I wrote "Sedona" for my dear friends Cristina and Shaune to celebrate their upcoming nuptuals. May your lives continue to be filled with the deep, passionate love you found in each other that weekend in Sedona, AZ. Enjoy!
The feelings started flowing from his pen when he was 14 years old. Growing up in Riverside, California, Shawn Kenan wrote a poem while chasing a crush in 9th grade. Later that year a classmate paid him $10 to write a poem for a girlfriend and Shawn's writing career began. He wrapped storytelling into his poetry and creative writings. By 16, he had published works in the American Poetry Anthology and others. Along the way someone put a guitar in his hands but he always returned to his favorite instruments, his good old pen and notebook. “Every song has a story, listen with your heart” Shawn says.
The son of an Iowa farming family he followed their love of country music and set his sights on Nashville. Shawn joined the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) who educated him about the music business and the art of songwriting. After winning several awards in small writing contests he met legendary songwriter Brett Beavers. Brett urged Shawn to continue chasing his dream in Nashville. Shawn began working with him and many other writers and musicians. He now works with new artists as well as Nashville veterens. His songs are moving stories of life's experiences that everyone can relate to. In 2010 Sony ATV/ Music Publishing Nashville welcomed Shawn to their long list of talented songwriters. He now splits his time between his two favorite places, California and Tennessee.