Woodstock songwriter earns top award at Christian Women in Media contest
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Carisa Turner performs her award-winning song, ‘Lost At Sea,’ at the 2013 Christian Women in Media Association’s National Music Showcase in Nashville, where she took top honors for her effort. <br>Photos courtesy of Carisa Turner
Carisa Turner performs her award-winning song, ‘Lost At Sea,’ at the 2013 Christian Women in Media Association’s National Music Showcase in Nashville, where she took top honors for her effort.
Photos courtesy of Carisa Turner
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Woodstock-based singer, songwriter and worship leader Carisa Turner has received the 2013 Christian Women in Media Association’s Grand Prize Songwriting Award for her song “Lost At Sea” in the organization’s annual songwriting contest.

Turner performed the winning song July 20 at the CWIMA National Music Showcase, an annual concert event in Nashville, aimed at creating new opportunities for female musicians and artists to connect with other women in today’s media culture.

“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 songwriting experts and members of CWIMA selected the top 10 finalists and contest winners based on five criteria — musicality, lyrics, phrasing, creativity and melodic appeal.

Turner 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 are part of Turner’s debut EP project ‘Stop The Noise,’ which was released in November 2011. The six-song project is a contemporary blend of light pop songs and worship moments.

Founded in 2002, the CWIMA is a professional association dedicated to connecting women in purpose and vision. With a national platform focused on advancing Christian women in media, members work in the fields of TV, radio, Internet, film, publishing, music, and arts and entertainment.

For information or booking opportunities, contact Carisa Turner at carisa@carisaturner.com or visit www.carisaturner.com.



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