Friday, May 23, 2008

Hawk Nelson

Hawk Nelson is a band from Peterborough, Ontario. The band has become popular in the Christian music scene and was voted "Favorite New Artist" by CCM Magazine in their February 2006 Reader's Choice Awards.

The band played independently in Peterborough, Ontario for a few years before they signed with tooth & nail records, largely on the recommendation of Trevor McNervan, the lead singer of fellow Tooth & Nail band Thousand Foot Krutch. McNevan, is credited with discovering the band.

In July of 2004, Hawk Nelson released their major label debut Letter to the President. It was produced by Aaron Sprinkle and McNevan, who also co-wrote the album's fourteen songs. He has also appeared on some of the band's songs, as well as in their video for the song "California."
The band has achieved some success in the mainstream as well. They portrayed The Who on an episode of the NBC drama American Dreams, and they recorded a song named "Bring 'Em Out" for the 2005 motion picture Yours, Mine and ours. This song and another hit song "The Show" were used on Sunday Night Football commercials. "Things We Go Through" from Letters to the President was also featured in Yours, Mine, and Ours.

From Underneath-Hawk Nelson

In October of 2005, the band re-released Letters to the President, with new material including their cover of The Who's My Generation, three acoustic versions of some of their hits, and a limited edition cover.

The band released their second studio album, Smile, It´s The End of the World, on April 4, 2006. This album was also co-written by Trevor McNevan (Thousand Foot Krutch). The album won a GMA Canada Covenant Awardfor "Modern Rock/Alternative Album of the Year" in 2006.

The album's first single, "Everything You Ever Wanted", went on to hit #1 for 9 weeks on the R&R Christian CHR chart, and was the fourth most played song of 2006.

Hawk Nelson's newest album, "Hawk Nelson Is My Friend", debuted on April 1, 2008. Co-written by Trevor McNevan (Thousand Foot Krutch) and others, it was first announced in a concert in Dallas, Texas. Jeasus Freak hideout said in a concert review that Jason Dunn played an acoustic set one night with a new song tentatively titled "Tonight". iTunes has released the first single off the new album called "Friend Like That".
The band recently kicked off their headlining Green T Tour, which also features Capital Lights and Run kid Rum.

credit: Wikipedia

Hawk Nelson- Every Little Thing

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