Songs to be completed by writers from around the globe and performed at concerts in Bella Vista, AR and at AmericanaFest in Nashville, TN Bentonville, Arkansas (September 6, 2016) – The I’ll Fly Away Foundation, a non-profit organization that brings songwriting into schools, has announced a partnership with the House of Songs, an Austin based company that brings together songwriters from around the world to collaborate and create songs. Together the two entities will bring songwriters from Australia, Austin and Nashville to complete the lost songs of Albert E. Brumley, the creator of the most recorded song of all time,
Candy Lee combines her long time love of jazz with folk, Americana, and indie influences to create her own original style. She has become one of the most well known singer/songwriters in Arkansas, and was voted the 2011 Northwest Arkansas Music Award Winner for Best Female Singer/Songwriter and Best Female Vocalist in a Band. In 2014, Candy Lee was one of the finalists for the Song of Arkansas Contest, which gained her recognition throughout the state, for her song “Here in Arkansas,” for which the music video has nearly 23,000 hits on YouTube. She was also a Grassy Hill New Folk Finalist at the 2015 Kerrville Folk Festival. In 2015, Candy Lee spent a year living in an RV and touring the U.S. Since then, she has been performing almost exclusively with her long time friend and bandmate, Emily Rowland, as the duo, Melody Pond. A former version of their band has performed at the Yonder Mountain Harvest Festival, as well as the Fayetteville Roots Festival, Walton Arts Center events, and a sold out show at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. They have opened for Elephant Revival, Ben Miller Band, Amy Lavere, and The Lost Gonzo Band.
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