Warden & Williamson do it again and again!

Bruce L. Warden (left) and Mike Williamson
Bruce L. Warden (left) and Mike Williamson

Staff Report

WGE Productions,/Music, ASCAP of Rockford, has again received acknowledgment on Dec. 8, 2014, from the 2014 Song Of The Year International Songwriters Contest that Bruce L. Warden and Mike Williamson have been awarded a top five Finalist in the Adult Contemporary Category with a selection called “Walking Around in a Daydream.”

A second award, 2014 Semi-Finalist Placement in the Adult Contemporary Category, was also received for the selection “Sometimes,” creating an online permanent award certificate. This is their fourth time in three consecutive years to receive an International recognition from songoftheyear.com, receiving semi-finalist in 2012 with “When Loves Smiles Down on Christmas Eve” in the Holiday/Inspiration Category, and in 2013 with “The Years of Our Love,” a special Runner-Up Placement Award in the Adult Contemporary Category.

For 15 years, the Song of the Year International Songwriters Contest has been finding new songs and songwriters for the music industry. Such judges as Steven Tyler, Alicia Keys, Phil Collins, Lenny Kravitz, Gwen Stefani, Don Henley, and executives from EMI Publishing, Sony Music, Universal Music, and Warner Music, provide direction and decisions in the reviewing. Any inquiries are answered at WGE Productions/Music or MikeWilliamsonMusicProductions.com.

Currently, Mike Williamson, lyricist, with Judith, Bruce’s wife, and Bruce have a new graduation song, “I’m On My Way,” inspired by Bruce’s grandson’s graduation from Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford, Illinois. The song has been scored into a SATB + piano choral arrangement by the nationally-awarded music arranger Garrett Breeze, at Breezetunes.com in Nashville, Tennessee. Knowledge of the selection is now being sent to high schools and colleges across the USA as a 2015 National Release to be used as a graduation farewell tribute to the students at the end of their graduation commencement ceremonies. If any school has not received any information on the song or an arrangement is wanted, it can be viewed at SheetMusicPlus.Com/I’mOnMyWay/Warden.

From the Dec. 17-23, 2014, issue

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