Daniel Mark Baird

Daniel Mark BairdToday we are also proud to announce the addition of a fun song from Daniel Mark Baird. Daniel doesn’t make a living with music (actually works in IT)…but proves…with this track…his musical talent…along with his love for Christmas. We’ve added “Hey Santa!” to our mix…but even better news is you can listen whenever you want on YouTube too. 🙂

Be sure to like Daniel’s Facebook page and visit his song’s web site.

Interested in more info about Daniel? Here is his bio:

Daniel Mark Baird makes his living as a computer systems administrator, but he’s been interested in music since an early age. “I vaguely recall being placed on the hood of our old Ford station wagon in a restaurant parking lot somewhere and being encouraged to sing,” says Daniel. “I was probably four years old, and there wasn’t much of an audience, but someone told me to sing—so I did.”

As a teenager, Daniel learned to play the guitar and began to write songs. In 1995, at their annual American Eagle Awards, the Country Music Associations of America named him Songwriter of the Year for his penning of “Heart Donor.” Says Daniel of his writing: “I can’t just sit down and write a song. Something has to inspire, and it’s almost always real life.”

Although he is only a part-time musician, Daniel has done a number of public performances at churches, weddings and elsewhere.

His 2011 single and accompanying music video, “The Eagle Still Flies,” was released to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and received considerable media attention regionally. Daniel was invited to perform that song at the dedication of the Project 911 Indianapolis memorial on 9/11/2011.

Another notable performance was singing “Break This Chain”—a song that his sister Danette penned to highlight the issue of domestic violence—at a Tony Dungy “Uncommon Leadership” event at the Plainfield Correctional Facility near Indianapolis on Nov. 17, 2010.

When Daniel is not troubleshooting computer problems or doing something related to music, he is likely to be found out on the roads. Both a cyclist and a runner, he has completed 19 marathons, including the Boston Marathon twice, and he recorded a personal best of 2:56:03 at the 2008 Columbus Marathon.

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