Barbara Wilkinson

Barbara Wilkinson

 Shelbyville, Tennessee, USA
BandAmericanaBluegrass

Bluegrass/Country

Steeped in infectious melodies and lyrics, placements in the prestigious songwriting contests- Billboard, John Lennon and Great American Songwriting Contests and a cut by Larry Sparks, legendary bluegrass artist on upcoming CD-50..that's a great start..check out "BITTERWEEDS"

Biography

BARBARA WILKINSON
SONGWRITER, BMI

Member of NSAI, IBMA, Americana Music Association, BMI and Songu.com

Check out Reverbnation "WilkWood Music" for more music and show updates!

Upcoming 2014--LARRY SPARKS "BITTERWEEDS"
on his "50" CD due out fall 2013

Sept 2013--Mountain Fever Records Artist "Jett's Creek" released "When Angels Fall" on their new CD titles -The Wait Is Over-

2012---LOU REID AND CAROLINA cuts
"SOME HEARTS" on their new CD "Callin' Me Back Home"

"BITTERWEEDS" charted #27 on the Australian Major Charts early 2012, recorded by Marie Hodson.

OCT 2011 MARIE HODSON cut BITTERWEEDS, NO CHEATING REQUIRED and NESHOBA COUNTY JAIL on her CD titled "BITTERWEEDS"
The Title cut is climbing the charts in Australia as the first single released off this CD produced by JASON ROLLER of
Magicshackdemos.com

MARCH 2011 KRISTI KALYN cut COWBOYS LOVE TEXAS on her CD titled "IT'S NOT OVER"

FEB 2010 QUINTANA BIFFERT released her sophomore CD "CALL HIS NAME", title track written by Barbara. This gospel CD is right on and Quintana hits all the right notes and spots. May be the best gospel CD released this year!
http://www.myspace.com/quintanabiffert

COWBOYS LOVE TEXAS, recorded by MARIE HODSON, currently climbing the AUSTRALIAN MUSIC CHARTS November 2010 and charted at #6 on the ECMA Charts in 2009 and charted in the Top 10 of the Australian Hot Country Charts.

Her song, "TRUE BLUE COWBOY" , has been recorded by William Michael , B. Thomas(Norwegian Country Artist) and on BILLY CHILDERS debut CD "A Man's Gotta Do....What A Man's Gotta Do." CD's are available from each of these artists websites or CDBaby, iTunes
Jamie Lynn Robinson released "SOME HEARTS", title track credits and "Revivals Coming"

"BITTERWEEDS", that placed Top 3 in 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest country category Session I and a Top 5 Finalist in the 2009 11th Annual GASC Countemporary Acoustic Folk Category and Honorable Mention in the Country Category.
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"I NEED A DAY LIKE THAT" that placed 3rd in the Country Category of the 2008 16th Annual Billboard World Songwriting Contest, Top 5 Finalist in the 2008 10th Annual Great American Song Contest and Honorable Mention in the 2008 SongDoor International Songwriting Contest!!!

Lyrics

BITTERWEEDS

Written By: WILKINSON/WOOD

BITTERWEEDS
copyright 2009 bwilkinson/swood

WILD FLOWERS GREW OUT HER BACKDOOR
DOWN THE HILL AND TO THE ROAD
WHERE YOUNG MEN CAME AND PICKED THEM
AND TO OTHERS THEY WOULD GO
WATCHING THROUGH A DUSTY WINDOW
SOMETIMES FROM DUSK TIL DAWN
WAITING FOR THE MAN SHE FAVORED
BUT HE NEVER CAME TO CALL

(CHORUS)
BITTERWEEDS
WERE ALL HER GARDEN GREW
I GUESS SHE ALWAYS KNEW
THAT BITTERWEEDS
WERE ALL SHE HAD
TO LOOK FORWARD TO

HER NEIGHBORS SAID SHE WAS CRAZY
CAUSE SHE STARED WHEN THEY WALKED BY
THEY SAY SHE WORE A BLACK ROSE
BUT THEY NEVER ASKED HER WHY
THERE WERE RUMORS NEVER DENIED
GROWING TALL LIKE HER GRASS
GOSSIPS SAID SHE WAS WIDOWED
TALKED ‘BOUT A LOVE FROM HER PAST

(REPEAT CHORUS)

( INSTRUMENTAL)

LAST MONDAY CHURCH BELLS WERE RINGING
DOWN THE HILL SIX MEN WALKED SLOW
SHE FINALLY LEFT THAT CABIN
TAKING SECRETS THAT SHE KNOWS
WATCHING THROUGH A DUSTY WINDOW
SOMETIMES FROM DUSK TIL DAWN
WAITING FOR THE MAN SHE FAVORED
BUT HE NEVER CAME TO CALL

(REPEAT CHORUS)

WINGS

Written By: WILKINSON/WOOD

WINGS
2011WILKINSON/WOOD

WON'T NEED MY JOB
WON'T NEED MY CAR
I'LL HAVE NO USE FOR THE DOLLAR BILLS
I'VE MADE FROM WORKING HARD
WON'T NEED A SUITCASE TO PACK ALL MY STUFF
WON'T EVEN NEED A TICKET FOR A TRAIN OR BUS

I'LL NEED WINGS TO FLY ME HOME
CARRY ME AWAY
I KNOW WHO'S WAITING FOR ME ON THE OTHER SHORE
THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE WORTH WAITING FOR
AND I'LL NEED WINGS TO FLY ME HOME
CARRY ME ONE DAY
THE ONLY THING I NEED TO OWN
ARE WINGS TO FLY ME HOME

WON'T HAVE AN ACHE
WON'T HAVE A TEAR
I'LL THROW OFF ALL OF THESE WORRIES
I'VE CARRIED THROUGH THE YEARS
I'M NOWHERE NEAR PERFECT, I'VE GOT MY SINS
BUT I WANT TO WALK ON THE OTHER SIDE
IF THEY LET ME IN

I'LL NEED WINGS TO FLY ME HOME
CARRY ME AWAY
I KNOW WHO'S WAITING FOR ME ON THE OTHER SHORE
THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE WORTH WAITING FOR
AND I'LL NEED WINGS TO FLY ME HOME
CARRY ME ONE DAY
THE ONLY THING I NEED TO OWN
ARE WINGS TO FLY ME HOME

(BRIDGE)
I MISS THE ANGELS IN MY LIFE
NO LONGER HERE ON EARTH
I WILL SEE THEM ALL AGAIN
BUT I GOT TO GET THERE FIRST

I'LL NEED WINGS TO FLY ME HOME
CARRY ME AWAY
THE ONLY THING I NEED TO OWN
ARE WINGS TO FLY ME HOME
THE ONLY THING I'LL NEED TO OWN
ARE WINGS TO FLY ME HOME

I WANT MINE

Written By: WILKINSON/WOOD

I WANT MINE
copyright2011wilkinson/wood

THERE'S LOVE THAT BURNS, LOVE THAT STINGS
FLIES ON PRETTY WINGS
THERE'S LOVE THAT YOU DON'T GET
THERE'S LOVE THAT BLOOMS EVERY JUNE
COUPLES MARCH TO A WEDDING TUNE
I HAVEN'T DONE THAT YET
THERE'S ALL SORTS OF LOVE TO FIND
ONLY ONE CAN BE ONE OF A KIND
(AND)

(CHORUS)
I WANT MINE
I WANT MINE
I WANT MINE
I WANT MINE

I'VE SEARCHED MY HEART SEARCHED MY SOUL
I'VE BEEN ON A ROLL
I'VE CHASED ALOT OF DREAMS
I'VE SLAMMED SOME DOORS, WORN OUT FLOORS
HAD TOO MUCH THEN BEGGED FOR MORE
LIVED FOR THE EXTREME
I NEED HELP TO TURN THE TIDE
ONLY TRUE LOVE LEFT UNTRIED

(REPEAT CHORUS)

(BRIDGE)
I COULD GIVE IN , THROW UP MY HANDS
TELL MYSELF I WON'T WIN BUT THAT'S NOT WHO I AM

THERE'S YOU THERE'S ME HERE TONIGHT
HALF A MOON IN THE SKY
I LOVE THE WAY THIS FEELS
I MAY NOT GUARD ALL MY HEART
I' M NOT KNOWN FOR BEING SMART
WHEN I FALL HEAD OVER HEELS
I WILL HOLD ON TO YOU TIGHT
SO LET THE STARS LINE UP TONIGHT
CAUSE

I WANT MINE
I WANT MINE
I WANT MINE

CALLOUS SOUL

Written By: WILKINSON/WOOD


CALLOUS SOUL
2013wilkinson/wood

A WOMAN ALONE, HER BACK AGAINST THE WALL
STARES THROUGH HER GLASS AT THE TABLECLOTH
TRIES TO DECIDE HOW MUCH SHE IS TO BLAME
WHAT MADE HER DRAW THAT WEAPON AND AIM
IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN HER LAST SHOT
AT TRYING TO HEAL A WOUNDED HEART

SHE MARRIED A MAN IN A CATCH 22
DAMNED IF SHE DON'T AND DAMNED IF SHE DO
SHE LEARNED EARLY IN HIS LONG LINE OF SINS
WHAT KIND OF TROUBLE SHE'D GOTTEN IN
A WOMAN LEFT WITH NO CHOICE
IS LEFT LISTENING TO HER OWN VOICE
CHORUS
NOW SHE SAYS OH CALLOUS SOUL
FORGED WHEN MY LIFE WAS OUT OF CONTROL
WITH A HEART LIKE A DEEP DARK HOLE
AN EMPTY SPACE WHERE NO TEARS FLOW
LOOK AT YOU NOW CALLOUS SOUL

A LAWMAN'S CURSING A TRAIL GONE STONE COLD
AND A BAD MAN GOT WHAT HE WAS OWED
NOW THE WOMAN ASKS THE WHISKEY TO LIE
SO SHE CAN SIP ON HER ALIBI
AFTER ALL HE PUT HER THROUGH
AT LEAST SHE KNOWS HE'S NOT BULLETPROOF

AND SHE SAYS OH CALLOUS SOUL
FORGED WHEN MY LIFE WAS OUT OF CONTROL
WITH A HEART LIKE A DEEP DARK HOLE
AN EMPTY SPACE WHERE NO TEARS FLOW
LOOK AT YOU NOW CALLOUS SOUL

AND SHE SAYS OH CALLOUS SOUL
FORGED WHEN I WORE A YOUNG GIRLS CLOTHES
WITH A HEART LIKE A DEEP DARK HOLE
AN EMPTY SPACE WHERE NO TEARS FLOW
LOOK AT YOU NOW CALLOUS SOUL

Discography

Cut 2012---LOU REID AND CAROLINA cuts
"SOME HEARTS" on their new CD "Callin' Me Back Home"

"BITTERWEEDS" charted #27 on the Australian Major Charts early 2012, recorded by Marie Hodson.

"BITTERWEEDS" placed Top 3 in 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest country category Session I and a Top 5 Finalist in the 2009 11th Annual GASC Countemporary Acoustic Folk Category and Honorable Mention in the Country Category

"I NEED A DAY LIKE THAT" placed 3rd in the Country Category of the 2008 16th Annual Billboard World Songwriting Contest, Top 5 Finalist in the 2008 10th Annual Great American Song Contest and Honorable Mention in the 2008 SongDoor International Songwriting Contest!!!
Other Honorable Mentions in the SongDoor Contest were "When Angels Fall" and "Cowboys Love Texas"

You can hear more of Barbara's songs at her websites
http://www.reverbnation.com/barbarawilkinson
http://www.soundclick.com/barbarawilkinson

Special Thanks
to CountryJack Harper.

You will find songwriter demos on the media page of this site. Thanks to the musicians and vocalists who do them.

magicshackdemos.com.

wilkwoodmusic@gmail.com
copyright 2007 -2013 BWilkinson/SWood/LGN Publishing

Set List

Sets can be 1-2 hours with or without Covers and is mostly Acoustic/Folk/Bluegrass.