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S.A.C. Challenge – Week 4 – Issued by Ron Irving – Write an EDGY country pop song

March 2, 2015

Ron IrvingRon Irving is no stranger to writing hits for the stars.  His songs have been recorded by over 100 artists worldwide in seven languages including cuts with Anne Murray, Michael Buble, Jennifer Rush, Asian stars Jacky Cheung and MINK, One More Girl, Lisa Brokop, Terri Clark, Lee Greenwood and many others with awards for Song of the Year from both SOCAN and the CMPA.  Here is his challenge to you:

Write an EDGY Country Pop Song
Target:  Male artist, early 20s. No mention of marriage or kids.  No references to “partying at the lake”, “trucks and tailgates” and no “bro country” vibe.
Method:  If you have been collaborating for the previous 3 challenges, change it up and write this one by yourself.  If you have been writing alone for the most of the past 3 challenges, write this one with a co-writer or two.
Tempo:  Stretch yourself by writing opposite of your comfort zone.  If you usually stay with up-tempo tracks – chill out and write a ballad.  If you usually write ballads, set the tempo for at least 120 on this one.
Please submit the following by Monday, March 9, 11:59 EST.
1.  Link to a blog post about your experience with this challenge.
2.  Link to your song (preferably on SoundCloud) with lyrics posted in SoundCloud.
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  1. March 3, 2015 4:56 pm

    Angie Ricci aka amomnus
    SAC Challenge #4 link to STAY “TIL IT GOES AWAY is in the blog link so it doesn’t slow ya’lls computer when it loads @robirving @jameslinderman @debraalexander let me know if you can hear the country or the edge of the city in this track
    https://www.facebook.com/notes/angie-ricci-aka-amomnus/sac-challenge-4-rob-irving-call-for-edgy-country-track/867686733270369

  2. March 6, 2015 5:33 pm

    Here is my week 4 contribution. Thanks for challenge Ron. It’s called “Good Man Down”

    (superpapa67 is SAC member Gordon Gow)

    http://superpapa67.com/2015/03/06/sac-challenge-2015-week-4-good-man-down/

  3. Scott Anthony permalink
    March 7, 2015 3:28 pm

    Hello Everyone…
    Here are my Week 4 Contributions…hope you all are having a great week!

    http://scottanthonyandrews.com/sac-challenge-post-week-4-a-country-song/

  4. March 7, 2015 9:19 pm

    Dear Mr. Ron Irving:

    I hope you enjoy my song, which can be easily transposed to guitar or male voice if needed:

    Three Months Closer To Love by Shira Katz a.k.a. Shera Shakera.

    I really enjoyed this challenge. I would like to thank S.A.C., Lily Cheng, James Linderman and Debra Alexander for their encouragement. If you haven’t found love, I hope you get it in three months!

    Here is the music:

    Here is the blog:
    http://amsforartmusicsongs4.blogspot.com

    Thank you & Enjoy!

  5. Jeffrey Carl permalink
    March 8, 2015 5:04 pm

    Here is my Week 4 entry – I Don’t Need You Anymore

    And my blog entry:

    http://jceej.com/in-the-works

  6. March 8, 2015 8:23 pm

    Thanks for the Challenge, Ron. It was a lot of fun. Here is my song and blog. The lyrics can be found in the Soundcloud comments section. There were a few minor tweaks in the lyrics (which, of course, came after recording!) Again, I’d like to thank Gordon Gow for collaborating with me:

    Blog: http://craigster67.tumblr.com/post/113085177415/what-the-hell-got-into-you

    Song: https://soundcloud.com/craigster67/what-the-hell-got-into-you

  7. March 8, 2015 9:38 pm

    Hello Ron,

    Thanks for the challenge. It was a lot of fun getting in touch with my country side 🙂

    Blog: http://wp.me/p3mM8u-bI
    Song:https://soundcloud.com/scottmackay/scott-mackay-viper-in-a-velvet-dress-demo/s-heci7

    Cheers,

    Scott

  8. Donald Delano permalink
    March 8, 2015 11:10 pm

    Week 4 submission. Here’s the link to my blog and song.
    Donald Delano

    https://johnpaulgeorgeringoanddon.wordpress.com/

  9. Kathryn Jean (Alexander) permalink
    March 9, 2015 2:00 am

    This has been a wonderful week collaborating with Paul Tarvydas on a country song called “Fence posts”

    http://kjaberrations.blogspot.ca/2015/03/fence-posts-sac-challenge-4-2015-by.html

  10. March 9, 2015 2:46 am

    Heather Meori ridin’ into town with Week 4’s challenge: my song “It’s A Free Country” here: https://soundcloud.com/heathermeori/its-a-free-country-heather-meori-sac-challenge-week-4

  11. March 9, 2015 7:52 am

    Here’s my blog post for Week 4:
    https://whogivesapop.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/sac-songwriting-blogging-challenge-2015-week-4/
    …and my country song!

  12. March 9, 2015 9:20 am

    a little ditty about the monstrosity that is BRO-COUNTRY.

  13. March 9, 2015 12:53 pm

    Here’s “Long List of Losers” – a cowrite with me and Hartt Goldman. Look for Hartt’s post too – he recorded a version in a slower tempo with his band which is very cool. Here’s the soundcloud link:

  14. March 9, 2015 12:57 pm

    Hi all

    Here is my Week 4 submission, Night Sky
    blog https://donablett.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/sac-week-4-challenge/
    clip https://soundcloud.com/don-ablett/night-sky-1

    I slowed the tempo a bit from the sample I posted yesterday.

  15. March 9, 2015 1:35 pm

    My week 4. Songs are also embedded in the blog and lyrics on SoundCloud.

    https://lynnmarietessarimusic.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/what-rhymes-with-a-sac-week-4-challenge-edgy-country/

  16. March 9, 2015 1:35 pm

    Six chords and the truth – I just didn’t want to stick to three.

    http://allisterbradley.tumblr.com/post/113176321419/6-songs-in-6-weeks-week-4-six-chords-and-the

  17. March 9, 2015 2:14 pm

    This turned out to be a waaay more fun week than I’d expected (since country is not my usual cup of tea :))!

    Week #4 blog:

    http://teapetrovic.tumblr.com

    Week #4 song:

  18. March 9, 2015 2:53 pm
  19. March 9, 2015 3:14 pm

    Here’s my week 4 song, hope you enjoy! – AHI (Ahkinoah H. Izarh)

    Song Link: http://soundcloud.com/officiallyahi/unrecognizable-work-tape/s-kxqrk

    Video Blog: http://youtu.be/J8snXa5YJvI
    Full Blog: http://ahimusic.com/#!sac-blog/sac-challenge-week-4/

  20. March 9, 2015 3:19 pm

    Here’s my blog post and song link for the week 4 challenge:

    https://www.facebook.com/editnote.php?draft&note_id=10153158213671000&id=555285999

  21. March 9, 2015 3:43 pm

    Thanks Mr. Ron Irving for a true challenge. As a country music fan, I thought this week might go a bit more smootly than it did. But I had to dig deeper and work harder. Damn it.
    Cheers to you all. I hope you like it.
    Blog:
    https://uponblocks.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/no-big-production/
    Song:

  22. March 9, 2015 4:03 pm

    Howdee y’all,

    Here is my week 4 song “My Country Twang”

    https://soundcloud.com/goodrockindan/country-twang-1/s-SjfGA

    Here is my week 4 Blog :

    http://www.goodrockindan.com/blog/sa-c-challenge-2015-wk-4

    Thank you for listening and reading!!!

    Adios Amigos

  23. Sean Bertram permalink
    March 9, 2015 4:47 pm

    Here’s the closest thing I could write to country. No, wait, I meant here’s a country song I wrote called “The Closest Thing”. My blog is included as well, so enjoy!

    http://seanbertram.tumblr.com/post/113189587557/s-a-c-challenge-week-4

  24. March 9, 2015 4:58 pm

    Hi ya’ll, Here’s my SAC Challenge week 4 Country/ Pop song links and lyrics. The pianist on the track is my friend Conrad Gayle, he also put some root chords on my melody. Thanks to this week’s challenge issuer and industry pro: Ron Irving. As always thanks to Debra Alexander and James Linderman for their teaching and talent! 🙂 https://laurajburnsloveletterstogod.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/sac-challenge-week-4-country-pop-song/?preview=true&preview_id=26/
    id=26https://soundcloud.com/laura-j-burns/let-me-rest-melody-lyrics-and-vocals-c-2011-2015-by-laura-burns-with-piano-arrangement-by-conrad-gayle
    Let me Rest

    Melody and Lyrics by Laura Burns © 2011-2015

    Verse
    I’ve tried God oh how I’ve tried
    I worked the whole day through
    Now I need a little quiet time
    Just to be here with You
    In the stillness
    in the quiet

    Pre-chorus
    to be still and know
    You are my God
    be still and know
    You are my God

    Chorus
    So let me rest on Your shoulder
    Just for a little while
    Just for a little while
    rest on Your shoulder
    ’till I go to sleep

    Bridge
    And this is what He said to me
    and this is what He said
    “Be still and know
    You are my God
    be still and know
    You are my God”

    Chorus
    So let me rest on Your shoulder
    Just for a little while
    Just for a little while
    rest on Your shoulder
    ’till I go to sleep

  25. March 9, 2015 5:55 pm

    Here is my blog for the week 4 challenge
    https://hookmachinemusic.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/week-4-challenge-inner-city-cowboy/

    Soundcloud link:

  26. March 9, 2015 6:08 pm

    Hi. My blog is at http://www.melfarrimond.net and my song, with lyrics in the description, is here https://soundcloud.com/melfarrimond/dont-underestimate-me/s-I7cBO

  27. March 9, 2015 6:14 pm

    Gary, Green and Blue was one of the 4 songs I participated in this week

    My blog is https://guitarvydas.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/week-4-edgy-country-and-4-new-songs/

  28. March 9, 2015 6:38 pm

    Here is the secret link to my song “Invincible” for Week 4.

    Blog entry: http://www.angelasaini.com/blog

    Thanks! Angela Saini

  29. March 9, 2015 6:45 pm

    Hi All, Here are my links for Week #4. Thanks for checking them out.

    https://kristajanewhite.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=28&action=edit

  30. Katy Carswell permalink
    March 9, 2015 7:01 pm

    Here is my blog entry:
    http://thekatherinegracejournals.tumblr.com/post/113202399702/march-9-2015-7-00pm

    Here is my song:

  31. March 9, 2015 7:31 pm

    Here’s my Week 4 Blog: https://magnifonic.wordpress
    Follow the link to this weeks submission: https://soundcloud.com/magnifonicproductions/lost-in-the-city

  32. March 9, 2015 8:13 pm

    Some great songs posted again this week. I am in awe!

    Fun week. Enjoyed the challenge. Certainly would appreciate any feedback.

    http://rorypike.tumblr.com/post/112974156261/week-4-and-on-track

  33. Sean comyn permalink
    March 9, 2015 8:45 pm

    this is the link https://soundcloud.com/sean-comyn/pretty-girl

  34. March 9, 2015 8:48 pm

    Joe’s Blog …..www.joestanton.com/blog

    and the tune…

  35. March 9, 2015 8:51 pm

    Here is my week 4 links to my song “Shine”

    https://larehardmusic.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/sac-challenge-week4

  36. March 9, 2015 8:54 pm

    Hello, please find attached blog for week 4
    https://theresepatton.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/2015-sac-songwriting-and-blogging-challenge-week-4/ as well as, my soundcloud link at https://soundcloud.com/therese-lyrics/letsmessaround. Thanks, T.

  37. March 9, 2015 9:20 pm

    Mikalyn and Michael Hay – nothing like leaving it to the last minute. This week my little girl dragged her butt of the couch long enough to lend her chord and melody making and voice to a country lyric – Here is our work for the week – we learned a lot as usual and had fun 🙂

    This is Mean Breakfast – by Mikalyn and Michael Hay and Paul Tarvydas

    https://mikalynhaymusic.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/country-week-yikes/

  38. March 9, 2015 9:28 pm

    Here is my week 4 song: Gone. Get a beer to cry in. http://www.toddwandio.com is the blog and the soundcloud is http://www.soundcloud.com/todd-wandio/gone

  39. March 9, 2015 9:35 pm

    Hi,here is my week 4 blog contribution and song called “Seen and Done It”.
    https://ballenblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/sac-songwriting-challenge-blog-week-4/

  40. March 9, 2015 9:45 pm

    OK, here is my week 4 song – a cowrite with Leanne Lapa and Lucy LeBlanc! two amazing songwriters in their won write that I was so please to have work with me this week. Even though we are in the same city, we had challenging logistics, but the work was fun and we are all pleased with the outcome! James Linderman and Debra Alexander – perhaps not the edgiest country pop song ever, but looking forward to your comments non the less!

    Blog post is here: http://www.liminalmusic.com/s-a-c-challenge-4-edgy-country/

  41. March 9, 2015 9:56 pm

    Hi Ron,

    This one was a challenge – hope you like it.

    My blog https://wordpress.com/post/44816011/478/

  42. March 9, 2015 10:11 pm

    Hey! Thanks this was a fun challenge!!
    Here is a link to my blog:
    http://crystalmcgrath2010.blogspot.ca
    link to my sound cloud to hear the song:

    Thanks so much, have a great day!

  43. March 9, 2015 10:15 pm

    Phew made it in before midnight

    Had a blast with this one… Caution I am not a performer so please judge accordingly.

    Song link – the lyrics are in the notes or comments on Soundcloud

    blog link

    https://rbmartyblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/week-4-country-challenge/

  44. March 9, 2015 10:21 pm

    My week four submission. “Johnny Goes to War”, part protest, part revenge ballad.

    And the blog

    https://jamesmcgeemusic.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/week-3-challenge-close-to-the-edge/

  45. March 9, 2015 10:22 pm

    Week 4 submission! this are the links to my blog and sound cloud! https://joshuadavidmusic.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/sacsongwritingchallange-week4/

  46. March 9, 2015 10:27 pm

    This week I worked with Judy Marshak! 🙂

    Week #4 Blog – http://www.braedenmitchell.com/?p=602
    Song – https://soundcloud.com/braeden-taylor-mitchell/somewhere-loving-me-final

  47. David O'Reilly permalink
    March 9, 2015 10:28 pm

    What an exciting challenge this week! I enjoyed every minute of it!
    Here’s my Week 4 challenge attempt. I call the song ‘Not Any Use’

    Here’s my blog:

    http://davidsongwiritingchallengweek4.tumblr.com/

  48. March 9, 2015 10:29 pm

    Listen past the sound quality and you’ll hear the seed of a great song…

    And my blog about this week:

    http://www.theopenstageadventure.ca/challenge-4-write-a-country-song.php

    • March 9, 2015 10:35 pm

      I don’t see the lyrics I included on my soundcloud page when I click this linke so I’ll add them here:
      A Little Closer

      It’s been a while since I left high school halls behind me
      Never would have guessed where the years would find me
      Things didn’t turn out like I planned
      But I’m figuring out just who I am

      I’m not the kind of beer I drink, I’m not what I drive
      But I like to push some limits, just to feel alive
      So if you want to know the man behind these eyes
      There’s more to me than you realize

      Get a little closer – a little closer – just a little closer – mm mm
      Come a little closer – a little closer – just a little closer – mm mm

      I’ve learned my way around the busy city streets
      Going where the work is – learning what I need
      But when I think of home, the only one I know
      My heart beats to the rhythm of a rugged country road

      I’m not the kind of beer I drink, I’m not what I drive
      But I like to push some limits, just to feel alive
      So if you want to spend some time you won’t regret
      There’s no getting ‘round it, you will need to get

      A little closer – a little closer – just a little closer – mm mm
      Come a little closer – a little closer – just a little closer – mm mm

      Bridge:
      I’m finding out who I can count on as a friend
      Things I thought were forever have come to an end
      When I speak to you, you hear a country drawl
      But that don’t mean you know me, know me at all

      Get a little closer – a little closer – just a little closer – mm mm
      Come a little closer – a little closer – just a little closer – mm mm

  49. March 9, 2015 10:33 pm

    Week 4 done….check. So pleased that I got to write this country song with Leanne Lapa and Dean Sawatzky. Makes me long for the open skies of the prairies…..

    http://thoughtsandoddsandends.blogspot.ca/2015/03/sac-challenge-2015-week-4-edgy-country.html

  50. March 9, 2015 10:39 pm

    Hey all!
    Hoping this post finally works!

    Here’s my sound cloud link to this week’s country tune.

    Here’s my blog! There is also a link to the music on the blog.
    http://www.trishevansmusic.blogspot.ca/2015/03/no-tailgating-this-country-song.html

  51. March 9, 2015 10:41 pm

    Here is the link to my blog for the week four blog and song.
    https://ashleyjanemusic.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/s-a-c-challenge-week-four/

  52. March 9, 2015 10:41 pm

    Woah – cutting it close.
    SO much fun this week.

    Song: https://soundcloud.com/danielcjames-1/best-of-my-worst
    Blog: http://danielcjames.com/2015/03/10/the-best-of-my-worst/

    Much love,

    DC James

  53. March 9, 2015 10:52 pm

    Here is my week 4 song…

    and blog

    https://megsrathwell.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/week-4-sac-challenge/

    • March 9, 2015 11:18 pm

      Meg. I think this was really cleverly done. If african beats on country isn’t edgy then I don’t know what is. Really well done!

  54. March 9, 2015 10:53 pm

    Here is mine for week 4….noisy Rock band rehearsing in my basement so couldn’t demo that well …oh well if you are reading this Ron I am in Surrey.You could help me finish it if you think it has promise….www.davestanleyband.com Dave Stanley Daoust

    https://davestanleyonsongwriting.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/sac-challenge-week-4/

  55. March 9, 2015 10:58 pm

    Hi Ron, first song may have been too edgy pop rock, so here’s another attempt, only an acoustic version, here’s Nothing But A Lie
    https://www.facebook.com/editnote.php?draft&note_id=871139026258473&id=675423035830074

  56. March 9, 2015 11:05 pm

    Here is my week 4 blog post and Song with Co-Writer Melanie Magnifico
    https://www.reverbnation.com/page_object/page_object_blogs/artist_98745?blog_id=13688363

  57. March 9, 2015 11:07 pm

    JUST under the wire, here is my blog submission for Week #4. Song is there.
    http://judiblueyes.tumblr.com/

  58. Lisa Li permalink
    March 9, 2015 11:11 pm

    This is a tough challenge because the target and scope is so focused — aren’t most young males interested in drinking and girls?:) What kind of song would be relevant for a young male country artist to sing? It’s tougher still as I love to write but am not good with an instrument like guitar or piano that I can play well myself. However, I have a DEMO-demo, recorded in my basement, of a sad ballad about the girl who got away:

  59. March 9, 2015 11:23 pm

    I already posted my official entry at 4:58pm today. Not sure if I’m allowed to post more country song ideas I have? I know our coaches are busy, so if no one hears this it’s ok, but here are some other song ideas: Poor Man’s Bob Dylan” or “Rich Man’s Prodigal Son” https://soundcloud.com/laura-j-burns/rich-mans-prodigal-child-by

  60. March 9, 2015 11:27 pm

    Here is my week 4 entry and song! Just under the wire!!
    https://shannahcunningham.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/life-in-the-sticks/

  61. March 9, 2015 11:33 pm

    Here’s my Week Four blog & song. (The lyrics are posted in both locations, for ease of access.) It’s not really edgy, but it is country …

    http://withaturnofphrase.blogspot.ca/2015/03/sac-songwriting-blogging-challenge-2015_8.html

  62. March 9, 2015 11:41 pm

    This has been the most unbelievable week – quite challenging outside of the songwriting realm a deep in the LIFE realm. That said – I think this week’s entry still remains upbeat.
    https://soundcloud.com/patrick-canavan/burn-my-wings-march-2015/s-Fy954.

    Burn My Wings Lyrics

    There’s a Jack in the box
    There’s a Jill in the box
    There’s a Steve, Anne, Allan and a Phil in the Box

    There is me in the box
    There is you in the box
    And every now and then
    I get to change up the locks ‘cause

    I am just an
    Everyday believer in the power of the people and
    You and I can
    Change the world forever
    If we just apply some pressure

    Chorus
    And If I burn my wings (burn my wings, burn my wings, burn my wings)
    Flying too close to the Sun
    You’d bet I’d learn some things (learn some things, learn some things, learn some things)
    Flying too close to the Sun
    Like Daedalus and Icarus
    My life can seem so damn ridiculous

    There’s a space between us
    Cried Romulus and Remus
    Well the names have changed but it’s still Rome
    Something came between us
    And we broke the arms off Venus
    Like a fragile wishing bone
    In an all out tug of war

    To build a life of value
    based on love is how to
    Break the chains that bind us in this history
    I find that when compassion
    is the source behind my actions
    it never steers me wrong
    Love carries me along

    Chorus
    And If I burn my wings (burn my wings, burn my wings, burn my wings)
    Flying too close to the Sun
    You’d bet I’d learn some things (learn some things, learn some things, learn some things)
    Flying too close to the Sun
    Like Daedalus and Icarus
    My life can seem so damn ridiculous

    songwriters.ca

  63. March 9, 2015 11:42 pm

    Wow – there are so many talented songwriters out there – thank you for inspiring me! Here is my week 4 Pop Country tune entitled “Believe”

    Thanks for listening
    Brian

  64. March 9, 2015 11:52 pm

    Well, here is my song for week 4 – Black Coffee. Edgy? Heck, I dunno. But SoundCloud people are liking and sharing it already, so maybe it’s not half bad :o)
    https://shaunaspecht.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/dogs-and-coffee-sac-week-4/

  65. March 9, 2015 11:54 pm

    Do Not Disturb | rbt
    A bit’a country.
    All of the guys I know or work with were all too busy with their own fires to sing this – so here’s a bit edgier version with me singing about the warmth of the women I’m laying with.
    http://www.rbtsong.com/tell/
    https://soundcloud.com/rosannebakert…/do-not-disturb/s-zdfsF

  66. March 9, 2015 11:57 pm

    Week 4 – country style! Co-write with Dean Sawatzky and Lucy Leblanc!
    Song:https://soundcloud.com/liminalmusic-1/open-skies
    Blog:https://leannelapa.wordpress.com/

  67. March 9, 2015 11:58 pm

    https://soundcloud.com/michael-holland-11/outlaw-songs Here’s my entry for this week! Only wrote it last night, so the demo is a bit lacking in details and instruments!

  68. March 9, 2015 11:59 pm

    My blog and my song…wow cutting it close:

    https://seventhexit.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/the-country-song-oh-my/

  69. donnysawchuk2015 permalink
    March 10, 2015 12:00 am

    Well no time to finish the blog tonight. Let’s post the song!

    It’s Time

    • donnysawchuk2015 permalink
      March 10, 2015 12:02 am

      It’s Time – Don Sawchuk March 9, 2015

      When I was born mama held me tight
      Close to her breast every day and every night
      On the first day of school mama dressed me so nice
      I could see my reflection in the tears of her eyes
      As she prayed: ‘Lord, don’t take this boy from me!’

      I’ve gone six hundred million miles
      Five fast trips around the sun without crossing the county line
      It’s time for me to take my leave
      I just can’t stay, not one more day
      Cause mama… It’s time

      I’d go with daddy to the family store
      working for hours there was always more to do
      Daddy showed me how to use his tools
      I learned more from him than I ever learned in school
      He prayed: ‘Lord, don’t take this boy from me!’

      I’ve gone six hundred million miles
      Ten more trips around the sun without crossing the county line
      It’s time for me to take my leave
      I just can’t stay, not one more day
      Cause daddy… It’s time

      You fell in love with this home town boy
      Who tugged at your heart, replaced the hurt with joy
      You and I shared our very first kiss
      When we make love I hear a whisper on your lips:
      ‘Lord, don’t take this boy from me!’

      I’ve gone six hundred million miles
      Twenty-two trips around the sun without crossing the county line
      It’s time for me to take my leave
      I just can’t stay, not one more day
      Cause baby… It’s time
      I just can’t stay, not one more day
      Cause baby… It’s time

    • donnysawchuk2015 permalink
      March 10, 2015 7:44 am

      And here’s my blog:
      http://donnysawchuk.tumblr.com/post/113247991162/sac-songwriting-challenge-week-4

  70. March 10, 2015 12:00 am

    Week #4

    With minutes left and the majority of this written in the Newark INternational airport…I’m happy to make it in under the wire.

    Thanks for listening.
    http://abeautifulcrash.blogspot.ca/2015/03/step-up.html

  71. March 10, 2015 12:57 am

    oops – posted earlier on the FB page but not here – I’ve been out of the loop… Here’s Long List of Losers from David Keeble and me – this is my live ultra lo-fi version recorded well before lyrics were finalized check out David’s take above.
    https://soundcloud.com/harttgold/long-list-of-losers
    https://harttgoldman.wordpress.com/

  72. March 10, 2015 1:32 am

    Just realized my comment left here before the deadline didn’t include the link to my blog, only to my song on SoundCloud. My apologies. Here’s the blog link, and the song can be found there too.

    http://wigglytoesmusic.com/loving-penguins-pooh-bear-makes-edgy-difficult/

  73. March 10, 2015 5:00 am

    It’s late but promised myself I would finished and give it a shot! I am an electronic artist so this is really challenging me. Don’t think I came close but here is my song and blog!

    http://millionairemindintensivejourney.blogspot.ca/2015/03/challenge-4-write-edgy-country-pop-song.html

    https://soundcloud.com/margroc33/recognize

  74. March 10, 2015 5:26 am

    It’s been an extremely long night, but this week my challenge for myself was to not only write country, but to do every part of the process, from writing, to instrument playing to recording myself. Brutal…but I made sure I wouldn’t give up. Here goes nothing;)

    SONG:

    BLOG:
    https://bernadettesaquibal.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/bernadette-saquibal-week-4-s-a-c-songwriting-challenge-writing-country-and-setting-up-shop/

  75. March 10, 2015 1:48 pm

    reposting Long List of Losers from David Keeble and me (lo fi live version) since the link was not working for some (no more private posts…)

    Blog
    https://harttgoldman.wordpress.com/

  76. March 12, 2015 10:20 pm

    S.A.C. Member Doug Taylor

    I know I am way, way too late to have a chance to be picked to have Ron Irving hear my country song but I thought I would post anyway.
    Last week was crazy busy for me and I did not get a chance to work on the song until Sunday. After the deadline I started writing for this week’s challenge, finish last week’s challenge as well as work on the Matt Dusk Week 1 song. Yes it is a challenge but I am enjoying it!
    If you have the time Debra Alexander and/or James Linderman it would be great to get some feed back on this tune. My first stab at a country tune with or without an edge 🙂
    I hope to have this weeks done before Saturday as I am traveling for a week without my guitar.
    https://soundcloud.com/dougtaylorband/boots-home-studio-demohttps://dougtaylorband.wordpress.com/2015/03/13/week-4-s-a-c-challenge-doug-taylor/

  77. March 12, 2015 10:29 pm

    S.A.C. Member Doug Taylor

    Hi Debra Alexander and James Linderman. I posted again as in my last post wordpress and sound cloud were combined accidentally.

    https://soundcloud.com/dougtaylorband/boots-home-studio-

    https://dougtaylorband.wordpress.com/2015/03/13/week-4-s-a-c-challenge-doug-taylor/

  78. March 12, 2015 10:33 pm

    S.A.C. Member Doug Taylor
    Not doing so well, another mistake on the last post 😦 This link to the song should work.

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