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NEWS & UPDATES

Currently I have a lot of exciting things going on and I invite you to follow and support me on this musical journey.
Here are some of the highlights and updates pertaining to the latest developments and music projects. 
Check out additional news and updates on my Facebook Page.

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TENNESSEE HIGHLIGHTER MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

April 23, 2024

Interview with the Tennessee Highlighter On-line Magazine as part of their Local Stories series. "Click image to read article".

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"Dragonfly"
RELEASES 4-8-2024

April 8, 2024

Dragonfly by Tom Bender & Justine Blazer (Songwriters) is my first Pop Ballad and the first song completely produced in house by Justine Blazer (Ten7Teen Studios). Vocalist, Justine Blazer delivers a smooth and warm vocal performance bringing the transformational ideas of the lyrics alive.

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VOYAGER ATLANTA MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

March 21, 2024

Interview with the Voyager Atlanta On-line Magazine as part of their Inspiring Stories series. "Click image to read article".

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"WALLS"
RELEASES 2-14-2024

February 14, 2024

Walls by Tom Bender & Justine Blazer (Songwriters) produced by Justine Blazer (Ten7Teen Studios). Vocalist Justine Blazer delivers a smooth and steady vocal performance bringing this Modern Country Rock song and the lyrics of the song to life.

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2023 PICTURE COLLAGE

December 31, 2023

"2023 Highlights"
2023 has been another amazing music year for me! First I want to thank everyone who has supported my music journey, from listening, sharing, watching the lyric videos and so on! I had a lot of first time experiences, which has made 2023 a fun year of growth!

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"IS THIS LOVE"
RELEASES 10-25-2023

October 25, 2023

Is This Love by Tom Bender & Justine Blazer (Songwriters) produced by Justine Blazer (Ten7Teen Studios). Vocalist Justine Blazer brings together Modern County, Classic Rock with a hint of Detroit Soul bringing the lyrics of this ballad to life.

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CMA INDUSTRY MEMBER

October 12, 2023

Congratulations! We are delighted to inform you that you have officially joined the Country Music Association as an Industry Member! We are excited to welcome you into our community of over 6,000 industry professionals & look forward to supporting your professional and personal endeavors.

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BOLD JOURNEY MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

September 12, 2023

Interview with the Bold Journey On-line Magazine as part of their Finding Your Way series. "Click image to read article".

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"Born Ready (Run the Race)"
RELEASES 8-12-2023

August 12, 2023

Born Ready (Run the Race) by Tom Bender (Songwriter) produced by Justine Blazer (Ten7Teen Studios). Vocalist Justine Blazer delivers a straight up driving rock vocal performance bringing the song and the lyrics of the song to life.

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SHOUTOUT ATLANTA MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

Juy 12, 2023

Interview with ShoutOut Atlanta On-line Magazine as part of their Artists & Creatives on Why they pursued a creative career. "Click image to read article".

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"TRY TO HIDE"
RELEASES 7-11-2023

July 11, 2023

Try To Hide by Mike & Tom Bender (Songwriters) produced by Justine Blazer (Ten7Teen Studios). Vocalist Justine Blazer delivers an absolutely fantastic, fun and up-beat vocal performance bringing this Modern County song and the lyrics of the song to life.

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"LOVE"
RELEASES 6-15-2023

June 15, 2023

Love by Tom Bender (Songwriter) produced by Justine Blazer (Ten7Teen Studios). Vocalist Justine Blazer delivers a fun and up-beat/up-tempo Pop/Rock infused song, bringing the lyrics of this song to life. The main message of the song and the artwork is, “Love" is the thread/stitch that has the power to bring change, healing and unity to all and everything we face.

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"DESIRE"
RELEASES 5-23-2023

May 23, 2023

Desire by Tom Bender (Songwriter) produced by Justine Blazer (Ten7Teen Studios). Vocalist Justine Blazer delivers a soulfully driven Modern Country - Rock vocal performance that reflects the temptations of the hearts inner turmoil with love, dreams and desire. Bringing the lyrics of this song to life.

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2023 JMA NOMINATIONS FOR
"SONG OF THE YEAR" (MULIT-GENRE/MULTIPLE SONGWRITERS) & "SONGWRITER ACHIEVEMENT" 

May 4, 2023

The 9th Annual Josie Music Awards will be held on October 22, 2023 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. I have 2 songs being nominated, "Goodbyes Are Never the End" and "Desire".

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VOYAGER ATLANTA MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

March 23, 2023

Interview with the Voyager Atlanta On-line Magazine as part of their Inspiring Stories series. "Click image to read article".

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"SOUL MATES"
RELEASES 2-14-2023

February 14, 2023

Soul Mates by Tom Bender (Songwriter) produced by Justine Blazer (Ten7Teen Studios). Vocalist Justine Blazer delivers a fun and playful upbeat Modern Country - Rock vocal performance bringing the lyrics of this love song to life.

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2022 PICTURE COLLAGE

December 31, 2022

"2022 Highlights"
2022 has been an amazing music year for me! First I want to thank everyone who has supported my music journey, from listening, sharing, watching the lyric videos and so on! I had a lot of first time experiences and learning, which has made 2022 a lot of fun!

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"JUST BELIEVE IN YOU"
RELEASES 12-27-2022

December 27, 2022

Just Believe In You by Tom Bender (Songwriter) produced by Justine Blazer (Ten7Teen Studios). Vocalist Justine Blazer delivers a smooth rock vocal performance bringing the encouraging and challenging statements of the lyrics to life. Song was inspired by Jackie Lithgow's story, "A story of hope and determination".

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BILLBOARD MAGAZINE LAYOUT

October 13, 2022

I have had a blast this year writing and releasing songs, but this is a highlight for me as a songwriter! To have my name listed in two of Billboard's Magazine Recording Academy / GRAMMYs editions as a co-writer for the song Bad Love!

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"GOODBYE ARE NEVER THE END"
RELEASES 10-7-2022

October 7, 2022

Goodbyes Are Never The End by Mike Bender & Tom Bender (Songwriters) produced by Justine Blazer (Ten7Teen Studios). Vocalist Justine Blazer delivers a beautiful vocal performance that brings the story behind the song to life! The song is a song of dedication and a song of honor for all our First Responders who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting our communities.

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CANVASREBEL MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

October 6, 2022

Interview with CanvasREBEL On-line Magazine as part of their The story behind your mission.  Click image to read article.

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"BAD LOVE" ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS FROM "THE SOUND WON'T STOP"

September, 2022

With the release of such a killer track, we wanted to find out where this song actually came from. I wrote this with Tom Bender.... from one of his real life counseling experiences. "Bad Love" is an honest and smooth track that really has heart and style to it. This has so much soul its nuts. This track has it all and it's done with taste and a certain gracefulness in the performance that just plain feels good to listen to.This single gets infectious very fast. "Bad Love" appears on the album "Girl Singing the Blues" by Justine Blazer

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"ROAD OF LIFE"
RELEASES 8-26-2022

August 26, 2022

Road of Life by Tom Bender (Songwriter) produced by Justine Blazer (Ten7Teen Studios). Vocalist Justine Blazer delivers a warm soft rock vocal performance bringing the lyrics to life.

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"BAD LOVE"
RELEASES 7-15-22

July 15, 2022

First co-write, first artist release! Bad Love is featured on Justine Blazer’s album Girl Singing The Blues

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"I STILL BELIEVE"
RELEASES 6-15-2022

June 15, 2022

I Still Believe by Tom Bender (Songwriter) produced by Justine Blazer (Ten7Teen Studios). Vocalist Justine Blazer delivers a warm emotional vocal performance bringing the hope of the lyrics to life.

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2022 JMA "SONGWRITER ACHIEVEMENT" NOMINEE

May 12, 2022

ISongwriters will have their song listened to by our panel in this next round and each songwriter the panel feels have written a song that encompasses all the elements for a song with great strength potential will be awarded with a plaque for their song. This category is based fully on your songwriting ability.

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 2022 ISSA AWARDS FINALIST

May 2, 2022

Made it as a finalist for "Male Songwriter of the Year" for the 2022 ISSA Awards being held at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

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"LOVE IS"
RELEASES 4-8-22

April 8, 2022

Love Is by Tom Bender (Songwriter) produced by Justine Blazer (Ten7Teen Studios). Vocalist Justine Blazer delivers a alternative rock/ pop vocal performance bringing the challenging statements and thoughts of the lyrics to life.

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"IS IT TOO LATE"
RELEASES 2-16-22

February 16, 2022

Is It Too Late by Tom Bender (Songwriter) produced by Justine Blazer (Ten7Teen Studios). Vocalist Justine Blazer delivers a heartfelt vocal performance bringing the challenging reality of the lyrics to life.

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"I'M MOVIN ON"
RELEASES 1-1-22

January 1, 2022

I’m Movin On by Tom Bender (Songwriter) produced by Justine Blazer (Ten7Teen Studios). Vocalist Justine Blazer delivers a powerful rock vocal performance bringing the challenging statements of the lyrics to life.

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NASHVILLEVOYAGER MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

December 29, 2021

Interview with the NashvilleVoyager On-line Magazine as part of their Portraits of Nashville, Daily Inspiration. "Click image to read article".

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A FEATURED SONGWRITER IN THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF "WRITE AWAY MAGAZINE, THE LYRIC WRITERS MAGAZINE" CLICK IMAGE TO READ MAGAZINE, 
I'M FEATURED ON PAGE 38.

September 4, 2021

Write Away On-line Magazine - bringing you more ways to promote your music where ever you live in the world… Click on the image to read the article!

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"MUSIC MAKES THE HEART BEAT"
RELEASES 8-21-21

August 21, 2021

Music Makes The Heart Beat by Tom Bender (Songwriter) produced by Justine Blazer (Ten7Teen Studios). Vocalist Justine Blazer delivers a top notch and fun pop vocal performance bringing the lyrics alive! So no matter what your age you’ll just want to sing along.

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"YOU'RE FRIEND I'LL ALWAYS BE"
RELEASES 6-8-21

June 8, 2021

Your Friend I’ll Always Be by Tom Bender (Songwriter), produced by Justine Blazer (Ten7Teen Studios). Vocalist, Justine Blazer delivers a fantastic consoling vocal performance bringing the lyrics alive.

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"YOU CAN BE FREE"
RELEASES 5-23-21

May 23, 2021

You Can Be Free is a hard hitting reality driven lyrical song by Tom Bender (Songwriter), produced by Justine Blazer (Ten7Teen Studios). Vocalist, Justine Blazer delivers a powerful vocal performance bringing the emotional context of the lyrics alive.

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OFFICIAL 2021 JOSIE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE

May 19, 2021

The Josie Music Awards was created solely to celebrate those in the independent music industry that work so hard every day and deserve to have a night of their own.  Since its inaugural celebration in 2015, the Josie Music Awards was, is, and remains the largest independent artist award show globally.

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"YOU'LL ALWAYS BE HERE WITH ME"
RELEASES 5-9-21

May 9, 2021

You’ll Always Be Here With Me is a Country-R&B/Soul stylistic song by Tom Bender (Songwriter) and produced by Justine Blazer (Ten7Teen Studios). Vocalist, Justine Blazer delivers a beautifully warm vocal performance bringing out the emotion and soul of the lyrics.

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"KEEP THE FIRE BURNING FOR ME"
RELEASES 2-14-2021

February 14, 2021

Keep the Fire Burning for Me is a fun upbeat Country Pop/Rock song by Tom Bender (Songwriter) and produced by Justine Blazer (Ten7Teen Studios). Vocalist, Justine Blazer delivers a magnificent vocal performance bringing the metaphoric context of the lyrics alive.

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