25th July, 2008

Aussie News.....

Natalie's songs in Australian Songwriting Contest 2008.

Natalie has three new songs 'Nothing's Changed', 'I've Been Broken', and 'Paint Me Blue' shortlisted in the open genre 'International' category of the 2008 Australian Songwriting Contest. These recently recorded tracks have progressed to the second round of judging. The Top 10 finalists will be announced on the 14th August.

The ASA's annual Australian Songwriting Contest is highly respected and extremely prestigious and is the largest competition in the country, providing great prizes and industry exposure to all finalists. It is Australia's longest running national songwriting contest for professional and amateur songwriters. The Gala National Awards Night will be held in Sydney on the 28th August. For information please visit www.asai.org.au

Clare Burgess, Director of the Australian Songwriters Association (ASA) was quoted as saying "Getting through to this stage is a great achievement, as there are thousands of songs entered every year into this competition".

'I've Been Broken', co-written with Nashville songwriter Alan Bennett, has just won a Top 4 spot in Round 3 of the 2008 international Singer/Songwriter Awards. To listen and VOTE for 'I've Been Broken' please visit www.wearelistening.org/winners_ssa.php and click onto Finalists in Round 3.

Recently 'Paint Me Blue' won Third place in the 'Country' category of the International Songwriting Competition and won an Honorable Mention in the 'Performance' category. ISC is recognised as the leading global songwriting event and is renowned for its prestigious celebrity judges. To listen to 'Paint Me Blue' please visit www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners.htm and scroll to the 'Country' category.

Founder and Director of the ISC, Candace Avery stated "This is a great accomplishment as ISC received over 15,000 songs from amateur and professional songwriters from over 100 countries worldwide.