I am delighted to announce that one of my songs for the SAC 2016 songwriting challenge made the special mention list.
The challenge was coordinated through a closed Facebook group with 82 members, many of whom submitted songs for consideration each week. Moderators listened and commented on all of the submissions, while the challenger was asked to picked a few of the songs for special mention.
The goal for Week 2 was issued by Northern Pikes member Bryan Potvin who challenged us to write a song that tells a story. My song “Can’t Take it Back” was one of three chosen by Bryan, who wrote
Selkirk Range’s “Can’t Take It Back” is killer country music. Country has always been a genre that relies on ‘the story’. This tune totally delivers, complete with a gorgeous melody and heartfelt performance.
Thank you for this Bryan. It means a lot to get positive feedback on something that has consumed much time and energy (not to mention patience) to create. And a special thank you to Rosanne Baker Thornley and North Easton for the tremendous–and I mean tremendous–effort they both put into the Challenge as moderators and mentors.
The song was written too late for the upcoming release, but maybe this is the motivation I need to consider doing a follow up single for next year.