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Daywind Records Celebrates Two GRAMMY® Nominations

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 30, 2017 – 1:22 pm -

Daywind Records Celebrates Two GRAMMY® Nominations

Daywind Records Celebrates Two GRAMMY® Nominations

Hendersonville, TN  – In an announcement made by the Recording Academy earlier this week, Daywind Records is honored to have two nominations in the Best Gospel Roots Album category for the 60th annual GRAMMY® Awards.  Recording artists Joseph Habedank and Karen Peck & New River both received nominations for their 2017 Daywind releases, entitled Resurrection and Hope For All Nations, respectively.

The first-time GRAMMY nod caps off a breakout year for

Daywind Records Celebrates Two GRAMMY® Nominations

Daywind Records Celebrates Two GRAMMY® Nominations

singer/songwriter Joseph Habedank.  Resurrection, produced by Wayne Haun, was awarded 2017 Southern Gospel Album of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards earlier this year, and Singing News Magazine recognized the artist as the 2017 Soloist of the Year.  The project features the chart-topping single, ‘Here He Comes,’ and was co-written by Habedank along with acclaimed writers such as Michael Farren, Tony Wood, Chris Cron, Gerald Crabb, Jimmy Yeary, and Lee Black, among others.

This year’s nomination marks Karen Peck & New River’s fifth career nod from the Recording Academy. Also produced by Wayne Haun, Hope For All Nations follows the award-winning group’s 2016 effort, Pray Now (Best Roots Gospel Album), as well as Best Southern, Country, Gospel Album nominees Karen Peck & New River: Live At Oak Tree, Ephesians One, and Journey of Joy.  In support of the album, the family group also released a music video for the title track, ‘Hope For All Nations,’ filmed in Roatan, Honduras earlier this year.

“We are blessed to work with incredibly talented artists to try to create works which honor God and encourage people,” shares Daywind President Ed Leonard. “Being recognized with a GRAMMY nomination means that the works are considered by music people to be among the best released works in their genre in a certain timeframe. While the true measure of excellence of the songs will be revealed in listener’s lives over time, we are humbled to be a part of these recognized albums.”

The 60th annual GRAMMY® Awards will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28th, 2018.  The award show will be aired at 7:30 EST on CBS.

Resurrection and Hope For All Nations are available to the Christian marketplace exclusively through New Day Christian. Mainstream and digital distribution are provided by Sony RED.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary as an independent Christian and Gospel label, Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Southern Gospel mainstays Jason Crabb, Legacy Five, Greater Vision, Mark Lowry, Adam Crabb, Jim Brady Trio, Joseph Habedank, Hoppers, Karen Peck & New River, Michael English, Browders, Bowling Family, Tribute, Nelons, Brian Free & Assurance, Blackwood Brothers Quartet and Jonathan Wilburn.  Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, the Orchard, and all major digital and streaming outlets.

For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com or contact


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Daywind Records Announces Talent Contest In Anticipation of the Daywind Quartet Festival

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 29, 2016 – 11:18 am -

Daywind Records Announces Talent Contest In Anticipation of the Daywind Quartet Festival

Daywind Records Announces Talent Contest In Anticipation of the Daywind Quartet Festival

Hendersonville, TN In celebration of the 2nd Annual Daywind Quartet Festival at The Greenbrier, Daywind Records is excited to announce the Quartet Talent Contest!

Daywind invites quartets from around the country to submit a video of an acappella performance of a public domain song (such as a hymn), up to 2 minutes in length, which Daywind will post onto its Daywind Records Facebook page. Quartets featured in the top five videos, as determined by number of Facebook likes, will be invited to perform at the Daywind Quartet Festival in April 2016! Attendees of the Quartet Festival will vote on their favorite quartet, and the winner will receive a 10-song soundtrack recording package from Daywind Studios.

To enter, send your video to publicity@daywind.com by February 5th, 2016. The videos will be posted onto Daywind’s Facebook page on February 8th, 2016. Fans will have until February 26th to ‘like’ and ‘share’ their favorite video. The ‘likes’ will be totaled and winners announced on February 29th, 2016.  The five top “like”-getting quartets will be invited to kick off the Daywind Quartet Festival at the Greenbrier on Monday, April 4th in White Sulphur Springs, WV, where attendees will vote on the top quartet from those performing to determine the winner of the recording package.

For more information on the Daywind Quartet Festival at the Greenbrier or to order tickets, visit www.dmgconcerts.com or call 1-800-635-9581. For more information on the talent contest, contact Dani Phillips at publicity@daywind.com.


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Sirius XM’s Enlighten to host and air album release party for Jim Brady Trio’s “A New Chapter”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 20, 2015 – 10:22 pm -

Jim Brady Trio

Jim Brady Trio

(Hendersonville, TN –) The Jim Brady Trio will celebrate the release of its debut project with Daywind Records at a CD release party to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 27. The group will hold the invitation-only event that afternoon – which is the actual release date of “A New Chapter” – at Bridgestone Arena’s SiriusXM Music City Theater, which is located in Nashville, Tenn.

“We were so blessed to work with the late Lari Goss on our first project as the Jim Brady Trio,” Jim Brady explains. “Everyone has been so gracious to us as a new artist, especially the Booth Brothers (the award-winning trio that Jim was a member of for the last 13 years). We have spent so much time writing, and we have logged diligent hours in the studio recording, rehearsing and then rehearsing some more. We’re excited for people to experience what we feel when we sing these songs. The love and support that we have already received from friends and fans has been overwhelming.”

The trio – which consists of Jim Brady, his wife Melissa and former Legacy Five pianist Tim Parton – performed its first official concert on Jan. 1 at Legacy Five’s New Year’s Eve Celebration event. The group also made its national television debut earlier this month on the Music City Show.


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Blackwood Brothers Quartet Releases “Forever / 80th Anniversary Recording”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 12, 2014 – 4:00 pm -

Blackwood Brothers

Blackwood Brothers

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (November 12, 2014) – As the group celebrates its 80-year anniversary in 2014, the Blackwood Brothers Quartet is releasing its
Forever / 80th Anniversary Recording project on Tuesday, November 18, 2014.

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet is comprised of group manager and baritone singer Billy Blackwood, lead singer Michael Helwig, tenor singer Wayne Little and bass singer Butch Owens.

The “Forever” project consists of seven new songs – penned by writers such as Lee Black, Dave Clark, Marty Funderburk, Sue Smith, Jimmy Taylor and Dianne Wilkinson – and three older songs. The legendary Oak Ridge Boys made a special guest appearance on the song “Long Gone,” which was written by Billy Blackwood, Kenna West and Jason Cox.

“I have never been so excited about the potential of one of our records,” emphasizes Billy Blackwood. “The bottom line is that we have a message and a mandate to share the story of God’s love and His plan for people. We believe these songs are a vehicle to get that message to a greater audience than ever before.”

The Blackwood Brothers worked with two different producers on the project, Ricky Free and Trey Ivey.

“Working with two producers was an interesting approach but was also a great experience,” says Blackwood. “Trey Ivey and Ricky Free are very talented young men who have helped to take us to another level musically. The music is a bit edgier and more radio friendly than past projects, but there is, however, some very traditional Blackwood Brothers-sounding songs as well.”

Free and Ivey produced five songs each on the project.

“I was honored to have been a part of producing this new record for a quartet that has such a long history in Gospel Music,” points out Free. “I hope this new record only expands their already huge fan base.”

Ivey adds, “It was an honor getting to work with the Blackwood Brothers. Billy, Butch, Mike and Wayne are great talents and great men. They do what they do with excellence, and this project is no exception.”

The group has been a part of the Daywind Family since 2009.

“The legacy of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet has long been established in our industry, but the group continues to enhance its expected level of excellence,” explains Daywind president Ed Leonard. “There’s something for every listener contained in this collection as fans get to relive timeless songs performed as only the Blackwood Brothers could while also hearing the current group expand its musical horizons on the ‘Forever’ project.”

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including the Tribute Quartet, Legacy Five, the Bowling Family, Joseph Habedank, the Nelons, Brian Free & Assurance, Karen Peck and New River, and Wilburn & Wilburn. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Select-O-Hits, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes. For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com  or contact Amanda Martin at publicity@daywind.com.

For more information on the group, visit the Blackwood Brothers Quartet’s web site at www.blackwoodbrothers.com.


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Daywind Artists and Songwriters Honored at the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 8, 2014 – 4:20 pm -

Karen Peck & New River

Karen Peck & New River

HENDERSONVILLE, TN – October 8, 2014 Daywind Records’ artists and songwriters received several Dove Awards at the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards held last night at Allen Arena on the campus of David Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. The Dove Awards program airs globally on the Trinity Broadcasting Network on Sunday, October 12, 2014.

Karen Peck and New River, along with songwriters Kenna West, Karen Peck and Don Poythress, received the Dove Award for Southern Gospel Song of the Year for their #1 hit “Revival.”  “Revival” was the theme of a rousing segment on the show which also featured Brian Free and Assurance, Gordon Mote, and Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. After the win, Karen commented to the press gathered, “We grew up singing at those old time tent revivals, and we’ve been praying this year that God would just revive this world.”

Brian Free and Assurance won a Dove Award for their performance of the song “Say Amen.”  The song, from the album Unashamed, was awarded the Dove for Southern Gospel Performance of the Year. Produced by Daywind songwriter, Ricky Free, the song stayed in the top 10 of the Singing News radio charts for 4 months and is the leading contender for the top-charting song of the year for 2014.

Brian Free & Assurance photo courtesy of Amanda Martin

Brian Free & Assurance photo courtesy of Amanda Martin

Marty Funderburk, received his first Dove Award for Musical of the Year for his work “Highest Glory.” Released through Daywind’s choral division, the musical is performed at countless churches nationally and is distributed by Lifeway Worship.

Marty Funderburk photo courtesy of Amanda Martin

Marty Funderburk photo courtesy of Amanda Martin

aywind Music Group artists, songwriters, and recordings received a total of 20 nominations for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards, including recognition for Greater Vision, Adam Crabb, Wilburn and Wilburn, the Browders, Red Roots, Diane Wilkinson, the Chigger Hill Boys and Terri, Jason Cox, and Vital Worship.

Daywind Music Group is home Daywind Records, Daywind Soundtracks, Daywind Music Publishing, Daywind Studios, Red Hen Records, and Thoroughbred Records. Daywind Records represents great artists like Brian Free and Assurance, Legacy Five, Greater Vision, the Hoskins Family, the Blackwood Brothers, Wilburn and Wilburn, the Browders, Adam Crabb, the Bowling Family, Karen Peck and New River, Amber Thompson, Joseph Habedank, the Nelons, and Watts, Rowsey, & Bean. Red Hen Records is home to Red Roots, Zach & Rodney, Michael Lee, and Ryan Watkins. Thoroughbred Records is home to the Chigger Hill Boys & Terri. Daywind recordings are distributed to Christian retail by New Day Christian Distributors (newdaychristian.com) and to the general market by Select O Hits.

Daywind Music Publishing is home to great songwriters Ronny Hinson, Dianne Wilkinson, Marty Funderburk, Sue Smith, Kenna West, Jason Cox, Kyla Rowland, Belinda Smith, Ricky Free, Scott Inman, John Darin Rowsey, Lee Black, Ben Storie, Gina Vera, David Browder, Matthew Browder, Sonya Browder, Tommy Browder, Aaron Crabb, Adam Crabb, Amanda Crabb, Karen Peck Gooch, Mike Richards, Natalie, Nika, and Nicole Taylor (Red Roots), Gina Boe, Caleb Collins, Janice Crow, Marcia Henry, Rick Schweinsberg, Micah Schweinsberg and CCM writers Sam Tinnesz, Aaron Rice, Michael Fordinal, Justin Kintzel, and Hearts of Saints.


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Legacy Five Announces Release of New Album “Great Day”

Written by SGN Scoops on March 14, 2014 – 9:24 am -

Hendersonville, TN – March 14, 2014 Legacy Five’s new album, “Great Day” , is set to release on March 25th, 2014. The album has already garnered much fan attention when the group allowed the public to vote for legacy 5the album cover photo. Nearly 2,500 votes were cast.

“After listening to some 200 songs, I am very confident that we have assembled a stellar collection of music… perhaps the best ever for Legacy Five.  Combine that with the genius of Lari Goss and you are well on your way to a great recording.  Add in five pretty great guys and what do you have?  One amazing and “Great Day”….our brand new recording on Daywind Records,” beamed Scott Fowler of Legacy Five.

In celebration of the new CD Legacy Five is giving away a free download for the song “Christ Is Still King” before the album releases. The first 1,000 fans to email legacyfive@daywind.com will receive the free download.

Ed Leonard, President of Daywind Records states, “Scott Fowler and the guys have recorded a fantastic album.  This is their best one yet.”

Legacy Five has enjoyed more success in their short career than many groups experience in decades.  They have been nominated for some 75 Singing News fan awards. The Southern Gospel Music Association honored Legacy Five with Recording of the year and they have had 2 Dove Award nominations.

The rich four and five-part harmony that Legacy Five has become noted for are the result of a masterful weaving together of five unique and versatile talents. Matt Fouch sings the bass, Scott Howard sings the baritone, Scott Fowler sings the Lead, Gus Gaches sings the tenor and Trey Ivey is the group’s pianist.

Legacy Five is on Daywind Records along with such artists as Greater Vision, Brian Free & Assurance, Karen Peck and New River, the Browders and more. Daywind is distributed to Christian retail by New Day Christian Distributors (www.newdaychristian.com) and to the general market by Select O Hits.

For more information on Daywind, visit www.daywindrecords.com or contact Amanda Martin at 1-800-635-9581.

For more information on Legacy Five, visit www.legacyfive.com.


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Brian Free and Assurance invites fans to “Say Amen”

Written by SGN Scoops on February 28, 2014 – 8:30 am -

brianfreeHendersonville, TN – February 28, 2014 In celebration of the release of the single “Say Amen” from their new album Unashamed and in anticipation of a music video to be produced on the song, Brian Free and Assurance presents a once-in-a-lifetime contest for fans. Fans can submit their “Say Amen” story about how God has worked a wonder in their life, and a winner will be chosen to have their story featured in the group’s new music video. The winner will also receive a free copy of the CD and the music video.

The contest entries will be accepted from February 28 through April 15, 2014. To submit a “Say Amen” story for consideration, fans can e-mail it to sayamen@daywind.com. Brian Free and Assurance and Daywind Music Group will select and announce the winner on Friday, April 18, 2014.

“We are excited to have fans involved with this song,” Brian Free and Assurance lead singer Bill Shivers explains. “’Say Amen’ is very personal and moving. It’s hard to make it through it when we sing it at concerts. I get very emotional, and the response of our crowd has been the same. We can all say AMEN to God’s overwhelming faithfulness and power in our lives. Everyone goes through seasons where they know God has brought them through a fire. It’s a song every single soul can relate to.” The album Unashamed is slated for an April 22, 2014, release date, and it will be available both online and in stores.

Daywind Records is home to a great roster of artists such as Brian Free and Assurance, Karen Peck and New River, the Tribute Quartet, and Legacy Five. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors. For more information and contest rules, visit DaywindRecords.com or contact Amanda Martin at publicity@daywind.com.

For more information on Brian Free and Assurance, please visit BrianFreeandAssurance.com.

*The basic storyline from the winning entry will be included in a music video featuring Brian Free and Assurance to release in 2014. This is the only consideration to be received by the entrant. No compensation shall be paid for the use of the storyline. Daywind reserves the right to add or omit parts of the storyline for creative effect and/or due to time considerations


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JOSEPH HABEDANK ANNOUNCES SOLO MINISTRY

Written by SGN Scoops on February 4, 2014 – 1:54 pm -

Daywind Music Group, NASHVILLE, TN – February 4, 2014 The new year brings a new path, a new direction and new steps for singer/songwriter Joseph Habedank. Joseph announced today that he is embarkingjoseph on a solo ministry. Most known for his time with iconic family group The Perrys, the popular singer/songwriter is excited for this new chapter in his life. With the support of his wife, Lindsay, and many friends and family, Habedank feels the time is right and looks forward to what God has in store. “All I’ve ever wanted to do was sing gospel music. Over 10 years ago, Tracy & Libbi Stuffle gave me that chance and I will be forever grateful,” says Joseph. “I am excited to begin this new season in my life and share the story of God’s grace, forgiveness, faithfulness and love. My wife Lindsay and I want to thank everyone who has reached out to us and prayed for us. We love you and can’t wait to see you soon!”

Today, it has also been announced that Joseph has entered into a recording contract with Daywind Records and a booking agreement with the Dominion Agency. “Embarking on a new journey and season is both exciting and scary. I am thankful that God has placed these two companies in my life to help guide and direct the path,” says Joseph.

Ed Leonard of Daywind Records comments: “Joseph is a wonderful communicator of the Gospel. As one of the most talented artists and songwriters in Gospel music, his potential to reach people with the message of Christ through his ministry is limitless. We could not be more excited to work with him to share his testimony.”

Michael Davis of the Dominion Agency says: “The first time I heard Joseph Habedank sing as a teenager, I knew he would have an extraordinary career in Christian music. His passion for Christ as a singer and songwriter is contagious. I am very excited to welcome him to the roster of Dominion Agency artists.”

Joseph is currently writing and choosing new material for his upcoming Daywind project set to release this summer and is currently touring select dates.

ABOUT JOSEPH HABEDANK:
Joseph Habedank is a multi award winning and Dove Award nominated singer/songwriter. He was awarded Singing News Magazine’s Young Artist of the Year in 2009 and Songwriter of the Year (Artist) at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards in 2011. His songs have been recorded by such artists as: Gold City, Brian Free & Assurance, Karen Peck & New River, Lauren Talley, The Hoppers, The Kingsmen, Ivan Parker, Jeff & Sheri Easter, The Kingdom Heirs, Triumphant Quartet, The Hoskins Family and more. He has helped write two nationally charted number one songs and in 2010, “If You Knew Him” (written with Rodney Griffin) was nominated for Southern Gospel Song of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards and won the Singing News Fan Award for Song of the Year. Additionally, Habedank has been nominated for Singing News Magazine’s Male Vocalist of year, Lead Singer of the year and Songwriter of the year for three consecutive years. Joseph currently resides just outside Nashville, TN with his wife, Lindsay.

 


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GREATER VISION’S PREACHER APPRECIATION CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENDED

Written by SGN Scoops on January 9, 2014 – 1:31 pm -

HENDERSONVILLE, TN – January 9, 2014 As Greater Vision’s hit single “Preacher Tell Me Like It Is” nears the top of the radio charts, Greater Vision and Daywind Records are sponsoring a Preachers Appreciation gv preachercontest for pastors who “tell it like it is!”

Here’s how it works:
One winning pastor will win a trip for two to the Great Smokies Praisefest in Gatlinburg, TN, to be held Nov 3-5, 2014, including event tickets, accommodations and a $150 gas card.

Fans can participate by sending an email to preacher@daywind.com giving us the name of their pastor and church. A wining pastor will be chosen at random from the entries. The contest will run from January 1 – February 14, 2014. Winners will be announced on February 15, 2014 on Greater Vision and Daywind Records Facebook pages.

The event features Dr. Charles Stanley, Greater Vision, Legacy Five, the Mark Trammell Quartet, the Collingsworth Family, and more. Additional random winners selected from the entries will receive a Greater Vision “For All He’s Done” special edition double pack cd. Keep one, give one to your pastor!

Please contact Daywind Records at 1.800.635.9581 with questions. For complete contest rules please visitdaywindrecords.com/radio/contest.html. Void where prohibited.


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Scott Godsey Joins Daywind Records

Written by SGN Scoops on December 11, 2013 – 9:01 am -

(Hendersonville, Tenn.) December 4, 2013 – Music executive Scott Godsey is joining Daywind Records as its Vice President encompassing A&R responsibilities, ushering in a new season for Daywind Records and its family of artists. In its 26-year history, Daywind has only had two A&R directors. Both were seasoned professionals and took Daywind to the next level in Southern Gospel music. In his new role, Godsey will give creative direction to Daywind’s artists, seek out the next generation of Southern Gospel music ministries, and develop audio, video, digital, merchandising, and live experience ventures to bring Daywind’s artists in closer relationship with their expanding audience.

“I am thrilled to work with Scott to create a true next generation recording company that will continue to reflect Daywind founder Dottie Leonard Miller’s ministry focus for the company,” announced Daywind President, Ed Leonard. “Scott has a long history in Southern Gospel music. He grew up on the road with his father’s group, the Northmen, and has spent the last several years learning the Southern Gospel music business and developing new ways to expose Gospel music through new formats. I am most excited for the Daywind family of artists and their fans. Bringing Daywind’s resources and infrastructure together with Scott’s imagination and drive scottwill be an amazing combination.”

Scott Godsey shares, “I am excited to join a company that shares my passion for expanding the audience of Southern Gospel music. I have been blessed with many opportunities and I knew that this was one I could not pass on. I am eager to work with the Daywind artist roster and integrate strategies that will effectively reach people.”

For the past few years, Godsey ran his own firm, Godsey and Associates, which specialized in music and video production, internet marketing, and social media services. He created and produces the “Music City Show,” which features the top talent in Southern Gospel music and currently airs on RFDTV Network, Familynet and Heartland. Godsey also served stints as vice president at both the Eddie Crook Company and Homeland Records. Godsey and Associates will remain in operation for special projects that do not fall under Daywind’s scope of operations, and Godsey will continue to produce the “Music City Show”.

Daywind Records is home to a stellar family of artists that includes Greater Vision, Brian Free and Assurance, Legacy Five, Karen Peck and New River, Wilburn and Wilburn, Adam Crabb, the Mark Trammell Quartet, the Browders, the Nelons, the Hoskins Family, the legendary Blackwood Brothers, Watts Rowsey and Bean, and Amber Nelon Thompson. Daywind is distributed to Christian retail by New Day Christian Distributors (www.newdaychristian.com) and to the general market by Select-O-Hits.


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