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Every episode features successful artists and industry experts sharing compelling stories and valuable knowledge about the music industry hosted by CMA, ACM & CCMA Award Winning Broadcaster Cliff Dumas.
Cliff talks to Miranda Lambert Scholarship winner Anna Vaus about the win, songwriting, tips for new artists and bumping into Steven Tyler at the grocery store.
Anna is a songwriter from San Diego, California. She grew up under the wing of Grammy-winning-artist, Steve Vaus (who she calls “dad”) and has opened for country superstars Hunter Hayes, Lonestar, Billy Ray Cyrus, LeAnn Womack, Phil Vassar and more! In November of 2015, she was invited to play in Belmont University’s ASCAP Writer’s Night and also made her Bluebird Cafe debut in February 2016. Most recently, Anna was chosen as the first recipient of the ‘Miranda Lambert Women Creators Fund’ at Belmont University. However, no matter who she plays with or where she plays… For Anna, it’s always first and foremost: about the song.
Miranda knows how difficult being a woman in the music industry can be, which is why she established a scholarship to help aspiring female songwriters and music business majors succeed. This year marks the first recipient for that award, and it went to Anna Vaus a junior at Belmont University.
The 80 applicants who applied for the scholarship were asked to submit an online application as well as an original song, which judges reviewed. They sent along their top six picks to Lambert, who decided the winner.