Laurence E Butterfield's Classic Country Compositi
I was Born August 13th, 1951 in Randolph, Vermont. The youngest child of Bernard and Laura (Day) Butterfield. Raised and schooled in Warren, Vermont and Randolph, Vermont. Quit school at 16 years of age and lived on my own. Joined the Army as soon as I turned 17. Attained the rank of Sergeant at 17 years of age. Served in Viet Nam with the 11th Armored Calvary in '69-'70. Wounded in Action on the eve of going into Cambodia in 1970. Was married to Barbara Manning in 1974 and shared a life with her until she passed away in February 2008. Attended Champlain College, Norwich University and Graduated from Lyndon State College. Raised 4 children who have provided numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Until recently, I worked for the Veterans Administration. Started writing songs in Spring of 2007 as the result of encouragement from Kimberly Moran of the NH Rock Bottom Band. The first song I wrote was 'What My Heart Sees' This song was recognized as a top 5 song of the month in Songwriter Universe Magazine's January 2008 Contest http://www.songwriteruniverse.com/contestwinner54-123.htm This encouraged me to keep writing. I was selected as a finalist in 'Song Of The Year Contest' for August 2007 In the lyrics category for 'Funeral Balled' http://www.songoftheyear.com/winners/2007/082007.htm This song has received a lot of praise from members of the Patriot Guard Riders and members of the American Legion Riders, as depicting what they do. 'The Heart Commits Treason' was selected as the winner, in the Country genre, for the month of January 2009, in the Song Of The Year Contest Currently, I live in Hartland, Vermont and work on my lyrics thanks to the encouragement of a very special lady, Cindy May (Day) Wilkesman, who has partnered with me to publish this, my first album. Please note that I am a writer, not a singer. While the artists on these songs do a great job, I hope to one day have my songs picked up by well known stars and performed. I think Toby Keith would do an excellent job on "Funeral Ballad" or Alan Jackson doing my "No More To Give". I hope to one day actually hear a song I wrote on the radio and climbing the charts. In the meantime, I hope that you enjoy these compositions of mine.