With the lyrical honesty of intimate prayer fused with the modern edge of Alessia Cara and the sweet, soulful vocals of Francesca Battistelli, Dana Catherine’s music captivates listeners, calling them to dive deeper into the heart of God with childlike surrender.
"Dana hopes to inspire listeners to place all their trust in God and completely surrender their hearts and lives to Him."
A young singer/songwriter, speaker, and former youth minister from Raleigh, NC, Dana travels throughout the U.S. to encourage and inspire others with her songs and witness. Growing up in a Catholic family, Dana always had a strong faith, but it wasn’t until she went to college at UNC Chapel Hill that her relationship with God truly deepened. Through the ups and downs of college life, Dana began to understand that true and lasting happiness, peace, and purpose is found in Christ alone. Only then did she realize that God was calling her to step out and share His truth and love with others using the musical gifts she was given. Now, Dana finds abundant joy in allowing the Lord to use her and her music for His greater glory.
For as long as she can remember, Dana always loved to sing and began to write songs around the time she was in middle school. Dana often describes the songs she writes as prayers from her to God. Now that she shares these “prayer songs” with others, Dana hopes to inspire listeners to place all their trust in God and completely surrender their hearts and lives to Him.
Dana independently released her debut album, Glorious Horizons, in September 2015. After signing with a new Christian record label, Rekindle Records, Dana released her first single, “My Savior in Me,” which she penned after leading praise and worship Adoration one night. Dana wrote the song with two thoughts in mind: 1) We are all weak, sinful, and flawed, and 2) God wants to use us to spread His love and life despite those weaknesses and imperfections. The upbeat melody and energized rhythm of “My Savior in Me” certainly convey the joy and hope found in this message.
At just 24 years old, Dana's music and bold witness have led her to perform and speak at high schools, youth rallies, conferences and other diocesan youth events alongside nationally known speakers, including Leah Darrow, Dr. Scott Hahn, Mark Hart and Abby Johnson. She’s also played at numerous retreats, including those led by accomplished author and speaker, Father Jacques Philippe, and toured with well-known Christian artists, such as Phil Wickham ("This is Amazing Grace"), Micah Tyler ("Different") and Josh Wilson ("Pushing Back the Dark"). Dana has been featured on multiple occasions as a guest on SiriusXM, and her music can be heard on radio stations across the U.S., including Relevant Radio and Immaculate Heart Radio.
A skillful songwriter, blending captivating melodies with raw and honest lyrics, Dana has written every song on her debut album and those you’ll hear on her latest EP. In 2017, Dana completed her Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign to support the production of her second project, which surpassed its fundraising goal within the first two weeks. After jumping back in the studio, Dana and her label, Rekindle Records, recently released her latest EP, Nothing in the World, in April 2018! Featuring edgy and energized tracks like "365 Days" all the way down to acoustic, prayerful ballads like "I Will Follow," the new record captivates with a sound and lyrical quality all its own. Check it out, here.