Vive les Stinky Feet - Children's Songwriter, Lanny Sherwin, Tickles the French with Latest Music Award

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Children's Songwriter, Lanny Sherwin, wins 5th music award in French songwriting competition for his humorous song, "Stinky Feet." Sherwin is President of the Santa Barbara, CA, record label, Sandman Records. His children's CDs have won over 30 music awards.

You gotta admit - the French love their smells. Think perfume, cheese, the bouquet of a vintage burgundy. And now we can also add that the French adore … stinky feet. Oui - c'est vrai! That is to say, they love Lanny Sherwin's "Stinky Feet", the children's song which has earned 5 international music awards.

The song, from Sherwin's award-winning "I Like Being Me!" children's CD, was unanimously elected to receive a Special Award in "Les Vignes D'or" International Singing Competition & Songwriting Contest ( this month in the town of Santenay, Bourgogne, France. A prize of $250 was granted by the Casino Of Santenay, "as a tribute to the charming and humorous" "Stinky Feet".

Sherwin is a Santa Barbara, CA, singer-songwriter and President of Sandman Records (, which has released four children's CDs and won over 30 music awards. The reason? Sherwin credits his company's whimsical motto: "Don't Drive Parents Crazy!" He says, "That pretty much sums up where I'm coming from when I write and produce music. As a Dad, I listen to all kinds of kid's music, and it's hard to find songs that we can stand for very long." The father of an 11-year old son, Alec, Sherwin says, "My inspiration usually comes directly from whatever is going on in Alec's life … including stinky feet!"

"I guess you could say when it comes to 'Stinky Feet', I'm definitely #1," says Sherwin. The CD "I Like Being Me!" is geared towards 4 - 9 year olds and addresses such topics as acknowledging the differences in people, valuing alone time, respecting the environment, and making mistakes, as well as dealing with odoriferous toes.

Les Vignes D'or International singing competition & songwriting Contest began in 2006. Founded by a group of passionate music lovers, this contest is above all a vibrant tribute to all singers, songwriters, lyricists, composers and performers.

Lanny Sherwin's children's CDs are available nationwide including Borders, Amazon, iTunes, CDBaby, and the Sandman Records website ( Sandman Records has been creating children's music since 2001. A portion of Sandman Record's proceeds benefits the Spina Bifida Association of America, numerous preschools, hospitals and children's fundraisers nationwide.


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