I was so blessed to receive an Honorable Mention for my new Christmas single “A Still and Quiet Night” for the Cindy Wilt Colville Excellence in Songwriting Award last night at the Christian Musician Summit NW! What made it even more special, was to see Bruce Colville, Cindy’s widower, who was there to present the main award. I went to Cindy’s first Songwriting Intensive Retreat in 2012 and she also mentored me as a songwriter for a few months in 2012/13. Seeing Bruce is like being a little bit closer to Cindy. She is greatly missed by so many of us. I am really looking forward to her legacy continuing through the Next Level Songs Retreat in March 2015.
To all of the musician industry and songwriting professionals at CMS NW who voted on the winners and gave me the Honorable Mention and to Bruce, I am deeply touched. It was profoundly personal to me, because of who Cindy was to me. Thank you!