Last October, upwards of 2000 songwriters entered songs in theÂ Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)Â Song Contest presented byÂ CMTÂ (Country Music Television Network).
OnÂ FebruaryÂ 1, 2015 the Top TenÂ FinalistsÂ were announced and among that select group was producer, songwriter, and artist in her own right, Donna King.Â Donna is well known in Christian music circles, having written, produced, and performed many hit Christian songs. However, this particular song is from Donnaâ€™s Country music songwriting collection.Â The song is entitledÂ â€œTHIS KIND OF COLD.â€
Donna says,Â â€œI am still in complete shock over making it to the NSAI CMT Song Contest Top 10 Finalists.Â I know I have to write songs and nothingÂ I am able to do is done in my own strength.Â I pray that each songÂ I write will find the home it was meant to live in.Â Some of those songs are just meant to live in my own heart and others are meant to reach placesÂ that I can only imagine they might go.
“The most wonderful thing about this contest is the opportunity to expand the reach of my songs and to live fully in whatÂ I feel is Godâ€™s most definitive call on my life.Â I congratulate every finalist for their achievement andÂ I thank the NSAI and CMT for helping to create a path for songs that may never otherwise have an opportunity to be heard.Â I also thank every person taking the time to vote forÂ â€œTHIS KIND OF COLDâ€ and to share it with others to vote as well. Finally,Â I thank God. He knows the plans He has for meâ€¦Jeremiah 29.11.”
The GRAND PRIZE winner of the NSAI Song Contest is determined solely by fan vote.Â Right now throughÂ February 28th, 2015, DonnaÂ will need our help by voting and also by sharing/asking others to vote for her song,Â â€œThis Kind of Cold,â€ on the CMT website.Â You only need to vote one time per person and itâ€™s as easy as selecting Donnaâ€™s song, entering your email address and submitting. The direct link to the NSAI CMT Song Contest pageÂ isÂ www.nsai.cmt.com .Â When sharing on Facebook, Twitter, and the like, please use hashtags #NSAIsongcontest #VOTEThisKindOfCold when possible.
Also, to make it even easier, Donnaâ€™s family has graciously set up a listening link to her song and a direct link to the CMT Voting site. You can find the links here:
Good luck Donna and we are pulling for you!