So I planned to release this song last Spring...but then my life got in the way. And now, I think maybe the start of the school year is the perfect time for it! The kids are going back to face a challenging world - and what better message can they have in their hearts and minds than being true to the light of Christ within them? What better way can they overcome the anxiety of a new social landscape than reaching out, being kind, serving others?

Well, that's the story I'm going to tell myself, anyway, rather than agonizing about the song being so late.

I loved working with this great group of girls from Utah COPA (Conservatory of Performing Arts). They are uber talented. And adorable. But more impressive, they are kind and thoughtful and respectful. I just love them all!

*This is important -- I have two more songs ready to go, but they don't have videos yet. The videos always slow me way down. Writing, recording and transcribing a song is a huge project by itself! But then if I have to do a video, it's an additional huge project. So I'm asking you: Are the videos important to you? Or would you just rather get the music faster? Comment below -- I can't answer you directly on this thread, but I'll be thankful for your feedback.

Special thanks to:

Mindy Robbins, Erin Robbins and Utah COPA 

Daniel Blomberg @ Blomberg Music Productions

Monica Wright for her beautiful videography





  • Daniel Orchard

    Shawna my whole family loves the music, it brings a special spirit into our home and for that I thank you. That being said, I don’t think I could have enjoyed Risen to the same extent without the video. It was so beautiful to see everyone dressed in white in that beautiful church smiling and singing of Christ with all they had. The video was magnificent

  • Katy

    Thank you for sharing your talents. Your songs have the sweetest lyrics and such beautiful melodies. I can’t for I Will Shine to be made available for purchase on iTunes! My kids and I listen to your music to and from school, and we are anxious to add I will shine to our Shawna Edwards play list! Praying for you and your efforts to fill the world with more light. Thank you!

  • Megan Morrison

    I don’t think the videos are as important as the music. I wouldn’t wait for a video to share the songs. I don’t usually use the videos to teach the songs to my children. I prefer using the audio recordings and sheet music. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  • Shalyce Harrison

    I love the videos. Like was said above, they bring the music to life, and when teaching my children, they enjoy watching the videos first. But.. with that being said. Your music is so powerful and wonderful that if you have a song to share, share it! And when a music video is available share that. Don’t let this beautiful music just sit because you’re waiting on something else. ❤️ Thank you for sharing your talent and testimony.

  • Cathie Upstill

    I love the videos…I nearly always use the video to introduce the song the children.

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