Laura Black-Wines has a gift for pouring her heart into her work as a songwriter, and it’s paying dividends.
Black-Wines’ song “A Legend Will Live On: A Tribute to Darrell Russell” was written specifically for a CompetitionPlus.com video piece on the late Top Fuel racer. It is among the tunes chosen for consideration as Song of the Year (Modern Country) for a Josie Award. The list of award nominees was released Thursday morning, and the winners will be announced as part of a live show in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on Saturday, Sept. 5.
The Josies, now in their sixth year, are given to independent musicians, writers, and producers. Black-Wines’ song “Driver’s Seat” about her drag racing father, Bo, earned three nominations last year and won for Best Video.
“Last night I just happened to see them post that they had the list almost done,” Black-Wines said Tuesday morning from her home in Park Hills, Mo. “This morning when I woke up I checked and the list was up and was like, ‘Oh, my gosh, you’ve got to be kidding me!’