(Hendersonville, Tennessee) Daywind Music Publishing proudly presents a new Christmas musical, THAT’S WHERE THE STORY BEGINS. Three of Christian music’s most successful songwriters, Gerald Crabb, Dave Clark and Mike Harland collaborated to re-tell the Christmas story. Suitable for choirs of all sizes, THATS WHERE THE STORY BEGINS includes stirring narration as well as wonderful new songs and familiar carols arranged and orchestrated by Camp Kirkland, Marty Hamby and Cliff Duren. The 30 minute musical captures the joyful announcement of the Messiah’s birth, and also tells how and why He became flesh to dwell among humanity.
Regarding the writing process, Clark stated, “Anytime I write with someone new for the first time, there is an inherent nervous. Because I am such a fan of Gerald Crabb and Mike Harland, I really wanted the process to go well. From our first ‘hello’ it just felt like all three of us were on the same page.”
Harland continued, THAT’S WHERE THE STORY BEGAN is the most unique writing experience of my entire career. For three writers to wrap around a single idea and then put it all together like this is a real God story! This is His story- and ours! And it is a real honor to tell it with Gerald and Dave.”
Clark added, “Looking back, I don’t remember much about the actual writing because it came together effortlessly. I doubt it’s because we’re that good of writers. You have to be a pretty bad writer to mess up a story that good. It is an amazing story- God sent His only Son from heaven to earth because somehow He thought we were worth saving. Now that will sing!”
Crabb commented “I have always wanted to write a Christmas musical, and what could be better than being teamed up with the best- Mike Harland and Dave Clark? I am very grateful to Daywind and Lifeway for giving me this opportunity and I’m also very pleased with the outcome. I pray that many hearts will be touched and lives will be forever changed.”
Rick Shelton, Vice President of Daywind Music Publishing stated, “I am proud of the way Gerald Crabb, Dave Clark and Mike Harland combined their gifts of crafting songs to create an inspired musical account of Jesus’ arrival to a hurting humanity in a fallen world. THAT’S WHERE THE STORY BEGINS not only recaps the beautiful event of God come to man, but also reveals the plan and possibilities that were set in motion that first Christmas. This presentation will surely impact those have the opportunity to experience it just as it has me.”
Let There Be Joy/Joy To the World
Even Still/O Come Let Us Adore Him
That’s Where The Story Began/Blessed Assurance
The Way He Came/Birthday of a King
On This Christmas Day
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By Candi Combs
Daywind Music Group Hosts Greenbrier Quartet Festival 2015
Amongst the snow-topped mountains of White Sulphar Springs,West Virginia, Daywind Music Group held the first Greenbrier Quartet Festival at the extraordinary Greenbrier Resort. The event drew attendees from New Jersey to Florida and even a few Canadians. This endeavor marked an inaugural attempt by Scott Godsey and Daywind to host a multi-day event at a luxury resort. This geographic location is very different from the typical Southern Gospel venues that fans are accustomed to attending.
The Greenbrier welcomed each person with a smile and a large sweet tea! From that point forward, everything was presented on a whole new level. Even the seats in the concert hall were velvet covered while multiple stations in the room held pitchers of ice-chilled water.
Tribute Quartet, led by Gary Casto, started off the first night with their usual flair and energetic music. The lively group performed many charting songs and favorites, including, “Homesick Angel” and “Good News From Jerusalem,” featuring Josh Singletary. Read more »
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Hendersonville, TN – It’s always a treat when a legendary quartet such as the Blackwood Brothers or the Oak Ridge Boys release brand new music, but when two such quartets collaborate on a new song, it’s even more special!
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet carry the distinction of being the best-known name in Gospel music history, and now 81 years after their original formation, still provide Southern Gospel music fans with solid, four-part harmonies and quality singing. Their latest project through Daywind Records, Forever: 80th Anniversary Recording, celebrates 80 years of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet and the impact they have made on the genre.
On their new radio single, “Long Gone,” the Blackwood Brothers were joined by another legendary quartet, 2015 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees, the Oak Ridge Boys. With 50 years of tradition, the Oak Ridge Boys have been decorated in both the Gospel and Country music industries as one of the most innovative and recognizable sounds in music.
“Growing up in Texas, the Blackwood Brothers and the Statesmen Quartet were at the top of the Gospel Music industry. I loved going to see them in Ft. Worth, TX at the ‘Battle Of The Songs,’” shares Duane Allen of the Oak Ridge Boys. “Having the opportunity to record with the Blackwood Brothers was a huge honor. When I heard the song, ‘Long Gone,’ I immediately knew that Billy Blackwood had a new vision for the Blackwood Brothers. The phrasing, the pushes, the style of singing, and the song in particular were all obvious signs that there is a new Blackwood Brothers for the future.”
Allen continues, “Since we recorded ‘Long Gone,’ I listened to the entire album and I will say that Billy Blackwood has managed to respect the legacy of the Blackwood Brothers name and career, but he has also placed his identity on the future of the Blackwood Brothers.”
“Long Gone” is the second single from the Blackwood Brother’s anniversary recording, Forever: 80th Anniversary Recording, and was co-written by Billy Blackwood, Kenna West & Jason Cox. The single released to Southern Gospel radio in March is already receiving a positive response from DJs across the country.
Forever is available at Christian retail stores across the country and digitally at iTunes and other outlets. Bulk purchasing for gift and ministry purposes is available by calling 1-800-635-9581.
For more information on Blackwood Brothers, visit blackwoodbrothers.com.
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Hendersonville, TN – Producer, drummer and Daywind songwriter, Ricky Free, broke his hip last week due to a tumor that had weakened his bone. Through an extensive surgery, the doctors successfully removed the tumor and reconstructed Ricky’s hip. He is facing several weeks of immobility and physical therapy during which time he will not be able to work.
Ricky and his wife Kelly are loved members of the Christian music community. Our prayers are with them and their two boys, Jude and Graham. Ricky’s Daywind family has made this opportunity available for those who would like to help the Free Family financially during this difficult time.
Thank you for your consideration in supporting the Free Family. It is easy. Go to http://www.gofundme.com/
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Former N’Harmony & Signature Sound Lead Singer Shane Dunlap To Release Highly Anticipated New RecordingWritten by SGN Scoops Staff on April 27, 2015 – 10:14 am -
Charlotte, NC Well-known and loved music favorite, Shane Dunlap, will release a new solo recording Love So Amazing on April 28 2015. The project is a collection of new songs produced by Dove Award winning producer Ricky Free with songs written by some of the top song writers in the Christian Music industry today.
The first single from the album has been released on the Daywind Music April 2015 radio disc and is already getting rave reviews. The song was written by Marcia Henry, Joseph Habedank and Matt Price, and features the talented Sonya Isaacs Yeary as a guest vocalist.
Dunlap is known for his time managing and singing with N’Harmony, a Southern Gospel Male Quartet, best known for singing top 10 songs “Out Of The Blue”, “One Fine Day”, and “The Devil Tried His Best”, along with many other national radio hits. After traveling extensively throughout America, Canada, and Europe for many years, Shane decided to retire N’Harmony in 2002 and joined Ernie Haase as the original lead singer of Signature Sound, continuing to tour nation-wide and internationally.
Shane states “I came off the full-time road a few years back in order to spend more with my young family. I have truly cherished the time that God has allowed me with them. However, I always felt there was a sort of a void, kind of like God wasn’t finished with my music just yet. Last year I finally had a peace in my heart and knew that God was telling me it was time to get back out there and do what I was created to do, and that is to sing gospel music”.
Love So Amazing will be available on iTunes, Amazon, and other online retailers as well as wherever Christian music is sold.
In addition to his busy schedule, Shane is an ordained minister and currently serves as the Worship Pastor at one of the nation’s fastest growing churches, Lee Park Church in Monroe NC. For more information or to book Shane at your church/venue visit his website at www.shanedunlapmusic.com .
For more information about Shane Dunlap, contact Ashea Griffin, PO Box 3456 Mathews, NC, 28106 or call 704-221-7416 . You can also E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Hendersonville, Tenn (April 1, 2015) Lifeway Christian Stores in Kingsport, TN hosted a CD release party for Joseph Habedank’s new hymns project, entitled Take Time To Be Holy, which released on March 24th. Friends and family from across the region came out to meet Joseph, enjoy a time of fellowship and celebration and take home a signed copy of the album.
Take Time To Be Holy was produced by Joseph’s wife, Lindsay Habedank, and features 10 beloved hymns of the church. The CD is available at daywind.com, itunes and at Christian retail outlets across the country.
For more information on Joseph please visit www.josephhabedank.com.
Joseph Habedank is part of the Daywind Records family. Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Greater Vision, Brian Free and Assurance, Legacy Five, the Bowling Family, the Nelons, Karen Peck and New River, Tribute Quartet and many others. 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 Dani Phillips email@example.com
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Nashville, TN – Award-winning singer/songwriter Joseph Habedank is excited to release his new project, Take Time To Be Holy: Hymns for Quiet Reflection, available today. The project is filled with personal favorites chosen by Habedank and wife, Lindsay.
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Hendersonville, Tenn Legacy Five recently celebrated their first #1 song in several years, “Christ Is Still The King,” with friends and family at the Daywind Music Studios. The instant hit was penned by Dianne Wilkinson & Rebecca Peck and rose to the top of the Singing News charts for the month of March. “Christ Is Still The King” can be found on Legacy Five’s most recent project, Great Day.
For more information about Legacy Five please visit www.legacyfive.com.
Legacy Five is part of the Daywind Records family. Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Greater Vision, the Bowling Family, the Nelons, Karen Peck and New River, Joseph Habedank and many others. 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
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Daywind recording artist Karen Peck and New River is still receiving nominations from their 2013 project titled Revival which has already garnered a Dove Award as well as numerous AGM Awards for the CD as well as individual songs. This has not slowed their desire to continue to create music that touches the hearts of hurting people and to encourage Christians to continue to pray for Revival.
Pray Now is the title for this new project as well as the cut for the first single the group will be releasing to radio. The project is scheduled to release in April of this year. Look for more news soon on the radio release date.
Karen Peck stated, “We have put a lot of time and prayer in choosing the right songs for the new CD. Susan, Jeff, and I had some great anointed moments in the studio. Hopefully those “moments” were captured on tape. We are very excited about each song and we hope they will bring comfort and encouragement to everyone. Pray Now is the title of the album and is also the first radio single. We want to thank our producer, Wayne Haun, everyone at Daywind Music, Ed Leonard, Scott Godsey, Rick Shelton, Amanda Martin, Justin Kropf, and all the great writers for making this album possible. We love this season in our Ministry.”
Please help Karen, Susan and Jeff spread the word by using this suggested Hashtag for social media: #PrayNowLordsPrayer
To learn more about Karen Peck and New River go to http://www.
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Debut for the Jim Brady Trio this Thursday, including a national television appearance on the Music City ShowWritten by SGN Scoops Staff on December 30, 2014 – 12:31 pm -
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 30, 2014) – January 1, 2015 will be a day of multiple firsts for the Jim Brady Trio as the group will be performing its first official concert at Legacy Five’s New Year’s Eve Celebration that morning and will then make its national television debut on the Music City Show that evening.
Brady has spent the last 12 years as the baritone singer of the award-winning Booth Brothers, but he will now be singing with his wife Melissa and former Legacy Five pianist Tim Parton. The Jim Brady Trio debuts at the final session of the NYE Celebration, at 10 a.m. at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Paul Lancaster is joining the Booth Brothers, and he will make his debut with the group on Wednesday evening at the NYE Celebration.
“We’re very excited to launch a new chapter in our lives as the Jim Brady Trio kicks off the year in style with a visit to the Music City Show and our first concert with our friends at Legacy Five’s annual New Year’s Celebration,” shares Brady.
The Music City Show airs on RFD-TV on Thursday at 8 p.m. (EST)/7 p.m. (CST).
“It is certainly a privilege for the Music City Show to have the Jim Brady Trio for the group’s national television debut,” says Music City Show producer Scott Godsey. “Jim, Melissa and Tim are not only top-notch performers, but they are also first-class individuals. We are excited for our audience to finally hear what all the buzz is about.”
A sneak peek of the Jim Brady Trio’s appearance on the Music City Show can be seen by visiting http://youtu.be/ailAd4kgyjQ.
The release date for group’s debut recording – “A New Chapter” – is Jan. 27.
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