One of the most memorable moments from the 2011 ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO was when singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson performed a brand new song, “End of the World,” while participating on a panel with hit songwriters John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), Dan Wilson (Semisonic, Adele, Dierks Bentley) and Nashville writer Chris Stapleton. The other writers had all each just performed one of their best-known songs. Michaelson courageously introduced a new song, “End of the World,” and performed it. Before she had even struck the last chord on the piano, the entire EXPO audience erupted in a standing ovation. It was a powerful moment.
Michaelson's Human Again debuted recently at #5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. For the Deluxe edition of the record, she included the live version of "End of the World" from the 2011 ASCAP EXPO. It was that special to her!
Here, Michaelson talks about that experience: