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My song "Small Town Dust" is up for 2 Single of the Year Awards!
Finalist as a single of the year by Amie Sheitel for 2022 ISSA Awards, which will be held Aug 6, 2022 in Atlanta, Ga.

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The Josie Music Awards has nominated Small Town Dust for Single of the Year by female country artist Amie Sheitel. The awards ceremony will be held at the Grand Old Opry on October 23, 2022.

Amie Sheitel released the single in March.

My cowriter Carlene Wentworth and I are excited!

 

From the Josie Music Awards site: Congratulations to all the 2022 Nominees! We had 52,442 submissions this year and only 1.8% of those submissions received a nomination, so you should be very proud of your accomplishment.


Carlene & I won Best Music 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!

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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Comments

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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.



Author
George Michael John
over 30 days ago to Marilyn Oakley

Thanks for the great review of escape, much appreciated!
George

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Marilyn Oakley
over 30 days ago

You are welcome. :o))



Author
Warren Hein
over 30 days ago to Marilyn Oakley

Hey kid thanks for the nice review of Second Chance
Warren

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Marilyn Oakley
over 30 days ago

You are very welcome, Warren, really enjoyed your song.

Jimmy
over 30 days ago

Marilyn I would ask to cowrite with you on a country tune if you are available?



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