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Woodstock Singer Wins Songwriting Award

Carisa Turner was given the 2013 Christian Women in Media Association’s (CWIMA) Grand Prize Songwriting Award.

Credit: Carisa Turner
Credit: Carisa Turner
Woodstock singer and songwriter Carisa Turner is making waves on the national stage.

Turner was recently given the 2013 Christian Women in Media Association’s (CWIMA) Grand Prize Songwriting Award for her song "Lost At Sea" in the organization's annual songwriting contest. 

Turner leads worship at Grace North Atlanta, which serves the cities of Alpharetta, Milton and Roswell. 

The Woodstock resident performed the song during the CWIMA National Music Showcase, an annual concert held in Nashville.

The concert is designed to create new opportunities for female artists to "connect with other women in today's media culture," according to a press release. 

"This event is designed to connect up-and-coming artists and songwriters with music industry professionals in Nashville, along with the opportunity to perform for an eager audience,” said Erica Lane, Executive Director of CWIMA Music Showcase. "Carisa won our Grand Prize songwriting award, and she performed her inspiring original song ‘Lost At Sea’, which validated her genuine writing talent even more for people who had the pleasure of hearing her live. Carisa was a beautiful addition to the evening." 

A panel of experts and members of CWIMA chose the 10 finalists and winners based on five areas: musicality, lyrics, phrasing, creativity and melodic appeal.

Turner also had two other songs place as Top 10 Finalists: "What Would I Do" and "Stop The Noise."

“It feels absolutely amazing to receive this award,” Turner said. “It was such an honor to be part of the showcase and have the opportunity to share my song. There were so many talented performers and songwriters at the event, and I consider it such a blessing to be considered one of them.”

All three songs were included in Turner’s debut EP project "Stop The Noise," which was released in November 2011. 

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Henry Bahrou July 29, 2013 at 01:00 AM
Sounds awesome. Any idea where we can hear the song? http://www.grossepointemusicacademy.com/songwriting-classes
Carisa July 31, 2013 at 02:47 PM
Henry, Yes! You can listen online at www.carisaturner.com/music Thanks for asking! Carisa carisa@carisaturner.com

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