Category: awards and accolades

I’ve been writing with Jan Blaising for a couple of years now, and I’m currently co-producing her first CD along with my collegue Connie Mims. It’s a real joy to watch Jan blossom as a songwriter and even a bigger thrill to see her reaction when I told her she won a songwriting award!  Last […]

From the moment I set foot on Quiet Valley Ranch, I knew I was in for a truly rare and exceptional weekend. At the Kerrville Folk Festival registration building, I was given a special button that said, “Performer”, and among festival goers, the prestige of being a “NEW FOLK ARTIST” was the equivalent of rock […]

The Kerrville Folk Festival is held at the Quiet Valley Ranch in the beautiful Texas Hill Country and is celebrated by a community who considers itself family, returning year after year since 1972.  During the 18-day Festival, as many as 30,000 guests come from all over the world to experience the magic we simply call […]

I’ve been part of the South East Regional Folk Alliance family for a few years now, and so I’m honored to have been selected for an OFFICIAL SHOWCASE this year. As such, I’ll play a few of my songs for the entire conference on Saturday, May 18th in Chattanooga, TN. I’ll also be performing a […]

January 10, 2019 It’s a nice feeling to be near the top of the heap, especially when it concerns my songwriting and the effort it takes to create and produce the work. The 35th Mid-Atlantic Song Competition just released its results, and “Reeds On The River” is a FINALIST in the Folk Acoustic Category. I […]

September 12, 2018 I’m delighted to have been chosen to be an official showcase artist for the 2018 South West Regional Folk Alliance Conference this year. Annually held in Austin, TX, it’s the largest gathering of folk artists in the region. The focus is on showcasing to industry bookers and honing our business skills at […]

May 23, 2018 Congratulations to songwriters Lynna Woolsey, Nancy Beaudette & Jim Woolsey for their top ten standing in the World of Bluegrass Songwriter’s Showcase!   Reposted from Bluegrass Today on May 22, 2018, By John Lawless The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the participants in their 2018 Songwriters Showcase, to take place in Raleigh, NC during the World Of Bluegrass convention […]

“Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions.” — Oscar Hammerstein II Happy to announce that “Peace Date” has earned a 5th place title in the Songs for Peace Songwriting Competition. Co-writers […]