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Guitar Center Singer/Songwriter Competition

So … with my new epiphany in mind - the one I wrote about in my last blog entry - I have thrown myself into yet another contest.

Guitar Center has a singer/songwriter competition, in search of the next great American songwriter! The grand prize of this contest includes:

  • 4-song EP with Don Was
  • Mentoring / songwriting session with Colbie Caillat
  • Performance on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!
  • $25,000 Cash Prize
  • New gear from Acoustic, Avid, Bose, Casio, D'Addario, Gibson, GoPro, Martin, Shure, TC-Group
  • and more!

Pretty awesome grand prize!

Hello … I’m a REAL Musician!

Being a nominee for "Best Album" at the Utah Music Awards was exciting to say the least! But I didn’t realize until I attended the Awards Ceremony just how truly exciting it was!

I’m really new to the music scene, not just in Utah, but everywhere and anywhere. Although I have always been a fan of great music, I never really immersed myself in following bands or songwriters. Often I didn’t even know the name of the artist whose song I loved. And because I never considered writing music myself, I haven’t paid much attention to styles, beats, lyrics, or harmonic progressions. That’s a pretty strange statement from a gal who majored in music and graduated Magna Cum Laude!

How I Got Started

Writing music has never been part of my life plan. I recall being in high school and having an idea for a song, which I promptly wrote down and played with a little...but after an hour or so, I decided my idea was stupid and that no one would like it. So I put the song away, determined never to attempt to do such a ridiculous thing again! Although as a Music Major I was required to compose from time to time as an assignment, I never was brave enough to use music as a means of self-expression. After all, that would mean baring my soul to the world, a thing I was hardly able to do to myself, much less to anyone else.

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  • Guest - Kristal Beckstrand

    I love your music Cathy, you should think about putting some of the guitar music on here so people can play it at home, especially Glow. It gets stuck in my head its so good!
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