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A song I cowrote ("One More Song") included on Jessica Lynn's "Lone Rider" LP, was released Sept 9th, and on release day, it reached these stats:

Amazon Music:

USA

#1 Hot New Release Country, #1 Best Seller Country, #2 Movers & Shakers List All Genre, #5 Best Seller, #5 Hot New Release All Genre

UK

#1 Hot New Release Country, #1 Best Seller Country, #1 Movers & Shakers List All Genre, #3 Hot New Release All Genre, #4 Best Seller All Genre

iTunes:

#5 In Country Music, #17 All Genre

Canada - #17 In Country Music

Georgia (the country) - #1 In Country Music

Belgium #42

and Sept 20th, her album hit #41 on the Country Billboard, she was the only independent artist in the top 50.

Award for song "Poison"

Country artist Amie Sheitel releasing "Small Town Dust" March 1, 2002.

Carlene & I won Best Song Collaboration, Fall 2021, World Songwriting Awards, for our song "Poison". We received word of our win on New Year's Eve. What a great way to end 2021 and begin 2022!

Songs Recorded by Indie Artists

Independent Artists who've recorded my songs:

Brandi Ward, recorded Country Girl's Gonna Rock & Roll on her debut WIndow To My Soul (2000)

Eileen Balzano recorded several of my songs for her debut Steppin In CD. (2000)

Bill Scull Jr. released several of my songs on his A Night Without Love CD. (2000)

Jaime Beaver released a song entitled Letting Love Go.

11 year old pop singer Joey Pearson has released a song I co-wrote with Bill Scull Jr. called Candle Light The Way. This song was written in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on America. It's a song of hope, and it is included on his debut, "Something To Say" CD.
Also released Love's Like A Novel on his Novel CD.

UK pop artist Steven M McLachlan has recorded a pop number I wrote called "C'mon C'mon". Also, I Am The Music (2004) included on his new CD The Way The Story Goes.

Also -
Won First Runner Up in Ben Stein's Songwriting Contest (2008) for his documentary 'Expelled No Intelligence Allowed', with my song entitled "We Are".

Song Of The Year Awards

Song Of The Year Award June 2013
Even though your material did not place as a Winner or Finalist, you still did incredibly well in the contest with two of your songs.

Your song "A Soul Once On Fire" received the "Semi-Finalist" placement as listed on your personalized placement page at: A Soul Once On Fire

You also received a secondary placement with "Hearts Slowly Dance" that received a "Runner-Up" placement as listed at: Hearts Slowly Dance

In every contest, there are five "Semi-Finalists" in each category. The "Semi-Finalist" placement is the highest placement next only to the one winner and four finalists from each category. The next five highest placing songs (under the "Semi-Finalist" placements) are the "Runner-Ups". Both the "Semi-Finalist" and "Runner-Up" placements indicate that your songs were in the top 1% of all of the entries in the contest.

The male vocals on both songs sound very professional and both songs have wonderful production qualities!
Receiving two placements within the same contest is fairly uncommon. Great job and congratulations on your songwriting placements!

Song Of The Year award Oct 2010
Marilyn Oakley - "Night Wolf Lover" (cowritten w/ Allan Licht)
Even though my material did not place as a Winner or Finalist, "Night Wolf Lover" did extremely well in the contest as it received the "Semi-Finalist" placement in the contest. The ""Semi-Finalist"" placement is the highest songwriting placement next only to the one winner and four finalists. Receiving this placement indicates I was just a few points away from the Finalist placement. Only the top writers receive this placement.

Song of the Year Award December 2008
Song of the Year December 2008 Awarded to Marilyn Oakley Love Will Find A Way - (cowritten w/ Bill Scull Jr) Marilyn has been selected as a "Runner Up" in the December 2008 round of the Song of the Year song and lyric competition. Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only the top entries achieve Runner Up status.

Top Ten & Credits

You Think You Know Me has entered the Broadjam Earth Top 10 at #7!
Since you've made the Broadjam Earth Top 10, you have a permanent place of honor on Broadjam's Earth Top 10 website!

You Think You Know Me has entered the Rock Top 10 at #2!
Since you've made the Broadjam Rock Top 10, you have a permanent place of honor on Broadjam's Rock Top 10 website!

Congratulations! Your song(s) have entered the following Broadjam Top 10 charts today (11/30/2017):
Always Forever Til Infinity has entered the Broadjam Earth Top 10 at #10!
Since you've made the Broadjam Earth Top 10, you have a permanent place of honor on Broadjam's Earth Top 10 website!

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Chet Nichols
2 weeks ago to Marilyn Oakley

Hey Marilyn,

Thanks so much for the 5-Star review of my Christmas song,
"That's My Town At Christmas". It is a fun song and people seem to be enjoying it.

I also posted another new Christmas Song, "The Christmas Train". It is a mellow jazzy-pop effort with a Boz Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby vibe to it. It is a sweet and endearing song that depicts someone going home to a loved one at Christmas. I was inspired by a tale my cousin's husband told me about him taking a train to see my cousin when he was coming home from a war. The idea stuck with me and eventually blossomed into a nice tune. Check it out at my site. I think you will enjoy it. Anyway, I hope all is well with you, especially with the world we live in which is unrecognizable to my thoughts of how it would be when I thought about "the future" and what it would be like.....40 years ago.

God bless and be safe.

Chester

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Marilyn Oakley
2 weeks ago

You are very welcome, a great Christmas song, and I will check out your new one. Enjoying your music.



Hi Marilyn!
Isn't there a typo in the title of your (great latest) song' "I'm Not Cages"?
Apology if it is not my business, and my english is not native, but I thought I should let you know ;-)

All The Best !
Thierry

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Marilyn Oakley
3 weeks ago

haha, yes there was, and thank you for pointing that out, I have corrected it. I appreciate it. :o)))

Marilyn Oakley
3 weeks ago

And Thank You, for your 5 stars on 3 of my songs. I appreciate it very much.

Thierry Coupey
3 weeks ago

You are much welcome. High quality work, consistently !

Marilyn Oakley
3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comment, Thierry.



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Bob Bentley
over 30 days ago to Marilyn Oakley

Hi Marilyn,
Thanks for a positive review of When You Might Need Me, it's very much appreciated.
Good luck with your projects
Bob

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Marilyn Oakley
over 30 days ago

You are very welcome, Bob.



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