Christian Vocalist and Homeschooling Mom of Five, Dorothy Anne to Release Debut EP Always Hope, Despite Major Obstacles

Independent Christian singer/songwriter Dorothy Anne is releasing her highly anticipated debut EP, Always Hope on October 20, 2017.  Since debuting her single “Don’t Let Me Go” which drew high praise on iTunes she’s earned a following of more than 16,000 fans on social media.

What fans are saying on iTunes:

Amazing song with great vocals and arrangement. I can hardly wait to hear more songs from this talented and inspirational artist!

 Great lyrics… voice of an angel.

 This song is so well done, great writing, catchy melody and man those vocals! Beautiful!!!

A passionate storyteller and minister, Dorothy Anne’s songs evoke the journey of life and struggle. She captures a theme of hope in the midst of pain with her lyrics, pairing them with bright, catchy melodies and beautiful orchestrations. Drawing comparisons to Kari Jobe and Lauren Daigle, her music is marked by powerful, soaring vocals.

Always Hope is a collection of deeply personal songs that represent different seasons in my life,” states Dorothy Anne. “It’s been said ‘Everyone has a book in them.’ Well, I think everyone also has a song in them that represents significant moments in their life. As I reflect on the completion of this project, I’ve realized that not everyone who has this dream makes it this far. Sometimes people give up too soon. But, if I can do it, as a homeschooling mom of five, anyone can. It is possible to pursue your dreams, if you create a game plan and never give up.”

In addition to “Don’t Let Me Go” the romantic, upbeat song “Hold on to You” is a favorite for wedding celebrations. The album also features the intimate worship song “God Above It All,” co-written and especially meaningful as it was completed after the loss of her daughter Gracie Jade. The inspirational song “The Sun Rises” was written after Typhoon Haiyan tragically struck the Philippines in 2013. It has quickly become an anthem as Dorothy Anne advocates raising relief aid for impoverished communities. Finally, the emotional worship song “Jesus You Saved Me” rounds out the EP and reflects her faith in Christ. 

Always Hope EP is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music and everywhere digital music is sold.

Originally from the tropical islands of the Philippines, Dorothy Anne currently makes her home in Dallas, Texas. She leads worship in her church and is a mentor to other artists. She is the co-founder of Defining Moments Ministry with her husband Dustin Dauenhauer.

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Welcome Our New Ministry Staff Writer

Author Timothy A. Taylor is joining Defining Moments as our new staff writer.

Tim is an artist and novelist, his work has appeared in multiple outlets, from galleries to online publications. He is also a long-time collaborator with our ministry. In addition to serving with Defining Moments he’ll be working on his next most anticipated novel, The Seer, sequel to his debut, The Singer.

We have a vision at Defining Moments to expand our reach into publishing, with books and other printed resources. This is an opportunity to do just that, and Tim will be helping us to take that step.

Please keep us, and Tim, in prayer as we make this transition, and stay tuned for more information on ways you can get involved as we make this exciting addition to our team!