PRODUCTION                                                                 SONG/ROLE

Oiche Chaillte An Tseanchai ~ TG4 Ireland             “White Horse”

The Young & the Restless ~ CBS                               “Kiss, All I Want is a Kiss” & “Rain Song” (aka “Every Time It Rains”)
One Life to Live ~ ABC                                                 “Rain Song” (aka “Every Time It Rains”)
Melrose Place                                                                “All I Want Is A Kiss”
Arlene’s Grocery Film Fest  ~  NY, NY                        “Ocean Bird”
Indie Internet Film                                                        “I Wish You Well”
Wiccan’s Lair ~ AJ Robinson Prods.                            “Restless Spirit”
We-Be-TV-WNTO  ~  Orlando,FL                                 “Ocean Bird”
Head Trip  ~  P.Cox Prods.                                          “Without Your Love”
Charlie Daniels Talent Roundup ~ TNN                    ”Can’t Burn the Same Bridge Twice”
American Magazine ~ TNN                                          “He’s Lovin’ You Out of My Mind”
WWKA-K92-FM  ~  Orlando, FL                                    “What Does He Take Me For?”
WMMO-98.9FM Jerry Stephans Show ~ Orlando, FL      “I Wish You Well”  & “You’re the One”
WKMG-TV ~ CBS ~ Orlando, FL                                    “Too Hot to Handle” & “Natural Wonder”
~  Morning, Noon, 6 & 11 News & Christmas Morning Special  ~
Tarzan: The Epic Adventures, Tarzan Returns                    “Parisian Aristocrat”
From the Earth to the Moon ~ HBO                                      “Fashion Show Audience”
Teen-Age Mutant Ninja Turtles ~ New Line Studios           “Reporter”

Nice note from Peter Jackson on “Frodo Fare Thee Well” (co-write w/Ennis Pruitt of “The Wyndbreakers”) considered for “Lord of the Rings III ~ Return of the King”

Listen below on the “Rough Cuts from the Castle”

“OCEAN BIRD”

One of my favorite cuts off “I Wish You Well”

Ocean Bird - Guitar Ocean Bird - Letters Ocean Bird - Sky Ocean Bird - Walk Ocean Bird - WindowOcean Bird…

Featured on WeBeTV and Arlene’s Grocery Film Festival

                   Filmed at Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, South Daytona Beach, Florida

Watch full “Ocean Bird” video

Cinematography by Jon Rohrer – We-Be-TV Productions.
Produced by Arte Tedesco – Monkey Fist Productions
Sound engineered by John Blanche – John Blanche Recording Studios

 “THE PLAN”   & “Waiting for my king”

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2017   ~   “Waiting For My King”

CD Cover ~ Waiting for My King - Connie MacLeod

~   Coming in 2017   ~

1. All About Jesus   ~   2. Ancient of Days   ~   3. Breaking Free   ~   4. Come Holy Spirit

5. Did You Hear That?   ~   6. He Welcomes Me Home   ~   7. His Word

8. Praise You Lord of All   ~   9. On The Other Side   ~   10. Questions

11. Waiting for My King   ~   12. Yeah, That’s Me

Questions?   (Rough Cut)

Waiting for My King!   (Rough Cut)

The Story Behind The Song…

I began writing “Waiting for My King” on a Christmas Eve in the Samburu bush.  It was quiet, except for the wind coming over the mountain late that night.  To start, all I had was the pretty guitar intro and the first line, “I am waiting for a king.”  After a few months, the first verse and chorus came like a flood, wrote like crazy putting it on paper.  The message of this song was so good, I could hardly wait to finish and record it…I was really excited!  But hard as I tried, I had no idea where to go with the lyric.  Absolutely Nothing!  An entire year of nothing went by!  Though I would think on the song often, it was like staring at a blank wall.  This wasn’t writer’s block, it was Jesus helping me to experience the reality of what and why He gave me the song in the first place.  Then, one afternoon while fetching water, out of the blue, came the 2nd verse!  The lyric… Wait for it…  was this:  “I’m impatient…”  Considering the title, it made me laugh out loud!   Jesus has a much bigger sense of humor than we give Him credit for!  Don’t you love Him?  I do!!!

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THE PLAN”   ~   2016

Connie MacLeod ~ The Plan

  Release Date   ~   December 11, 2016

1. I Believe (co-write w/Roddy MacLeod)   ~   2. Lord of the Living Water 

  3. My Precious Child   ~   4. Our God Is Mighty (Isaiah 35)   ~   5. True North

6. Walkin’

Featured at Apple Store gathering, Orlando, FL

7. I Love Your Name   ~   8. You Are My Everything 

9. The Plan (co-write w/Roddy MacLeod) 

10. Every Time It Rains

Featured on: “One Life to Live” (ABC) &
The Young & the Restless (CBS)

LINER NOTES…I believe I was born singing, that is once the doc unwrapped the umbilical cord from my wee neck. Those years ago, my tiny face was blue as William Wallace and his warrior’s as they took to the battle fields of Scotland to win their precious freedom.

Fighting for my very first breath, that same deep longing that pulsed though their veins, an inexpressible ache that no one, nor event or thing can possibly fill, reverberated in the depths of my soul. In all my years, I lived, breathed, ate and slept…Music…until one fleeting event took it all away. What I believed I was born to do, my earthly rock, which brought great value and wonderful joy, had crumbled, like dust blown to the four winds.

Truly it takes a Braveheart to navigate the complexities of this life, the loss of dreams and loved ones, the turmoil and constant barrage of bad news. Yet, despite all this, we don’t have to forge this battle alone…there is a glorious hope, one that gave me new life, a new voice and a new song to share.

You see, we can believe in a lot of things…but when it comes right down to it, eternity, I mean, what matters most is who you believe in! His name is Jesus, He said He was God, He proved He was God, and the world hated Him so much, they carried out God’s plan of Salvation through the only Savior who loved us enough to give His life for you and me.

Jesus rescued me when I flat lined at 16, and life has never been the same. Traveling Scotland, Africa, cross continents and boarders, here are musical paintings, a riot of color in an otherwise dreary world…

May these melodic portraits lead you to the one who is calling to you now….

”Run to Him, Just the way you are… He loves you, surrender to His love…for that’s God’s plan!”

PS…You may wonder why track 10 “Every Time It Rains” is noted “For Scotland.” Well, the story behind the song is this…

Not long after regaining some healthy glow in that wee baby face, my longing for all things Scottish had my parents wondering if they might have brought home the wrong child! My persistent pestering for a kilt and bagpipe lessons came long before the discovery that my great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather was Magnus Redlon. As this strapping young Scotsman struck out from Shetland to make his way in the world, he was promptly pressed into service aboard a British man of war ship by the King’s navy, ne’er to see his family or homeland again. However, upon reaching the coast of Maine, he jumped ship and begin a “Patriot” like adventure in the blossoming new land called America! Magnus ne’er lost his love for Alba or the sea, which was handed down generation after generation to me.

That burning passion for Scotland was sated in 2001, the first of many visits to this amazing land of mountains, history and mystery. While nestled safely in the window seat of Cuil Na Sithe B&B, the approaching storm making way over the peak of Ben Nevis mirrored my life at the time. I had few more precious days to savor the peace and majesty of the bens, glens and fragrant air, like that scene from Braveheart, where Wallace comes back and drinks in a deep breath of the air rich with gorse, flowers, peat and freshness off the ocean. …….. There, I wrote this love song to Scotland…capturing my yearning to remain where my heart had always resided, and through a few miraculous events, that’s now a reality!

May these songs, especially, “I Love Your Name,” “True North,” “I Believe,” and “The Plan” be a starting point to a personal journey with the one who loves you so very dearly! His name is Jesus and He’s waiting to spend a glorious eternity with you! Fear not, this is the epic journey of a lifetime…

Tracks recorded in Samburu Kenya, then mixed and mastered by John Blanche in Longwood, FL

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“MUSIC FOR MIRACLES” ~ 2006   

Make A Wish - Music for Miracles CD Cover
Featuring “NOT ALL ANGELS COME FROM HEAVEN”
co-write with Tony Ward who works tirelessly to bring joy and hope to the hearts of children and young adults facing life threatening diseases!

Also featured on “The Bright Side” 1998 – Listen Below

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~   Coming in 2017   ~

“ROUGH CUTS FROM THE CASTLE”

Castle in the Sky - Version 3

 ~   Coming in 2017   ~

1. Forever   ~   2. Through the Storm   ~   3. Embrace What You Feel   

4. Is It You?   ~  Licensed through Heavy Hitters Music

5. A Man Of Honor    ~   6. Prison Of Love     

7. Frodo Fare Thee Well ~ Co-Write with Ennis Pruitt

Considered for “Return of the King”  ~  Lord of the Rings 3

 

8. Hold Tight to this Moment   ~   9. You Never Got It   

10. Wings   ~   11.  How About a Fantasy?

12. Every Time It Rains (For Scotland!)   ~   (Epic Ballad)

Featured on:  “One Life to Live”  ~  (ABC)   &   “The Young & the Restless” (CBS)

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 “SHINE” ~ 2003

SSA Musi Awards

Songwriters Showcases of America Compilation Vol 3
Featuring “EVERY TIME IT RAINS”

Central Florida has a plethora of songwriter’s and organizations to encourage, introduce new talent and share some wonderful music.  Since 2001, SSA has been awarding talented songwriters and performers for their efforts, nominating Connie in 2002 “Best Female Vocalist” & featured “Every Time It Rains” on the SSA 2003 showcase album!

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“OASIS ACOUSTIC SAMPLER” ~ 2003

Oasis Sampler

Oasis Recordings Vol. 36
Featuring “I WISH YOU WELL”

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“I WISH YOU WELL” ~ 2002

Produced & Recorded by John Blanche at his Studios in Longwood, FL

1. I Wish You Well
2. You’re the One (co-write with Carlos Mogollen)
3. Sea of Emotions
4. Ocean Bird – Video filmed on location at Ponce Inlet Light House, FL

5. Sunny Stretch of Beach ~ (Happy, Winsome & Summer)

6. All I Want Is A Kiss ~ Featured on “The Young & the Restless” CBS-TV  & “Melrose Place”

7. Hold Me
8. My Angel

9. We’re Special (Positive, Fun & Encouraging)

10. I Need To Feel
11. I’m Listening
12. The Whale Song

I Wish You Well

Available on iTunes & CD Baby

Connie Blackwood, Another Pretty Face…Absolutely Not!!! This Adult Contemporary artist has been Writing, Producing and Performing her inspiring catalog of songs to audiences across the United States, On Stage, In Film, Television, Radio and Overseas.

Heaven knows no boundaries for a true romantic like Connie. Her thought provoking lyrics and haunting melodies can inspire even the toughest of cynics.

A culmination of four years of work with Grammy winning engineer John Blanche, the magic continues with “I Wish You Well.” The music inspired the award winning “Ocean Bird” video (produced by Arte Tedesco, Monkey Fist Productions & Videography by Jon Rohrer, WEBTV) which recently made it’s New York City debut at “Arlene’s Grocery 3rd Annual Film Fest” in the Village.

Not being a pampered girl, Connie works hard in many facets of the entertainment world. She has earned membership in the Actor’s Equity Association and performs in theaters and on the big screen. Credits include “Break the Spell of Silence,” “Wiccian’s Lair,” “Head Trip” (featuring songs on the soundtracks) and “From The Earth To The Moon” on HBO(directed by Sally Field.) Blackwood hopes to get more principle film roles, but her first passion is her music. Most recently she was heard on “One Life To Live” singing soon to be released, “Every Time It Rains.” It’s really a love song to Scotland!

Connie takes you to Lush Tropical Dreamlands, Across Oceans & into Uncharted Waters…Sung from the heart, these melodies will stay with you for some time to come….Let the Journey Begin…

 

“YOU’RE THE ONE”

Co-write with Carlos Mogollen

Connie at House of Blues OrlandoPerformance at House of Blues – Orlando, FL

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“CELEBRATING THE FAMILY EXPERIENCE: ~ 2002

ORLANDO SINGS SONGS OF INSPIRATION FOR PARENTS”

Featuring
“LINDY” (Encouraging Story)

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The Country Collection…

“JIM BEAM BACK-ROOM BAND CHALLENGE” ~ 2000

wildhorsesaloonpixNATIONAL FINALIST Featuring all original music
WILD HORSE SALOON ~ Nashville, TN

Spent a lot of time kicking around Nashville, playing places like Blue Bird Cafe, Davis Kidd Bookstore, 3rd Coast Cafe and The Arcade!  Occasionally, after playing for lunch and tips at the Arcade, while walking down to the 50 cent parking lot, now replaced by the sports arena, Fred, the doorman at the Original Ryman Auditorium would call me in, turn on the microphones and I’d play on stage at the Opry!  It’s a great place to hone your writing chops!

Here’s a few songs to consider for your next Country project.

Mend My Broken Heart   ~   (aka ~ Flowers & Duct Tape!)

Just Ask Me   ~   (Tender Male Love Ballad)

“Stop Playing On My Mind”  ( a fav cause my buddy, Mike Daly plays great steel guitar on it!)

Where Is the Man I Knew?   ~   (Melancholy, yet hopeful Female ballad)

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“THE BRIGHT SIDE” ~ 1997/98

Make a Wish Foundation

Featuring: “I’M LISTENING” & “NOT ALL ANGELS COME FROM HEAVEN” a co-write with Tony Ward and amazing Piano by Wayne Gratz on Narada Records

Featuring: “I’M LISTENING”
& “NOT ALL ANGELS COME FROM HEAVEN”
                       co-write with Tony Ward                                 Piano by Wayne Gratz on Narada Records

Featuring

Not All Angels Come From Heaven

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“Charlie daniels talent round up”

Connie on Charlie Daniels Talent Roundup Connie CU Charlie Daniels Talent RoundupCharlie Daniels n Connie Charlie Daniels Talent Round up CU

Featuring “You Can’t Burn the Same Bridge Twice”

and a fun exchange with Charlie as Connie throws it to commercial!

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“TOO HOT TO HANDLE” ~ 1996

Posing with "Sonnie" a 300 lb Siberian Tiger! She was beautiful and you know how kitties love fringe, she was intrigued with my jacket! Little Sea of Emotions Music - BMI on Hummingbird Recordings

“Sonny” a 300 lb Siberian Tiger, who like most kitties loves fringe, found my jacket quite intriguing!
(Hummingbird Recordings)

1. Too Hot To Handle   ~   2. He’s Lovin’ You Out of My Mind
3. What Does He Take Me For?  Featured on K92FM – Orlando, FL
4. It Depends on the Whether   ~   5. Crazy In Love (co-write with Mike Bell)   ~   6. Natural Wonder
7. Trophies   ~   8. Long Distance Back To Your Heart   ~   9. Hole In My Soul
10. Cheyenne Moon (co-write with Mark Elliott)
11. Can’t Burn the Same Bridge TwiceFeatured on Charlie Daniels Talent Roundup
12. Driving You Out of My Life

~ Available on CD Baby ~ 

Liner Notes…Too Hot To Handle…is Connie Blackwood’s first album. She’s a Jersey girl who recorded in Nashville, TN and Orlando, FL and came up with a gem of a recording.

K92FM in Orlando’s favorite pick is cut # 3, “What Does He Take Me For?” You can tell she put a lot of thought into the writing process and you can’t help but hum the tunes after hearing them. She’s just got a way of drawing you into her songs!

The concept of “Too Hot” had Connie searching for a unique album design and landed her in the reach of a 300 pound Siberian tiger named Sonny. They were both glad to pose for the cover and bonded quickly. You know how cats love string…well check out the fringe on that jacket and skirt and…well, you get the picture.

One of Connie’s favorites is “Cheyenne Moon” penned with her buddy “Mark Elliott.”  “It’s amazing what you learn from a romance novel…we created a story from a place I read about. Then I ended up not only singing at the Cheyenne Saloon in Orlando, but having the CD release party there as well.” There’s a lot of history in the songs and in the making!!

Maybe it’s not Nashville’s idea of Country…she’s been turned down by some of the majors, but when you hear songs like “Trophies” and “Driving You Out of My Life” you can see the people she writes about in everyday life…and that’s what being a great songwriter is all about.

Check out “too Hot To Handle” and don’t be surprised if you fall “Crazy In Love” with a whole new brand of Country!

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“DRIVING YOU OUT OF MY LIFE” ~ 1992

Recorded by Laurie Kinslow   ~   Nashville, TN

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“LOVE ME” & “WHITE HORSE” ~ 1986”

Trion Records - White Horse by Connie StroedeckeMy very first time in the studio!!

Recorded at Trion Recording Studios, Margate, FL
Produced by Michael Kohler & Danny Perez

© 1981 -2014 Connie MacLeod

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And… a little something special for you who made it to the bottom of the page!

 

Yeah, That’s Me!

 

Trust in Jesus….He is mighty to save!!!

 

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