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Song Collaboration for Better Day Project
[David & Merelyn Carter, Mary Harrison, Robyn Hull, John Collins, Sam Pratley & Shirley Lynn]

2018 TSA Salute Awards - Contemporary Ballad and Country Song of the Year

David and Merelyn CarterI was thrilled to be able to take up the opportunity to collaborate on a song with David and Merelyn (Carter & Carter) along with four other participants - Mary Harrison, Robyn Hull, John Collins and Sam Bellamy to see accomplished the song we wrote, "Life's About the Little Things" recorded by David and Merelyn and included on their most recent album - "Better Day" launched at Tamworth January 26th, 2017.

David and Merelyn have achieved significant milestones writing and performing contemporary country music together and were Country Music Hands of Fame Inductees in 2006. There's something about the way they do things engaging people and bringing people together.

In a world filled with technology the approach taken by David and Merelyn to connect with the team of songwriters for the project was online with Google Hangouts and Google Docs and of course email. On each meeting we were able to overcome minor technology issues to get to the crux of writing the song. The approach was diplomatic and the final outcome included threads drawn from brainstorming sessions as the writing of the song was constructed and shaped together with the pool of ideas bought to the collaboration. It certainly was a great experience with a fabulous outcome, the recording of the song by David and Merelyn on their album, "Better Day".

The song and the album can be purchased on iTunes, Google Play and from The Store on the Carter and Carter website.

David and Merelyn CarterCD Launch at Tamworth Country Music Festival - Capitol Theatre,

CARTER & CARTER - 'BETTER DAY' ALBUM LAUNCH

26th January, 2017 - Capitol Theatre, Tamworth

Presented By Crestway Music

MUSIC REALLY DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Multi-award winners, Carter & Carter launch their much anticipated new album Better Day in a full band show at Tamworth’s premiere venue – Capitol Theatre.

This is the eighth album for Australia’s most successful independent country duo, following on from the success of their past albums, that have produced nine National #1 Hits plus another 11 National Top 5 Hits and a host of industry awards, including a Golden Guitar and 11 Independent CM Awards.
“Music brings people together to celebrate life, share stories, build friendships and community. It's about sharing the good times and the hard times and knowing that you're never alone. The Better Day album has been created to bring people and communities together.” Merelyn and David

Carter & Carter invite you to celebrate their album launch and support them as they showcase the music from their Better Day album - created from life, to bring people and communities together.

Song Lyrics:

Life’s About The Little Things
I remember as a child the love that filled my home
All the pictures on the walls held happy memories of their own
And I would run through the golden autumn leaves...
Shrieking with delight
That simple sound lit up my parent’s eyes
Back then I didn’t know
It’s the little things in life that make it whole

Life’s about the little things, That love and laughter bring
It’s the everyday, the ordinary happenings
They’ll make you smile, They make life worthwhile
They’re the little things, Yeah the little things

I can smell the coffee that she’s making me...
And she’s singing out of tune cause she knows that I can hear
I love that she can be herself with me...
It takes my breath away
She’s my sunshine even when it rains
Now I know -It’s the little things in life that make it whole

Life’s about the little things That love and laughter bring
It’s the everyday, the ordinary happenings
They’ll make you smile They make life worthwhile
They’re the little things Yeah the little things

It’s holding hands, it’s a kiss goodnight
Sunday morning pillow fights
Chasing rainbows, sharing all our dreams .....
It’s the warm sunlight on your face
The peaceful ending of the day
The laughter of a child or a newborn baby’s cry ....

I see the twinkle in his eye, he dunks his biscuit in her tea
There’s a sweetness in her smile as she pretends she doesn’t see
They’ve been holding hands for all these years
Watching sunsets fade, knowing what the others ‘bout to say...
Yeah they know...
It’s the little things that make their love whole
Life’s about the little things
That love and laughter bring
It’s the everyday, the ordinary happenings
They’ll make you smile
They make life worthwhile
They’re the little things
If you look for it
You’ll find that special gift
In the little things




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