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On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in the Spring of 2007 in Nashville Tennessee Dawn & Nash paths aligned (& pens) for the first time while attending a song writing retreat with friends.
At the time Dawn’s new song ‘In The Moment’ was climbing up the New Music Weekly Top 40 Country charts which inspired her to move from her hometown of Seattle, WA to Nashville. 

Nash’s musical heart drew him down from the Great White North to give Music City USA a try. 

Dawn & Nash started meeting several times a week to pursue their songwriting and soon began harmonizing their new creations into a fresh new sound dubbed A Soulful Island-Gypsy Folk-Pop. A familial and harmonic ear melting experience of their real life story!
…. they fell in love 🙂

Their friendship blossomed into love and soon they were manifesting their own beautiful love story. Dawn & Nash married 3 years later in Nashville, TN in the Winter of 2010. They initially started singing around Nashville as a duo called Tawny River which later became Dawn Loves Nash. 

From 2012-2015 they worked with Rock & Roll producer and manager Ron Haffkine (Shel Silvertein, Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show) and veteran musical director Shane Keister (Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers) to assist in developing what would become the new signature sound behind Dawn Loves Nash.  

With a broad range of influences including but not limited to Sting, Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Triumph, John Denver, Elvis, Django Rhinehardt, Sheryl Crow, Eva Cassidy, Patsy Cline, Martina McBride you’ll find their unique twist on Soul / Island / Folk sounds to bring a refreshing spirit to life.
In Feb 2022 they released their first single ‘Stay With Me‘, recorded at John Prine’s now retired music studio The Butcher Shoppe with Dominic Davis, bassist & musical director for Jack White.  Dawn Loves Nash also released Jesus and Johnny Cash on August 22, co-produced with Nashville veteran drummer Pino Squillace.
The duo sings with a message of love! Always passionate about using their voices & songs to speak directly to people’s heart’s. Dawn Loves Nash started reaching out to the Nashville community through the homeless shelter Room In The Inn where a songwriting class turned into a life changing experience! They thought they were there to help others and ended up learning so much more about life.

Then After living 7 year journey as full-time live in caregivers for a friend with ALS(aka Lou Gherig’s disease) the duo’s path shifted to focus on their music full time while giving them an opportunity to take their music ministry on the road to help caregivers.

“If there is a way to make life a little easier for a caregiver or family living with ALS or other diagnosis to find their joy, it is my goal and desire to inspire and bring awareness to it.  I am grateful our music has given us such a beautiful channel to express our own healing along the way. – Dawn

The duo now follows their musical path and travel across the country telling their real life story of healing and love. 

A refreshing new harmonic uplifting sound Dawn Loves Nash brings the good vibes with  their own musical style of SOUL Music with an Island Twist.

Their music is transcending time and connecting with audiences of all ages at the heart level and has been said to be reminiscent of Old Crowe Medicine Show and the sweet vibe of the song Wagon Wheel.  Their sound could be thought of as the happy Civil Wars or Sting singing with Eva Cassidy or Patsy Cline.  Catch their next show and you decide.

The duo is On a mission to bring joy, love, hope and encouragement to each and every moment and everyone they meet.

Today still very passionate about helping others, they have hosted a number of fundraisers for the Room In the Inn, the ALS ASSOCIATION of Nashville. Read featured article, Team Gleason, Rock ALS and Traveling Caregivers Ministries, SSM.

They’ve performed at Concerts, festivals, private events, venues, restaurants, theaters, bars, beach resorts, casinos and ski resorts from Mt-Tremblant, Quebec to Duval St. in Key West.


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Dawn Loves Nash also moonlight as The Traveling Caregivers
traveling across the Eastern United States helping Caregivers. 
All donations go to Traveling Caregivers Ministries SSM.

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Delicious Sweet Potato Recipes 
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The long anticipated Sweet Potato Recipe Book is finally here!

29 color pages of recipes and Sweet Potato Tips and Tricks



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