Donegal singer David James (22) is joined by Daniel O’Donnell on his new track ‘Don’t Take the Good Times For Granted’ released today Friday 29th January on the DMG TV label.

Written by singer-songwriter Shunie Crampsey, the song is a conversation between a younger man and an older man and is fitting for the times we find ourselves in. The young man is quite anxious about life and asks the older man for his advice which is “don’t take the good times for granted”. The pairing of Daniel’s well-loved vocals with David’s powerful delivery makes this a track for fans of all ages, with a message that resonates with us all in light of the last year.

Up-and-coming star David James has been going from strength to strength in the music scene since he started gigging at the young age of 15. With four singles that have topped the iTunes charts under his belt to date, including the track Donegal Doll released when David was just 18, he has also performed for some very well-known faces including The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their March 2018 visit to Northern Ireland at the Eikon Exhibition Centre, only a few weeks before their wedding.

While David predominantly sings Irish and country music, he has a wide range of musical tastes and influences, performing music from the likes of Tom Jones, music from the Rock and Roll era, musical theatre and power ballads. David is also host of The Jivetime Show on Highland Radio.

David James said: “I remember going to see Daniel in concert when I was 14. I was mesmerised not only by Daniel but by the band, the lights, the full show! It was certainly a catalyst for me to pursue a career in music. Thinking back on that night, I never dreamt that I would get the opportunity to record with Daniel eight years later! It was an honour to work on this track with him. The song is so fitting for the times that we are living in and I am very excited to let the public hear it.” 

Daniel O’Donnell said: “I am delighted to have had the opportunity to record this duet with David James. He has a great voice and a super personality. We were blessed that Shunie Crampsey wrote this song especially for us. Shunie is a great writer and I loved the song as soon as I heard it. I think David has a great future ahead of him in the music business and I hope this recording will bring his talents to a lot of people who I know will love him.”

‘Don’t Take the Good Times for Granted’ is out now, available for download on iTunes and to stream on Spotify now.

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