Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Oklahoman Becky Wright Named “Female Songwriter of the Year”

Oklahoman Becky Wright Named “Female Songwriter of the Year”
Tulsa & Tahlequah Woman Honored at 2011 Agape Fest in Texas
July 5th, 2011, Tahlequah, Oklahoma:  Becky Wright, singer/songwriter and orphan and adoption advocate, was named the “Female Songwriter of the Year” at the annual King Country Agape Fest Fan Appreciation Awards. The 4-day Christian music festival, in its 11th year, was held just south of Ft. Worth in Granbury, TX, bringing artists from across the USA. Wright was also named the 2008 Female Songwriter, and won “Duo of the Year” in 2006, with Tommy Brandt. She served again this year as a judge for the talent and songwriting competitions, and taught a workshop entitled “Defining Success: Pursuing Passion & Purpose”.  Fifteen of Becky’s songs have been recorded on Christian and country artist projects (besides her own albums), and three songs on video/film.  One of those artists, 17-year-old Renee Spencer, recorded Wright’s song “Amazed”, and won the New Horizon Award at the Agape Fest Awards Show Saturday evening, as well. www.kingcountryagapefest.com
Wright, a former music teacher, is the Founder and Director of Tahlequah Orphan & Adoption Ministries. Their mission is to enlist and provide support for foster and adoptive families, and to “remember the orphan” next door and globally through various means. Ms. Wright is excited to collaborate with Oklahoma’s new foster care recruitment initiative www.111project.org . Becky is an Artist Ambassador for Kids Alive International, a non-profit ministry to rescue orphans and at-risk children in 17 countries through child sponsorship, residential homes, schools, and medical clinics. www.kidsalive.org  Much of Becky’s music and speaking events focus on orphan advocacy, and she is a member of the Christian Alliance for Orphans. Becky is also a Staff Missionary of Artists in Christian Testimony, Intl., a non-profit 501 (c)(3) based in Nashville, TN. www.actinternational.org
Becky will travel back to Nashville in the coming weeks to continue production of her “Heart of Adoption” CD project, with renowned producer and songwriter, Robert Jason (Reba McEntire, Oak Ridge Boys, more). Sponsors are needed for this recording project, which will be utilized to find more “forever families” for waiting kids, and to help orphans worldwide. See Becky’s tour schedule, contact and other info at www.beckywrightsongs.com  ### 

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