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My Life Story CD Review by Amy M. O'Quinn

Shannon Hawkyard

I first heard Shannon Hawkyard on Cindy Rushton's Ultimate Women's Expo online seminar back in early 2009, and I was very taken by her sweet countenance and humble spirit. I also enjoyed hearing the story of how she came to be a recording artist. Her song Go and Live Well was the theme song for the seminar, and I remember thinking what a mellow, well-modulated voice with unique vocal inflections she had. I was impressed with her talent and by the fact that she is a busy homeschool mom of four.

When I had the opportunity to review her debut CD, I was thrilled. My Life Story is a collection of Christ-honoring songs that are compelling and heartwarming. And with the exception of just two songs, Shannon wrote them all.

The tracks on the CD are:

  • "What a Day"
  • "My Life Story" (title track)
  • "Go and Live Well"
  • "Love Song to Jesus"
  • "Welcome to the Real World"
  • "Heroes and Knaves"
  • "Amazing Grace" (sung a capella)

Shannon is simply a mom who loves the Lord and loves to sing. Her voice has a lovely, soulful quality, and her Christian light shines brightly through her songs. God has truly blessed her with a special gift and a tremendous talent that she has chosen to share with others to glorify Him.

You can find out more about Shannon and her CD, My Life Story, at her website

Product review by Amy M. O'Quinn, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, January 2010