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Nashville recording artist Daniel Christian has entertained audiences in theaters, churches, festivals, stadiums, and living rooms across the nation, including Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Country Stampede, and SXSW. He has opened shows for a diverse range of popular artists, including The Fixx, Selah, Montgomery Gentry, and many more.
Daniel has won two National Country Music Festival awards, and has earned nine Omaha Entertainment Award nominations in his native Nebraska, including Best Singer-Songwriter, Best Alternative/Indie Artist, Best Christian/Gospel, Album of the Year, and Artist of the Year.
His debut album, I Am Merely Sand, was released in 2007. The album includes the song “New Sun Rising,” which charted on the International Association of Independent Recording Artists’ (IAIRA) Top 100.
Daniel was a high school English teacher for 5 years before making music his full-time occupation in 2008. He is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), the Nebraska Arts Council, and is a founding member of Nebraska’s chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).
In 2007, Daniel helped compose the school song for Johnson County Central High School in his hometown of Tecumseh, Nebraska. 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’s second album, Hold Your Breath, was released in the spring of 2010, and featured on Mike Flynn’s “The Folk Sampler” program on NPR.
Daniel’s third studio album, Speak, was produced by Andrew Osenga (The Normals, Caedmon’s Call), and released early in 2013. The album features the song, “Dandelion,” selected from thousands of entries as one of ten “Inspirational” finalists in the 14th Annual Great American Song Contest.
For more than a decade, Daniel has been sharing his music across the country, completing a coast-to-coast tour of the United States in 2014, and releasing two new albums in 2017 (Coffee & Toast) with South Carolina label, Tremulant Records.