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Odle performs live at Centene Center

Written by SGN Scoops on April 9, 2012 – 3:42 am -

FARMINGTON — Local Christian artist Chelley Odle performed live at a Saturday night concert celebrating the release of her new CD, “Incredible Love.” The concert, being held at Farmington’s Centene Center, with opening act, Nashville singer / songwriter Michael Boggs.

Odle, of Desloge, last year signed with Activate Records to work on “Incredible Love,” her sophomore recording project. She worked on the album with Grammy Award-winning, Dove-nominated producer, Tre’ Corley.

Odle has opened for such acts as The Crabb Family, Crabb Revival, Austin’s Bridge and Gold City. She has also performed with Crossway, Annie McRae, Aaron and Amanda Crabb, Crabb Revival and Jason Crabb.

She was a 2009 and 2010 ICM top 10 nominee for female vocalist of the year. Odle was also the 2010 CCMNOW Christian Country Honor Award recipient of the Female Vocalist of the Year Award. In 2011, she was nominated once again for the ICM Female Vocalist of the Year Award.

Opening act, Michael Boggs, joined the contemporary Christian group, FFH, in 1999 while a sophomore in college. FFH was extremely successful with seven No. 1 radio singles and seven GMA Dove Awards nominations. He recorded five FFH projects with Essential Records that have sold nearly two million copies. As a band member Boggs was involved in numerous special event projects, such as the multi-platinum WOW Hits and WOW Worship.

When FFH took some time off the road in the fall of 2006, he stepped into the role of worship leader for a ministry in Brentwood, Tenn., that hosts nearly 1,000 college students and other young adults every week. Boggs continues to keep a rigorous solo-touring schedule and has lent his songwriting skills to other artists who have garnered him 10 singles, as well as a featured song in the motion picture, “Facing the Giants.” He wrote three of the songs on Odle’s new CD.


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New Day Christian Distribution Artists Earn Multiple GRAMMY Nominations

Written by Scoops Staff on December 6, 2010 – 11:50 am -

Hendersonville, Tenn. (December 6, 2010) – New Day Christian Distribution is proud to announce that multiple artists on their award winning roster received nominations for the 53rd annual GRAMMY® Awards at the GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live: Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night, held last week in Los Angeles, Calif.  Daywind Records’ artists, Karen Peck & New River and Austins Bridge both received nominations for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album, for their recent releases, Live At Oak Tree: Karen Peck & New River and Times Like These. BeBe & CeCe Winans received a nod in Gospel Performance for the song “Grace” from the album Still, which was also nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album.

“New Day is very pleased and excited to announce these GRAMMY® nominations,” comments Michael Turner of New Day.  “We are looking forward to having these great artists represent us in Los Angeles.”

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards will be held on “GRAMMY® Sunday,” Feb. 13, 2011, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and aired live on CBS at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

New Day Christian Distribution is based in Hendersonville, Tenn.  Live At Oak Tree: Karen Peck & New River, Times Like These, and Still can be found at Christian retailers everywhere and on iTunes.  In addition to the artists mentioned, New Day is home to many other great artists such as Mary Alessi, JJ Heller, Keith & Kristyn Getty and Judy Jacobs, among others.


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Daywind Music Group Captures 44 Singing News Fan Award Nominations

Written by Scoops Staff on May 22, 2010 – 8:03 am -

Hendersonville, TN  – The top five nominees for the 2010 Singing News Fan Awards were announced earlier this week, and Daywind Music Group is honored to have received 44 nominations in all.

Nominations covered a wide range of categories and honored groups, individuals, songs, albums, and songwriters. The Perrys led the pack with 11 nominations in all. The Booth Brothers were not far behind with nine. Receiving six nominations were Legacy Five and Greater Vision. Karen Peck & New River garnered four nods. Brian Free &Assurance garnered a nomination in two categories.  Pat Barker (Mark Trammell Quartet) was nominated for Horizon Individual. Austins Bridge received a nomination for Horizon Artist Of The Year. Daywind had three Album Of The Year nominations and seven Song Of The Year nods. In addition to artist, song, and album nominations, Daywind Music Publishing writers were also recognized.  Gerald Crabb and Ronny Hinson, who are exclusive Daywind writers, each received individual songwriter nods. The other three nominees in that category are Daywind artists, Rodney Griffin, Joseph Habedank, and Jim Brady.

Norman Holland, vice president and A&R director for Daywind Records shares, “We continue to be honored and truly humbled to have such tremendous artists, wonderful musicians, great songs, and gifted songwriters.  Southern Gospel music has the best fans in the world and we are thankful for their show of support to our Daywind family.”

The final round of voting for Singing News subscribers will take place in the July issue of the magazine. The 2010 Singing News Fan Awards, along with the 2010 SGMA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, will be held Wednesday, September 29, 2010, in Dolly Parton’s Celebrity Theatre at Dollywood.

For a complete list of this year’s nominees, visit singingnews.com.  For more information on Daywind Records and its family of artists, visit daywindrecords.com. For more information on the Southern Gospel Music Association, visit sgma.org.

Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distribution.


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DOVE AWARDING, AUSTINS BRIDGE, PERFORMS SONGS FROM NEW CD TIMES LIKE THESE AT NRB 2010

Written by Scoops Staff on March 3, 2010 – 10:25 am -

Nashville, TN  – Dove Award winning duo, Austins Bridge, performed several times over the weekend at NRB 2010 in Nashville, TN.  Justin Rivers and Jason Baird performed at two keynote events and then at the Night of Music concert on Sunday evening.  Austins Bridge performed several songs from their forthcoming CD, Times Like These, which included their new single, “Mercy.”  The single goes for radio adds this Friday and the album will be released May 4th.  The project was produced by Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts.

While at NRB, Justin and Jason interviewed with several media outlets that included; KCBI Radio, Faith Broadcasting, Christian Press, American Priorities and Edgewater Broadcasting, to name a few.

Austins Bridge just received four 2009 Dove nominations for Country Album of the Year, Country Recorded Song of the Year, Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year and

Long Form Music Video of the Year. All nominations are from their live CD/DVD, “Live At Oak Tree.”  The duo received multiple nominations in 2008, with Austins Bridge winning, Bluegrass Song of the Year.


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Austins Bridge Receives Record Number of Dove Nominations In The History of Their Career

Written by Scoops Staff on February 19, 2010 – 12:59 pm -

Nashville, TN – Dove Award winning group, Austins Bridge, received a record number of Dove nominations at today’s announcements in Nashville, TN.  The categories Austins Bridge received nominations are as follows:

  • Country Album of the Year – “Live At Oak Tree”
  • Country Recorded Song of the Year – “Dry Bones”
  • Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year – “Hold On To Jesus”
  • Long Form Music Video of the Year – “Live At Oak Tree: Austins Bridge”

“We are so surprised, no, shocked would be a word,” says Austins Bridge.  “We had no idea we would be in the running for anything this year let alone four Dove nominations!  It is such an honor to be in contention with such a highly esteemed group of artists.  We are truly blessed.  Thank you Jesus and thank you to everyone in the industry who voted for us.”

Live At Oak Tree is a live album performance and video taping that gives viewers the experience of a recording studio and concert at the same time. The CD showcases the amazing acoustic performances by Austins Bridge and was produced by Paul Corley, Tre Corley, Norman Holland, Michael Turner and Shannon Lancaster.

Austins Bridge won their first Dove award for Bluegrass Song of the Year, “He’s In Control,” which is from their self-titled debut project.  They also received two additional 2008 Dove nominations from the same album for New Artist of the Year and Country Album of the Year.

Austins Bridge is poised to release their sophomore project, Times Like These, on May 4, 2010.  The CD was produced by Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) and the first single from the project, “Mercy,” will go for adds at radio March 5th.

For more information on Austins Bridge please visit their website, www.austinsbridge.com.


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DOVE AWARD WINNING, AUSTINS BRIDGE, TO RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SOPHOMORE PROJECT TIMES LIKE THESE ON MAY 4TH

Written by Scoops Staff on February 17, 2010 – 2:37 pm -

ALBUM TIMES LIKE THESE PRODUCED BY RASCAL FLATTS’ JAY DEMARCUS AND ALREADY SELECTED BY BILLBOARD AS “BEST BETS 2010: FACES TO WATCH”

Nashville, TN (February 17, 2010) —- Dove Award winning group, Austins Bridge, is gearing up to release their highly anticipated sophomore project, Times Like These, May 4, 2010.  The CD was produced by Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts).  At the same time, Austins Bridge has signed with Jeff Robert and Associates for booking and Patton House Entertainment for management.

“Rarely does an artist come along that is so gifted, genuine and extremely talented,” says DeMarcus.  “It was an absolute joy to make this record, as not only can these guys sing their tails off, they are truly anointed.  Austins Bridge has a big, bright future.”

“It was not only a privilege and an honor to work with Jay DeMarcus,” says Austins Bridge, “but it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to absorb an experience that cannot be taught in any classroom or conference.”  “We went into every studio session like little sponges, ready to soak up every morsel of information we could.  Jay brings not only a lot of talent to the recording process, but a lifetime of proven success as well.  We can’t wait to get this project out to a listening audience and we look forward to continuing to work with Jay on future projects.”

“When all of us at Patton House Entertainment heard the new music from Austins Bridge, we knew we wanted to be part of this band’s career,” says Andrew Patton, President, Patton House Entertainment. “Not only is Austins Bridge extremely talented but the hearts of these guys really put the meaning behind the lyrics.  When you combine those elements with their powerful live show….you’re talking a major hit act here.”

“We are excited to be representing Austin’s Bridge,” says Randy Humphries, Artist Representative, Jeff Roberts & Associates.  “When I saw them for the first time a few years ago I thought they were an amazing band! The vocals were incredible and I thought their music would be relevant to the fans of Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban. When I first heard Times Like These, I knew Jeff Roberts & Associates had to be involved in their career and we are looking forward to great things in the future with Austin’s Bridge.”

Times Like These features the strong harmonies of Austins Bridge that spotlight Christian lyrics with a deep Country/Bluegrass sound.  The first single from the project, “Mercy,” will be going for adds at Christian radio February 19th.   The song is an uplifting anthem to mercy being in your life when the going gets tough. Mercy never leaves when others walk away/Mercy’s there for you so you/don’t ever have to be afraid/When you’re feeling hopeless, abandoned, and lost/Mercy pleads your case before the cross/Mercy never leaves.  Band members Baird and Rivers wrote two songs for the project, “Good Times” and “Hold Onto Jesus,” with Rivers also co-writing, “Dash Between The Dates.” Jay DeMarcus lent his songwriting efforts to the CD by co-writing the title track and “Angels.”  The strength of the new album has already garnered the honor of “Best Bets 2010: Faces To Watch” by Billboard magazine.

Austins Bridge broke onto the national music scene with their debut self-titled album in 2007 and the strength of the project resulted in the band winning the 2008 Dove award in the category of Bluegrass Song of the Year, “He’s In Control.”  They also received two additional 2008 Dove nominations for New Artist of the Year and Country Album of the Year. Austins Bridge is also known for their powerful stage performances and their well-honed touring skills have led to bookings with the 2008 Franklin Graham Crusade, performing at Winterfest for the past three years, appearing on the world premiere of Gospel Music Channel’s Front Row Live, recorded a segment for the Live At Oak Tree series and this past November, Austins Bridge played at the grand opening of Mercy Ministries’ house in Sacramento, California. Also, the group joined the multitude of stars that participated in recording, “Come Together Now,” in support of the Haiti earthquake victims.

For more information on Austins Bridge please visit online at www.austinsbridge.com.


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