Songwriting

Blue Plate Special – Live Performance

BluePlateThe WDVX Blue Plate Special is a live performance radio show held at noon, Monday through Saturday, at the Knoxville Visitor Center on the corner of Gay Street and Summit Hill Drive. It’s free and open to an audience of all ages! Hosted by Red Hickey, the WDVX Blue Plate Special is broadcast and webcast around the world.  Nancy Beaudette made her debut at the famous “Blue Plate Special” on October 2nd, 2012.

The WDVX Blue Plate Special program was created in 1997, the same year WDVX started broadcasting as a community public radio station from a 14-foot camper studio in Norris, TN. The noontime show included themed broadcasts and occasional live performances from visiting artists. In late summer of 2005, WDVX brought back Knoxville’s rich tradition of mid-day live radio shows by producing the Blue Plate Special in front of a live studio audience from its new home in the Knoxville Visitor Center, located at 301 South Gay Street. The WDVX Blue Plate Special is now a signature event in downtown Knoxville and was recognized as the 2006 Knoxville Area Museum/Attraction of the Year.

From blues to bluegrass, country to Celtic, folk to funk, rockabilly to hillbilly, local to international, it’s all part of the real, live music experience on the WDVX Blue Plate Special.

See video performance here:

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Nancy Showcases At Bluebird’s 30th Celebration!

June 14, 2012

Nancy-at-bluebird-June2012The Bluebird Café turned 30 last week, and an extended celebration ensued with special daily performances from some of music’s biggest artists and songwriters. Beginning Monday, June 4, 2012, numerous homecoming shows, special concerts, guest appearances and events took place at the Cafe, including performances by Kathy MatteaCrystal GayleVince Gilland numerous hit writers.

Nancy Beaudette was featured in the Sunday Writer’s Night showwhich highlighted ‘Bluebird Favorites’including Liz Hengber and Mark Irwin with special guest Tony Arata(writer of Garth Brooks hit “The Dance”).

The Bluebird Café was originally opened in June of 1982 by Amy Kurland as a restaurant in a small strip center in the Nashville suburb of Green Hills. On a fateful night in 1987, a new artist named Garth Brooksperformed at The Bluebird and an executive from Capitol Records happened to be in the audience. The executive took Garth into the kitchen and asked him to come by the label the next day to offer him a deal. Years later, Garth says, “The Bluebird is the beginning and the mecca, the end.” In 2004 Dreamworks Records’ executive Scott Borchetta saw 15-year-old Taylor Swift perform for the first time and invited her to be a part of his new venture – a label to be called Big Machine Label Group.

Over 65,000 people now visit The Bluebird Café annually. It has changed little in appearance, character and purpose over the last 30 years. The small stage still offers the opportunity for budding singers and songwriters to be heard. The Bluebird Café is guaranteed to always provide musical “moments,” and in most cases, only 100 lucky listeners will be in the room to let the rest of the world know what it missed.

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Nashville Hit Writers Connect with Nancy Beaudette

October 08, 2011

Kerry_Lynn_NancyMoonlit Pond Records announces a new collaboration between Canadian songwriter, recording artist Nancy Beaudette, and hit writers Kerry Chater and Lynn Gillespie Chater of Nashville, TN. Great artists have been singing Chater Songs for almost four decades. George Strait, Lee Greenwood, Anne Murray, Alabama, Reba McEntire, Jennifer Warnes, George Benson . . . hey, even Jamie Foxx, known more for his brilliant acting abilities, gifted the world with his performance of “You Look So Good In Love” on the nationally televised special honoring Country Music legend George Strait.

Nancy says, “It’s such an honour to work with these amazing writers, and they make me feel at home. That’s important when we’re trying to write personal songs”. After spending an afternoon in a co-writing session, “Ride On” was born, a song about a daughter’s relationship to her Father. It’s not the last time we’ll be hearing about these collaborators!

Look for “Ride On” on Nancy’s next CD, expected in early 2013.

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Nancy Beaudette Songwriting Semi-Finalist

Nov 2010 Acoustic Roundtable Song Contest – Semi Finalist!

AR_trophyimage“Musicians from all over the World submitted entries. Of the 1,300+ submissions, 182 songs have been selected to move on to the next stage of judging. There were so many fabulous songs and interesting artist profiles, many of which we intend to feature right here on the AR home page in the very near future.”

Nancy’s song “Good Time For A Change” advanced to the next round.

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Mountain Stage New Song Finalist 2nd Year In A Row!

August 20, 2010

Mountain Stage logoFor the second year in a row, Nancy Beaudette has made the cut in the Regional Finals of this prestigious song contest. The mission at NewSong Music is twofold:

  • To build a supportive community of performers and songwriters across all genres of music and levels of skill.
  • To identify the truly exceptional artists within this community, and to work closely with them to develop their careers and introduce their music to a broader, international audience.

 Best of luck to all the contestants!

 

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2010 Readers Choice for Favourite Artist

August 10, 2010 

freeholder-RC“2010 Readers Choice for Favourite Artist” voted by the people of Cornwall, Ontario.

Each year, the Cornwall Standard Freeholder surveys its readers to find out who is giving exceptional service, or making a difference in the community.  Their choices reflect their favorite people, businesses and services in Cornwall and surrounding area. For 2010, their choice for “Favourite Artist” is singer/songwriter Nancy Beaudette. Congratulations Nancy! And thank you Citizens of Cornwall for loving our artist!

 

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Wordsmiths Wonders – Local songwriters advance to competition final

August 20, 2009 by Kathleen Hay, Cornwall Standard Freeholder

GrahamGreer_NancyBeaudetteCORNWALL – The community’s talent pool has just got even deeper.

Singer-songwriters Nancy Beaudetteand Graham Greer are no strangers to garnering accolades for their wordsmithing abilities, but both are now finalists in the Mountain Stage NewSong Canadian regional song competition.

Now in its eighth year, the contest is one of North America’s premier showcases of emerging performing songwriters across an array of genres.

In total, there are six regions – West, Midwest, Southwest, Southeast, Northeast and Canada – with 10 songwriters advancing to represent each region. One is the n selected from each region to perform in the international contest finals Oct 10 in Charleston, West Virginia, home of the Mountain Stage radio and television show.

Read the entire article here.

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