International songwriting competition nomination for for Kaylee Bell and Mike Carr
Last year’s Toyota Star Maker winner Kaylee Bell and ARIA award winner, singer songwriter Mike Carr have been announced as finalists in the country category of the International Songwriting Competition 2013 with Little Bit Small Town, the second single Kaylee’s Star Maker album Heart First.
In 2013, Kaylee launched her Toyota Star Maker album Heart First which received her first nomination in the 42nd CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia. She performed at all the major festivals throughout Australia, was a guest of AristoMedia Nashville at the Global Artist Showcase in Nashville during the annual CMA Festival, released two singles and two video clips and won the hearts of her country music colleagues and fans in Australia and her home country New Zealand.
In January, Tom Inglis (HSF Artist Services) began management of Kaylee Bell following her year as the 2013 Toyota Star Maker winner. Tom began working with Kaylee whilst part of the Star Maker team in his role of consultant, publicist and radio plugger. Tom said; “Kaylee is an incredible natural talent with a real honest passion for country music. Her work ethic and drive is outstanding and to make the move away from family and friends at such a young age to another country to follow her dream is just so cool. The big bonus is that Kaylee is just one of the nicest and sweetest people around.”
Kaylee said; “I am really excited to be working with Tom. He has so much knowledge and passion for the country music industry and has big sights and goals for me to continue building my career. I feel very lucky that he’s on this journey with me.”
With 14 finalists in the country category Kaylee Bell, together with Mike Carr, has a good chance to be one of 68 winners across all genres to share in the cash and prizes. Submissions will now be sent to the celebrity judges of artists and industry and will judge the songs on creativity, originality, lyrics, melody, arrangement and overall likeability.
You can vote for Kaylee and Mike
Fans can vote in the People’s Voice which is an online voting contest that allows the public to listen to all the finalists’ songs and vote for their favourite.
Simply go to the Facebook page www.facebook.com/internationalsongwritingcompetition. Winners will be announced in April.
Kaylee rocks the Hunter
Kaylee will perform on the CMC Oz Artist Stage following Nashville stars Thompson Square [Main Stage] at CMC Rocks The Hunter, Saturday, March 15 from 5:30pm to 6:05pm and right before Clay Walker [Main Stage].