Ricky Fitzpatrick Wins GSS 2008 Favorite Indie Folk Artist

Singer/Songwriter Ricky Fitzpatrick celebrates songwriting award #50! With a musical resume that includes Nashville Star, The Apollo Theatre, The Bluebird Café, The Muse's Muse, Myxer and CD Baby, singer/songwriter Ricky Fitzpatrick has no shortage of accolades for and recognition of his music. And this week he celebrates a milestone award #50 with receipt of the 2008 Global Favorite Independent Folk Artist from the Global Songwriters Society.

The Global Favorite Independent Artist is awarded in each of 12 different genres and is based on a randomized aggregate of online activity for GSS members, including site/page views and traffic, song plays, downloads and music & ringtone sales, running from August 1 through July 31 of the following year.

"My passion is songwriting" says Fitzpatrick. "So to be recognized for something I love doing is amazing. It's been the most incredible year for me and for the music. And I'm so glad that people are beginning to spread the news!"

Ricky is already well-known with fans for award-winning songs such as "Green In LA", "Highway 98", "Ballad of Billy the Kid" and his most lauded composition "Mississippi Moonshine" which is proposed as the official song for a yet-unnamed city in the state. "The state of Mississippi even sent me a MOONSHN license plate…possibly the coolest thing I've ever gotten."

With press and industry comments calling him "the next James Taylor" and "a Southernized Bob Dylan", more and more fans and critics are getting curious and singing along with what some are calling "one of the most passionate songwriters today…anywhere."

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