TWEETSTweets by DanielWMerrick
Daniel W Merrick PhD, singer, musician, author, preacher, pastor and composer; In fact there is not much Dan has not done. Dan was born in Cleveland Ohio and got his start in a church group called "The Teen Revivers" at the Aspinwall Church Of God. In the 1970's they opened for the Singing Rambos in Cleveland at Collinwood High School. Dan learned to play the guitar at age 16 and took piano in school. Upon graduation Dan attended the Ohio School of Broadcast Technique and got his FCC 3rd class broadcasting license. Dan completed Bible College and went into the US Army in 1979 serving in active, reserves and the National Gaurd until 2004. Dan is a service connected disabled veteran but he isn't letting that stop him. His new song and Video of "Yah Ha Yah" distributed by DistroKid and Published by Eternal Light and Power Company (ASCAP) Just released in 2021.
The Video concept is that no matter where your are or what you are doing, you can Praise Yah and call on his name. After covid lockdowns which still continue in many places, many could not go to services and worship freely. As things open back up, in many places, worship still remains closed, so it does not matter where you are or what you are doing, you can always pray and worship in any situation in life.
Dan had a 1994 Top 40 CCM song entitled "Like Stephen" featured on the CCM Countdown with Bob Sour. His Album "Aliyah" was released in 1993. Dan is now the pastor of a Messianic Jewish congregation in Bradford Pa and has a weekly TV show on The Now Network Christian Television. Dan is the son of FOX LOWES Model Laura Sloan Merrick cousin of Movie Actor Jimmy Stewart. Dan's Dad was a WW2 Veteran and passed away in 2000 from SARS. His Mother passed in 1998.
Dan has been through many difficult times over the last few years. Dan's son passed away in 2018 from DMD and shortly after Dan was diagnosed with Cancer. For many years Dan and his family put life on hold while they cared for his son, then once he passed, Dan had several operations to remove cancer. Dan says his work for the Almighty was not finished so Yah God healed him and opened the doors for his new works for the Kingdom. Yah's Way TV began airing in September 2021 and Dan recorded his new song adding to his previous released songs with producer Randy Green at AudioTrax West in Portville New York.
His video which features TV segments and video content provided by Interstreet Recordings and DistroKid distributors has gone viral with over 10,000 views in only a few days since being released on YouTube on Oct. 9th 2021. Dan plans on future new releases in both the CCM and Secular markets with some Jazz and Country tunes he wrote many years ago and a new song entitled "Loves Sweet Song". A more detailed bio is on his web site at YahBible.Org and his Author's page on Amazon.
Dan is a raised on Church, Country gospel and Broadway Musicals kind of kid. Dan is also the author of over 40 books and bible scripture translations restoring the sacred name of Yah God and Yahshua Messiah to many texts. Dan has a BS in Psychology, and BM in bible ministry and Missions, a MSE in Vocational Education and a PhD in biblical linguistics and paleo phonetics. Dan wrote his thesis on the pagan influences in moder religions. Dan has appeared on Cournerstone Christian Television "His Place", TCT TV show "I'm Just Sayin" NBC "Go For Your Dreams" and has been in syndicated radio for the last 25 plus year as well as doing many on air interviews about his various topics from his books. Dan's new song "Yah Ha Yah Asher Ha Yah" is Hebrew and means "Yah The Yah has made me Happy and Blessed by Yah". Dan got the inspiration from Exodus 3:14 -15 where God reveals His name to Moses.
1997 Open Eyes and Emotions added to Aliyah Album
2021 Yah Ha Yah - praise and worship (English and Hebrew based on Exodus 3)
2021 Loves Sweet Song
Yah Ha Yah
Lyrics and Music By:
Daniel W. Merrick © 2021 IPI#336384062 (ASCAP)
Eternal Light and Power Company Records ISRC: QZNWS2181370
Yah's So Good I have to praise Him Yah's So Good I have to name Him
Yah Ha Yah Asher Ha Yah Yah's So Good To Me
Yah's So Good I have I must Proclaim Him Yah's So Good I have to name Him
Yah Ha Yah Asher Ha Yah Yah's So Good To Me
Yah Ha Yah Asher Ha Yah Baruch Kodesh HaShem (Bless His Holy Name)
Ha Yah Ha Yah Asher Ha Yah
Yah Ha Yah Asher Ha Yah Bless His Holy Name
Bless His Holy Name ........... (hold note vocal ending)
℗ © 2021 Eternal Light & Power Company - IPI#336425568 (ASCAP) ~ Yah's Way TV ~ CYMG - UCCMA 501C3
YahBible.Org ; Daniel W. Merrick - IPI#336384062 (ASCAP) - Episode 104- TheNowNetwork.Org 2021.
Sept. 30th 2021 Began Airing "Yah's Way TV" on The Now Network Christian Television broadcasting to billions world wide.
Oct. 8th 2021 Re-Released "Aliyah" and "Yah Ha Yah" through Insterstreet Recordings DistroKid Distributions, Eternal Light & Power Company Records and Publishing NPO.
Oct. 14th 2021 "Yah Ha Yah" hit the Spotlight Christian and Gospel charts on spotify at number 47 in the mashup voting by listeners.
Oct. 15th 2021 "Yah Ha Yah" hits over 10,000 views on YouTube offical Music Video with over 12k views.
Oct. 15th 2021 "Yah Ha Yah" hist the Distrokid Playlist on Spotify at overall top new releases.
Oct. 16th 2021 Dan's Music Added to YouTube Music Artist Channel App at https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=6t7Y3qblHu8&list=MLCAeWdWLUi-q2I2i2Soi8l3ag
Oct. 17th 2021 Jango and Radio Airplay Adds "Yah Ha Yah' https://www.jango.com/music/Daniel+W+Merrick?fbclid=IwAR36sfGdeyjCVFsl5jSPrjQ_P01LQGWRWD6A5d9hcBSpyY8pSX0bqwIeeTk
Oct. 22nd 2021 "Yah Ha Yah" moves up in the Spotlight Christian and Gospel Charts to 9th in the second week since release
Oct. 26th 2021 "Loves Sweet Song" released through DirstroKid - Eternal Light & Power Co. Records - Made for TV Movie Rights TBA
Oct. 29th 2021 Press Release https://www.artistpr.com/press-release/singer-and-songwriter-blending-gospel-and-pop-with-finesse-this-is-daniel-w-merrick/?_ga=2.34776737.102972212.1635612268-1471656716.1634942499
Expressions Magazine: "stylistically, the songs bring to mind Steven Curtis Chapman and Michael Card: very acoustic-flavored with a strong-voiced singer."
Bob Souer, host of popular CCM Top Fourty Countdown: "Daniel's Unique style is very appealing to me".
CCM Magazine: "Daniel is a true singer-songwriter in the contemporary style with gospel roots".
Entertainment Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Inspiring".
NBC - 1987
CTV - 1992
TCT TV - 2010
KPJC FM and many Radio Interviews 2000 - 2019.
Expressions Magazine, Post-Gazette, Bradford Era and many book reviews and print publishing interviews 1993 to Present.