MY STORY

ISSA Membership
International Singer-Songwriters Assn.

A Christchurch born & raised lad in a family of 7 all up and surviving life's old school of hard knocks and teachings. My first acoustic guitar purchased at the age of 21 proved to be a challenge - discovering 4 large fingers needed some manipulating to finger 6 strings, but I did discover I had a real passion for Country Music, which has remained true and steadfast to this day.

My first involvement with Country Music began in my early twenties (1969) and for twenty years, I was very involved in Country Music and in Country Music Clubs around Christchurch from sweeping the floor to Club Committee level, organizing and convenor of awards to judging Awards Contests in the South Island, New Zealand.

During that time, my late wife and I also played for 17 years as a duo, performing 5 nights a week, tutoring guitar, helping Club Members with their music, raising 4 kids and working 40-60hrs a week. A hectic life but a very rewarding one.

Fast forward to the current day and after many requests to record, over the years, I've finally met the challenge and recorded my Debut EP titled, “Country Songs From The Heart Vol.1” comprising of 1 Original Song “A Night Alone With You” and 6 Cover Songs.

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WSA Don Smythe-It's Called Being In Love
Always Wanting You
Daddy's In Khandaha
Longway Till Tomorrow
A Night Alone With You
It's Called Being In Love
Nowhere's Too Far
Somone's Heart Is Breaking
WSA Don Smythe-Nowhere's Too Far

Doris Marie Young

Dory's Indie World Epic Gold Diamond Awards

03-05-2021

Please Join Me now as we congratulate Country Music Sensation

Don Smythe  once again for receiving The New Epic Gold Diamond Award for the song titled 'Longway Till Tomorrow'. Don Is a Multi-Award Winning Artist that has previously won the Gold, Platinum, Triple Gold, Triple Platinum and The New 2021 Diamond Award.

Don Smythe Shines like the Country star he was born to be, every song is sensational and what Extraordinary Performances. So refreshing and vibrant and a pleasure to hear when he sings.

Don Also is receiving The New Epic Platinum Diamond Award this evening, Please join your hands together in an applause for all his accomplishments & Success!

Don Smythe Congratulations from your friends at Rockin' Round The Clock radio, Dory's Indie World Radio Network, Space Angel Music Co, Soundwave One, Landsdown Productions, Harris House Studios, Phoenix Country Radio & Belter Radio, We are so proud & Ecstatic at all your Achievements, BRAVO!!!!

Doris Marie Young

Dory's Indie Diamond Award Wall of Fame

03-05-2021

Good evening Friends, Please join Me as we congratulate Multi-Award Winning Country sensation Don Smythe on Receiving The New 2021 Diamond Award for his Extraordinary Performance on the hit song titled 'Longway Till Tomorrow' produced by Phil Doublet and Third Room Productions. Well done Phil Doublet on such an outstanding production, I tilt my hat off to you!

This song was brilliantly written by Jeanette Sadie Sutherland Peters (Ginny Peters), but Don Smythe sure does draw in his audience, when you hear Don Smythe sing you automatically fall in love with his vocals & music.

Don has a true traditional Country sound in both his classic cover songs & on his originals. I absolutely love listening to Don Smythe performing. He's One particular Artist that you can put his CD in the player and play it non-stop round the clock never wanting to change the CD , He's That Great! Oh, how I just love hearing him sing and as you can tell I am a huge fan of his. Don Smythe, You Are Truly Amazing, I have both your CD's now Vol 1 & 2 and every song recorded is just phenomenal. I couldn't be more proud of you.

Congratulations Don Smythe from your friends at Rockin' Round The Clock radio, Dory's Indie World Radio Network, Space Angel Music Co, Soundwave One, Landsdown Productions, Harris House Studios, Phoenix Country Radio & Belter Radio, We are so proud of you, BRAVO my Friend BRAVO!!!

Doris Marie Young

Dory's Indie World Epic Diamond Wall Of Fame

03-05-2021

Please Join Me Now as we present to Country singer & Entertainer Don Smythe on receiving the New 2021 Epic Platinum Diamond Award for his amazing song titled 'Longway Till Tomorrow', What an amazing song written by Jeanette Sadie Sutherland Peters (Ginny Peters).

Also, The brilliant production from Phil Doublet & Third Room Productions is absolutely phenomenal, Again, Well Done my Friend!

Don Smythe Has other songs to that are played on my 2 networks, and He is featured in Countdowns, Showcases, and Award Shows.

Don just had an outstanding Album review from Soundwave One & Professional Reviewer & Interviewer Steven F. Adams.

Every household that enjoys Country music should own copies of Don's Volume Sets.

Congratulations Don Smythe from your friends at Rockin' Round The Clock radio, Dory's Indie World Radio Network, Space Angel Music Co, Soundwave One, Landsdown Productions, Harris House Studios, Phoenix Country Radio & Belter Radio, We are so proud of you, BRAVO my Friend BRAVO!!!

Doris Marie Young

Dory's Indie Gold & Platinum Record World Wall Of Fame

22-10-2020

Hello Everyone, Please Join Me again as we Congratulate Don Smythe On receiving his 1st Triple Platinum Record Award. 

Don Smythe, is truly A Sensational Artist, There is not much I can add to that already hasn't been said about Don Smythe,  except that He's Extraordinary & an Original with a Voice that his listeners and Fans warms up too when they hear him sing. 

Shirley Smythe,  is also to be commended and will also be receiving additional Awards as she's the mastermind songwriter behind these amazing songs that won Don Smythe  these amazing prestigious Awards.

 

Congratulations from Rockin' Round The Clock Radio, Dory's Indie World Radio Network & Space Angel Music Co. We are all so very very proud of you , BRAVO!!!

Doris Marie Young

Dory's Indie Gold & Platinum Record World Wall Of Fame

21-10-2020

Good Evening Everyone, Please Join Me as I We Present Don Smythe

With His First Prestigious Triple Gold Record Award for his songs :

1. A Night Alone With You

2. Nowhere's Too Far

3. It's Called Being In love

Lyrics Written By Our Songwriter of the year 2020 : Shirley Smythe  Melody co-written or written by Don Smythe.

Produced by Phil Doublet @ The 3rd Room Productions

Engeineered by : Arnie van Bussel (NightShift Studios)

Don Is quite Extraordinary not only as an Artist but as a Musician too, From Classic Covers to his originals Don Smythe truly shines in all his Performances.

Don Smythe has such a soothing Voice that belongs in the Traditional Country Category along with singers, Kenny Roger's , Earnest Tubb, Alan Jackson and many More... Oh What beautiful Talent Don Smythe presents when he performs.

Don also has a new Album coming out as well, His First Album Country Songs from The Heart Vol 1 is sensational, I am anxiously waiting on his second Album to be released.

Even though Don Smythe has won this prestigious Triple Gold Award , He most likely will be winning many more as he has many songs that are played on our Airwaves and even Cover songs.

Congratulations Don with absolute Honor I present you with your 1st Triple Gold Record Award, From all of us at Rockin' Round The Clock Radio, Dory's Indie World Radio Network & Space Angel Music Co. BRAVO!!!!!! Well done & Well Deserved !!

Doris Marie Young

Dory's Indie Gold & Platinum Record World Wall Of Fame

 

20-10-2020

Don Smythe

Male Country Artist Of The Year For 2020. Don is quite genuine and authentic when it comes to country music. In the year 2020. Don has had an amazing year when it comes to his music and has Achieved many awards for his songs and all of Don's songs are Hit Songs, from covers of classic country hits to his originals. Over-All Don is An Extraordinary Country Singer and Outstanding in all his Performances. I am Proud to present him with the Male Country Artist Of The Year for 2020, Congratulations

Don Smythe, from all of us at Dory's Indie World Radio Network & Rockin' Round The Clock Radio, BRAVO!!!

"**** CONGRATULATIONS ****
"IT'S CALLED BEING IN LOVE" didn't win the top spot, but was selected in the TOP10 Traditional Country finalist's in the World Songwriting awards.  https://songwritingawards.wordpress.com.

(02-10-2020) 
Dear Don,
Thank you for your recent submission to the World Songwriting Awards. There were so many amazing entries this quarter, and it was an extremely difficult task to only choose one per category!

We have listened to and reviewed your entry, and although you did not win this time, out of hundreds of submissions, we have found yours to merit an award as one of our TOP FINALISTS in this quarter's competition. Great job!

Congratulations on making it to our final selection! You deserve it! May you continue to impress us with your works!

Sincerely,

Amee Warren
Robert Stoddard
Janice Miller
William Todd Hammill
SongWritingAwards.World — feeling blessed.

"**** CONGRATULATIONS ****

23-06-2020
This was a huge surprise to see that I had received 7 PLATINUM Awards, one for each song that is not only a hit but has been played so many times at both my stations that Platinum means superb, professional and Outstanding performances.

To even receive 1 is an achievement in itself. To receive 7 literally blew me away.....

RRTCR II DORY's Indie World Radio Network Home Of Independent Artist's - Dory's Indie World Wall Of Fame
Congratulations to Don Smythe I am proud to present you with this Award for your song ' A Night Alone With You ',+ 'Always Wanting You', + 'It's Called Being In Love', + 'Nowhere's Too Far', + 'Daddy's In Khandaha', + 'Someone's Heart Is Breaking', and Longway Till Tomorrow'.
From all of us at Dory's Indie World Radio Network & Rockin' Round The Clock Radio Bravo!!!

Thank you, DJ Doris & RRTCR II Dory's Indie World Radio Network https://www.facebook.com/groups/350804428911272/
for your outstanding support. 

"**** CONGRATULATIONS ****

"NOWHERE'S TOO FAR" didn't win the top spot, but was selected in the TOP10 Traditional Country finalist's in the World Songwriting awards.  https://songwritingawards.wordpress.com.

(02-07-2020) 
Dear Don,
Thank you for your recent submission to the World Songwriting Awards. There were so many amazing entries this quarter, and it was an extremely difficult task to only choose one per category!

We have listened to and reviewed your entry, and although you did not win this time, out of hundreds of submissions, we have found yours to merit an award as one of our TOP FINALISTS in this quarter's competition. Great job!

Congratulations on making it to our final selection! You deserve it! May you continue to impress us with your works!

Sincerely,

Amee Warren
Robert Stoddard
Janice Miller
William Todd Hammill
SongWritingAwards.World — feeling blessed.

New Rising Star Runner Up Certificate
New Rising Star Runner Up Gold Record
New Rising Star Runner Up

Don Smythe-Country Musician

Dory Lussier
04-17-2020
Congratulations 
Don Smythe 

 

April 2020 - New Rising Star Runner Up for ' It's Called Being In Love ' One of his Latest New Singles. Don has been on the countdowns with his earlier tracks and doing quite well, he also has this song and 2 of his other latest singles in our Countdowns as well. I really enjoy Don Smythe 's Music and Vocals and Country style. From all of us at Rockin' Round The Clock radio & Dory's Indie World, We are so proud of you and all you have accomplished. 

Congratulations

Dory Lussier  ‎RRTCR II DORY's Indie World Radio Network

Network https://www.facebook.com/groups/350804428911272/

WSA Don Smythe Someone's Heart Is Breaki

"**** CONGRATULATIONS ****
"SOMEONE'S HEART IS BREAKING" didn't win the top spot, but was selected in the TOP10 Traditional Country finalist's in the World Songwriting awards.  https://songwritingawards.wordpress.com.
To have been picked as one of the Top 10 finalists is, in itself, quite an achievement against the high caliber of the worldwide talent who have entered their ORIGINAL songs in these awards.

(02-04-2020) 
Dear Don,
Thank you for your recent submission to the World Songwriting Awards. There were so many amazing entries this quarter, and it was an extremely difficult task to only choose one per category!

We have listened to and reviewed your entry, and although you did not win this time, out of hundreds of submissions, we have found yours to merit an award as one of our TOP FINALISTS in this quarter's competition. Great job!

Congratulations on making it to our final selection! You deserve it! May you continue to impress us with your works!

Sincerely,

Amee Warren
Robert Stoddard
Janice Miller
William Todd Hammill
SongWritingAwards.World — feeling blessed.

Award
Award certificate

Dory Lussier  ‎RRTCR II DORY's Indie World Radio Network

03 March 2020 · 

 

Don Smythe-Country Musician

Congratulations Don Smythe March 2020 - New Rising Star Runner-Up, We are so very proud of you , From all of us at Dory's Indie World Radio Network , 

RRTCR II Dory's Indie World Indie Radio

Dory Lussier  RRTCR II DORY's Indie World Radio Network

25 February 2020 · 

 

Don Smythe-Country Musician

Country SuperStar Don Smythe is not just a lover of country music, he is also a Musician and songwriter. He's a Promotor and also a huge support to Independent Artists. Don, advertises for other stations helping all Independent Artists, like myself.

The one thing about Don Smythe that makes me so proud of him, is his songs and his voice. He's truly a great Performer & Entertainer and has been featured at both stations - my indie Shows and Countdowns, even though he can't believe how much airtime and attention we give him.

 

He's very busy all the time with his sites, music and other business but when it comes to Don Smythe, he is a natural-born Talent that just makes you appreciate him that much more.

Don and I share so much in the music industry promoting Independent Artists and also support each other along the way.

It makes me proud knowing Don Smythe. He's a great friend as well as a great Country Star. 

Congratulations, Don Smythe. So very proud of you. Dory Lussier

Feb. 13th, 2020 TOP100 - Cover to Cover A tribute to our Musical Legends Chart
#62 ) Don Smythe-Coward Of The County (Cover -  Kenny Rogers)
#32 ) Don Smythe-Living On Love (Cover - Alan Jackson)
#14 ) Don Smythe - Always Wanting You (Cover - Merle Haggard)

Feb. 8th, 2020 TOP100 Independent Artist Countdown Chart
#47 ) Don Smythe-A Night Alone With You (Original)

Feb. 22nd, 2020 TOP200 Independent Artist First 2020 Countdown Chart
#28) Don Smythe-A Night Alone With You (Original)

#19) Don Smythe-Nowhere's Too Far

World Songwriting Awards

"A Night Alone With You" didn't win the top spot, but was picked as a TOP10 Traditional Country finalist in the World Songwriting Awards. https://songwritingawards.wordpress.com/

(31-12-2019)
Dear Don,
Thank you for your recent submission to the World Songwriting Awards. There were so many amazing entries this quarter, and it was an extremely difficult task to only choose one per category!

We have listened to and reviewed your entry, and although you did not win this time, out of hundreds of submissions, we have found yours to merit an award as one of our TOP FINALISTS in this quarter's competition. Great job!


Congratulations on making it to our final selection! You deserve it! May you continue to impress us with your works!

Sincerely,
Amee Warren
Robert Stoddard
Janice Miller
William Todd Hammill
SongWritingAwards.World

I am very humbled to be the recipient of the 2018 TASMA Entertainment Honour Roll Award's – Plaque, that was announced in Australia - at the Australian High Country Festival. Inverell, N.S.W. on the 5th of January. 2019,

The Award was received in April 2019.
Thank you so much, The Australasian Southerncross Music Association
(TASMA), for the Honour.

The Australasian Southerncross Music Association created the "TASMA Entertainment Honour Roll" in 2015, to show appreciation to persons in the Entertainment Industry who have shown to be Great Ambassadors to the Entertainment Industry in the Australia/New Zealand region.
The TASMA Board of Directors choose the Australian Inductees while the New Zealand Inductees are chosen by Industry connected people in New Zealand.

Past Australian Honour Roll Inductees are:
Col Joye, Cyril Green, Dale Hooper, Dally Croft, Geoff Mack,
Mark Atkins, Ray Kernaghan, Reg Lindsay, Rick Aitchison,
Roger Knox, Slim Redback Newton,
2018
Brian Young, Bo Jenkins, Norma O'Hara-Murphy, Peter Denovan and Troy Cassar-Daley.

Past New Zealand Honour Roll Inductees are:
2015
Suzanne Prentice, Marian Burns, Jenny Blackadder, Peter Posa
2016
Aly Cook, Reg McTaggard, Al Hunter
2017
No Honour Roll Issued 2017
2018
Joy Adams, "The Coalrangers" (Collectively - Des Hetherington, Geoff Farmar, John Sanchez Lloyd, Allan Cattermole, Dean Hetherington) and 
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