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MICHAEL ENGLISH UNVEILS LOVE IS THE GOLDEN RULE TODAY

Written by Staff on September 18, 2017 – 10:23 am -

MICHAEL ENGLISH UNVEILS LOVE IS THE GOLDEN RULE TODAY

MICHAEL ENGLISH UNVEILS LOVE IS THE GOLDEN RULE TODAY

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 15, 2017) – Multi-award winning, critically-acclaimed and beloved artist, Michael English, is back with one of the most highly-anticipated projects of 2017, Love Is The Golden Rule. The project – releasing today on Daywind Records – is filled with the central theme of love, from the opening song “My Love,” the rollicking “One Drop Of Love,” to the thought-provoking title track, “Love Is The Golden Rule.”

From the onset of this project, English had one goal – to record messages of unity and love through Christ. “When I set out to record this new project, I was struck by how divided our country was and the amount of hate that was on the television every time I turned it on. I decided to record a project that would be positive, uplifting, and promote love to one another. I wanted this music to bring people together.”
Described as ‘vintage English’ with a ‘fresh spin,’ the project will thrill longtime listeners of Michael’s music while drawing on the journey of life Michael has traveled. Jason Clark (Nelons, Amber Nelon Thompson) produced all but one song and expertly crafted the project to feature the distinct voice and style that have made English a fan-favorite since his early days in Christian music. Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Chicago) lent his talents to produce “The Living Years,” a pensive cover of the Mike + the Mechanics hit song.
“It is an honor to produce and arrange this project for one of the world’s most legendary singers and performers,” says producer Jason Clark. “As a lifelong fan, I suggested to Michael that we make this recording the one his fan base has been long been waiting for. It is undoubtedly, unashamedly ‘Vintage English.’ Production took over eight months, as we assembled a cast of the world’s greatest musicians, writers, singers, engineers, from various genres of music. Michael worked extremely hard and what he delivered on this recording, I believe, is some of his best work in his entire career.”
Michael English

Michael English

“Love Is the Golden Rule,” the debut single, is already making waves at Christian radio and is expected to be a major player at radio this fall.

Love Is The Golden Rule, on Daywind Records, is available at iTunes, Amazon Music, and all digital retailers as well aswww.MichaelEnglishMusic.com.
Love Is The Golden Rule Track Listing:
  1. My Love
  2. Little Is Much
  3. The Living Years
  4. None Of Us Are Free
  5. Finally Coming Come
  6. One Drop Of Love
  7. Cry Holy
  8. Hello Happiness
  9. Love Is The Golden Rule
  10. Let Me Hold You

 

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Tribute Quartet: Artists on a Mission

Written by Staff on September 1, 2017 – 8:59 am -

Tribute

Tribute

Southern Gospel Music is known as quartet music for its traditional four-men-and-a-piano set-up. Over the last few years, Southern Gospel has evolved into a popular form of music across the United States and overseas. There are only a few groups who live up to this customary Southern Gospel description.

The word tribute, when used as a noun, is defined by Dictionary.com as “a gift, testimonial, compliment, or the like, given as due or in acknowledgment of gratitude or esteem” (http://www.dictionary.com/browse/tribute, June 20, 2017). That is the perfect description of this group. When you meet the Tribute Quartet, you will understand how four voices and a piano can truly excite and energize your day on the radio or in person. They are a tribute to Southern Gospel Music, and their testimony and music is a gift to share.

Tribute

Tribute

Preparing the Gift

In 2005, the Wilburns (led by the husband/wife tandem of Jackie and Elaine Wilburn) decided to retire. However, a couple of the Wilburn group members were looking to sing on. And sing they did. In a short time, Wilburn members Gary Casto and Josh Singletary were enjoying presenting gospel music. Yet, Casto and Singletary had a vision of a quartet that was focused on music and ministry.

The veteran singers began a new vision without a name in December of 2006. Now, the group had signed to record with BSA World Records. Time had come to name the new group, but no one name had caught their attention.

Tribute“Glen Bates of BSA World Records made the suggestion of Tribute,” Singletary recalls. “There were no other names. That’s the one that was suggested. We all thought about it and loved it, so we stuck with it.”

From the first Tribute Quartet outing, the enthusiasm and energy caught the attention of Gospel Music lovers, young and old alike. Over the following months, the word began to spread about this new, young group that was energizing churches and concert stages in the Gospel Music world.

By 2008, Tribute Quartet began to receive some industry awards and a variety award nominations as well. In short, the Tribute Quartet was making its mark in brief time.

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JOSEPH HABEDANK TAKES RESURRECTION TO NYC!

Written by Staff on March 29, 2017 – 11:45 am -

Joseph with Billy Hallowell, Senior Editor of Faithwire.

Joseph Habedank with Billy Hallowell, Senior Editor of Faithwire.

Popular Singer/Songwriter Visits ‘The Big Apple’ For Media Tour To Support Latest Daywind Records Release
New York, NY (March 24, 2017) – It’s a long way from the small town of Xenia, OH to the “Big Apple,” New York City, but that’s exactly where you could find Joseph Habedank recently. In the midst of a very busy winter season, Habedank made the trek to New York City to unveil his brand new Daywind Records release, Resurrectionvisiting with several top media outlets in the city and sneaking in a few tourist moments with wife, Lindsay.

“Being back in New York City was very special to me and Lindsay,” states Joseph. “Right before I went to rehab, back when all of this happened, we had planned a trip to New York City – our first time together. Since that trip was already planned and paid for, we decided to go. Literally, I stood underneath the 34th Street sign and said ‘it’s a miracle that I am alive and we are together. So, to

Lindsay and Joseph Habedank with Simple Grace's Katie Haynes (L) and Nicole Riley (R).

Lindsay and Joseph Habedank with Simple Grace’s Katie Haynes (L) and Nicole Riley (R).

come back to the city to tell about how God kept me, it was very special.”

Joseph shared his story and talked about his new release, Resurrection, with Simple Grace, The Christian Post, FaithWire, New Release Today, and Hope Dealer, among others – including a live Q&A on Joseph’s Facebook page from NYC.

Joseph Habedank with Hope Dealer's Kyle Michael Miller.

Joseph with Hope Dealer’s Kyle Michael Miller.

Excitement buzzed around social media as the lyrics of Resurrection resonated with listeners. The project rose up the iTunes Christian/Gospel chart, landing at #6, alongside artists Kari Jobe, Tenth Avenue North, Lauren Daigle, Crowder and more.

Joseph Habedank and Lindsay sneak in a few moments among the hustle and bustle of NYC in Times Square.

Joseph and Lindsay sneak in a few moments among the hustle and bustle of NYC in Times Square.

ABOUT JOSEPH HABEDANK 
Joseph Habedank is a multi award-winning and Dove Award nominated singer/songwriter.  Joseph has a unique and equally powerful testimony that has been featured on Fox News’ Spirited Debate, TBN’s Praise the Lord, and in such publications as Billboard Magazine, CCM Magazine, and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze. For ten years, he served first as baritone, then as the lead singer for one of Southern Gospel’s favorite family groups, The Perrys, and shared his songs in some of America’s greatest churches, including the Brooklyn Tabernacle and Charles Stanley’s First Baptist Atlanta. On the heels of his critically-acclaimed debut solo release, Welcome Home, he was awarded Singing News Magazine’s New Soloist of the Year in 2014. Additionally, he was awarded Young Artist of the Year in 2009 by the fans of Gospel Music and Songwriter of the Year at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards in 2011. His songs have been recorded by such artists as: Reba McEntire (“Sing It Now”), Brian Free & Assurance, Karen Peck & New River, The Hoppers, Ivan Parker, Jeff & Sheri Easter, and many more. He has helped write two nationally charted #1 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. He was also nominated for Singing News Magazine’s Male Vocalist of the Year, Lead Singer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year for three consecutive years. Welcome Home featured two Top 5 singles (“Never No Never” and “Beauty of the Blood”), as well as two Top 10 singles (“Big Enough” and “Welcome Home”). Joseph currently resides just outside Nashville, TN with his wife, Lindsay.

 

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Daywind Music Publishing Continues To Expand Roster

Written by Staff on January 10, 2017 – 1:21 pm -

Daywind Music Publishing Continues To Expand Roster

Daywind Music Publishing Continues To Expand Roster

Hendersonville, TN – Daywind Music Publishing has added songwriter Janice Crow to its ever-growing family of award-winning talent.

A regular attendee of Sue Smith’s Write About Jesus conference, Janice Crow burst onto the scene approximately six years ago when she won the writing competition that led to a variety of open doors within the songwriting community.  Those opportunities included song pitches to prominent music publishers, as well as co-writes with some of the leading writers in the genre.  A writing session with Lee Black and Sue Smith led to the creation of a choral anthem entitled “The Name,” as well as the song “Amazing God,” that would go unrecorded for several years.  In 2015, the song found a home with Triumphant Quartet, who took it to #1 on the Singing News Chart, and was awarded Song of the Year by the Singing News Fan Awards.  With her increasing momentum, Janice was a natural fit into the Daywind roster of exclusive staff writers.  To bring the story full circle, she signed her contract with Daywind Music Publishing during Write About Jesus, exactly six years after she won the songwriting contest.

Daywind Music Publishing Welcomes Devin McGlamery

Daywind Music Publishing Welcomes Devin McGlamery

“Janice Crow has a natural talent for writing a unique idea set to a commercial tune, and her persistence in developing that talent into a craft is most impressive,” shares Rick Shelton, VP of Daywind Publishing.  “We are so excited to commit our service to Janice and her songs as she joins our publishing family.”

In addition to Janice Crow, Daywind Music Publishing has signed songwriting agreements with a number of talented writers this year, including Lee Black, Tim Lovelace, Devin McGlamery and Brandon Sharp.  Award-winning writers Dianne Wilkinson, Sue C. Smith, John Rowsey and Belinda Smith have all extended their relationship with DMP.

Daywind Music Publishing services an impressive roster of acclaimed songwriters including Lee Black, Matthew Browder, Jason Clark, Jason Cox, Janice Crow, Aaron and Amanda Crabb, Adam Crabb, Gerald Crabb, Chris Cron, Ricky Free, Marty Funderburk, Karen Peck Gooch, Joseph Habedank, Tim Lovelace, Devin McGlamery, Kyla Rowland, John Darin Rowsey, Brandon Sharp, Belinda Smith, Sue C. Smith, Aaron Wilburn and Dianne Wilkinson.

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Daywind Announces Additions To The Live At Daywind Studios Series

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 28, 2016 – 1:20 pm -

Daywind Announces Additions To The Live At Daywind Studios Series

Daywind Announces Additions To The Live At Daywind Studios Series

Hendersonville, TN – Daywind Music Group announces the latest in the Daywind Concert series, with the release of new Live At Daywind Studios DVDs featuring Southern Gospel Artist of the Year, Karen Peck & New River, as well as Legacy Five and Brian Free & Assurance.

Filmed at the Daywind Studios in Hendersonville, TN the Live At Daywind Studios video series features some of the top artists in Christian music. Hosted by Gerald Wolfe, the series provides an up close and personal look at popular artists through powerful, yet intimate performances, insightful interviews and never before seen moments.

The DVD/CD combos are packed full of new, live recordings of hit songs and timeless classics, such as “Four Days Late” by Karen Peck & New River, “I Stand Redeemed” by Legacy Five and “Say Amen” by Brian Free & Assurance.

More DVDs in the Live At Daywind Studios series will be announced for 2017.

Live At Daywind Studios is available at Christian retail stores across the country and digitally at iTunes and other online outlets. Bulk purchasing for gift and ministry purposes is available by calling 1.800.635.9581.

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Legacy Five, Adam Crabb, Browders, The Hoppers, Jim Brady Trio, Greater Vision, Joseph Habedank, Karen Peck & New River, Second-Half Quartet, Bowling Family, Tribute, Nelons, Brian Free & Assurance, Blackwood Brothers Quartet and Wilburn & Wilburn.  Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Sony Red, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes.


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Must-Hear Saturday: The Nelons sing from new release

Written by Staff on August 13, 2016 – 4:34 pm -

Nelons

Nelons

The award-winning Nelons have just released two projects, Stronger Together and Family Harmony. Yesterday, Daywind Records released a video with a taste of these new tunes. Daywind posted on Facebook:

Stronger Together, featuring the radio single, ‘In My Father’s House’ is available now from The Nelons! Purchase Stronger Together and Family Harmony at your local Christian retailer, favorite digital outlet (iTunes, Amazon) or visit daywind.com.

#NelonsStrongerTogether #NelonsFamilyHarmony

Amber, Autumn, Kelly and Jason Clark make up The Nelons, a mixed quartet who can trace their origins back to the 1970’s and before.  The group has six GMA Dove awards, three Grammy nominees, and are SGMA Hall of Fame members. The family has also received a People Choice Silver Telly Award for “Excuse Me Are You Jesus.” They have been climbing the charts with songs like “Just Can’t Make It By Myself,” and “Somebody’s  Praying.”

We hope you enjoy the entire version of The Nelon’s new release, “In My Father’s House,” now available on Stronger Together .

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Two New Projects Available Today From Award-Winning Group, The Nelons

Written by Staff on August 12, 2016 – 8:26 pm -

cd41873 nlfhHendersonville, TN (August 12th, 2016)4t – Daywind recording artists, The Nelons, are excited to announce the release of Stronger Together and Family Harmony, both available today!

After nearly two years of writing, song-selection and recording, the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame members were faced with the challenge of selecting which of the eighteen recorded songs would make it onto their newest album.  The Nelons felt strongly that each song held an incredible potential to minister to and encourage listeners, so instead of narrowing down the selection, the idea of jointly releasing Stronger Together and Family Harmony was born.With a long list of world-class songwriters gracing the credits, it’s not difficult to see why eliminating songs from the track listing would be near impossible.  An accomplished songwriter in his own right, Jason Clark was honored to co-write with such legendary writers as Dony and Reba (Rambo) McGuire, and Dawn Thomas, in addition to the contributions Songwriters of the Century, Bill and Gloria Gaither, made to the project. Paired with the incomparable orchestrations and musicianship of hall of famers such as Brent Mason, Gordon Mote and David Huntsinger, among others, Stronger Together and Family Harmony are both exceptional projects that the Nelons are eager to present to their long-time fans, and new listeners alike.

Two very special guests, Bill Gaither and Karen Peck Gooch, joined the Nelons in the studio to offer their talents to these collections of songs.  Karen and Kelly Nelon Clark reminisce on their time singing together with Kelly’s father, Rex Nelon, with a sentimental song entitled ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends’ while Bill Gaither joins the family-group on ‘Suppertime.’ The Nelons also put their special touch on a few familiar classics such as ‘We Shall Behold Him,’ ‘I Think I’ll Read It Again,’ and ‘Then Came The Morning.’

The first single from the pair of projects, ‘I Just Can’t Make It By Myself’ is featured on Family Harmony. The song climbed the Singing News Radio Charts earlier this Spring, and has been a crowd favorite with audiences across the country.  The current radio single, ‘My Father’s House,’ from Stronger Together, was released to radio in July and its smooth tones and tight harmony are already resonating with listeners.

Family Harmony and Stronger Together are available at Christian retail stores across the country and digitally at iTunes and other online outlets.  Bulk purchasing for gift and ministry purposes is available by calling 1.800.635.9581.

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Legacy Five, Adam Crabb, Browders, Jim Brady Trio, Greater Vision, Joseph Habedank, The Hoppers, Karen Peck & New River, Bowling Family, Tribute, Nelons, Brian Free & Assurance, Blackwood Brothers Quartet, the Second-Half Quartet and Wilburn & Wilburn.  Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Sony RED, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes.

For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com or contact Dani Phillips at publicity@daywind.com

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Daywind Announces Release of Gospel Music Hymn Sing at First Baptist Atlanta

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 27, 2016 – 9:46 am -

Daywind Announces Release of Gospel Music Hymn Sing at First Baptist Atlanta

Daywind Announces Release of Gospel Music Hymn Sing at First Baptist Atlanta

Hendersonville,  – Gospel music lovers everywhere have been anxiously awaiting the release of the second installment of the Gospel Music Hymn Sing series.  Daywind Records is excited to announce that the wait is over; the Gospel Music Hymn Sing at First Baptist Atlanta DVD is available nationwide today.

Filmed at Charles Stanley’s First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, Gerald Wolfe’s Gospel Music Hymn Sing Atlanta is the follow-up to the widely successful inaugural Hymn Sing taping in Morristown, TN, as well as a nationwide tour featuring artists such as Greater Vision, the Mark Trammell Quartet, Jim Brady Trio, the Mylon Hayes Family, Stan Whitmire, TaRanda Greene, and more!

Featuring over two hours of beloved hymns and classic songs of the church, the program captures the beauty of congregational singing with an 1800 voice choir and more than 30 of Gospel music’s favorite artists.  Songs like ‘Great Is Thy Faithfulness,’ ‘Standing On The Promises,’ ‘It Is Well (With My Soul),’ and ‘When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder’ touch a special place in viewers hearts with a comfort and familiarity that so many long to find.

Gospel Music Hymn Sing at First Baptist Atlanta is available at Christian retail stores across the country and digitally at iTunes and other online outlets. Bulk purchasing for gift and ministry purposes is available by calling 1.800.635.9581.

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Legacy Five, Adam Crabb, Browders, The Hoppers, Jim Brady Trio, Greater Vision, Joseph Habedank, Karen Peck & New River, Bowling Family, Tribute, Nelons, Brian Free & Assurance, Blackwood Brothers Quartet and Wilburn & Wilburn.  Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Sony Red, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes.


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Quartet Night Across America On The Road

Written by Staff on March 14, 2016 – 2:53 pm -

Quartet Night Across America

Quartet Night Across America

Hendersonville, TN (March 10th, 2016) –Fans across the country will soon be able to experience what attendees of the Daywind Quartet Festival at the Greenbrier and Legacy Five’s NYE Celebration at Opryland have witnessed firsthand. In partnership with Daywind and the Harper Agency, Quartet Night Across America is hitting the road, and will be coming to a city near you!

The unique production, featuring Legacy Five, Blackwood Brothers Quartet, Tribute Quartet and Brian Free & Assurance, takes the audience through the decades of Southern Gospel Music from 1910 to present. Fans have the opportunity to relive the music and hear the stories of groups like the legendary Statesmen Quartet, the Blackwood Brothers, Gold City, the Cathedrals and many more.

February 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

February 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

“I am personally thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of such a creative presentation of the history of our genre of music,” offers Scott Fowler of Legacy Five. “Working with these other renowned quartets has been an honor and we’re proud of the quality of event we’re able to deliver to fans. We’ve had a long relationship with both Daywind Records & Harper Agency, and I’m glad we’re able to all come together in this touring package!’

To bring Quartet Night Across America to your town, contact The Harper Agency at info@harperagency.com or by calling 615.851.4500.

DMG Concerts is a division of Daywind Music Group that promotes Southern Gospel music through elite concert events. For more information on upcoming events, visit dmgconcerts.com or contact Dani Phillips at publicity@daywind.com.
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Daywind Announces Winners of Quartet Talent Contest

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 29, 2016 – 10:09 am -

Daywind Announces Winners of Quartet Talent Contest

Daywind Announces Winners of Quartet Talent Contest

Hendersonville, TNDaywind Music Group is pleased to announce five winners of the Daywind Quartet Talent Contest, held in anticipation of the Daywind Quartet Festival at the Greenbrier.

In January, Daywind offered the opportunity for quartets to submit a brief video of a performance of a public domain song.  Entries came in from not only across the country, but also as far away as Chile, for a chance to open at the Daywind Quartet Festival at the Greenbrier in April.  Fans were then given the opportunity to vote for each video by ‘liking’ it on Facebook.  Cumulatively, the videos received over 21,000 votes by the end of the contest!

The top five groups, as determined by Facebook likes, were The Kings Seven from Kentucky, Justified Quartet from Michigan, the Convention Quartet from Indiana, Redeemed Quartet from Indiana and Evidence of Grace from North Carolina.  All five of these groups will be performing on Monday, April 4th at the Daywind Quartet Festival, where they will have the chance to win a 10-song soundtrack recording package from Daywind Studios.

The Daywind Quartet Festival at the Greenbrier will be held on April 4-6, 2016, in White Sulphur Springs, WV. Held at the world-famous Greenbrier resort, the event 3-day event features Brian Free & Assurance, Legacy Five, Tribute, Triumphant, Blackwood Brothers, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Ball Brothers, Kingsmen, Inspirations, and the Guardians, as well as a presentation of the Quartet Night Across America production with the Gospel Greats’ Paul Heil, scrap iron quartets and Q&A sessions with the artists.

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.


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