With a new single spinning on airwaves all across the country, and just in time for her new EP to hit stores, teenage singer/songwriter Justine Dorsey secured two nominations for Best Female Singer/Songwriter and Hot Adult Contemporary Single at the esteemed 2012 LA Music Awards.
With well over six hundred applicants, Justine stood out amongst the pack and was honored with nominations in two of the night's most competitive categories, Hot Adult Contemporary Single and Best Female Singer/Songwriter. Justine knows that Female Singer/Songwriter category is the most competitive category of any award for a female artist and states, "It feels good to know that people think I stand out from the crowd!"
And stand out from the crowd she does, even catching the eye of four time Grammy Award winning producer & singer-songwriter Randy Sharp, who has been guiding and mentoring Justine through her recent musical journeys and served as her co-producer on her new EP, Unsaid. Randy explains, "It's rare that an artist can share their musical take on the world in a completely believable, unaffected, and infectious way. Justine does just that. Her songs are clearly reflective of an American teenager's angst, humor and innocence, but somehow she does it with the wisdom and polish that only accomplished songwriters many times her age are still searching for. It's just great when award shows get it right".
Another chance encounter led Justine to Laurel Canon Licensing where James Combs and Gary Calamar welcomed Justine to their family of artists: "It's unusual for Laurel Canon to be working with a teenage songwriter, but when we were introduced to the music of 16 year old Justine Dorsey, it was clear that she is a special talent."
Justine is only sixteen years old and has already recorded a full album before her EP. Her current EP Unsaid exudes music from such an honest place in a young girl's heart. "I'm not going to write about things that don‚t affect me, or moments I haven't experienced. And when your music truly affects you, listeners can feel that." Steven Sharp, one of country music's biggest promoters said, "It did not surprise me that Justine Dorsey was nominated for the LA Music Awards' Hot AC Single and Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year. Justine is the real deal. A talent like this only comes around once in a generation. Her songs and her voice are undeniable at first listen. One spin and you're in on Justine Dorsey."