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Kathy Sanborn wins 2015 American Songwriting Award

June 30, 2015 - Singer and composer Kathy Sanborn has won a 2015 American Songwriting Award for her World single release, "Fantasy." Produced by GRAMMY®-winning recording artist Ricky Kej, the single will be included in Sanborn's upcoming album, Lights of Laniakea.

Kathy Sanborn wins 2015 American Songwriting Award

GRAMMY®-Winning Recording Artist Ricky Kej Joins Singer-Songwriter Kathy Sanborn in Lights of Laniakea

Teaming with GRAMMY®-winning recording artist Ricky Kej, singer/composer Kathy Sanborn combines her trademark silky vocals and heartfelt compositions with Kej's consummate arranging skills for her seventh album, Lights of Laniakea, to be released worldwide August 14, 2015.


Sanborn says, “Lights of Laniakea is packed with cheerful songs and positive energy. Always an optimist, I wanted to share my upbeat vision for the world in Lights of Laniakea, and Ricky Kej was the ideal arranger to bring my compositions to life.”


Just what is Laniakea? Back in 2014 at the University of Hawaii, scientists mapped a new supercluster that contains our own galaxy, the Milky Way. They named it Laniakea, which means, “Immeasurable Heaven.” The album, Lights of Laniakea, describes our universal desire to live in the light – in the “immeasurable heaven” that is our home.


World music album Lights of Laniakea by Kathy Sanborn


Lights of Laniakea is World music that weaves delicate vocal tapestries and delightful melodies in a stirring musical treat for the senses. A cross-cultural blend of enchanting and uplifting compositions, Lights of Laniakea fuses the talents of GRAMMY®-winning musician Ricky Kej (India) and vocalist/composer Kathy Sanborn (United States), introducing a fresh and inspiring perspective to the genre of World music.


Kathy Sanborn is an American singer and composer renowned for her velvet voice and elegant style. For her seventh album, Lights of Laniakea, Sanborn stretches vocal boundaries on twelve lovingly crafted, original World songs. Sanborn recently won a 2015 American Songwriting Award for her World single, "Fantasy." In 2014, Sanborn received a Hollywood Music in Media Awards nomination for the single.


GRAMMY® Award-winning musician and composer Ricky Kej has earned multiple honors for his composition and production skills. His most recent project, Winds of Samsara, reached #1 on the Billboard New Age charts and won a 2015 GRAMMY® Award. The album also won Album Of The Year and Best World Music Album at the 2014 Zone Music Reporter Awards.



The 57th GRAMMY® awards held in Los Angeles on February 8th, 2015 brought the win home for New Age super talents Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman. Here are Kathy Sanborn and GRAMMY® winner Wouter Kellerman at a pre-GRAMMY party in Los Angeles. Congratulations!


Kathy Sanborn with GRAMMY winner Wouter Kellerman


The 2014 Hollywood Music in Media Awards

Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominee Kathy Sanborn walked the red carpet and appeared at the after party in Hollywood on November 4, 2014. The event was held at the beautiful Fonda Theatre, where Academy Award® nominee Eric Roberts presided over the festivities.


Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominee Kathy Sanborn


Kathy Sanborn Nominated for 2014 Hollywood Music In Media Award!

Composer/vocalist Kathy Sanborn is a 2014 nominee for a Hollywood Music In Media Award. Sanborn's nominated single, FANTASY, recently reached the iTunes bestselling World music charts.


Featuring producer/Billboard #1 recording artist Ricky Kej, FANTASY combines Jazz, World, and New Age genres in a song that captures the passion of romance. Sung in Spanish, the composition showcases Sanborn's renowned sultry vocals and signature jazzy style.


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