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MEEKER I In conjunction with the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree, Rolling Stone’s keyboardist Chuck Leavell, Choose Outdoors Colorado and New Earth Pellets hosted the first year of Sing4TheTrees songwriting contest.
The contest was established to help people start thinking about our forests and the important role they play in our lives. Contestants were encouraged to submit original songs that address the environmental issues we face and inspire hope for the future.
This year’s winner is Lindsay Lawler with her song “Standing Tall.” Lawler was born in Oklahoma and raised in Texas. Currently she lives in Nashville, Tenn., where she is writing with some of Nashville’s hottest songwriters and has just completed her debut solo album, “Train Wreck,” produced by Chris Roberts. She was a featured performer for more than two years at the famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge on Broadway in Nashville. Lawler has also recently formed a partnership with the trucking industry, having written and recorded the title song “Highway Angel,” for their non-profit organization. She has since been named the official spokesperson of the Truckload Carriers Association’s Highway Angel program, which recognizes truck drivers who have saved lives and performed extraordinary acts on the road.
Lindsay Lawler will be on hand Saturday, Nov. 3 to sing at the downtown events and perform her winning song at the beginning of the parade of lights. Congratulations Lindsay, we look forward to having you join our celebration.