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 email@example.com .
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 5, 2014) – Daywind Music Publishing is thrilled to announce that the award-winning Gerald Crabb has recently signed an exclusive agreement to return as part of the organization’s talented roster of songwriters.
“I am very excited about coming back home to the Daywind family,” emphasizes Crabb. “I spent 10 very successful years with Ed Leonard, Rick Shelton and Dottie Leonard Miller. I am looking forward to working with them again – as well as Chad Green (Daywind Music Publishing’s Senior Creative Director) – and co-writing with the all-star lineup of staff writers.”
Crabb has written more than 400 songs and has 22 national No. 1 songs, and he was also the founder of the award-winning Crabb Family. His hits have been recorded by artists such as the Crabb Family, Randy Travis, Marie Osmond, Marty Raybon, Larry Sparks, the Gaither Vocal Band, Donnie McClurkin, the Hoppers, Karen Peck & New River, and the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.
Among a host of songwriter of the year awards, Crabb was named the songwriter of the year at the 2011 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. He was also honored with the 2011 Dove Award for song of the year for the song “Sometimes I Cry,” performed by his son Jason Crabb.
“The homecoming of a family member is always a happy occasion,” explains Daywind Vice President of Music Publishing Rick Shelton. “With the return of Gerald Crabb, Daywind Publishing is certainly celebrating. We have experienced extraordinary success together through the years. His music will continue to provide the material – for today’s artists – that grabs hold of a listener and blesses their soul with encouragement. I can’t wait to hear Gerald’s new songs as they are inspired.”
Daywind Music Publishing is the premier source of new songs for the Southern Gospel and church print/choral markets. The organization is home to an award-winning roster of songwriters. For more information, visit www.daywindpublishing.com or e-mail email@example.com.
For more information on Gerald Crabb, visit his web site atwww.geraldcrabb.net
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HENDERSONVILLE, TN Daywind Music Group’s artists, songwriters, and producers received 20 nominations for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards to be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Allen Arena on the campus of David Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. The Dove Awards will be aired globally on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
Honored with four nominations was Daywind recording artist Karen Peck and New River for Song of the Year, Southern Gospel Performance, and Southern Gospel Song of the Year for their single “Revival” and for Southern Gospel Album of the Year for their album Revival. The song was co-written by Karen Peck, Kenna West, and Don Poythress.
Brian Free and Assurance received four Dove nominations for Song of the Year, Southern Gospel Performance, and Southern Gospel Song of the Year for “Say Amen,” and Southern Gospel Album of the Year for Unashamed. The song was co-written by Daywind staff writers Kenna West and Jason Cox along with Michael Farren. The album was produced by Producer of the Year nominee Ricky Free.
Adam Crabb and Wilburn and Wilburn each garnered two nominations. Adam Crabb received nominations for Country Album of the Year for Surrender produced by Adam and Jason Crabb and for Country Song of the Year for “That Whosoever was Me” written by Jason Cox, Kenna West, and Lee Black. Wilburn and Wilburn received nominations for Country Album of the Year for Here Comes Sunday and for Bluegrass Song of the Year for “If These Old Walls Could Talk” written by Dianne Wilkinson and Jerry Salley.
Daywind’s Choral Division posted two nominations in the Musical of the Year category for “Good News from Jerusalem” created by Dianne Wilkinson and “Highest Glory” created by Marty Funderburk.
Greater Vision got a nod for Southern Gospel Album of the Year for its Daywind recording For All He’s Done, an album featuring three #1 songs. Greater Vision received two other nominations for their work on the Cathedrals Family Reunion project.
Past Dove winner, Chigger Hill Boys and Terri was nominated for Bluegrass Song of the Year for their hit bluegrass gospel single “Revelation Song.”
First time nominees the Browders were honored for their song “Lift Up His Name” written by Matthew Browder from the album Time Machine, while Red Roots picked up a Country Album of the Year nomination for their album Triplicity produced by Rick and Micah Schweinsberg.
Daywind’s Vital Worship division was nominated in the Special Event category for their groundbreaking recording Songs for the Living King.
Daywind president Ed Leonard said, “We are blessed that so many of top artists, songwriters and producers call Daywind home. We will continue serving Christ by producing top quality music.”
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 (www.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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