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Bonnie McGill

Bonnie McGill
Location:
Westlorne, ON, Canada
Postal code:
n0l 2p0
Genre:
Country, Bluegrass
Label name:
Bonnie G McGill
Members:
Bonnie McGill and Andy McGill
Influences:
classic country and present day country
Website:
Bonnie McGill

Bio

I am a singer songwriter with over 300 original songs . I am a published author of a book called Bonnie's Poem's , The Heart Don't Lie And The Dream Lives On.. Bonnie McGill Bio

I have been writing poems and short stories since I was a little girl..I began in my teenage years adding music to the words. The songs just came to me so easily. It has been a gift from God people would tell me. I have written over 300 songs and in 2009 published my 2nd book, the last one was through www.xlibris.com. It is called Bonnie's Poems. There are eighty five songs in the book.

The first song I had recorded was a song I wrote about Terry Fox,It was recorded by a band named Homegrown.
The name of the song was "TERRY"

I recorded six more songs in London Ontario, songs I'd written and sang with Peter Brennan as producer.
These were "No Easy Way Out", " Half Wrong Half Right","Jesus Paid For It All", "Smokey Filled Barrooms and Honkey Tonk Songs", "There's Nobody Here", "HighHeeled Shoes"

My husband Andy who has played guitar all his life, taught me to play a twelve string Ovation Elite Guitar, which he surprised me with one day.. He said ,"Here you go Loretta", just like Doo did for Loretta Lynn. You gotta learn to play if you're going to keep on writing those awesome songs. It was truly a blessing..

My next four recordings were done at Gene Breeden Studios in Nashville.
I wrote and sang them , "Lisa's Dream ," which now I've changed the title to "The Blue Kentucky Hill", "I Love Loving You", "Don't Trade It All For A One Night Stand", "The Best Years After All"

I sent seven songs to to be recorded at Paramount Group in Nashville.
"Little Sadie Walks The Hillside", "Oil And Water", "I Said Yes", "Daddy's House", "Trying To Steal Your Heart",
"Back In Arkansas", and "A Thousand Things",

In 2011 Deby Kelley recorded a song I wrote called "Give Him Time", and she is putting it on her new CD. She will be recording my song "Jesus Paid For It All" on an upcoming gospel cd she is planning. She recorded Give Him Time, at ECHOTA RECORDING STUDIO in Calhoun , Georgia .. owned and operated by Ed Gowens

Donna Ray also did a version of "Give Him Time", ..
When I heard The wonderful productions Echota Records was putting out, I just had to give them a call, thanks to Deby Kelley .

So far They have produced and recorded seven of my songs sung by Donna Ray.
Her voice is just perfect for the traditional style of songs I write, and since there are very touching story lines to my writing, her sincere Southern voice brings out the emotion that I so dearly want to be highlighted..
She sings with feeling and that is an absolute must for me..
Ed Gowens also has narrated several of my poems , many of them taken from true stories , and has put background music in behind his voice which tears at the heartstrings..

My son Billy told me about Reverbnation, a site where you can put your music on, and in Dec, 2010 I decided to give it a try.. That literally opened up a whole new world for me where I could put my music on a site with close to two million other artists.
I am currently at #1 Local, #3 National, #24 Global, # 909 Global All Genres and have 5,800 fans and have 115,800 song play all within 11 months,

My songs are currently being heard all over the world on Fishing Country Now and Cowgirl Divas Radio and several other independent artist radio stations.
Audrey King and Tom Flaton and Deby Kelley are disc jockeys who have helped promote my music tremendously. Audrey King recorded a poem I wrote called "My Dad Grown Old" with my song Daddy's House" playing in the background. She has made a website for me http://bonniemcgill.webs.com/
I wrote a song about her called "The Oklahoma Angel."
I will be recording it soon.

I have won first place on www.soundchew.com three times and am in the final round this week tied at 50% at the moment.
I have one lifetime dream I am praying Ed Gowens will help me fulfill , that is to have all my songs recorded before they lay me down in a field of stone.

God Bless all my family and friends on Facebook and reverberation and at Ed Gowens Echota Records

Bonnie McGill
20/11/11