Shawn McDonald Single "We Are Brave" Goes to No. 1 on Radio
Capitol Christian Music Group artist Shawn McDonald has received his first No. 1 radio hit with "We Are Brave" from his brand new album, titled Brave, "We Are Brave" has officially hit the top spot on the Christian Hot AC chart.
"I'm so incredibly grateful that this song as well as the album have been received so well. I certainly didn't expect this and honestly, the news really hasn't sunk in yet!" McDonald shares. "The reality is, I'm super excited that my music is getting out there. I've been at this for so long and even though I've hit walls throughout my career, I'm just trying to make music that's relevant to the listener and music that I believe in. A lot of work and prayer went into this record, and to see it connect with people is really awesome, overwhelming and well, pretty emotional."
Shawn McDonald is set to release his new album, Brave, from Sparrow Records on April 15th. This is his first record of brand new songs in three years. As the follow up to 2013′s unique live-to-tape re-recorded collection, The Analog Sessions, Brave takes this critically revered singer, songwriter and storyteller to a whole new level and pushing him beyond his comfort zone.
McDonald explains his approach on this new album. "I've been a singer/songwriter for close to 16 years now and have seen so many elements progress within my music," he shares. "I may have started with just an acoustic guitar and some simple stories, but I've since sought to create art with meaning, messages, thought and depth. This record feels like the deepest I've ever dived in that direction, all while adding considerably to my sound, which is why I called the record Brave. I feel like I'm making art with the same intentions, but there is definitely an increasingly noticeable electronic element on top of the acoustic foundation."
Shawn McDonald 2014 Tour Dates (current):
May 23 - Nashville, TN - Rocketown
May 24 - Rocky Mount, VA - Harvester Performance Center
July 27 - Grand Haven, MI - Worship At The Waterfront
Aug 08 - Midland, TX - Rock The Desert Festival
Aug 23 - Fort Smith, AR - Rock the River Festival