Carmella has proven she has the talent to write hit songs, 14 of her songs hit the Top 10 on the Independent Music Network Chart both Country and/or Mainstream. Fallen Heroes 9-11 co-written with Nelson Blanchard was Nominated by The Independent Country Music Association for ( Song of the Year ) in April 2012 .. On April 28th 2013 Carmella was honored as The ( Female Songwriter of the Year) by the Cmg International Radio Network, Carmella + Nelson Blanchard were honored as The ( Songwriting Team of the Year ) both Awards were received in Lebanon Tenn, at The Teddy Bear Festival to benefit The Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.. Their song "Where Is Our Sea, Blue Shining Sea? a song about The BP Oil Spill hit the Independent Music Country + Mainstream Chart Nelson performed the vocals. Nelson is a Grammy Nominated artist with the Great Band Louisiana La Roux and a Louisiana Hall of Fame Inductee. Scott Innes (Voice of Scooby Doo) and CMA winner was gracious enough to perform the intro on the song. There Is Hope Records ( Musicians for Relief ) released a song she wrote ( Just Like Long Ago ) on their Charity released Cd titled ..There is Hope (Disaster Relief USA ) and (Homeless, Hungry, Crying in the rain ) on their Musicians For Oil Relief Cd for Charity, Music For Relief originated amongst the members of the band Linkin Park.Nelson also performed and produced both songs. Homeless, Hungry, Crying in the Rain made Twitters Cast T.V's video of the week first week out. You can find songs Carmella wrote or Co-wrote on 5 Charity released CD..Carmella has won a '"Suggested Artist" Award, Two "Honorable Mention" Awards a "Runner Up" Award and a "Semi Finalist" placement Award in 2010 from Vh1 Song of The Year. (Just Like Long Ago) (Trainwreck) (Her Heart is Broken) and ( Homeless Hungry Crying in the Rain ) all became certified on Songvault.com . Carmella has had a 2 1/2 year run on The Independent Music Network Chart staying on every week but Four and has been featured on many of the sites where she is a member. You can hear Carmella's and Nelson's music on both Internet and Mainstream Radio..Another one of her highlight's was when she attended the 51st Grammy Awards with Nelson in 2009.