Apr 09 2013
Shawn MacDonald Shares His Voice For A Good Cause

 

Singer/songwriter Shawn McDonald will be sharing his gift on Wednesday, April 10th, at the first annual Sending Forth concert at William Jessup University. All the proceeds from the concert will help fund the WJU missions teams (all college students), who are going to Cambodia, Romania, Brazil, and Kenya this summer. 

 

Partnering with Agape International Missions, the Cambodia team is working to end sex trafficking, while the Brazil team is working with Restoration Ministries in Sao Paulo to reach children and families in the slums of the city. Some of the students are even staying behind to serve in these countries for the entire summer. The concert also features fellow artists, I Am They, and Like Zion. 

 

Shawn McDonald recently released a new album titled "The Analog Sessions," a collection of nine hits re-recorded live, and also includes two new songs. In addition to making music, Shawn has a passion for ministry and missions, and strives to reach people with his music in any way he possibly can. "I'm always trying to better myself and grow because the instant you stop learning, you start to die," Shawn says. "I'm in a season of growth right now, just really striving hard to be more intentional, to hone my craft and to not just give part of my heart to it, but to wholeheartedly be faithful to the gifts God has given me. I want to impact the world, be a part of change and see the kingdom of God become real and active in people's lives."

 

The Sending Forth concert will take place this Wednesday, April 10th, at 7:00 P.M., at William Jessup University in Rocklin, California. You can purchase tickets to help support the WJU missions teams, and catch Shawn McDonald, I Am They, and Like Zion, by clicking here

 

Mar 28 2013
Shawn McDonald Interview

Shawn McDonald joined us in the studio and chatted about his song "What Are You Waiting For," and a bunch of other stuff. You can listen to some highlights below or the full interview on today's podcast. You can also subscribe to the daily podcast on iTunes or through Feedburner.

Talking with Shawn about his beard:

Shawn talks about his song "What Are You Waiting For":

Shawn talks about being introverted:

For the full interview, with unaired bonus content, listen to today's podcast:

Mar 06 2013
Shawn McDonald Shares "Burning"

Singer/songwriter Shawn McDonald is gearing up for the release of his new album The Analog Sessions (March 26, 2013)- a collection of nine fan favorites re-recorded live, and also includes two new songs. “When you release a traditional greatest hits record these days, usually people just go to iTunes to download the new songs, so the idea was to re-record everything to give the songs a fresh and different approach,” McDonald shares.“I hope listeners hear the heart of these songs in this stripped down format. I think longtime fans will enjoy hearing a new feel for the songs they’ve fallen in love with over the years, and for newer fans, this project can also be an introduction of where we came from.”

 

One of Shawn's songs that may not make the record is a tune called, "Burning." Shawn recently shared with listeners a video of him performing the song live. "Burning is a song that I wrote a while back that we play live, and wanted to share it. I love this song but as I am writing for a new record I feel its one of the weaker songs and might not make a new project," he explains. "I will be putting more videos up of some of the older songs that are on this project along with 2 new ones that you haven't heard before. I am super excited about what's coming."