Sunday, August 15, 2010

My First Giveaway--Justine Dorsey CD/necklace

Well, since I have finally reached 10 followers, it is time. Drum roll please!

I received a duplicate giveaway prize. As I recall, the company took a good 3 months to send out the items I had won, and once they did, I loved them!

I knew nothing about Justine Dorsey until this giveaway was posted. I wasn't even sure I would like the CD. She is only 14 years old, and she sings and writes songs. This CD of hers called "Colorwheel" is her debut album, and she has been nominated for singer/songwriter of the year at the L.A. Music Awards. She is incidentally the youngest person ever nominated in that category.

I remember putting the CD in my car's stereo, and I wasn't sure what to think. Right away, as she sang her first song "Karma," I was enthralled. She is what I would call a cross between Taylor Swift and Laura Bell Bundy--2 of my favorite country singers. This little girl sounds young, but I believe with the right advice and counsel could far in this business. I was so glad she was not another Hannah Montana or Britney Spears! My favorite song of hers so far is "Someday."

Also included in this giveaway is a lovely lilla rose necklace.

I wore it for the first time today, and I really found it to be quite pretty. It's got a nice clasp on it so you can adjust the length if it is too long or too short for the neckline.

So, to the giveaway. This is the first time I have ever done anything like this, so here goes.

One winner will receive the brand new Justine Dorsey CD called "Colorwheel" and the lilla rose necklace. I am the one sending it out--I am receiving no compensation whatsoever from any company. The winner will receive it directly from me.

"So how do I win?" you might ask. So glad you did! First of all, leave a comment about your current favorite singer/singers, and tell me why you like them. For bonus entries, do any/all of the following:
1. follow me via gfc (google friend connect)--if you are following privately and wish to enter, please e-mail me privately, and I'll count that as an entry.
2. Visit Justine Dorsey's website and share something you learned.
3. Fan Justine Dorsey on facebook (please leave your facebook name)

Well, that's it! Please submit all entries for this post by Tuesday, August 31st 9:00 P.M. PST. At that time, I will use to select a winner. Be sure to leave your e-mail in the comment or in your profile so I can contact you if you win. You will have 48 hours to send me your contact information or I will have no choice but to select another winner.

Thank you for your support! Blessings to you!!


  1. What a fun giveaway! Congrats on 10 followers! May many more follow! : )

    Your name is at the top of my blog today! Come and find out why! :)

  2. Congratulations, Ruth! :) I totally look forward to following your blog! You are an inspiration to many! <3 Kim

    PS Too many fantastic artists to choose from, but I would have to say that Martina McBride has always been my all-time favorite! That woman can bring you to your knees when she sings "How Great Thou Art!"

  3. This looks really fun! I would love to apply for the contest, Ruth! :)

    I have too many favourite artists but among the ones that I like and to which inspire me the most are;

    1) Sarah Brightman - It was because of her and hearing the original London cast recording of "The Phantom of the Opera" - that started my love for all things to do with singing and classical music.

    2) Enrico Caruso - I owe a great deal to him because, although he has been dead since 1921, he has left so much in the way of how a budding singer can learn to sing healthily and naturally and at the same time to be able to move one's audience. He is also one of the most beautiful voices in the world and it is wonderful getting to hear his records.

    Those are my first two singers that immediately come to mind to whom that I owe alot to singing and of course, I owe the most to God himself. :)

  4. My fave singer is Jacqueline Fuentes, a Latina singer, I think she only has one cd but it's really great.
    I love almost any category female singer.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

  5. I like brad paisley, rodney atkins..really any country singer! Why? well its something i can get into... i am a fisher and a hunter and they can relate to me !

  6. Congratulations on your first giveaway and your 10 (now 11) followers! Yay...I have three little ones and we enjoy listening to Charlotte Church, Sandi Patty and Trace Adkins. I would love this CD for my kids!

  7. I subscribe via Google reader!

  8. What a pretty voice and inspirational for young girls like my daughter. I am a fan of Justine's now on Facebook.

  9. Comment 3 won this giveaway, and the entrant has been notified by e-mail.