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Savannah Dean Reeves WINS BIG at The 9th Annual Josie Music Awards for Songwriter Achievement Honors

Written by Renee Collins Cobb, M.Ed. and Warren Cobb, B.A.

In a Josie Music Awards Category that yielded 10,000 submissions for Songwriter Achievement, Kentucky had five acts emerge as one of 50 finalists - Melissa Deaton, Trudy Sosbe Rose, Holly Forbes, Benj Luckhaupt and Savannah Dean Reeves and that is remarkable in itself.

On October 21, 2023 at The Grand Ole Opry Studio A, two of those five finalists - Trudy Sosbe Rose and Savannah Dean Reeves were 2 of the 10 names called for Songwriting Achievement honors awarded by the JMA's- making Kentucky's presence even more remarkable.

They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for this Musician. An inspirational artist, Savannah Dean Reeves, 21, has earned her reputation as a talented singer, musician and energetic performer. From live gigs to studio sessions and more, Savannah Dean continues to touch fans with her distinct and enjoyable musical style. Her music is leading her down many different avenues.

As a natural born entertainer, Savannah Dean Reeves knocks down the wall that separate the performer and the audience, inviting everyone into the party! Her music brings and energy to the crowd in an acoustic way and reminds fans what they love most about music - the story. Her original music takes us back to when music was about telling a story from the heart. Savannah plays both originals and cover songs, with a range from old rock and country to modern music, all with her own soulful flair!

She has written 15 songs of which 5 are recorded: "I Hope You Burn", "I Drink Two -Then I Drink Too", "My Momma Told Me", "Stars & Stripes" and "Stolen Roses". Her single, Stolen Roses, is written in conjunction with the book Stolen Roses, written by a dear family friend, de de Cox, romance author. The song is available on all music platforms The music video is available after on YouTube and other platforms. (You'll also find her on the back cover of the book 😉 available on Amazon)

She best describes herself as a “singer/songwriter, music lover, guitar player, Jesus follower, country, rock, pop blues, I love ‘em all!” Savannah says that her musical journey began in her car seat with her twin brother, “Sky and I were always singing with my Mom." She inspired me to want to sing to bring joy to others through singing. We would sing in the truck all the time. We knew every word to every country song she played from the time we were 4. It was around that age that I got my first "pink" guitar. I would run around and strum it and try to act like Dolly or Reba and my Mom would say ‘Savvy you sound awesome baby girl, but if you’re gonna sing like those woman you’re gonna have to grab your big girl voice way down deep inside’. So I started trying to emulate them”. I believe that’s how I developed my style over the years.

Savannah Dean feels fortunate to have won the Voice Insta-blinds in 2019 and travel to California! Her gritty sound will have you moving your feet, and you won’t want to miss a beat!

Congratulations to all of the 2023 Josie Music Award Winners and Nominees and we wish you all a most successful and musical 2024.

Not only did Savannah win Songwriter Achievement Honors that special evening but she was also the winner of the JMA Raffle for the Nominees and took home a new guitar!

Special thanks to Josie Passantino-Boone and Tina Marie Passantino for crafting, creating a wonderful evening that celebrates the independent artist in such a magnificent, marvelous and memorable way for everyone!

Renee Collins Cobb, M.Ed. and Warren Cobb are Executive Producers of Overtones LIVE and Co-Owners of Listen Locally, LLC, as well as Executive Directors and Founders of Room 17 Productions, a non-profit 501c3 organization. We are also partners in Dreamland Entertainment Group and The Scribe TV Network.

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