Songbook South Singers Make First Music Video

February 6, 2021 in downtown Shreveport, Louisiana, our Songbook South Singers: Love Unlimited Ensemble made their first music video, covering Queen's "Somebody To Love", starring Brooke Wilson and Trevor VanEaton as soloists.

The video has been quite popular on YouTube, receiving 718 views a year later, and is now featured also on Rumble.

See it here!

Happy Valentine's Day from Songbook South!

Songbook South creates quarterly newsletter for our friends and donors called Follow UP!

Check out our first installment of our new newsletter called Follow UP!, where we follow up with some of our Songbook South alums on their way up the ladder of success in the entertainment field.  

We will also visit with Songbook South mentors and regional artists who have "made it big" in the industry to discover their recipes for success!

Don't miss a single installment!  Go to our Songbook South YouTube Channel and Subscribe, today!

Two more awards for the fabulous Isabella Fowler!

Songbook South Singer alum, Isabella Fowler, adds to her trophy case with two more awards to her credit for her portrayal of Justine Hahn in Hahn vs Gillgallon.

Young Artist Academy    Best Performance in a Film by a Teen Actress

The Young Entertainer Awards     Best Young Actress 14 & Under in a Short Film

We are so very proud of Isabella's continued success, and are excited to watch her star rise!  Keep killing it, Isabella!

Congratulations to our Songbook South Singers who are in the SRAC ArtBreak Talent Show!



Songbook South celebrates another student who has achieved national recognition as one of the Top 40 high school singers in the nation of 2023!

Natalie Barker, Grand Prize Winner of the 2022 Songbook South High School Vocal Competition and Songbook South Singer, will be participating in a prestigious 8-day vocal intensive in July where she will work with a bevy of entertainment industry luminaries and top music educators in pre-professional workshops culminating in a performance of their work.  Read more about the vocal intensive here.  

Natalie will be using the scholarship she won at the Songbook South competition to attend the intensive.  She thanks all of you who give to Songbook South for this amazing opportunity to continue her training on a grander scale, as well as all the local events that Songbook South offers to train and support students.  

We know this is just the beginning for this amazing talent!  Stay tuned as we follow her through her preparation and experience at the event!


Braden Tucker wins BuzzFest 2023 at Byrd High School with his performance of Song for You by Leon Russell.

Known for its large population of students, the "City of Byrd" hosted its very popular show BuzzFest full of student performances and skits produced by the school's many organizations and clubs.  The show is arguably the most popular and well attended event of its kind on campus, and thus, competition is is fierce just to earn a place in the cavalcade of acts which makes the win even more sweet for Braden.

This makes for two years in a row that a Songbook South Singer wins BuzzFest with Camryn Orr winning in 2022.   Perhaps we are reporting on a new trend?

Braden has also been distinguished as a singer this year by earning spots in the Caddo Parish Honor Choir, Top Finalist in the KTAL-TV ArtBreak's Got Talent Show, and the Louisiana All-State Choir.

Braden will be attending University of Louisiana - Monroe in the Fall as a Vocal Performance major.  He will remain active in Songbook South as he is able.


Natalie Barker has experienced a very active Summer.  Just before her Summer was to start she was notified that she was named as one of the Top 40 high school singers in the nation of 2023 by a prestigious foundation who invited her to attend their 8-day vocal intensive program in Indiana.  

Not long after that she appeared on KTAL's Loving

Living Local with Susan Kirton and Songbook South's Founder/President, Jennifer Dowd to celebrate Natalie's achievement.  

Many weeks of preparation later, she is on stage after working with several Broadway

stars and entertainment industry legends, giving a stunning performance of her chosen song, "Charade" (Johnny Mercer/Henry Mancini), to a huge audience in an exhibition concert of all the honored student performers.  The intensive ended in a grand concert showcasing all the musical work of the student performers.