Daniel James

Daniel James

BandR&BGospel

The ministry exists to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ through the life and music of Daniel James. His hearts desire is to sing about God's mercy and unconditional love and to proclaim the power of God to change the hearts and lives of the lost.

Biography

Daniel, much like many artists before him, received his early and most basic training in church. Always eager to perform, Daniel got his first start in a contemporary Christian group named The Happy Day Express, consisting of Daniel and his three older brothers. Since then, Daniel has participated in several groups and sang on the praise team for Marilyn Hickey Ministries. He's shared the stage with renowned Gospel artists such as Ce Ce Winans, Martha Munizzi, Tim Miner, and Lyle Lovett just to name a few. He's also been seen traveling across the United States and Canada, ministering in different churches, juvinille detention centers and concert venues. Daniel has also become an accomplished songwriter, recognized by many respected songwriters throughout the music industry, including Jon Gibson and Tony Wood. Although Daniel stays largely within the Pop and R & B veins of musical styles, he has been known to venture into the land of ‘old school‘ gospel, jazz and country music. His major influences are Brian McKnight, Jon Gibson, Tim Miner, Commissioned, Take 6, Andre Crouch, and Michael W. Smith. In October 2003, Daniel competed at the World Championships of Performing Arts in Burbank, California. He was awarded five silver-medal finishes in five different categories.

Lyrics

You Made Ways For Me

Written By: Daniel James & Darin Whittington

Chorus
You made ways for me I wanna thank You Lord
Open doors for me, I wanna thank You Lord
I'll praise You always, give You the glory Lord
You Made ways for me, I wanna thank You Lord

Verse1
I never know just how, how You bring me out
But You make me win, over and over again
I'll follow You anywhere, You never let me down
You'll always be around; Lord You made a way for me

Chorus
You made ways for me I wanna thank You Lord
Open doors for me, I wanna thank You Lord
I'll praise You always, give You the glory Lord
You Made ways for me, I wanna thank You Lord

Verse 2
If I had ten thousand tongues, I couldn't thank You enough
You took away my sins, and You gave me Your love.
I owe You Lord, my whole life and more
You're the one that I love, I give You all my praise

Bridge
I offer praise; I offer praise to You Lord
I offer praise; I offer praise to You Lord
I just wanna thank You, oh Lord, oh, oh Lord
I just wanna thank You, oh Lord, oh, oh, Lord

Chorus
You made ways for me I wanna thank You Lord
Open doors for me, I wanna thank You Lord
I'll praise You always, give You the glory Lord
You Made ways for me, I wanna thank You Lord

I Need You

Written By: Daniel James & Darin Whittington

Chorus
I need You, in everything I do
You make me so complete
Now I know that I am free

Verse 1
I can't hardly wait
To kneel back down and pray to You
You got me on my feet
You gave me food to eat
I need You Lord

Chorus
I need You, in everything I do
You make me so complete
Now I know that I am free

Verse 2
I won't make a move
Unless God You approve
I need You to guide my feet
And be a light unto my path
I need You lord

Break Down
Stay with me, Stay with me
Cause I can't breath without You
You promised me, You won't leave me
I'm crying please, I need You

Chorus
I need You, in everything I do
You make me so complete
Now I know that I am free

Bridge
Prayer.....

Chorus
I need You, in everything I do
You make me so complete
Now I know that I am free

Been There Done That

Written By: Jarion Hamm

Verse
I've been real high
Been real low
Out in the streets
With nowhere to go
But that's all right
And that's ok
Because I know, there is a bright day

Chorus
Been there, I've done that
I've moved on, ain't going back
Been there, I've done that
I've moved on, ain't going back
Been there, I've done that
I've moved on, ain't going back
Been there, I've done that
I've moved on, ain't going back

Verse
We've been through the storm
We've been through the rain
We've had heartaches
God knows we've had some pain
But we're gonna run on
Gonna run on anyway
Because we know, there is a brighter day

Chorus
Been there, I've done that
I've moved on, ain't going back
Been there, I've done that
I've moved on, ain't going back
Been there, I've done that
I've moved on, ain't going back
Been there, I've done that
I've moved on, ain't going back

Bridge
I'm leaving those things that are behind me
I'm trust in the Fathers high calling
Supernatural power beside me
My best days are still ahead
I'm moving on, I'm not afraid
I've made up my mind that this is my time
And oh yeah

Discography

Featured Albums and Compliations include:

Daniel James Debut Album - "No More Lines".

Latitude Christmas Jazz Album - Featured on "Silent Night" and "Angels We have Heard."

Destinys Dream Gospel Hip Hop and R&B Compilation - Featured Songs "You Made Ways" and "I Need You"

Current Airplay:

Power 107.7 FM Fayetville, NC - "You Made Ways"
WKYS Radio 1 93.9 FM - Washington DC - " You Made Ways"

Set List

The set's can vary from 15 minutes to 60 minutes. Below is the song list for the 60 minute set. All material is original with the exception of those listed in parenthesis.

1) You Made Ways For Me
2) What Are You Looking For
3) I Need You
4) My Answered Prayer
5) Thankful
6) Running Back To You (Commissioned)
7) When You Need Him
8) Lord I Love You
9) Friend In You (Jon Gibson)
10) My Will
11) Why Do?
12) Been There Done That
13) I Don't Wanna Hurt
14) Wherever I Go
15) No More Lines