After nearly a decade with Canadian pop-punk band Hawk Nelson, Jason Dunn has opened a new musical chapter in his life.
Now residing in New York with his wife Lenay (host of MTV’s 10 on Top), Dunn spent the first part of 2012 crafting his debut album. The forthcoming longplayer is a blend of pop and rock, with musical influences that range from Maroon 5 to Boys Like Girls to Hawk Nelson.
After nearly a decade with Christian rock band Hawk Nelson, frontman and founding member Jason Dunn departed the Grammy and Dove Award nominated group in May to pursue a solo career.
"It's been quite an interesting couple of years for me,” says Dunn. “I quit a band that was doing fairly well for themselves and I started all over again, working my way from the ground up.
An eclectic mix of pop, punk and rock, Dunn spent the month of December in a Nashville studio writing and recording Abandon Progress with Grammy nominated songwriter and producer Aaron Rice (tobyMac, Mandisa, Rachael Lampa) at the helm.
Dunn has also launched the Jason Dunn Diabetes Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance and change the lives of children and young adults living with diabetes. For more information on how you can help, visit www.jasondunnfoundation.com.
“I'm really excited to go out on the road again this year,” says Dunn. “That passion I had when I first started touring has returned to me, maybe more than ever. As well as writing a record, I've been putting together a great rock show for my audience that I hope they will enjoy.”