Congratulations to Mary's co-producer Chris Morris, whose recent live project as Musical Director for Donald Lawrence and The Tri-City Singers  garnered an amazing eight Stellar Awards and three Grammy nominations!   

Listen for Jesus Wept from Child of the Chain™ (the concert) on these Christian  radio stations and more in 2007.  It is the first release from Mary's upcoming CD entitled The Promise which features new songs and hymns from the show ... KQAL- Winona, MN, WPKN- Bridgeport, CT, WALF- Alfred, NY, KBSU- Boise, ID, KMRO- Camarillo, CO, WJMU- Decatur, IL, KSJS- San Jose, CA, WMVV- Stockbridge, GA, KASU- Jonesboro, AR, WYFD- Charlotte,  NC, WXDU- Durham, NC, KTLF- Colorado Springs, CO, KALU- Langston. OK, KMSA- Grand Junction, CO, WMBR- Cambridge, MA, KFCF- Fresno, CA, KWBI- Morrison, CO, WHUS- Storrs, CT, KCRH- Hayward, CA, WSOR- Ft. Myers, FL KSRU- Alpine, TX, WOCG- Huntsville, AL, KRUM- Lincoln, NE, WKCC- Grayson, KY, WVCT- Keavy, KY, WONC- Naperville, IL, WHHB- Holliston, MA, KWAR- Waverly, IA, KBAH- Rocklin, CA, KNES- Fairfield, TX

 Mary returns to the prestigious Noon-day Concert Series at Central Presbyterian Church on 8th Street, across from The Omni Hotel in downtown Austin on February 8, 2007! The twenty-five year old concert series is free and begins at 12:00 sharp! Mary will be performing with collaborator/composer Rudy Davenport.   

Welcome to our latest visitors from Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Seychelles, The Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Togo, Singapore, Israel,  Mexico, Italy, Malaysia, Brazil, Japan, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, Romania, Argentina and Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast.)

Join Mary, Rudy Davenport and Omar Lopez for a special Advent concert at Emmaus Catholic Church in Lakeway, Texas on December 1st at 8:00 pm. They will be performing Sacred music from her show Child of the Chain™ and seasonal hymns.   

See Mary and members of the Child of the Chain™ ensemble at The Power of the Cross Festival on Auditorium Shores in Austin on October 21st.  Time of performance TBA.

Mary K. Shanahan's Child of the Chain™ at Emmaus! September 8 at 8:00 p.m.

Click here to read Mary's thoughts about His Holiness John Paul II in EWTN's tribute to the late Pope, along with comments from President George W. Bush, Rev. Billy Graham, Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks, Lech Walesa, Prime Minister Tony Blair, The Dalia Lama, Francis Cardinal George, Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, General Kofi Annan and many other political and religious world leaders.

Mary K. Shanahan and Rudy Davenport will offer their original composition Have Mercy on Me in ministry for the first time on October 12th at Austin's Kol Halev during Kol Nidre of Yom Kippur, as a result of an invitation spawned by the Austin Interfaith Art and Music Festival.

Have Mercy on Me is a derivative hymn from Davenport's fourth movement of The Buck Creek Suite, a stunning composition that Shanahan wrote lyrics to for her upcoming CD on Sacramental life entitled The Promise.  It is about Reconciliation, one of the seven Sacraments practiced as a way of life in Roman Catholicism.

When asked about singing at the Synagogue Mary shared "I am so honored and humbled at the knowledge this hymn touched a common chord in the heart of Cantor Robbi Sherwin during our performance Saturday night. I relish this opportunity to learn more about the religion and culture that my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was born into ... and explore the powerful commonality that we all share through the grace of Almighty God and Father when we cry out to Him for forgiveness and mercy for our weaknesses and transgressions."

Mary will perform with Grammy Award and five time Dove Award winning artist Cynthia Clawson, internationally acclaimed Jewish Singer-songwriter Robbi Sherwin and 1001 Nights Orchestra at the Austin Interfaith Art and Music Festival on Saturday, October 8th at 8:00 pm, Central Presbyterian Church, Downtown Austin! Mary will be joined by Child of the Chain™ cast  members Rudy Davenport, Omar Lopez, Andrew Cannata and a vocal quartet as they premiere newly written choir parts for several of the hymns from The Gabriel Mass, Shanahan and Davenport's evolving composition.  Click into Contact and Dates for ticket information.

Mary and collaborator Rudy Davenport will premiere their Ave Maria in E minor at the Austin Interfaith Art and Music Festival!

Watch Mary on Faith Dialogue with Rev. Richard Thompson and Tom Escandell, the Executive Director of the Austin Interfaith Art and Music Festival on Sunday, October 1st at 8:00 am, on Austin's cable channel 54.

Mary K. Shanahan is in the Artist Spotlight
on EWTN's Catholic Jukebox with Thom Price
on Friday, June 24th at 7:30 PM Eastern. 
Listen on your local Catholic Radio station listed below or click
here and select "radio" to listen live via the Internet.

Listen for I Know Jesus on Catholic and Christian Radio.

Mary K. Shanahan's
Child of the Chain™ (the concert)
with special guest
Beth Nielsen Chapman
at
One World Theater on February 12, 2005

Beth, one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters in America, will perform selections from her CD Hymns, a stunning collection of ancient Latin hymns, as well as hits from her incomparable songbook, including recent number one UK radio hits from her current CD Look, which will make its U.S. debut in 2005.

Child of the Chain™ under the musical direction of Chris Morris, Musical Director for Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers, also features classical composer Rudy Davenport and the amazing musicianship of Austin's Omar Lopez.

Proceeds will benefit the Renewal Ministries of St. John Neumann Church in Austin, including Christ Renews His Parish, the renewal retreat that ignited Mary's career as an inspirational artist, and also spawned Mobile Loaves and Fishes ... feeding the street people of Austin and San Antonio seven days a week ... the Media for the Holy Family Foundation which brings EWTN to Central Texas ... and is the retreat that's growing like wildfire on an inter-denominational basis throughout Austin.

Listen for songs from Child of the Chain™ on EWTN Network Radio's Catholic Jukebox with host Thom Price, which airs nationally daily on Catholic Radio and via SIRIUS Satellite Radio in the USA, and throughout Europe via Satellite and the Internet, or click onto EWTN.com and catch Mary's In the Spotlightprogram on the Catholic Jukebox page.

Child of the Chain™ was selected by cdbaby.com as an "Editor's Pick" (May 16, 2004) for new arrivals in Country Gospel Music! cdbaby.com is one of the largest online retailers of independent artists' music in the world!

Rain was played in early '04 on Christian Radio throughout the country and on Country Radio in the Southwest! Check out the partial list of stations that feature hymns & songs from Child of the Chain™ below.

Child of the Chain™ hit #20 on The Music Review's Top 40 Inspirational Songs in the USA in July 2003!

http://www.catholicmusicnetwork.com/ features hymns and songs from Child of the Chain™ on Internet radio and offers it for sale through the CMN E-commerce store.   Child of the Chain™ made it into the top twenty on CMN's CD sales list in January, 2004!

Many thanks to these great Christian radio stations and others for playing Rain and Child of the Chain™ ... and a special thanks to the countless Country Radio program directors in the Southwest who are filling the airwaves with this important song about the power of unconditional love! Whether heard on the radio, at great music venues like Hill's Cafe and The Saxon Pub, at Sunday services at the magnificent Riverbend Church, or at Austin's stunning new Emmaus Catholic Church (as seen on the cover of Child of the Chain™) Rain, is poised to become a song for all ages!

Christian Stations

KJOL- Grand Junction, CO
KOBC- Joplin, MO
WSOS- Rome, GA
WGTS- Takoma Park, MD
WOCR, Olivet, MI
WFAR- Danbury, CT
WHAB- Acton, MA
WIBI- Carlinville, IL
KFGO- Boone, IA
WRVG- Georgetown, KY
WMUA- Amherst, MA
KSGN- Riverside, CA
KACT- Andrews, TX
KOLU- Pasco, WA
WTTU- Cookeville, TN
WBOR- Brunswick, ME
KLVR- Santa Rosa, CA
KJBU- Siloam Springs, AR
WBCL- Ft. Wayne, IN
WLFC- Findlay, OH
WAMF- Tallahassee, FL
KWBI- Morrison, CO
WKCC- Grayson, KY
WCRH- Williamsport, MD
WAUD- Berrien Springs, MI
KALA- Davenport, IA
WVMH- Mars Hills, NC
KALA- Canyon, TX
WVOF- Fairfield, CT
KCKL- Malakoff, TX
KTCU- Ft. Worth, TX
WYEA- Sylacauga, AL
KECC- Springfield, MO
KAUR- Sioux Falls, SD
WYEA- Sylacauga, AL
WDCR- Hanover, NH
WTJH- East Point, GA
WONU- Ada, Ohio
KTEP- El Paso
KCUL- Marshall, TX
WCMO- Marietta, OH
KWLC- Decorah, IA
WHWE- Howe, IN
KRGN- Amarillo, TX
KEYA- Perryton, TX
KEPI- Eagle Pass, TX
WTBR- Pittsfield, MA
WONC- Naperville, IL
WHJT- Clinton, MS
KWLD- Plainview, TX
KFYZ- Bohnam, TX
KUOA- Siloam Springs, AR
WGRN- Grand Rapids, MI
WRBE- Lucedale, MS
KXEG- Tolleson, AZ
WGUN- Tucker, GA
KNBO- New Boston, TX
KIGC- Oskaloosa, IA
WHAB- Acton, MA
KBUS- Jacksonville, TX
KRGE- Weslaco, TX
KCOM- Commerce, TX
KPVU- Prarie View, TX
WBKE- North Manchester, IN
KDET- Center, TX
KACU- Abilene, TX
KWTS- Canyon, TX
KJIC- Sante Fe, NM
KTLU- Rusk, TX
KMOC- Witchita Falls, TX

Country Stations

KULF- El Campo, TX
KIKT- Greenville, TX
KYCS- Mexia, TX
KVVP- Leesville, LA
KRTX- Rockdale, TX
KYCX- Mexia, TX
KPIR- Grandbury, TX
KAND- Corsicana, TX
KICM- Ardmore, OK
KBEL- Idabel, OK
KOMX- Pampa, TX
KXOX- Sweetwater, TX
KNMB- Ruidosa, NM
KVST- Conroe, TX
KFAN- Fredricksburg, TX
KEEP- Fredricksburg, TX
KMKT- Denison, TX
KACQ- Lampasas, TX
KJCS- Nacogdoches, TX
KPYN- Atlanta, TX
KIUN- Pecos, TX
KSCH- Mt. Pleasant, TX
KOGT- Orange, TX
KULP- El Campo, TX
KWMW- Ruidoso, NM
KXKZ- Ruston, LA
KMML- Amarillo, TX
KGAS- Carthage, TX
KOBE- Joplin, MO
WSPS- Concord, NH
KNEL- Brady, TX
KGUL- Victoria, TX
KPFC- Gainsboro, TX
KHBR- Hillsboro, TX
KEEP- Fredricksburg, TX
KVOO- Tulsa, OK

... and these EWTN Global Catholic Radio AM/FM Affiliates, and EWTN Internet:

WMCJ -- 1460 AM Cullman/Decatur, AL
WQOP -- 92.5 FM Birmingham, AL
KJOP -- 1240 AM Hanford / Lemoore, CA
KHOT -- 1250 AM Madera / Fresno, CA
KSMH -- 1620 AM Sacramento, CA
KWG --  1230 AM Stockton, CA
WQOP -- 1600 AM Atlantic Beach / Jacksonville, FL
WOLG --  95.9 FM Carlinville, IL
WIHM -- 1410 AM Taylorville , IL
Translator 88.9 FM Springfield, IL
WSOG 88.1 FM Spring Valley, IL
WLCR -- 1470 AM Louisville, KY
WMJR -- 1380 AM Winchester / Lexington, KY
WCKW-AM 6PM - 6AM M-Su LaPlace / New Orleans
WMKT 1270 AM Charlevoix, MI
WCAR -- 1090 AM Livonia / Detroit, MI
WOAP -- 1080 AM 3PM - Sundown M-F
Owosso /Lansing, MI
WDEO -- 990 AM Ann Arbor / Detroit, MI
WMAX -- 1440 AM Bay City / Saginaw / Midland, MI
WMIN 740 AM Minneapolis/St. Paul , MN  
WRYT -- 1080 AM St. Louis / Edwardsville, MO
KVSS -- 88.9 FM Omaha, NE
KIHM --  920 AM Reno, NV
WLOF -- 101.7 FM Attica / Buffalo, NY
WNOP -- 740 AM Cincinnati, OH
WLOA - 1470 AM Youngstown, OH
KBVM -- 88.33 FM    12AM - 6AM / 6PM - 9PMM - Su   Portland, OR
WISP -- 1570 AM Doylestown / Philadelphia, PA 
WLOA - 1470 AM Farrell, PA
WNFO - 1430 AM Beaufort-Hilton Head Island, SC
KINI - 96.1 FM Mon.-Sat. 1:30AM-6AM Sun. 9PM-6AM St. Francis, SD
WHHQ -- 1520 AM Elizabethton, TN
KMHF -- 88.5 Bastrop, TX
KGBC ? 1540 AM Galveston/Houston, TX
KBMD -- 88.5 FM Marble Falls, TX
104.7 FM                 Mendoza, TX
KJBC -- 1150 AM Midland, TX
105.1 FM                 Round Rock, TX
KBLE -- 1050 AM Seattle, WA
KHSS -- 100.7 FM Walla Walla, WA
WDVM -- 1050 AM Eau Claire, WI
WJOK -- 1050 AM Green Bay/ Appleton-Oshkosh
WKBH -- 1570 AM LaCrosse, WI
WZRK -- 1550 AM Lake Geneva, WI
WHFA -- 1240 AM Madison / Poynette, WI
WMMA -- 93.9 FM Wisconsin Rapids, WI

In other news ... congratulations to Grammy Award winning songwriter John Arthur Martinez, co-producer of Child of the Chain and Nashville Star's 2003 runner-up on the USA Network, whose latest release, the critically acclaimed Lone Starry Night has garnered new fans from around the world! John Arthur is headed to Fan Fair in Nashville and an appearance on The Grand Old Opry in June 2005!

... and to Paul Pearcy, drummer and percussionist extraordinaire on Child of the Chain™ who received a Grammy Award in February 2003 for his musical contribution as a percussionist on the Dixie Chicks' Country Album of the Year entitled Home ... and congrats also for the success of Robert Earl Keen's CD entitled Farm Fresh Onions produced by long-time REK band member Rich Brotherton, Mary's co-writer on I Remember, and the wonderful guitar and mandolin player heard on Child of the Chain™.  Watch for the latest REK CD also produced by Rich Brotherton to hit stores in 2005. 

Finally, music that stands alone and makes a difference.

Jim Patrick KIKT Country Radio
Greenville, Texas


Rain  Great song, great voice, great message.

Bill Gregory KRXT Country Radio,
Rockdale, Texas


These songs are beautiful not only in vocals and music, but in words, as well, from the love song of the Holy Eucharist in I Know Jesus,  in which Shanahan talks about Jesus' true presence, to the Last Supper celebration of Holy Thursday night in the song The Greatest Truth.  Songs like Kyrie Eleison, Sanctus and Lamb of God have new life breathed into them by Shanahan.

www.catholicmusicnetwork.com
December 2003 Artist Reviews


I'm ecstatic over this project and flattered that Mary K Shanahan invited me to co-produce the recording. I agreed to do so after listening to the sincerity of her demos. Her conviction to use her music to share her love of Christ and her skilled songwriting closed the deal. I'm certain there is such a thing as divine inspiration

Artist/Producer John Arthur Martinez

The songs on Child of the Chain are so deep, well written, and Mary's voice is beautiful.  It brought tears to my eyes

Mary Ann Wilkinson
Ocala, Florida


I can't tell you how many times I've listened to Child of the Chainâ„¢ since I bought it. Many thanks for sharing Mary's inspiring words and beautiful voice with the world.  I hope this is just one of many CD's she'll record.

Kathy Petrucci
Austin, Texas


We love Mary's voice and her special treatment of the songs on Child of the Chain. We look forward to her next release.

Dick and Mary Millman
Auburn, Alabama


Wow, I was enthralled. Child of the Chain is a marvelous album.  Mary sings beautifully.

Terry K. McNeely
Warrenton, Virginia


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