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2016 Pensacola Beach Song Contest Results

We had an incredible batch of songs and writers this year, including: Vama, a rock band from Romania who entered via Reverbnation and Layla Khepri, a young rapper from Maryland. Thanks to all who entered for supporting the Pensacola Songwriters Festival.

Top Ten

  1. Grand Prize: Bonnie Warren: Paint
  2. Jayne Sachs: Heart That Speaks
  3. Linda Moroziuk: Skin
  4. Dianne Hammer: No One Knows
  5. Vama: Memories Now
  6. Noel Gama: Blind Vision
  7. Dan O'Rourke: Watch it Burn
  8. Layla Khepri: Pray For Me
  9. Debbie Pascarella: The Fire I Can't Put Out
  10. Rachel Lipsky: Ready, Set Whiskey

Honorable Mentions

  • Sasha Aaron: Ghost in This Town
  • Bonnie Warren: Real Love Next Time
  • JR Hemingway: Children of Survivors
  • Carlene Thissen: Farm Town
  • Ashton Clark: Turn to Ash
  • Emily Faith: Meet in the Middle
  • Riley Bria: Shotgun
  • Kelsie May: Fool For You
Remember: Entries are now open for the Frank Brown Song Contest at www.globalsongwriters.com with the biggest EVER prize package. Give your favorite songwriter the perfect Holiday gift by purchasing an entry (or several) for their best songs and/or give your own songs a little something by entering today. All entries receive a score sheet and evaluation.
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Happy 2017!

This week's tip features GSC Member Bill O'Hanlon, a New York Times Bestselling author. One of his books, “Do One Thing Different,” was featured on the Oprah Show and has sold millions of copies.

What if we just did ONE THING different all year long? In this video I'm going to ask each of you to do one thing with me every morning in 2017. It will take less than 30 seconds of your time. The following list will help you out. Watch the video and print it out:

I AM blessed
I AM creative.
I AM valuable.
I AM prosperous.
I AM confident.
I AM well-liked.
I AM strong.
I AM secure.
I AM fun to be around.
I AM healthy.
I AM disciplined.
I AM talented.
I AM attractive.
I AM a money magnet.
The right people are in my future.
The right opportunities are her for me NOW.
I WILL accomplish my dreams.
I overcome every obstacle.

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