“Talking To Trees”

Single: Released January 19, 2024

  • Wild Card for Best Single Jan. 2024 – One World Music Radio
  • #11 on Feb. 2024 One World Music Radio Top 100 Singles Chart

The Song Gardeners tune in to nature in their newest single “Talking to Trees” written by Corrie M. Dunn. People have had a connection with trees since the beginning of our existence. We are drawn to trees for their magnificence, beauty, healing energy, and all of the gifts that they provide including food, shelter and warmth. It is only natural to want to communicate with trees as Corrie sings in the opening line of the song…

Whispering wind from the leaves as they sing
Branches keep time with the thoughts on my mind

The mellow, ambient vibe of “Talking to Trees” is enhanced by David Scheibner’s acoustic guitars and the expressive message of the lyrics…

You’re standing there, waiting for conversation
Connected to the network of our lives
Talking to trees
I feel your roots reverberating under me

Talking to trees allows us to slow down, be present and grounded, and feel the energy of the universe. The Song Gardeners provide the sweet-sounding music of this divine process.

“Talking to Trees” features Corrie Dunn on beautiful lead vocals and guitar. The song resonates with Mary Gospe singing soulful harmonies. James Butler provides synths and bass. David Scheibner contributes guitars, synths, percussion and also produced, mixed and mastered the recording.

Music and Lyrics by Corrie M. Dunn

©2024 Corrie M. Dunn/Corrie Dunn Music (ASCAP)

Label: ℗©2024 Honey Spun Records

Recording Personnel

  • Corrie Dunn: lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Mary Gospe: backing vocals
  • James Butler: synth, bass
  • David Scheibner: guitars, percussion, synths

“More of This”

Single: Released October 20, 2023

  • #1 on the Jan. 2024 One World Music Radio Top 100 Singles Chart
  • Winner of Best New Age Electronic Song by New Age Notes Radio Music Awards 2024

The Song Gardeners’ single, “More of This,” written by Mary Gospe, is a funky pop dance song with disco elements that invites listeners to dance in gratitude while wishing for more of the good things in life. By staying present, heart-centered, and in appreciation of what we cherish, we create more of what we want to experience – a world filled with freedom, peace, love, unity, harmony, happiness, joy and bliss.

The song kicks off with a percussive beat featuring bongos, hi-hat and chimes followed by a grooving bass line, clapping and synth. Writer and lead vocalist Mary Gospe sings “More of This” before describing some of the things she cherishes:

Holding hands, a lover’s kiss
Sun breaking through the mist
Baby’s smile, a hug that lasts
Enjoy this moment, release the past

Verse two layers in a four-on-the-floor drum beat, distorted synth and Corrie Dunn’s gorgeous harmonies before leading into the pre-chorus and chorus:

Here’s our intention, here’s our ask…

More of this please, more of this, ooohhh
Make a wish please, for more of this

The bridge is a powerful intention which builds with intensity and three-part harmony: 

Peace, love and unity – feel into the energy
Peace, love and harmony – feel into the energy
Feel into the energy – peace, love and harmony, harmony…

The outro adds an additional intention for:

Happiness, joy and bliss
More of this, more of this, more of this 

“More of This” delights with Mary Gospe’s soulful lead and backing vocals; Corrie Dunn’s glorious harmonies; James Butler’s drums, percussion, bass and synth; and David Scheibner’s guitar, and additional synths. Produced, mixed and mastered by David Scheibner

Released on October 20, 2023, “More of This” is available on all popular streaming platforms.

“Future Lives”

Single: Released August 1, 2023

  • #4 on the August 2023 New Age Music Chart
  • #8 on the September 2023 New Age Music Chart
  • #43 on the September 2023 One World Music Radio Top 100 Singles Chart
  • Nominated for Best Single for August 2023 by One World Music Radio
  • Nominated for Best New Age Song & Chill/Groove song by New Age Notes Radio Music Awards 2024

Future Lives,” written by Corrie Dunn and Mary Gospe, features Corrie Dunn on lead vocals and piano. The song resonates with Mary Gospe singing soulful harmonies. The musically gifted James Butler provided synths and bass/drum beats. Our talented producer, David Scheibner, added guitars, synths, and magical touches to the mix.

The Song Gardeners contemplate the phases of life in their new single “Future Lives”. The song lyrics describe three main stages. The first is the early stage, which takes place from birth through childhood when we are full of curiosity about the world…a time when drastic mental and physical growth can occur. We then merge into the young and middle adulthood stage where we try to find our authentic self and shed the expectations of our family and society. Before we know it, we reach the mature stage where we have experienced a lifetime of memories and moments that can be passed on to shape the future lives of the next generation.

The song starts with a jazzy groove set by the keyboard and bass where Corrie Dunn sings beautiful lead vocals. The first two verses build on a similar melodic theme about growing through the stages of life.

Some rules never change, we are born innocent
As the years carry us from stage to stage
There’s no turning back, so let’s pass on what we’ve learned to the future lives.

In the outro section of the song, the musical theme shifts to a more complex rhythmic melody, which reflects the growth and many experiences we have gained throughout the years.

Walking the line, speaking your mind, keeping the time…
A new generation taking over; letting it be, keeping it free
From the walls of conventionality.

The final lyric, “Falling down on your face, is like falling into Grace”, sung in 4-part harmony by Corrie and Mary is meant as a homage to trying over and over until you get it right. The experience is as important as the outcome. We develop wisdom in old age that can help change or better future lives.


Photos by Corinne Landphere.

“April Sky”

Single: Released April 1, 2023

  • Winner of Best New Age Pop/Crossover Song by New Age Notes Radio Music Awards 2024
  • #3 on the April 2023 New Age Music Chart
  • #12 on the May 2023 One World Music Radio Top 100 Singles Chart
  • Wins 3rd place for Best Single for March 2023 by One World Music Radio

Humans have been gazing at stars, planets, meteors and comets in awe and wonder since the beginning of time. We look to the night sky for enjoyment, navigation and astrological guidance.

“April Sky,” written by Corrie Dunn and Mary Gospe, is a pop dance song that celebrates our celestial neighbors and the beauty of the Milky Way galaxy. In the song, we hear Mary Gospe on lead vocals describing an experience of stargazing and praising the sights…

This cosmic dance is a seducing trance, that fills me with delight
The Milky Way is on display, a show for us each night

then she hears a message back…

In this April sky, constellations align, to send a message, pure and true
“We’re here, they say, and if you look our way, we’ll give you guidance and direction
Love, light and protection, under this April Sky”

Thus a beautiful relationship is strengthened between humanity and the cosmos.

The song draws the listener in with an enticing ethereal atmosphere before dropping into a four-on-the-floor dance pop beat with delicious piano, tantalizing synth and driving bass line. “April Sky” shines with Mary Gospe’s joyful lead vocals; Corrie Dunn’s piano and celestial harmonies; James Butler’s tasty synth, bass and percussion; and David Scheibner’s melodious guitar, drums and additional synths. Produced, mixed and mastered by David Scheibner.

“The Little Things”

Single: Released January 11, 2023

  • Debuts at #2 on the New Age Music Chart, Jan. 2023; #8 in Feb. 2023
  • #3 on One World Music Radio Top 100 Singles Chart, Feb. 2023
  • #9 on New Age Notes Radio Top 10 Chart, Feb. 2023
  • Nominated for Best Single for January 2023, One World Music Radio
  • Nominated for Best New Age Vocal Song & New Age Video by New Age Notes Radio Music Awards 2024

The Song Gardeners continue to grace their music with positive messages with “The Little Things”. In this day and age when we are focused on looking at the big picture, it is easy to forget that we are defined by the little things in life that make us happy.

Inspired by the art exhibit of friend and artist Corinne Landphere, Corrie Dunn wrote the lyrics and music while reflecting on the little things that bring joy to her life as she sings lead vocals…

A song from the past, the moon in the night, holding a hand that feels just right…
The stars in the sky, the look in your eyes when you’re happy…”

The music is infused with gospel elements brought to life by Mary Gospe’s soulful harmonies, James Butler’s beautiful piano, bass, and drums; and David Scheibner’s melodious guitar and synths. David also produced and mixed the song which builds to a powerful a cappella section as Corrie and Mary sing:

“It’s the little things that put a smile on my face,
It’s the little things that make this world a better place.”

The Little Things - The Song Gardeners, written by Corrie M. Dunn


Released August 25, 2022


    The newest release from The Song Gardeners is the dreamy, introspective single “Within.” This “mantra-pop” song invites listeners to go inward and explore who they truly are–to live from the inside out, creating their lives from an empowered place of love, gratitude, compassion, courage, resiliency and creativity. The song ends with a powerful call to action: “the love you feel inside is what you bring to the world, feel it now… within.”

    The music is ethereal with a hypnotic beat, featuring Mary Gospe’s heartfelt and angelic lead vocals, Corrie Dunn’s gorgeous harmonies, James Butler’s warm bass and David Scheibner’s atmospheric synth.

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    Within - The Song Gardeners


    Released April 12, 2022
    Debuts at #1 on the One World Music Radio Singles chart and #2 on the New Age Music chart.
    Winner: Best New Age Vocal Song by New Age Notes Radio Music Awards, March 2023.

    The Song Gardeners once again gift us with their ability to compose music with a message in their latest release “Present”. Written by Corrie Dunn and Mary Gospe, “Present” starts with a funky bass line setting up a dance groove that continues throughout this joyfully rhythmic song. The lyrics describe the importance of being present and in the moment when relating to one another. Corrie Dunn sings lead with her melodically soothing voice.

    At a time when people are connected to their cell phones and distracted by the stresses of life, “Present” reminds us of the importance of tuning in to a conversation by listening and looking as we converse. Mary Gospe adds her lovely voice to the harmony as she joins in the chorus…

    Be Here, Be Now
    Be One with the moment
     Feel the light shine deep in your soul
    Be Free, Be Love
    Be Life in all glory
    Feel the energy
    Be Present with me

    Words and Music by Corrie M. Dunn; words by Mary P. Gospe; produced and mixed by David Scheibner. Recording Personnel: Corrie Dunn: lead vocal, backing vocals, Nord Keyboard; Mary Gospe: backing vocals; James Butler: bass, keyboard; David Scheibner: guitars.

    Within - The Song Gardeners

    “Present” Awards and Nominations

    We are thrilled to have our song, “Present,” written by Corrie Dunn and Mary Gospe, win Best New Age Vocal Song in the New Age Notes Radio Music Awards. Thank you to Dyan Garris and the judges. “Present” is also nominated for Best Vocal Single by One World Music Radio. Winners will be announced on May 27.

    “People Passing Through”

    Released October 1, 2021
    Title track to The Song Gardeners’ award-winning debut album.

    The Song Gardeners continue to define the New Age pop genre with the release of “People Passing Through” written by Corrie Dunn. Musical elements include a 1970s Fender Rhodes, atmospheric synths, and urban beats which set the tone for beautiful lyrics that remind listeners we are all passing through this world full of wonder.

    Corrie Dunn’s lyrics relay sublime thoughts on living in the moment and offering the knowledge we’ve acquired to a new generation…

    Living each day in the moment
    We’re stepping together in time
    Offering a lifetime of knowledge
    To those we leave behind

    Corrie Dunn accompanies her lovely lead vocals on the Fender Rhodes. The song draws listeners in as the bridge and chorus build with the beautiful, soulful harmonies of Mary Gospe.

    “People Passing Through” is a love song for the people in our lives and those who have passed through this world.

    “Harmony of Contrast”

    Released June 21, 2021
    Debuts at #4 on BOTH the New Age Music Chart and One World Music Singles Chart.

    The Song Gardeners continue their exploration of New Age pop with their release, “Harmony of Contrast.” Written by Mary Gospe and David Scheibner, this celebration of diversity invites listeners to get up and dance to its 70’s funk rhythm infused with 80’s pop.

    Mary Gospe’s lyric weaves in art references and metaphors to showcase the beauty and uniqueness of each of us, and that despite our differences, we can live together peacefully…

    Like colorful pieces in the mosaic of life
    We’re each unique shapes reflecting love and light
    In an infinite mural painted on a sea of glass
    We can live peacefully in a harmony of contrast

    Mary Gospe’s lead vocals dance across the grooving bass line as Corrie Dunn adds her beautiful, soulful harmonies on the bridge and choruses. Words by Mary Gospe; Music by Mary Gospe and David Scheibner, produced and mixed by David Scheibner.

    The cover art is from a painting by California artist Corinne Landphere. Titled “Somewhere You Feel Free,” the painting is an homage to Tom Petty’s song “Wildflowers.” Follow Corinne on Instagram.

    Harmony of Contrast - The Song Gardeners


    Released April 8, 2021 
    Debuts at #1 on New Age Music Chart for April 2021

    The Song Gardeners, with their latest release “Reveal,” venture further into the arena of New Age pop. The track hints at World music with its subtle textures, including a nod to Enigma with a lyric that tackles a global issue that is close to the heart.

    Written by Corrie Dunn, Mary Gospe and David Scheibner, Reveal is an invitation for women across the globe to break free of outdated patriarchal, religious and cultural norms that keep them silenced and hinder their choices and freedom of expression.

    The song’s empowering chant is sung in Farsi, Spanish and English by Mary Gospe.

        Women around the world unite, stand up for all to see
        Celebrate our diversity, divine femininity

    Corrie Dunn is stunning on lead vocals as she sings “empower the people with freedom, to rise above life’s adversities” and “the future is in our hands now, a world with gender equality.” The song ends with a powerful round with both Corrie and Mary singing the bridge, chant and chorus.

    “Warrior of Light”

    Released January 21, 2021 – Debuts at #1 (NAMC)

    #1 on New Age Music Chart for January 2021.
    #5 on New Age Music Chart for September 2021.

    Written as a response to the chaos of 2020, Mary Gospe’s song, “Warrior of Light,” (recorded by The Song Gardeners and produced by David Scheibner) is a song of courage and empowerment. Discern your own truth, shift from fear to love and:

    Stand up! Reclaim your sovereignty
    Stand up! For what you believe
    Stand up! Create a new story
    Stand up! Peacefully, peacefully
    Activate the love inside, be a warrior, warrior of light

    (Read the full lyric)

    Mary Gospe: lead vocals; Corrie Dunn: piano and backing vocals; Chris Day: bass; David Scheibner: production, mixing and guitars.

    Warrior of Light - The Song Gardeners

    “Love Is the Magic of Change”

    Released November 11, 2020
    Winner of the One World Music Radio “Oneness” Award.

    The magic of love can change the world into a kinder, peaceful place. “Love Is the Magic of Change,” the #ChillJazz new single written by Corrie Dunn, recorded by The Song Gardeners, and produced and mixed by David Scheibner, celebrates our “oneness” and inspires us to better humankind. May you find this song soothing and inspiring as we work to heal and come together as families, communities, nationally and globally.

    And we are one with the universe sparks of light
    Connecting the people and places in our lives
    And we are here for a moment in space and time
    Inspiring each other to better humankind

    Corrie Dunn:  synths, lead and backing vocals. Mary Gospe: backing vocals. Chris Day: bass. 

    “Altered State”

    Released September 15, 2020 

    This new single has the words huge hit written all over it.”

                                               -Steve Sheppard, One World Music Radio

    “Altered State,” the #ChillGroove single written by Mary Gospe and produced and mixed by David Scheibner, invites listeners to escape the chaos and craziness of the world and dance their way into an atmosphere of peace, tranquility, freedom and love. The lyric video takes viewers on a trip through space courtesy of the NASA Hubble telescope.

    I want a date with an altered state
    I want to find a little peace of mind
    I want to float in tranquility, so free
    In the womb of all that is and ever will be

    Mary is a long-time meditator and Altered State captures many of the joys of meditation including experiencing profound love and unity consciousness.

    Mary Gospe: lead & backing vocals. Corrie Dunn: Keys and backing vocals. Chris Day: bass. David Scheibner: guitars.

    “Love Flows”

    Released June 18, 2020
    Charts at #2; Nominated for “Best Vocal Single of 2020”

    “Love Flows,” written by Mary Gospe and produced and mixed by David Scheibner, is a blessing for humanity. This mantra song / chant invites listeners to drop into a hypnotic, meditative state and experience peace and healing. Hear Mary’s inspiration for “Love Flows” including the meditation “Into The Stillness” by Wendy von Oech.

    “Love Flows” reached #2 on the New Age Music Chart for June 2020, was a finalist in the 2020 Global Peace Song Awards, #4 on One World Music Radio’s  (OWMR) Top Tracks of 2020 and was nominated for the 2020 Best Vocal Single award by OWMR.

    Mary Gospe: lead & back vox, flute. Corrie Dunn: piano & back vox. Additional guitars by David Scheibner. Chris Day: Cover photo and many photos of Yosemite National Park in the lyric video.

    “Sabbe Satta Sukhi Hontu”
    (May All Beings Be Well)

    Released June 18, 2020

    “Sabbe Satta Sukhi Hontu” written by Corrie Dunn and produced and mixed by David Scheibner, translates to “May all beings be well.”

    This mantra song, based on a Buddist chant, invites listeners to experience peace and love and to live with compassion and kindness. Hear Corrie’s inspiration for the song.

    Corrie Dunn: lead & backing vocals, piano. Mary Gospe: backing vocals. Additional guitars by David Scheibner.