Sandman Records Announces Winner of Lullaby Writing Contest

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Bruce Fite of Nottingham, PA, wins Sandman Records & Baby Steps Magazine's Lullaby Writing Contest.

Lanny Sherwin, President of the children's music label Sandman Records, has announced the winners of its first-ever Lullaby Writing Contest. The Contest is co-sponsored by Sandman Records & Baby Steps Magazine.

Says Sherwin, writer-producer of all four of Sandman Records' award-winning CDs: "There's a special bonding that music creates between parents and newborns. Every song a parent makes up and sings to his or her baby is a gift in the purest sense. We wanted to create an opportunity for Moms and Dads to share those most heartfelt emotions."

The prize? The First Place Winner will have his original lullaby professionally recorded courtesy of Sandman Records and posted on Sandman's website for all to listen.

The First Place Winner this year is Bruce Fite of Nottingham, PA with his beautiful lullaby: "'Til You Wake (Anna's Lullaby)".

Honorable Mention Awards go to:

Dennis Foss, Carpinteria, CA ("You Get a Whole New Day")
Amanda May, Austin, TX ("Fly Away")
Julia Nolan & Griffin Boice, Idaho Falls, ID ("I'll Be Right Here")
Helen Robinson & Devaughn Askew, Manassas, VA & Cleveland, OH ("The Music of My Heart")
Sue Epstein, Sherman Oaks, CA ("Close Your Eyes")

Here are some interesting facts about our Lullaby Contest entries:
Percentage of women/men entrants:     Men: 63%.
            Women: 37%         

State with the most Entries:     California (23%)

CD vs. Cassette entries:         CD: 74%.
            Cassette: 25%
            MP3: 1%    

Most common word to appear in title:     "lullaby"

Sandman Records, whose motto is "Don't Drive Parents Crazy!, has been creating award-winning children's music since 2001. Its Dream With Me Tonight lullaby series has earned a combined 15 awards. A portion of Sandman Record's proceeds benefits the Spina Bifida Association of America and numerous children's charities. All the CDs are available at Borders Books, Amazon.com, CDBaby.com, and http://www.SandmanRecords.net.

Bruce Fite's website is: http://www.BruceFite.com

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