Singer-Songwriter Daniel Christian presents his engaging and spontaneous program in front of diverse audiences across the United States. His thought-provoking songs and genuine charm have earned him two National Country Music Festival awards, and six Omaha Entertainment Award nominations, including Best Singer-Songwriter and Artist of the Year.
His debut album, I Am Merely Sand, was released in 2007. The collection of critically acclaimed songs features such notable talent as Grammy-winning bassist Charlie Chadwick (Pam Tillis, Steve Earle, Peter Frampton) and guitarist Pat Bergeson (Chet Atkins, Alison Krauss, Lyle Lovett).
In 2009, Daniel joined the roster of performers making themselves available to entertain soldiers overseas. The same year, he was selected to perform at "Born to Play," an event spanning North America, which set the record for largest simultaneous acoustic music concert of all time.
Daniel Christian is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, and the Nebraska Arts Council. He is also a founding member of Nebraska’s chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), and in 2007, he helped compose the school song for Johnson County Central High School in his hometown of Tecumseh, NE. The Lincoln Journal-Star says that the song creates "a unity between the school and its community of patrons. The lyrics pay homage to what had been but also focuses on what is now — and what will be. It focuses on unity, loyalty and pride in the new school."
Daniel continues to share his music across the nation. He has performed for sold-out audiences at Nashville’s renowned Bluebird Cafe, and Atlanta’s famed Eddie’s Attic. His diverse experience with a variety of projects has allowed him to entertain crowds at Disneyland & Walt Disney World, on the Warner Bros. cruise line, in the Bahamas, and on many festival stages, including Austin’s Red Gorilla Music Festival and the annual South By SouthWest (SXSW) Tribute to legendary songwriter Freddy Powers. Daniel has opened shows for internationally recognized artists such as: The Fixx, Gary Allan, Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, Chris Cagle, Andy Griggs, Martina McBride, and Sawyer Brown!
Daniel’s anticipated new album, Hold Your Breath, was released in the spring of 2010, and recently featured on Mike Flynn’s The Folk Sampler program on NPR. The album features nearly 30 musicians from Daniel's native Nebraska, including Kris Lager (Indigenous) and Steve Hanson (C.W. McCall), and was mastered by Grammy-nominated engineer Doug Van Sloun (Bright Eyes, She & Him, Ronda Vincent).
Daniel's third album, Speak, releases in 2013. The project is produced by Andrew Osenga (Caedmon's Call) and features loads of Nashville talent, including Paul Eckberg (Amy Grant, Jana Kramer), James Gregory (Michael W. Smith, The Civil Wars), and Charlie Lowell (Jars of Clay).
Daniel writes and performs a variety of music, including pop, rock, folk, country, blues, and gospel. He is most frequently compared to James Taylor and The Beatles, and regularly compared to Tom Petty, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Bruce Hornsby, Billy Joel, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon, and Crosby Stills Nash & Young.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 20 - 120 minutes
Daniel Christian is at home in front of any crowd, sharing songs and stories, both original and familiar. His spontaneity and charm engage everyone in a fun, interactive program suitable for all ages!
CDs For Sale
i am merely sand
Hold Your Breath
2006: 75 gigs
2007: 75 gigs
2008: 100 gigs
2009: 150 gigs
2010: 150 gigs
2011: 150 gigs
2012: 150 gigs
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