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Dec. 28, 2012

New Song Demo

Check out the new demo for my song Sixteen at my music page.

Nov. 26, 2012

Winner in Song of the Year Grand Prize

My song "Give Those Lips a Try" won 3rd place overall in the Song of the Year against all category winners!  

Oct. 31, 2012

Song of the Year Category Win

My song "Give Those Lips a Try" was a Country Category Winner in the Song of the Year contest.  It will now compete against all category winners for the grand prize of the Song of the Year.

Sep. 5, 2011

Semi-Finalist in UK Songwriting Contest

My songs "Give Those Lips a Try" and "This Vow" were Semi-Finalists in the Country category of the 2011 UK Songwriting Contest.

Mar. 23, 2011

New Songwriter Demo

I've just added a new songwriter demo to my website. Check out "Give Those Lips a Try" on my music player on my music page.

Dec. 30, 2010

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Aug. 26, 2010

Honorable Mentions in Billboard World Song Contest

I had two songs receive Honorable Mentions in the 17th Annual Billboard World Song Contest. "Real Good Night" placed in the top 500, and "This Vow" placed in the top 1500.

May 11, 2010

Finalist in 2009 Great American Song Contest

My song "Real Good Night" was a Finalist in the Country category of the 2009 Great American Song Contest.

Apr. 26, 2010

Song of the Year Decade's Top Songwriter

I have been awarded a "Decade Collective Works" honor from Song of the Year as a songwriter whose songs collectively were found to be impressive throughout the past contests and were among the Song of the Year staff's favorites.

Mar. 25, 2010

Quarter-Finals on Our Stage

My video for Don't Mind Me reached the quarter-finals on Our Stage in March 2010. Check out my video and continue to vote.

Feb. 26, 2010

OurStage Top 100 Artists

I was one of the top 100 Artists on Our Stage's country channel for February 2010. Check out my video for Don't Mind Me and vote.

Sep. 15, 2009

Finalist in UK Songwriting Contest

My song "Brandy" was a Finalist and my songs "Rest in Peace", "Real Good Night", and "Tomorow Another Day" were Semi-Finalists in the Folk/Country category of the 2009 UK Songwriting Contest.

Sep. 5, 2009

New Songwriter Demos

I've just added a new songwriter demo to my website. Check out "Dressed To Kill" on my music player on my music page. I co-wrote it with Andrew Scott Wills.

Jul. 19, 2009

Honorable Mentions in the Billboard Song Contest

I had several songs receive Honorable Mentions in the 16th Annual Billboard World Song Contest. My song "We Sing" placed among the Top 500 entries and my songs "Brandy", "Rest in Peace" and "Tomorrow Another Day" placed among the Top 1500 entries.

Jul. 7, 2009

Winner in Song of the Year

My song "Rest in Peace" was a first place winner in the Country category of May's round of the Song of the Year contest. At the end of 2009, my song will compete against all category winners for the grand prize of song of the year.

Apr. 12, 2009

Don't Mind Me on iTunes

My song "Don't Mind Me" is officially available for purchase through a variety of download retailers! It appears on the "Walk the Line" compilation CD distributed by Urban Angel, an indie label and publisher out of the UK and Ireland. You can find "Don't Mind Me" for purchase by searching for "Adrienne Leopold" at iTunes, Urban Angel Publishing, Napster, Musicload.de, MusicaOnline, Exlibris.ch, and Meteli.net.

Mar. 6, 2009

Semi-Finalist in ISC

My song "What You're Doing to Me" placed as a semi-finalist in the 2008 International Songwriting Competition (ISC). The ISC received over 15,500 entries from almost 100 countries worldwide from both amateur and professional songwriters.

Feb. 7, 2009

New Songwriter Demos

I've just added a new songwriter demo to my website. Check out "Real Good Night" on my music player on my music page.

Dec. 29, 2008

Adrienne is suggested artist by Song of the Year

I placed as a Suggested Artist for the month of November by the Song of the Year staff. Suggested artists are songwriters who the Song of the Year staff found impressive an recommend for listening.

Nov. 16, 2008

Runner Up in Song of the Year

My song "Brandy" was a Runner Up in the Country category of September's round of the Song of the Year contest. The Runner Ups are some of the highest ranked songs by the judges.

Nov. 2, 2008

Runner Up in Music City Song Contest

My song "Brandy" was a Runner Up, placing second in the Music City Song Contest presented by Red Ridge Entertainment. Brandy will have the opportunity to be performed live in Nashville! My song "Rest in Peace" placed in the top 25 of the same competition.

Oct. 18, 2008

New Songwriter Demos

I've recently added 3 new songwriter demos to my website. Although it's not me singing, you can listen to "Rest in Peace", "Brandy" and "Tomorrow Another Day" on my music player on my music page.

Oct. 7, 2008

Don't Mind Me on Walk the Line Compilation

My song "Don't Mind Me" will appear on the Walk the Line compilation CD released by Urban Angel, a record label in the UK and Ireland. I'll post more details when available and watch for the CD in January 2009.

Sep. 27, 2008

Top 5 Finalist in Song of the Year

My song "We Sing" was a top 5 Finalist in the country category for July's round of the Song of the Year contest.

Sep. 3, 2008

Semi-Finalist in UK Songwriting Contest

My songs "Waiting" (co-written with Graham Verdon), "Boy and His Dog", "Cheating You", "Country Song", "What You're Doing To Me" and "Sixteen" were semi-finalists in the 2008 UK Songwriting Contest.

Aug. 29, 2008

Placement in the 100% Songwriting Competition

My songs "We Sing" and "Boy and His Dog" are Finalists and my song "Sixteen" is a Semi-Finalist in the 100% Songwriting Competition. The winners will be announced in October.

Jul. 30, 2008

Runner Up in Song of the Year

My song "Boy and His Dog" was a Runner Up in the Country category of May's round of the Song of the Year contest. The Runner Ups are some of the highest ranked songs by the judges.

Jun. 15, 2008

Honorable Mentions in the Billboard Song Contest

I had several songs receive Honorable Mentions in the 15th Annual Billboard World Songwriting Contest. My songs "Cheating You", "Don't Mind Me" and "Country Song" placed among the Top 500 entries and my songs "Law on Loneliness", "Love I Can't Live Without" and "What You're Doing To Me" placed among the Top 1500 entries.

May 16, 2008

New Songwriter Demos

I've recently added 2 new songwriter demos to my website. Although it's not me singing, you can listen to "We Sing" and "Boy and His Dog" on my music player on my music page.

Apr. 10, 2008

Honourable Mention in the ISC

My song "Waiting". co-written with Graham Verdon received an Honourable Mention in the 2007 International Songwriting Competition (ISC). Renowned for its prestigious celebrity judges, ISC received over 15,000 songs from amateur and professional songwriters from 100 countries worldwide. Given this, we are proud to have finished as one of only two Canadians in the top 15 of the Country category. Also, thanks to dedicated voting from fans for the People's Voice Award, we placed 14th out of 270 finalists for all categories combined.

Mar. 20, 2008

Finalist in Song of the Year Contest

My song "Country Song" was a Top 5 Finalist for January 2008 in the Country category of the Song of the Year songwriting contest.

Feb. 24, 2008

SAC Power SongShop

I was recently selected to attend the Power SongShop Co-Writing Camp sponsored by the Songwriters Association of Canada. The 2-day workshop led by two talented Canadian songwriters - Stan Meissner and John Capek - offered songwriters from across Canada a great opportunity to experience co-writing and learn more about the art of songwriting.

Feb. 23, 2008

Top 20 in Durango Songwriting Contest

I entered my songs "Sixteen" and "What You're Doing To Me" into the Durango Songwriting Contest and finished in the top 20 in the Country category.

Feb. 4, 2008

Adrienne is a Finalist in the ISC

My song "Waiting", co-written with Graham Verdon, is a Finalist in the 2007 International Songwriting Competition. There were 15,000 entries from both amateur and professional songwriters from all over the world. As a Finalist, I am up for the People's Voice Award, for which the public gets to vote.

Please support me by voting for my song. Below is the info you'll need to know for voting:

  • To place your vote for my song "Waiting" click here -->> VOTE FOR ADRIENNE
  • Follow the instructions on how to vote. You will be asked for your birthday and email each time you vote (to ensure that you only vote once per day)
  • On the list of songs, find "Waiting". Click the check box next to it and then press the "Cast Your Vote" button at the bottom of the page.
Voting is open from February 5th to February 29th, 11:59 PM EST. You can vote once per day, so please visit EVERY DAY to place your vote for my song.

Feb. 3, 2008

Honorable Mention in 2007 INSC

My song "Sixteen" received an Honorable Mention in the 2007 International Narrative Song Competition, which commented that the quality of my storytelling is to be commended along with many of the world's best.

Jan. 30, 2008

Runner-Up in Singer/Songwriter Awards

My song "Love I Can't Live Without" was selected as one of thirty Runner-ups in Round 6 of The Singer/Songwriter Awards at We Are Listening. This song and all new demos can be heard on my music page.

Jan. 28, 2008

Adrienne is a semi-finalist in the ISC

My song, "Waiting" (co-written with Graham Verdon) is a semi-finalist in the Country category of the 2007 International Songwriting Competition.

Dec. 2, 2007

Honourable Mentions in the Singer/Sonwriter Awards

Three of my songs received Honourable Mentions in Round 5 of The Singer/Songwriter Awards at We Are Listening. "Waiting" (co-written with Graham Verdon), "Cheating You" and "What You're Doing To Me" were all recognized. You can listen to demos of these songs on my myspace page.

Oct. 9, 2007

Adrienne is a Suggested Artist by Song of the Year staff

I placed as a Suggested Artist for the month of August by the Song of the Year staff. Suggested artists are songwriters that the Song of the Year staff found impressive and recommend for listening.

Oct. 7, 2007

New Demos on Myspace

I've recently added some new songwriter demos to my myspace page. Although it's not me singing, you can hear some new songs that I've written. Check them out here.

Aug. 22, 2007

Adrienne places in the UK Songwriting Contest

My song Don't Mind Me was a Finalist in the Country/Folk category of the 2007 UK Songwriting Contest. I had several other songs also place as semi-finalists.

Jul. 11, 2007

Runner Up in Song of the Year

My song "Law on Loneliness" was a Runner Up in the Country category of May's round of the Song of the Year contest. The Runner Ups are some of the highest ranked songs by the judges.

Jun. 17, 2007

Starquest 2007

Thanks to all who came out to see me perform in the Startquest 2007 finals at UpTown Country Waterloo. Although I didn't win, I had a great time. You can check out the performance by clicking here (large view) or here (small view).

Please keep up the voting for me every day for Country 95.3 Canada Day Jam Idol. There's only 5 days left till the last finalist is announced.

Jun. 9, 2007

KICX106 Starquest Finalist

I'm a finalist in the KICX106 Starquest competition. On June 16th, I will be performing 2 of my songs, competing against 7 other finalists for the grand prize of a set at next year's Uptown Country Waterloo festival. If you want to come see the competition, the show starts at 2pm on June 16th and directions can be found here.

Please also continue voting for me every day for Country 95.3 Canada Day Jam Idol. Instructions on how to vote are in the post below.

Jun. 4, 2007

Canada Day Jam semi-finalist

I'm a semi-finalist in the New Country 95.3 Canada Day Jam Idol contest. And I need your help to win the whole thing!!

Starting today till June 22nd, please vote for me every day. This is how you vote:

The top 5 semi-finalists with the most online votes move on to finals. The winner gets to open the Canada Day Jam festival at Sunnyside Beach Park on July 1st in front of 100,000 people!

May 13, 2007

Honorable Mention in 14th Billboard World Songwriting Contest

My song "Don't Mind Me" placed in the Honorable Mention category of the 14th Billboard World Songwriting Contest. It placed among the Top 1500 entries in both the Country and Americana/Folk categories.

Mar. 27, 2007

My radio debut on the New Country 953

Thanks to my favourite morning show hosts, Mookie and Lea of the New Country 953, I got to sing a parody I wrote for Mookie about his recent 30K run "Around the Bay" on the air. Listen to a clip of me here.

Feb. 17, 2007

Keith Urban in Toronto

I spent Valentine's Day with Keith Urban, seeing him twice in concert. First at the Canada AM taping and then at a small show at the Mod Club. Check out my myspace blog for more details. And read the Globe and Mail article for which I was interviewed here.

Feb. 11, 2007

Adrienne a Finalist in SOTY

My song "Don't Mind Me" was a Top 5 Finalist for December 2006 in the Country category of the Song of the Year songwriting contest.

Feb. 3, 2007

Adrienne's a Finalist in the 2006 ISC

My song "Sixteen" is a Finalist in the Lyrics only category of the 2006 International Songwriting Competition. With 15,000 entries, it's an honour to have my song place in the top 14 of its category and still be in the running for the grand prize. You can hear a rough demo of my song "Sixteen" on my myspace page.