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NewSong International Region ‘People’s Choice’ Winner!

September 21, 2013

It is official. Nancy is the “People’s Choice” Winner in the International Region of the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest. There are six regions (the other five throughout the U.S.), each with ten finalists. Nancy placed 4th overall in the popular vote.

20130921-155642.jpgVictoria Vox received the most PC votes among all regional finalists this year. Here is a listing of Winners in all regions:

International Round – Nancy Beaudette
Midwest Round – Rachael Kilgour
Northeast – Victoria Vox (also overall winner)
Southeast – Nick Flora
Southwest – Otter Creek
West – Tiff Jimber

Mountain Stage NewSong Contest: Now in its tenth year, it’s one of North America’s premier showcases of emerging performing songwriters across the United States, Canada and Internationally.

Congratulations to Victoria and all the Regional Winners! Thank you to everyone of Nancy’s friends and fans who voted and showed their support.

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Regional Finalist in Mountain Stage New Song Competition!

September 1, 2013

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This is the third time I’ve made it to “Regional Finalist” in the Mountain Stage New Song Competition, and you can help me get to the next round! But I need your support – Please click through and cast your VOTE!

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The song I entered is “Silence Tonight” – a powerful message of the peace all Mother’s long for when their songs and daughters are serving in the military.

Now in its tenth year, it’s one of North America’s premier showcases of emerging performing songwriters across an array of genres, and includes regional rounds. Regional round winners are determined by their submitted material, AS WELL AS their live performance ability as determined by their YouTube videos.

The ‘People’s Choice’ Award winner (the regional finalist who ultimately receives the most votes) will also advance to the ‘Award Round.’ A total of twelve ‘Award Round’ semifinalists will be selected to come to New York to perform in the international ‘Award Round,’ held this year on Saturday, October 19 at New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.


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Dreams Do Come True!

July 28, 2013Nancy-Connie-Shanna
 Producers Nancy Beaudette & Connie Mims
with Artist Shanna Jackman at Beaird Music Group, Nashville, TN
It took three days to record six songs, a year to write them, an incredible team of family, friends and fans supporting the project, and a life-long dream of getting to Nashville – and now Shanna can put a big check mark on her bucket list!
Click for short video of Nancy in the Studio: Nancy’s Impressions of Shanna Jackman’s Tracking Session
Visit for details of her CD release. 
Is this on your bucket list? Let’s talk!
Photos top row: Shanna with BMG Engineer Troy, Row 2: Shanna in Nancy’s Studio recording worktapes, Shanna & BMG engineer listening to playback, Row 3: Nancy holding finished CD’s, Connie Mims and Nancy in the vocal booth, Row 4: Celebratory dancing after the last song was tracked.

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Shanna Jackman Sings Award Winning Song

May 20, 2013

20130525-075555.jpgCo-writing is a challenging task. Sometimes it works and other times you just have to chalk it up to experience. Fortunately for the team of Shanna Jackman, Connie Mims and myself, the chemistry is right on the mark. WMRC Radio in Milford Ma agrees. “In My Truck” was recently selected as ‘the best single’ at its awards night May 18. Shanna will be in Nashville in July to record this and five other songs written by our threesome, and Connie and I will be in the studio to assist. I will let you know when this project is ready to be released!

  In My Truck Award

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‘Fa La La’ One of Top CD’s Played on Folk Radio

January 27th, 2013

falala-dj-chartsFOLKDJ-L is an electronic discussion group for DJs and other people interested in all folk-based music (bluegrass, old-time, traditional balladry, traditional international music, singer-songwriters, etc.) on the radio. With over nine hundred subscribers from all corners of the earth, they are a lively bunch with a unique perspective on folk music.

Based on playlists posted to folkdj-l, Richard Gillmann of KBCS compiles monthly top-70 album airplay lists. Nancy Beaudette’s Holiday CD “Fa La La” ranked #28 among the top 70 Cd’s played in December 2012.

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Kudos from Folk DJ Rich Warren – Host of “Midnight Special” Radio


MS50BannerLogoWhat do Cheryl Wheeler, Pete Seeger, Christine Lavin, Woody Guthrie, John Gorka, Ani DiFranco, Tom Paxton, Jean Redpath, Bob Newhart, Robin & Linda Williams, Mike Nichols & Elaine May, Odetta, Mitchell & Webb, Carrie Newcomer, Big Bill Broonzy, and Susan Werner – and now Nancy Beaudette – have in common?

They and thousands of other traditional and contemporary folk performers, avant-garde singer-songwriters comedians and satirists fill a three hour entertainment that we call The Midnight SpecialNancy and her Holiday CD “Fa La La” are among Rich’s picks this week. “It’s an honour to be on Rich’s playlist – but to be one of his favourites is truly humbling,” says Nancy. Continue reading

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Featured Artist of the Month on


Women of Substance Radio is a streaming, online radio station which airs 24/7 on the Live365 Network and iTunes Radio. Women Of Substance Internet Radio features label artists and Indie artists in all genres side by side, and throughout the month of December, 2012, they will be featuring Nancy Beaudette’s new CD, “Fa La La”. Click here to listen and for your chance to WIN a copy of FA LA LA!

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Fa La La ‘Loaded With Goodies’ – Bill Copeland CD Review


“Nancy Beaudette calls her Christmas CD Fa La La and the warm rhythm everybody associates with that refrain sums up the entire album. Beaudette has loaded this CD like a Christmas stocking with all sorts of embraceable goodies.”

“Solo acoustic number “In Our Home” has as much homey feeling as it does talent. Beaudette creates plenty of texture with just the two instruments. She caresses her vocal notes and presses her guitar notes into something that makes you feel what she felt during the holidays in her childhood home. Many listeners will likely relate to this one.” Continue reading

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Fan Feedback Says It All!

November 28, 2012

nancy-loma1aWe’ve been keeping Nancy busy touring this fall, but the big news is the release of her Holiday CD, “Fa La La”. Reviews from listeners make it clear this CD is a winner! Here’s what fans are saying:

“It’s joyful, sensitive, paints the holidays in lots of colors, and provides empathy in the songs of loss. In Our Home made me tear up, but not in a sad way.  So much like my nuclear family’s Christmas. The Babe of Bethlehem is a contemporary way to share the Christ birth.  Gold and Myrrh has a spiritual side that isn’t just the Christ story.  And My Silvertone Guitar is a country feel with the excitement of opening a new package (your new songs). It’s got it all. The harmony is wonderful and perfect.   Continue reading

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“Fa La La” on Top 10 Radio List

November 15, 2012

 airplaydirect1Nancy Beaudette’s new Holiday CD, “Fa La La” had a very strong showing on Airplay Direct in it’s inaugural offering to the airwaves. AirPlay Direct is a digital delivery system developed for artists, radio programmers & music industry professionals and sends secure broadcast-quality music & digital press kits to radio stations, booking agents, promoters and music supervisors worldwide. “Being on a top ten list any time feels really great” says Nancy, “and I’m thrilled that my songs are being played on such great stations.”

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