, no one else has really heard the rest of my originals. I was thinking I’d make a few videos of my favourites and post them here, and you guys can comment, give me feedback (remember, feedback is a gift and it helps people grow!), and ultimately help me choose the video I submit for the contest.

Do I think I have a chance in hell at winning? Pfft, not really. But it’s worth the try, right? Just gotta throw myself out there. Open up some doors (possibly).

What do you guys think?