"I am not driven by the desire to be famous. If I live my life experiencing the joy of having a few TRUE friends, then I will have lived a very rich life. I also don't want to live a life of mediocrity; I truly DO want to press on toward a higher mark. I want to leave a legacy that will endure for generations. I want my life to count for something that is bigger than me."
~Mary Ann Young
WHERE BIRDS CAN FLY "The title is immediately intriguing, and you set it up aptly within the warmly compelling chorus - And the spiritual undertone of the poetic allegory beautifully distinguishes the theme. So, it's my pleasure to inform you that this song achieved finalist status. Congratulations - we wish you all the best in your songwriting pursuits. I hope we'll hear more from you in the years ahead. Keep writing, learning and pursuing your craft. " ~ Judge (Music Industry Professional) from Great American Song Contest 2019.
WHERE BIRDS CAN FLY " What a beautiful song and the melody sets the perfect, serious mood for this emotional lyric...I think this song is compelling and I could see it working in a documentary film or TV show having to do with women in this situation... Thank you for writing this song. I think you're very gifted and I appreciate that you have important things to say through your music. " ~Taxi.com
A GREAT BIG WORLD "This song displays wonderful songwriting talents - an engaging theme, potent lyrical imagery and excellent melodic structure. Rarely do I have the opportunity to hear such compassionate, emotionally resonant work...for goodness sake please keep writing and bringing beautiful songs into the world. God luck with your music!" ~Judge (Music Industry Professional) for Great American Song Contest 2008
TO HAVE LOVED AND LOST "Contemplative, meditative, beautiful..." ~Taxi.com
THIRSTY (Psalm 42) "Beautiful and very meditative..." ~ Taxi.com