Opting against the usual childhood dreams of becoming an astronaut, putting out fires or pitching in the Major Leagues, singer/songwriter Dan Bremnes was convinced that a future as a drummer would complete him. Or would make his life complete, anyway.
A couple of years after finding a steady rhythm on the drums, Dan's repertoire expanded when he started playing the guitar. Soon thereafter, Dan also discovered a passion for songwriting. As the young writer experimented with chords and melodies and fumbled with early attempts at lyrics, full-fledged songs began to emerge.
But as exciting as these developments were, it was still difficult for Dan to make sense of doing music for a living. See, his small hometown of Salmon Arm, British Columbia wasn't exactly the place to kickstart your music career—especially if you planned to sing about your faith. Unlike the United States, the Christian music scene was virtually non-existent there, so pursuing something in that vein seemed nothing short of impossible.
Proving quite the adept multi-tasker, Dan invested countless hours in being his own publicist, booking agent and marketer. He called radio stations, booked his own interviews and television appearances, and with a lot of sweat and elbow grease, his efforts began paying of: in addition to sharing the stage with the Christian artists he'd always looked up to and touring extensively in Australia and New Zealand, Dan collected a host of awards, No. 1's and accolades in Canada, including a finalist position in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition.
As he's continued touring, recording and writing songs as an independent artist, it's no surprise that Dan's passionate vocals and evocative, authentic songs of faith have attracted the attention of Nashville's Capitol Christian label.
Now, with the forthcoming release of his EP, which includes the dynamic and deeply personal first single, "Beautiful," Dan, along with his wife and baby boy, are now embarking on another exciting adventure Stateside.
"My wife and I packed up all our stuff, packed up our baby boy, got in the car, drove to the airport and moved to Nashville," Dan shares. "We are here now and are so excited about this next season to be writing, recording, getting ready for new music and what lies ahead. I couldn't be happier just to know that I serve such a great God, and that I can trust that He'll be there every step of the way."
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