The Essential Advent Calendar: December 5 – Kimberly Dawn Is On A Mission With Her New Festive Single, ‘Life Changing’

It’s December 5 so we open the 5th door of the Essential Advent Calendar to reveal Canadian singer songwriter, Kimberly Dawn, and her third Christmas single, ‘Life Changing’.

Written by Kimberly as well as Brian Lavoy Payne, and Grammy nominated producer, Kent Wells, ‘Life Changing’ sets out to remind us that no matter our differences, we can put them aside during this time of reflection, while we celebrate our gifts and the future to come.

‘Life Changing’ is available to stream and download here.

With soft instrumentals and a tune that exquisitely matches the thoughtful lyrics, ‘Life Changing’ creates bring the Christmas joy to its audience. Kimberly’s smooth vocals beautifully reinforce, especially during the holiday season, that we all would like to make that world a better place. 

Kimberly Dawn is a country music singer-songwriter who uses her natural talent to express an authentic message of perseverance and resilience. Integrity, honesty, and strength are core themes in Kimberly’s songwriting. 

Kimberly Dawn’s previous releases have so far amassed more than 476.6K combined streams on Spotify, and her song, ‘Slow Dancing’ in the Dark’ was nominated for Best Country Song at the 2019 Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Most recently she released her new single and music video, ‘Deere John’, which was featured on CMT Australia. 

A mother of four children, Kimberly boldly took control of her musical passions when she began learning the guitar and piano. She feels particularly empowered to share her experiences balancing life as a mother and wife with her music career. As a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) ambassador, Kimberly strives to openly share the story of her own personal mental health journey to inspire and uplift others. Her song “The Bottle” highlights the real pain of those struggling with mental health and addiction issues. 

The Canadian-born singer-songwriter has been influenced by the likes of Dolly Parton, Stevie Nicks, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, and Whitney Houston. Kimberly’s diverse musical background has seen her work with the likes of Jeff Cohen (The Band Perry, Sugarland, Josh Groban), David Berg (Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood), Gregory Friia (Consuelo Costin, Eric Paslay, Bonnie Tyler), and Anthony Mazza (Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Ja Rule). She has performed many times at the historic L.A. House of Blues and opened for Wilson Phillips in 2015.

In 2014, Kimberly opened for Brooke White (American Idol Season: 7 5th place) at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. As of 2022, Kimberly has been recording her new music with Kent Wells and Don Miggs. Kent Wells is known for his work with Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, and Kenny Rogers. Miggs is known for his work with Tower of Power, Mick Fleetwood, Kyle Cook of Matchbox Twenty and Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins.  In May 2022, she partnered with MAGIC Tradeshow to perform on the opening day of their first ever Nashville MAGIC show. Kimberly currently has an ongoing brand partnership with Nashville, TN based vintage woman owned boot company Planet Cowboy. This past summer, Kimberly released a duet, ‘Do I Love You’, with Grammy Award-winning songwriter and artist Paul Anka.

You can find out more about Kimberly Dawn and her music online on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and her official website.

Kimberly Dawn - Life Changing (Lyric Video)

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