Dawn Of A New Day
Released: Aug 2008
Label: Rca Records Label Nashville
Much like Gretchen Wilson (who co-wrote "Tender Side"), Native American Crystal Shawanda's no-nonsense attitude rubs off on her music. On her debut album, confident, sassy songs ("My Roots Are Showing," "Dawn of a New Day") play alongside steadfast and determined ones ("Evolution," "Tender Side"), together painting a picture of a strong, resilient woman you can't help but admire. Shawanda's greatest strength -- whether she is bringing you to tears ("You Can Let Go") or tempting you with a two-step ("Your Cheatin' Heart") -- is the way she connects with her audience.