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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The High Risk Pregnancy I Never Expected

by Dorothy Anne Dauenhauer

Finding out the gender of baby #5 was supposed to be an exciting day for us, and it was at first. When the sonographer typed on the screen “IT’S A GIRL!” I was instantly filled with awe and joy. That meant my 7 year old daughter would finally have the sister she’s been wanting for years and have an instant best friend.


In the past whenever I was expecting I would usually have a dream about the baby. I would be holding them and just know it was either a boy or girl. With Liam my fourth child I had an instinct he was a boy, and I was right. Now with baby #5 I dreamed of pink balloons however I didn’t get my hopes up too high because I kind of expected having another boy just because we already had a name picked out and weren’t too sure about girl names.

We were very surprised and so happy on our way home from the clinic that we decided to buy a cake to celebrate.

The Call That Changed Everything

Less then 30 minutes after our appointment I got an unexpected call from my midwife Amy. She informed me that the results from our sono revealed our baby girl had some serious issues.

Better Than A Funeral

by Dorothy Anne Dauenhauer

Several weeks ago I texted my mom and didn’t hear back from her. I didn’t think much about it because it was during work hours and her company doesn’t allow cell phones near their work stations. So the next day I called and tried texting her again after work hours. Usually she responds right away anytime I send a picture of my kids. But this time she didn’t, so I thought maybe her phone died or she went to bed early.

Lola & Kids

Easter Weekend April 2015

On Saturday May 2nd I called the house phone and there was no answer. I also called and texted her cell, with no response. At that point I decided to ask my friend Lauren who lived close by to check on her house. She was not home but her dad Mr. Sivley was and he promptly stopped by my mom’s house and noticed her van in the driveway, a package by the door and mail that looked like it had been piling up for days. He knocked on every door with no response, looked through windows and saw no movement. I called my sister who lives out of state in between all of this and found out she hadn’t heard from our mom either. Next we called the police.

#014: Secret Episode Without My Co-Host [Podcast]

Today this post is dedicated to my beautiful and amazing wife Dorothy Anne in celebration of her birthday. While she was away one evening for a ladies’ event at our church I gathered the kids together to record this secret podcast to surprise her on her special day.

DA Birthday pic
You can hear all about the kids’ favorite moments with their mom, an adorable impromptu song Aliyah made up for her mommy and of course Liam’s cute animal sounds. You won’t want to miss that! Also you get to find out one of my favorite moments with Dorothy Anne and whether or not I fainted on our wedding day. Hope you enjoy!!!

Question: What is your favorite memory with Dorothy Anne? You can leave a comment by clicking here.