Certificate of Recognition from Governor Abbott to the Fort Worth Songwriters' Association for 25 years of service providing, educating, and promoting music in Texas.

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30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

JUNE EVENTS

WEDNESDAY:  6/12 - FWSA Board of Directors Meeting

[6:30pm - 8:30pm] No Frills Grill, 12846 South Freeway, Burleson TX

SATURDAY:  6/15 - Car Show @ Crowley

[10:30am - 1:30pm] | Generations Church, Crowley TX

TUESDAY:  6/18 - FWSA OPEN MIC

 [6 pm - 9 pm] | Fred's Texas Cafe, Fort Worth TX

TUESDAY:  6/25 - FWSA MONTHY WORKSHOP & GATHERING

[6:30 - 8:30pm] | No Frills Grill, 12846 South Freeway, Burleson TX

MONDAY:  7/1 - FWSA Song Contest Opens (Online)

(NOTE:  SEE THE FWSA CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR UPDATES/MORE INFORMATION)

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FROM THE PRESIDENT

Hello FWSA songwriters: 

I know it is not New Years, when we make resolutions we never really intend to keep, but I struggle with being flexible or rigid at times. I have habits which are good for me and bad for me in some situations.  So, I inquired the difference between a habit and a routine.

As I suspected, habits are unplanned, almost unconscious reactions to anything that happens. This takes little effort on your part to go with the flow of your subconscious mind like an automatic response. Bad habits would include interrupting people while they speak; being constantly late; checking social media too often; ignoring directions; and unhealthy choices. Good habits would include paying attention; being polite; healthy choices; concern for others; and being a good listener.  While there are habits of custom, such as waving to strangers in the car, nodding when walking past a stranger, a firm handshake greeting or even a hug, there are personal habits we develop for some reason.

It seems too often after coming home from work or working in the yard until dark, I come in the house, sit and rest, and turn on the TV. An hour later, I am still there but I couldn't tell you what I watched on TV the last hour, and I am still tired.

So now enters routines. Routines are intentionally planned actions, placing things in order of importance. We organize our time and budget our finances to accomplish important things and to avoid detours of our daily life. A rigid routine sounds like the perfect answer to a hectic underachiever, but it may be the demise of the intention. Being too rigid in a routine can cause you to miss an opportunity that only comes by once. At the time you established your routine, you did not plan on anything else more important coming along. Meanwhile, a flexible routine allows for some unforeseen opportunity to be had while still sticking to your plan. A rigid routine restricts creativity and inspiration while a flexible routine allows creativity to flow, realizing that the most important things in life may not be on your schedule.

Break the cycle, go against the flow, set your routines to manage your time and energy.

Keep writing!
Rick Tate

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FWSA 2024 Song Contest Announced!

On Your Mark! Get Set! Song Contest is Coming Soon!
It’s time to get your best songs recorded — FWSA’s
annual Song Contest will be kicking off soon! Entries
will be accepted beginning on July 1st, with all entries
due by 11:59 PM, CDT, August 31st .
Contest categories, rules and additional information
                                                                 can be found on Page 8 of the June Newsletter.                                                                                    If you need assistance with
recording any songs, please reach out to either:
contact@fwsa.com or newsletter@fwsa.com

 FWSA 2023 Songwriters Recognized Include:
2023 GRAND PRIZE SONG “WHY” WRITTEN BY DARREN WIEDMAN: 

 Bare Bones:  Love/Relationship - Angel of Mercy (John Terry/Bobby Terry)

Bare Bones:  Open Subject - Gilligan's Island (John Terry/Alvaro Villareal)

Holiday/Inspirational /Patriotic – What I Need to Do (Allan Peterson)

Humor/Comedy - Be Careful What You Pray For (Rickey Tate)

Studio Produced:  Love/Relationship - A Lovely Rendezvous (Mitch Fenner)

Lyrics Only:  Jack Daniels or King James (Darren Wiedman)

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