Songwriter

July 2016

Thrilled to announce that I have signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Green Hills Music Group, Woody Bomar, President. Woody is highly-respected and accomplished as both a songwriter and publisher. As former head of Sony/ATV’s Creative department, he was instrumental in developing the early songwriting careers of Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton and others.

Pictured: Woody Bomar, me and Sheree Spoltore, through whom I first met Woody.




February 2016


Video released for Katie Dix’s recording of  “Don’t Count the Stars.” 

"Yoga Pants" video is a finalist for "Video of the Year" in both the
New England Music Awards and the Limelight Magazine Music Awards




Janurary 2016


Artist Katie Dix records “Don’t Count the Stars.” 

Glowing review of Houston Bernard’s album and our song, “Yoga Pants” from
Bill Copeland Music News.




December 2015

Special shout-out to our song (& video), "Yoga Pants” in this Nashville Buckle interview with Houston Bernard.


October 2015



Won 2nd place in Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival Song Contest for “Big Words;” Honorable Mention for “Don’t Count the Stars.”





August 2015



Terrific review of "Yoga Pants" in New England Country Music.





August 2015

Official Video Release of "Yoga Pants," written with Houston Bernard and Patrick Dalton and featured on their new album, "Knockin' Boots"!
Click here.


June 2015

Received a nice shout-out in this piece by hit writer Marty Dodson and SongtownUSA - Click here


May 2015


“Yoga Pants” released by the Houston Bernard Band on their first full-length studio album, “Knocking Boots.”






April 2015


"This Side Of The Dirt" wins Honorable Mention in the “Country” category in the 2014 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)





March 2015
“This Side of the Dirt” named a finalist in the "Country" category of the 2015 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)

"House Divided" receives an Honorable Mention in the 15th Annual Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Song Contest


Febuary 2015


“Holdin’ on to Summer” places 4th in the March/April 2015 American Songwriter Lyric Contest.




January 2015
“House Divided” is a finalist in the SongDoor International Songwriting Competition, wins the Country “uVote” (people’s choice) category.

"Instead of Roses" wins 2nd Place in the January/February 2015 American Songwriter Lyric Contest.


December 2014



"House Divided" is a Finalist in the 2014 UK Songwriting Contest.



September 2014

The album "Country Inside," featuring "Still Like Boys," named 2014 "Country Album of the Year" by the Austrian Country Music Federation.





July 2014



"The Night Will Take Us There"
released as a single by the Anthony Edwinds Band.




May 2014

“Still Like Boys” recorded and released by the Austrian band, Rhythm 4 Boots on their debut CD, “Country Inside.”
Hear it here:
See them perform it live here at 23:24.



April 2014



"This Side of the Dirt" chosen for NSAI Top 40.



April 2014



"House Divided" is a Finalist in the 2013 Music City Songwriting Competition.



March 2014




Featured guest on The Jilly Martin Show, Danvers (MA) Community Access Television.




March 2014
“This Side of the Dirt” wins top prize at the Durango Songwriter’s Expo (Country category).

Tracks from “Six-Pack Sunset” and “Working My Way,” co-written with
Marty Dodson, are featured in the premiere episode of the new MavTV show, “GearHeads."


February 2014
 


 "This Side of the Dirt" chosen as a TAXI "Favorite."


February 2014
 
 “Not That Over You,” “Next Time Lie,” and “If You Give a Man A Mower” named semi-finalists in the 2013 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)


January 2014
 
 “House Divided” named runner-up in the Songwriter’s Universe Top 5 contest



November 2013
 
"If You Give a Man a Mower" is a finalist in 2013 USA Songwriting Contest, Novelty category



October 2013
 
“This Side of the Dirt” is a runner-up in the 2013 Durango Songwriters Expo “Write With A Hit-Maker” contest, Country category.
See co-writer Lee Johnson perform it here.


May 2013
 
Received a member spotlight from the Global Songwriter's Connection after success at one of their on-line publisher pitch events.


April 2013
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Completed and received my Masters Certificate in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music's online school, Berkleemusic!



April 2013
 
SongtownUSA writing workshop in Nashville with Clay Mills and Marty Dodson.


February 2013


"Next Time Lie" (female version) chosen for TAXI's "Best of 2012" compilation CD.


June 2012


Honored to represent Berkleemusic students in a meeting with the State Board of Higher Education -- all part of an accreditation process for some exciting new Berklee programs!


June 2012
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Attended NSAI Advanced Song Camp, June 15-17, 2012 in Nashville.



March 2012


"A Little Sign" placed in top 10 out of 150+ songs as judged by hit songwriter Marty Dodson in a contest sponsored by SongU.



September 2011


Berkleemusic
the online program at Berklee College of Music, featured me in this video . Happy to help promote their terrific programs!



September 2011
Attended great classes by:
Jason Blume , John Braheny , Marc Alan Barnette, Barbara Cloyd and more at
NSAI Songposium in Nashville.



April - May 2011
Many thanks to the Boston Globe and others for their coverage of my “Hitsville” win!

“Coming up roses in country music debut” (The Boston Globe, April 28, 2011).
“Acton mom earns Nashville songwriting honor” (Acton Beacon Q&A, May 11, 2011).
SongU Campus News (April 17, 2011).



March 2011

Song written with Rolf Schnyder premieres in Season 2 of the History Channel’s “American Pickers."




March 2011
At NSAIs annual Spring Training event in Nashville, my song, “Instead of Roses” won the 2011 “Hitsville” contest and was signed to a single-song contract with ole , one of the world’s largest independent publishers. 

ole did a nice write-up in therir March 2011 newsletter.


Mary Haller - Songwriter