Monday, March 16, 2015

Hawk Nelson's New CD plus a Giveaway!

UPDATE Wednesday, 3/25/15: WINNER!

My apologies for being slow to draw a winner; the combination of work and my girl being home for spring break totally blocked this from my mind.

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Timestamp: 2015-03-25 23:39:55 UTC

Congratulations to Laura Pol! Email me your address, Laura, and the publicist will send the CD your way.

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Hawk Nelson
Label: Fair Trade Services
March 17, 2015
Audio CD: $9.99
MP3: $8.99 Amazon and iTunes

From Hawk Nelson's frontman Jon Steingard
Reflecting on how God uses those times of trial to shape us into something stronger and more beautiful gave the band the idea for Hawk Nelson’s new album title. “I feel like a diamond was a great metaphor for that. It’s strong. It reflects light. It doesn’t have any light of its own, but it reflects the light that it receives. There are so many aspects to the idea of a diamond that are indicative of the way God shapes us.”

Diamonds Track Listing:
Drops In the Ocean (current radio single)
Just Getting Started (featured on FOX's American Idol)
Live Like You're Loved
Sold Out
Thank God For Something
Count on You
Made to Live
Straight Line
Only You


L to R: David Niacaris, Jon Steingard, Daniel Biro, Micah Kuiper 
PHOTO CREDIT: David Molnar

This powerhouse band has won the hearts of thousands since its debut release in 2004. Hawk Nelson has released six studio projects (Letters to the President, Smile It’s the End of the World, Hawk Nelson is My Friend, Live Life Loud, Crazy Love, and Made). Hawk Nelson has been awarded two Canadian GMA awards, multiple GMA Dove Award nominations as well as a JUNO nomination. The band's music has been featured on NBC, MTV, WB, WGN, KTLA, Nickelodeon and the NFL Network. Their music has been used with special promotions for American Idol, the NFL, Nike, JCPenny's, Olympics, NHL and Michelle Obama's "Big Day Out" 2011 campaign. Hawk Nelson is Jonathan Steingard (vocals, guitar), Daniel Biro (bass) and Micah Kuiper (guitar) and David Niacaris (drums).


I had heard Hawk Nelson on the radio but hadn't really paid much attention to their music until I had the opportunity to review this new CD. I will definitely be keeping my ears open for them in the future! This release is full of songs that will have you tapping your foot and singing along. Several have quickly become favorites that echo in my head. More than just catchy tunes however, the songs contain solid lyrics that will uplift and inspire you. I especially love the title track.
He's making diamonds, diamonds
Making diamonds out of dust
He is refining
And in His timing
He's making diamonds out of us

"Drops in the Ocean" is currently being played on KLOVE and other radio stations, and it's a great reminder of God's love for us, as is "Live Like You're Loved". And when things aren't going our way, we can always "Thank God for Something!" Grab your copy of this release today!


I have the privilege of offering a copy of this CD to one of you! To enter, leave a comment on this post by 8:00 pm CDT Sunday, 3/22/15, and a winner will be randomly chosen. You must include an email address so that you can be contacted. Offer limited to US and Canada mailing addresses only. Void where prohibited. Winner must respond to notification of win within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a digital copy of this album free from Merge PR as part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness I would LOVE to win this CD! I have followed Hawk Nelson since they produced their first album and really enjoy their music. Thank you so much! (Also I love the song you included as I haven't heard that one yet)

sylvesternator at yahoo dot com

Madonna said...

I have never heard of Hawk Nelson. I miss the old meme for TSMS so I could learn about new groups.

Kim said...

Would LOVE to win a copy!

Unknown said...

Love Hawk Nelson! Can't wait to hear the new stuff!

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to listen to this fabulous group :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Suz and Allan said...

Love Hawk Nelson! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of their latest CD!

suzieq16132 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I am beyond excited! :D