Dawn of a New Day

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Dawn of a New Day
Studio album by Crystal Shawanda
Released June 24, 2008 (CAN)
August 19, 2008 (US)
Genre Country
Length 38:25
Label RCA Nashville
Producer Scott Hendricks
Crystal Shawanda chronology
Dawn of a New Day
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Singles from Dawn of a New Day
  1. "You Can Let Go"
    Released: January 7, 2008
  2. "What Do I Have to Do"
    Released: May 27, 2008
  3. "My Roots Are Showing"
    Released: October 20, 2008
  4. "Dawn of a New Day"
    Released: January 27, 2009
  5. "Try"
    Released: June 8, 2009

Dawn of a New Day is the first studio album by the Canadian country music singer Crystal Shawanda. It was released in Canada on June 24, 2008, and in the United States on August 19. It produced five singles in "You Can Let Go", "What Do I Have to Do", "My Roots Are Showing", the title track and "Try". "You Can Let Go" reached number 21 on the Hot Country Songs charts.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Evolution" Franne Golde, Marv Green, Kasey Livingston, Andrew Williams 4:36
2. "My Roots Are Showing" Robin Lee Bruce, Christi Dannemiller, Whitney Duncan 3:33
3. "Tender Side" Crystal Shawanda, Mark Selby, Tia Sillers 3:02
4. "Baby You're Back" John Rich, Sharon Vaughn, Gretchen Wilson 3:03
5. "Dawn of a New Day" Shawanda, Jamie Paulin, Jeremy Stover, Dewayne Strobel 3:33
6. "You Can Let Go" Cory Batten, Kent Blazy, Rory Lee Feek 3:34
7. "I Need a Man" Brett James, Hillary Lindsey, Aimee Mayo 3:28
8. "What Do I Have to Do" Trey Bruce, Leah Crutchfield 3:34
9. "Your Cheatin' Heart" Hank Williams 2:57
10. "Try" Ed Hill, Luke Laird, Lindsey 3:32
11. "You Can't Take It Back" Shawanda, Brad Warren, Brett Warren 3:31


Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2008) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 16
U.S. Billboard 200 81


Year Single Peak chart
CAN US Country
2008 "You Can Let Go"[a] 60 21
"What Do I Have to Do" 79
"My Roots Are Showing" 87 57
2009 "Dawn of a New Day" 90
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 376. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.