Two weeks from the release of his fourth album, listeners can pre-order Shawn McDonald’s Closer on iTunes ® with an instant gratis of the song “Better Way.” The album is available at an early rate of $9.99. Click here to purchase the iTunes ® pre-order.
Radio stations are welcoming the return of McDonald with his first single “Closer” ranking in at No. 6 at CHR, No. 18 on the National Audience chart, No. 20 at AC Monitor and No. 25 at AC Indicator. In total, nearly 60 stations are playing the song.
Media are also echoing their excitement for McDonald’s release of Closer. The following is a sample of what they are saying.
“Stamped all over with his earthy signature sound… Closer is a brave and courageous peek inside his heart.” – www.CCMMagazine.com
“I recommend you buy this honest album on March 22, 2011 and look for some gems that are surely to be found there.” – www.Melodic.net
“… there is an element that is distinctly McDonald in each song that has been absent from the Christian music scene since his last recording in 2008. Welcome back, Shawn McDonald. CCM has missed you.” – The Baylor University Lariat
In support of Closer, Shawn will also be on tour this spring in the U.S. and Australia. For the latest tour dates, visit www.shawnmcdonaldmusic.com/#/tour.
Closer comes as the newest recording from McDonald in three years. The album offers themes of hope and redemption through the storms of life. Though many of the songs were written by McDonald, he also teamed up with the likes of Ben Glover (“The Lost Get Found” and “Before The Morning”), Brandon Heath, Joy Williams and Jason Ingram. Produced by Christopher Stevens (tobyMac, Sanctus Real) Closer contains 13 songs from the singer/songwriter such as “Don’t Give Up,” “Storms,” “Rise,” and “Better Way.”
Hailing from Oregon, Shawn McDonald entered the music scene in 2004 with Simply Nothing. The singer/songwriter has since released two additional recordings Risen (2006) and Roots (2008). His fourth release from Sparrow Records, Closer, is set for a Mar. 2011 debut.
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