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Robert Dale Klein News

New Release!

5/10/2024 - Release of single: “Out of the Darkness,” a rock anthem co-written in Ireland with the Emerald Isle native Samuel Horner.

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Light Me Up co-write

2/17/2023 - In 2019 I had the pleasure of co-writing "Light Me Up" with Juliana MacDowell and Todd Breck. It's available on Juliana's album "Big Old Yellow Moon".

Cover art for Big Old Yellow Moon

Winner -

May 23, 2022 - My collaboration with Sasha Lazard, "I Wonder What You See" is Overall Winner, NSAI Chapter Challenge Contest 2022.  

Cover art for I Wonder What You See Robert Dale Klein and Sasha Lazard

New Release

02/15/2021 - Release of single “I Wonder What You See”, a duet with co-writer artist Sasha Lazard

Cover art for I Wonder What You See Robert Dale Klein and Sasha Lazard

New Release!

2/17/2023 - Release of Celtic-infused single: “Tír na nÒg (Land of Eternal Youth)” co-written with Cindy Morgan who also supplied the haunting backing vocals.

Covert art for Celtic song Tír na nÒg

NSAI Regional Coordinator!

December 2022 - I’ve been a Coordinator of the local Washington DC Chapter since 2011, but in Dec. 2022, I also assumed the mantle as a Coordinator of the nine local chapters that comprise a newly created Mid-Atlantic Region). Looking forward to serving the region's songwriters!

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On the Grammy Ballot - "She Dreams in Music"

October 15, 2022 - My co-write with Dan Navarro, “She Dreams in Music”, is the opening track on Dan's album “Horizon Line”, and was on the 2022 First Round Grammy Ballot for “Best Americana Performance”

Robert Dale Klein and Dan Navarro at Grammy Museum

Mid Atlantic Song Contest

37th Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 2021: Honorable Mention – Lyrics Only Category (“Old Man Disguise”)

39th Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Logo Songwriters Association of Washington

#6 for 2019 on the Outlaw Country Chart (Roots Music Report)

Album “This Side of the Dirt” ranked #6 for the Year 2019 on the Outlaw Country Chart (Roots Music Report)

Outlaw Country Chart 2019 - This of the Dirt is #6

From Grief to Gratitude

2017 - I was honored to co-write the theme song, “Thank You", for the documentary film “From Grief to Gratitude”.


Light Me Up co-write

Co-wrote with the artist “Light Me Up” on Todd Breck’s album “Carnival,” 2020

Cover Art for Todd Breck's album Carnival

New Release - 2018

This Side of the Dirt

Covert art for This Side of the Dirt by Robert Dale Klein

New Release

Co-wrote with the artist “The Book of My Father” on John Mulder’s album “Joy Wins,” 2016

  • Seattle “Pianos in the Parks” Music Video Contest 2015: Second Place Winner (“Yard Sale Piano” original song)


  • 28th Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 2012: Honorable Mention – Country/Bluegrass Category (“That Ol’ Cat of Mine)


  • Coordinator of NSAI Washington, DC Metro Area Chapter, 2011 - Present


  • 6th NSAI-CMT Songwriting Contest 2006: Honorable Mention (“A Long Way Home”)

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