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Whitby, Ontario-based singer/songwriter BARBARA LYNN DORAN's new CD Love From All Sides finds her displaying even more depth as a vocalist and lyricist. “I’m heavily involved with the Nashville Songwriter’s Association so I’ve learned a lot through that. When I started writing, it was about what I was feeling at that time. I’d write and whatever came out was the way it was. I’m more particular with my lyrics now,” she says, adding that the contributions of longtime producer/co-writer/engineer Murray Daigle have been invaluable in her continuing progress in writing her best songs.
Recently, Barbara has qualified as a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, a finalist in the Great American Songwriting Competition and landed a spot on the Nashville Songwriter’s Association 2014 ‘Ones To Watch’ list. Additionally, as a coordinator with the Nashville Songwriter’s Association, she runs songwriter’s workshops for Canadian-based artists, and regularly travels to Music City to meet and perform with a vast number of other songwriters at local open mic nights.
“I’ve been down to Nashville six or seven times in the last two years and it’s been such an eye-opening experience,” Barbara explains. “Sometimes when I’m there the ideas come so fast I have to step back and say, ‘I can’t possibly write all these songs.’ Still, I’ll often come back with two or three of my own songs. So the trips to Nashville really help me focus.”
Tune in for a conversation with this talented Canadian Country artist and hear a couple of the songs from her album.
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