Hello and Greetings from the Recording Studio. 

Hello everyone! 

I hope you are doing well and everything is going great for you. I wanted to update you on what's been going on. For the past few weeks, I have been in the studio working on my latest track entitled "Somewhere Along The Road". 

With all the changes that have been going on due to Covid 19, I thought you might find it interesting to know that this social distancing thing actually has turned out to be a blessing in disguise for me. 

As a by-product of Covid, I have worked out a system with some awesome musicians where we share files back and forth across this amazing thing we call the Internet. The Internet has made it possible for me to write and record the rhythm tracks on guitar, then to share these files one by one with the other players. Then, each one of them lays down their part and returns it back to me for final approval. 

From start to finished product, It usually takes about a month to complete each track. This allows me to proceed at a steady but rapid pace and also gives me the flexibility to produce the final product at home in my DAW without any loss in sound quality. 

As a result of all of this, I have rediscovered my love for producing music. I obviously am a songwriter first, but I also love to produce. I hope you find this interesting, I tried not to bore you with too many details. Like I said, I just wanted to touch base with you and keep you informed. 

Thank you for taking the time to read. I will continue to keep you informed in the next few days on the progress of the new track. You will be among the first to hear it and of course you will be able to download it or just STREAM it for FREE! 
I will talk to you soon. Please be on the lookout for my next message. 

Thanks so much for reading. 

Blessings, 
David Chenault 
https://davidchenaultmusic.com/home

"You've Touched My Heart" - a brand new single! 

Press release.

Date August 4, 2020

Title:"You've Touched My Heart"

Artist/composer: David Chenault

Stream FREE: https://davidchenaultmusic.com/track/2435833/you-ve-touched-my-heart

 

LYRICS 

You've Touched My Heart 

You've touched my heart 
and made me whole 
You've touched my heart 
and made me whole 
With manna from Heaven 
Lord, You fed my soul 
You've touched my heart 
and made me whole 

Jesus I now can plainly see 
The sacrifice 
You paid for me 
I came in search for You 
in darkness 
now I see 
You've touched my heart 
and made me whole 

I bring a sacrifice of praise 
I know that You inhabit there 
I've come into a holy place 
To find Your presence 
everywhere 

You've touched my heart 
and made me whole 
You've touched my heart 
and made me whole 
I know You walk beside me 
everywhere I go 
You've touched my heart 
and made me whole 

You've touched my heart 
and made me whole 

Personnel: 

David Chenault - lead & harmony vocals, guitars

Dave Cleveland - guitar 
Dow Tomlin - bass guitar 
Shannon Forrest - drums 
Blair Masters, piano 
The Country Souls - background vocals 

Written, Arranged and Produced 
by 
David Chenault 

Copyright © 2020

"The Whittler" Press Release  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press Release.  

Date: July 5, 2020 

Subject: re: "The Whittler" 

Streaming Link: The Whittler

Artist/Composer: 

David Chenault 

LYRICS 

The Whittler 

Hey old man 
What kinds of stories do you have 
for me today 
Hey old man 
Are you to sit there on that park bench 
and whittle your days away 
Hey old man 
You sit there on the banks 
of the river shore 
And you reflect on tides that drift on by 
that never will no more 

Hey old man 
Recallin' masterworks carved 
from driftwood timber 
That were made by two old hands that time 
somehow had left limber 
And secrets shared and bible stories told 
Kingdom secrets revealed to me 
You said that sin was lost 
upon the cross 
and only Jesus sets men free 

Hey old 
Today I sat this park bench all alone 
'Cause I know old man 
That someone said that you had 
gone Home 
And I know old man 
You said only Jesus has a way 
of makin' people free 
And now I pray as I sit here 
on this park bench 
There's a Mansion waitin for me 

Hey old man 
Hey old man 
Hey old man 
Hey old man 

Written, Arranged and Produced 
by 
David Chenault 

Personnel: 
David Chenault - vocals, guitars and percussion 
Dow Tomlin - bass guitar 
Wayne Killus - drums 

Copyright ©2020

The Official Release of "The Whittler" is Here! 

Hello everybody. I am super excited to announce that "The Whittler"  has now officially been released for purchase, downloads and streaming! I had an absolute blast recording it. It's always a pleasure of mine to play along with other musicians and groove on what they bring to each project. In this case, I had the immense pleasure of working along side the awesome Dow Tomlin on bass guitar and the amazing Wayne Killus on drums.

Essentially, this track has a very simple sound and approach. My idea from the beginning for this song was just straight ahead rock and roll. So, the track has myself on guitars and just a bass guitar and drums. I am also well pleased with the mastering on it. The track was mastered (as all of mine are), at AfterMaster Studios in Hollywood California. Pete Doell, the mastering engineer, has mastered projects for many Hollywood movies and dozens of famous clients. He is a very articulate and impressive professional.

Anyway, I wanted you that are on my mailing list and fans lists to be among the first to stream or download "The Whittler" Please stop by my website at davidchenaultmusic.com and give it a listen. I would greatly appreciate it. You can download it or stream it for FREE! And, while you are there, please stop by my about/guestbook page and leave a comment or just say hi.

Blessings. Talk soon,

David

 

News from the Studio and a BRAND NEW version of "The Whittler" 

Hey everybody. Just a short note to tell you what's up. I am finishing up this coming week on a brand new arrangement and recording of my song "The Whittler." For those of you familiar with the song, this new arrangement is very different. Things have been simplified. On the track it's just me on guitars, a bass guitar and drums. I have been very blessed to have two amazing, world-class musicians with me on bass and drums. I plan to finish up with recording the vocal this coming week. Then I will send it off for mastering. I will post again and keep you informed when I release it, hopefully in the next seven to ten days. 

Blessings, 

David

Gratitude for Mother (and all of you) on Mother's Day. 

Well today is Mother's Day and I have been thinking about how grateful I am to have had a mother who taught me about right and wrong. My mom was old school, old fashioned, and reserved in nature and I am glad she was. She taught me to respect and honor God, my fellow man and my elders. Cursing wasn't allowed in our home, and you better not be caught in an outright lie!

We prayed in our house. We honored both God and country. As a result of my upbringing, I learned to place the proper amount of value on the people, places and things I am grateful for in my life.  Also, the musical legacy that I was surrounded by growing up in church has had the most profound affect on me. I will always be grateful for that.  And, I will eternally remain grateful to my mother for that.

Anyway, today I am feeling so blessed in life. I am just sitting here at my computer and placing my thoughts on this screen. Also, I wanted to thank each and everyone of you for your support and encouragement. You inspire me. You keep me motivated to continue and I am grateful for each and everyone of you! May God continue to bless you and your families. I am honored and humbled that you are my friends, my fans, and I like to think of you as family.

So today, happy Mother's Day to each and every mother. God bless you all. And also, a big shout-out to each of you for your continued support. I hope today you are well and fine. Remember to call or talk to your mother today and tell her how much you love her. God bless have a great day. 

 

 

 

In The Studio This Week 

Hello! I thought I would drop a line here and let you know I am in the studio the next few days working up new guitar and vocal tracks for my song "The Whittler". I am very excited about this track. I have been planning on working on "The Whittler" for some time. 

"The Whittler" is actually the first Christian themed song I ever wrote. It is based on a true story about a man in my home town. He and I used to sit and talk on the river bank on a park bench. I was fascinated by his carvings. He would take driftwood out of the river and whittle works of art out of it.

The song is very personal to me. I look forward to getting it finished this week. As soon as I get it recorded, engineered and mastered, I will let you know. Thanks for reading.

Talk soon,

David

 

Gratitude Is Riches, Complaint Is Poverty. 

Sometimes, it can seem to be a daunting task to have faith. To be faithful and filed with faith can require a focus that sometimes may seem to be too much of a requirement for some. Faith for me is not a noun but a verb. I always say faith is a verb. Faith requires action. Faith is a choice. Faith is a deliberate decision, a decision to think a certain way, a decision to react in faith. A  decision to be grateful.

Without faith, the bible says it is impossible to please God. Faith is not a task. When we look at faith as a task it becomes a chore, a heavy burden and not a wonderful choice. I choose to look at faith as a great opportunity to serve God and my fellow man. I have found the easiest way for me to walk in faith is to choose gratitude. I choose to be grateful in ALL things. When we are truly grateful, when we start each with a grateful heart, our lives are transformed! 

We can always be grateful. Just like faith, being grateful is a choice. And, when you choose heart-felt, sincere gratitude, your whole world will change. The easiest way to be grateful is to give thanks for each and everything and everyone in your life.Make a choice to live a life of gratitude and I promise you that your entire world will change. So be grateful, sincerely grateful from your heart and be kind. You will find gratitude will change everything for you.

 

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

Philo of Alexandria PHILOSOPHER

(circa 20 BC–AD 50) 

Happy Easter Sunday To You! 

Happy Easter Sunday to you and your family! You know my heart is full of gratitude this Easter Sunday morning. Jesus made it possible for you and me to live our lives in joy. He gave His life so that we could have life more abundantly. There would be no Easter without Jesus. There would be no Christmas without Jesus. There is no peace without Jesus.

So today, let us give Him praise and thanks. Let our hearts be filled with gratitude for our Lord. Thank You Lord for making a way for us to know You even better. Thank You for all You did and for all You've done for each and everyone of us.Amen.

The New Jerusalem Hits Number One! 

Good Sunday morning to you and Happy Easter. I am excited to announce to you that my song, "The New Jerusalem" is number one in this week's music charts for spiritual/gospel at N1M. The New Jerusalem has been number one regionally in Indiana for the last four weeks. This week it moved up to number one in the United States. 

Please stop by at the link below and help it to move up even higher in the charts! You can stream the song for free!

I want to help The New Jerusalem go number one in the world!