awards and accolades

Official QUAD Showcase Artist At NERFA

August 8, 2014

NERFAnerfa is the Northeast Regional afiliate of Folk Alliance International held annually in Kerhonkson, NY. It’s goal is to nurture and support folk music in its many diverse forms.

This year, Nancy Beaudette has been selected too perform an official QUAD showcase.

These showcases are a series of 15-minute performances set for Friday and Saturday evenings, between 9:45 and 11:30.  The Four Quad Showcases take place concurrently in nearby conference rooms equipped with professional sound and production services.

Nancy will also provide ‘planning and goal-setting’ mentoring to attendees during this year’s conference.

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Official Winner of Independent Music Awards – Holiday Song

 June 3, 2014


It’s official. “Silence Tonight”, co-written by Nancy Beaudette and Christine Hatch, is the WINNER of the 13th Annual Independent Music Awards Best Holiday Song! 

Thousands of a songs are submitted in more than 80 IMA categories. The program supports all styles of music as well as specialty categories including Love Song, Holiday Song, Social Action Song, Concept Album, Eclectic Album, Album Re-Issue and EP.

Known for championing original work by artists who follow their own muse, The IMAs provides Winners with performance, promotion and distribution opportunities that will place them in front of music supervisors, talent buyers, record label executives, and most importantly, fans worldwide.

Watch the “Silence Tonight” video here.



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Great American Song Contest Finalist

April 01, 2014

GASC-logo“Silence Tonight”, a song performed by Artist Nancy Beaudette, written by Nancy Beaudette and Christine Hatch, is named a FINALIST in the Great American Song Contest in “Special Category Music

Exceptional songs were discovered in all categories of the 15th Annual Great American Song Contest. GASC Judges reviewed songs by nearly 1600 songwriters around the world. The high quality of songwriting made the task of choosing winners enjoyable, but very challenging. 

I think this song continues to get recognition because it speaks to everyone’s longing for peace in the world, but especially hits home with Mother’s who have children in the service. At Christmas time, it’s a poignant reminder of our global quest for an end to all conflict“,  says Beaudette. 

In 1999 the Great American Song Contest was announced, quickly gaining a reputation as a “genuinely rewarding song contest that provides opportunities for songwriters to develop and promote their songs.”

In the 15 years that followed the Great American Song Contest established a worldwide reputation as a highly recommended International songwriting event that benefits EVERY songwriter, lyricist and composer who participates.

To watch the Official Video of “Silence Tonight” click here

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13th Annual Independent Music Awards Nomination!

 March 12, 2014

IMA-Nominee-LogoWe are excited to announce that “Silence Tonight” (co-written by Nancy Beaudette and Christine Hatch) has been nominated for “Best Holiday Song” in the 13th Annual Independent Music Awards Competition. Thousands of a songs are submitted in more than 80 IMA categories. The program supports all styles of music as well as specialty categories including Love Song, Holiday Song, Social Action Song, Concept Album, Eclectic Album, Album Re-Issue and EP.

Winners will be determined by a panel of influential artist and industry judges including Ann Wilson & Nancy Wilson, Sharon Jones, Laurie Anderson, Suzanne Vega, Meshell Ndegeocello, Chiddy Bang, Shelby Lynne, Joshua Redman, G. Love, Aoife O’Donovan, Jim Lauderdale, Chris Wood & Oliver Wood, Band Of Skulls, Judy Collins, Raul Midon, Bernie Worrell, Dennis Diken, Arturo Sandoval, Alan Light (Live From The Artists Den), Terry McBride (Nettwerk Music Group), Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour), Jason Olaine (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Hillary McAndrew Plate (Lincoln Center) Bob Ludwig (Gateway Mastering), Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records), Evan Schlansky (American Songwriter), Delphine Robertson (Playtone Productions), Benji Rogers (PledgeMusic), Megan West (SoundCloud) and others.

In addition to industry-determined Winners, music fans from around the world have until Friday, July 18, 2014 to cast their votes at The IMA Vox Pop Jukebox to determine the fan-selected IMA Winners.

The Independent Music Award Winners will be promoted to nearly 1 Billion music fans worldwide.

If you would like to VOTE for Nancy and “Silence Tonight”, click here and follow the instructions to register.

To watch the video, click here.

Winners of The 13th IMAs will receive active promotions, distribution and performance opportunities that will place them in front of nearly 1 billion music fans. Artists, managers and labels credit The IMAs with increasing recognition among music fans and industry gatekeepers.

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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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