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Surrendered Releases New Single, “You Don’t Know the Half of It”

Written by Staff on March 9, 2017 – 3:18 pm -

Surrendered Song Written by Award Winning Songwriter, Dianne Wilkinson

Surrendered

Surrendered

Gadsden, Alabama (February 23, 2017) Fresh on the heels of their top 40 hit, “I’ve Been to the Well,” gospel trio, Surrendered, has released “You Don’t Know the Half of It,” to radio stations nationwide. The song was written by top songwriter, Dianne Wilkinson, and distributed by Jan Puryear Promotions.

“When we heard, “You Don’t Know the Half of It,” we knew this was a song that would resonate with listeners, just like it did all of us in the group,” said Russell Wise of Surrendered. “Dianne Wilkinson has been one of gospel’s top songwriters for years and we are all excited to share this song in concert, and on radio,” he concluded.

Dianne Wilkinson writes new song for Surrendered

Dianne Wilkinson

Dianne Wilkinson added, “Some time back, I heard an expression we have all used when we’re trying to convey something of great excitement or magnitude…”You don’t know the HALF of it”! As often happens, even with something I’ve heard all my life, this time I thought to myself, “that applies to the glory of our afterlife as children of God like it applies to nothing else”! I knew I wanted to write it.” She continues, “If we had even a glimpse of it now, we couldn’t stand it. We’ll have to be in our glorified bodies to see that marvelous “other half” that God has waiting for us in eternity! I’m delighted that Surrendered has recorded this song and sent it to radio. We hope it will bless the saints, and make the unsaved want to go!”

Having just been blessed with back to back months in the Singing News Top 40 Southern Gospel Charts, Surrendered is quick to give credit to God for his blessings. “There is no way to say thank you enough for the amazing support from our family, friends, DJ’s, promoters and our agent. All the credit goes to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. ITS ALL GOD!”

To learn more about Surrendered, click here. For booking information, contact Michael Davis at the Dominion Agency.
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Daywind Songwriter, Dianne Wilkinson, Hits Milestone

Written by Staff on February 12, 2017 – 3:57 pm -

Dianne Wilkinson

Dianne Wilkinson with the Kingdom Heirs

Hendersonville, TN (February 9th, 2017) – Daywind Music Publishing is proud to announce that Dianne Wilkinson has reached an elite level among songwriters with the penning of her 1,000th song, entitled “Just Another Mile.” To bring the achievement full circle, the song will be recorded by the quartet who has cut more of her songs than any other, the Kingdom Heirs, on their upcoming Sonlite Records release.

Having begun her songwriting career in the 70s, Dianne has continued to create top-quality songs for over forty years, with cuts by groups such as the Cathedrals, the Hoppers, Gold City, and Karen Peck & New River, among others. Sixteen of those songs have reached the #1 position on the Singing News Radio Chart, and fifty-seven have been recorded by the Kingdom Heirs, including the hits “The Borrowed Tomb,” “What We Needed,” and “Just Preach Jesus.”  Many songwriters would be content to rest on these accolades, however, Dianne praises a faithful God who consistently inspires new songs and allows her to continue doing what she loves.

DIANNE WILKINSON AND ARTHUR RICE

Dianne Wilkinson shares, “I am overwhelmed by the blessings I have been afforded, and am so very conscious of the grace of God in my life! Many thanks to everyone involved in this milestone of mine. I see God’s handprints all over it!”

“In more than 30 years here at Sonlite Records, there has never been a combination of artist and writer like The Kingdom Heirs and Dianne Wilkinson,” adds Greg Bentley, A&R Associate at Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing. “There’s a special magic that happens when you team these two up. It’s like Dianne writes songs specifically with the group in mind. We are honored to be part of this milestone with Dianne and our friends at Daywind Music Publishing.”

“What a blessing it is when God sends encouragement to weary travelers on their journey toward Home,” offers Rick Shelton, VP of Daywind Music Publishing. “Together, Dianne Wilkinson and the Kingdom Heirs have cheered on countless saints with their songs. How fitting then, as Dianne passes this significant milestone of her 1000th song and the quartet celebrates four decades of performing in Pigeon Forge, that they would come together once again to share ‘Just Another Mile’ with the world.”

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.

For more information, visit facebook.com/daywindpublishing or info@daywindpublishing.com.


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Legendary songwriter Dianne Wilkinson re-signs with Daywind Music Publishing

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 12, 2015 – 12:43 pm -

Dianne Wilkinson

Dianne Wilkinson

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – Dianne Wilkinson is the latest among an elite crop of established songwriters to re-sign an exclusive agreement with Daywind Music Publishing.

Wilkinson has won numerous awards and has penned 12 No. 1 songs. The most recent of those chart-toppers was the Old Paths’ hit – “Long Live the King” – which reached the No. 1 spot in July.

“I have been privileged to be a member of the Daywind family for almost 10 years, and they have been some of the most memorable and exciting of my long writing career,” says Wilkinson. “I appreciate Rick Shelton and all the others there who work so hard for me. I hope we’ve only just begun.”

She was the first female to be named the Southern Gospel Music Association Songwriter of the Year in 2000, one of the earliest of her numerous awards. Wilkinson – who was well-known for having 16 songs recorded by the legendary Cathedral Quartet, including “We Shall See Jesus,” “Boundless Love” and “High and Lifted Up” – has been nominated for two Dove Awards. She has won three awards from different organizations for Southern Gospel song of the year. Most recently, Wilkinson won the National Quartet Convention Music Award for songwriter of the year in both 2012 and 2013, and she won the Singing News Fan Award for the favorite non-performing songwriter in both 2013 and 2014.

“Dianne Wilkinson is a treasure to Southern Gospel Music,” emphasizes Shelton, Daywind’s Vice President of Music Publishing. “Her early songs are classics. Her current work is today’s hits. It has been a delight and joy to work with Miss Di for the last 12 years, and it is with great anticipation that we look forward to the songs that will come from her very prolific pen. She is dear to me and to our Daywind family.”

            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 info@daywindpublishing.com.For additional information on Dianne Wilkinson, visit www.diannewilkinson.com

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Gospel Music Today On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 10, 2014 – 9:25 am -

Lou Wills Hildreth is the guest on Gospel Music Today for the week of February 9. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates, the Feature Group is The Social Security Boys, and Jean reviews a new recording by Down Home. An article about Dianne Wilkinson is the subject of this week’s Singing News Notes. The Songfellows Quartet sings, and the show includes exclusive video of McCray Dove and The Dove Brothers Band, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras at The Owasso Gospel Opry, in Owasso, OK, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of Declaration.


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Great Variety of Southern Gospel Music on Harmony Road

Written by Staff on January 25, 2013 – 3:12 pm -

Kingdom Heirs

Kingdom Heirs

Signal Mountain, TN (January 24, 2013):  This week’s Harmony Road TV lineup includes a variety of great Southern Gospel music including quartet, family groups and unique acapella.  This week’s featured songwriter is Dianne Wilkinson. There are also exclusive behind the scenes interviews.

Originating from the lobby of the Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the program begins with a rousing rendition of “Jesus Made a Believer Out of Me” penned by Dianne Wilkinson and performed by The Kingdom Heirs.  Also featured are uplifting songs from top family groups, The Bowlings, The Crist Family and the Whisnants.  Closing out the program is a unique rendition of “Goodbye World Goodbye” by acapella group The Penny Loafers, featuring a cameo by the songwriter, Mosie Lister.

Harmony Road is a weekly Southern Gospel TV program hosted by “Singing News” publisher and Solid Gospel Radio host Les Butler and features interviews from Christian musician and Ball Brothers pianist, Cody McVey.  Other members of the team include Randy Liner, Technical Director and Roger Spears, Producer.

Harmony Road can be found each week on TNN, The Nashville Network on Sunday mornings at 8:00 Eastern as well as theWALKtv Saturday evenings at 6:00 Eastern. The program is also streamed each Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and Sunday mornings at 7:30 Eastern at www.wmjn29.com and aired each Sunday afternoon at 1:00 and 6:00 Central time on TV24 in the Anniston/Gadsden, Alabama area.  Harmony Road airs 6 times per week and is available “On Demand” on Charter Cable in Clarksville, TN. The program is also streamed in multiple places, including ROKU courtesy of theWALKtv.  Go to www.thewalktv.com for a complete list and links.

To find Harmony Road in your area, go to www.watchtnn.com, www.thewalktv.com, www.wmjn29.com or and www.tv24.tv More information can be found at www.harmonyroadtv.com or www.facebook.com/harmonyroadtv .

 


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Gospel Music Today On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 3, 2012 – 10:31 am -


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Daywind Writer, Dianne Wilkinson, Tops the Charts For the 2nd Consecutive Month

Written by SGN Scoops on March 16, 2012 – 10:40 am -

Hendersonville, TN (March 16, 2012) – Daywind songwriter, Dianne Wilkinson, recently had the honor of watching two of her songs ascend to the top of the Singing News Charts.  “Peter, James and John,” sung by Gold City, reached the #1 position for the month of March, with the Kingdom Heir’s “Tell Me Why” landing in the #2 spot: something Ms. Wilkinson had not experience in 40 years of writing.  “I didn’t know if ‘Tell Me Why’ would hit the top spot, but it did the next month, and I had never had that happen, either” shares the award-winning songwriter.

 

The song, “Peter, James and John,” centers on the night after the Last Supper, and the thoughts and actions of Jesus, Judas, Peter, James, and John.  As soon as the demo was completed, Daywind’s Vice President of Music Publishing, Rick Shelton, delivered the song to Gold City, in hopes that the solid lyric with a country gospel feel would find a place on their newest recording.  To Dianne’s surprise, not only did it find a place on the CD, but it also became their first single.  “They did a spectacular job on their recording of it,” Dianne says of the song. “And I was so happy to see it go to #1! It had extra special meaning to me because I had not had a #1 song on them since ‘He Said’ back in 2000.  It’s very gratifying that people have identified with this deeply doctrinal song that also has a nice ‘Gold City groove’.”

 

“Tell Me Why” tells the story of an unsaved man asking questions of his Christian friend, which leads to his acceptance of Christ.  Feeling as though the song fit the Kingdom Heirs exactly, the song was sent to them and put on hold for their CD, We Will Stand Our Ground.  The song became their first radio single as well, and landed in the #1 spot for the month of April.

 

“All I can say is that God will still bless and use his children in their later years,” comments Dianne.  “I’m humbly thankful that He is still allowing me to experience the joy of writing Gospel songs and that there are still groups who get the message I want to share out there to the people!”

 

“From the Cathedrals hit, ‘Boundless Love,’ her first #1, to ‘Peter, James and John’ and ‘Tell Me Why,’ Dianne Wilkinson’s songs are woven into the fabric of Southern Gospel music,” adds Rick Shelton.  “Because of songs, like these, that are simply prone to four-part harmony singing, she has been affectionately dubbed ‘The Queen of Quartet Music.’  The exceptional quality of her writing consistently conveys truths from the Word and encouragement for the saints.  Dianne is a well-loved member of the Daywind family and we couldn’t be more thrilled for her success!”

 

Daywind Music Publishing represents these exclusive songwriters: Caleb Collins, Marty Funderburk, Ronny Hinson, Scott Inman, Kyla Rowland, John Darin Rowsey, Sue Smith, Jeff Steele, Ben Storie, Kenna West, Dianne Wilkinson, Daryl Williams, and Gina Vera.

 

To learn more about Daywind Music Publishing, contact Rick Shelton at rshelton@daywind.com.


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New Project From Legacy Five, A Wonderful Life, Available Now

Written by SGN Scoops on November 4, 2011 – 6:06 am -

Hendersonville, TN (November 3, 2011) –Daywind Records artist, Legacy Five, is excited to announce the release of their newest album, entitled A Wonderful Life.  The project is the first to feature new pianist, Trey Ivey, and is now available at retail.
A Wonderful Life, produced by Steve Mauldin, includes 12 songs from the pen of songwriters such as the Booth Brothers’ Jim Brady, Dianne Wilkinson, Marty Funderburk, and Kenna West. The first radio single, “Ask Me Why,” arrived at radio stations in September and received a great response from audiences at the National Quartet Convention.

Scott Fowler of Legacy Five shares, “We spent a lot of hours listening to songs trying to find exactly the right material for this recording. We feel like A Wonderful Life is as good as it gets!”

A Wonderful LIfe 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. 
Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distributors.  In addition to Legacy Five, Daywind is home to such great artists as the Perrys and Booth Brothers, among others.
For more information on Legacy Five, visit legacyfive.com. For more information on Daywind Records, visit daywindrecords.com.


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Wilburn & Wilburn To Appear on TBN Following Release Of Debut Project, Family Ties

Written by SGN Scoops on October 14, 2011 – 11:08 am -

Hendersonville, TN (October 14, 2011) – Wilburn & Wilburn is excited to announce the release of their first Daywind Records’ project, Family Ties.  The recording, which hit stores last month, marks the return of former Gold City member, Jonathan Wilburn, to Southern Gospel music.  This time joined by his son, Jordan, the duo of Wilburn & Wilburn create a unique fresh blend of Southern and Country that has already captured the attention of listeners.
Family Ties, produced by Ben Isaacs, features 11 songs, penned by accomplished writers such as Dianne Wilkinson, Jimmy Yeary and Ronny Hinson.  Audiences have already responded to titles such as “Let’s All Go Down To The River,” “Jesus Will,” and their new radio single, “I Ain’t Giving Up On Jesus.”

“I have both known and worked with Jonathan Wilburn for many years,” shares Norman Holland, A&R Director at Daywind Records.  “This is an exciting new venture for Jonathan and his extremely talented son, Jordan.  Their sound is fresh, commercial and exciting.  Those who have followed Jonathan will be solid fans of Wilburn and Wilburn.  Not only are their songs uplifting and skillfully produced by Ben Isaacs, but their performances are high energy and sure to please all.  Wilburn and Wilburn is a name you’ll be hearing about for years to come.”

Wilburn & Wilburn will celebrate the release of Family Ties with an appearance on TBN’s Praise The Lord television program.  The two-hour program, hosted by Jason Crabb, will be taped Tuesday night, October 18th, at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, TN, beginning at 7 pm CST.  The show will air on Friday, October 21st, at 9 pm CST.  Adam Crabb will also be appearing on the evening’s program, as well as others.

Family Ties 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.
Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distributors.  Daywind is home to such great artists as Karen Peck & New River, Marshall Hall, and the Perrys, among others.
For more information on Daywind Records, visit daywindrecords.com .  For more information on Wilburn & Wilburn, visit wilburn2.com .


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The Perrys Celebrate The Release Of Blue Skies With Appearance On TBN And At Brooklyn Tabernacle In NYC

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 21, 2011 – 1:41 pm -

Hendersonville, TN (February 21, 2011) – After months of anticipation, Daywind Records artist, The Perrys, are excited to announce the release of their newest album, entitled Blue Skies.  The project is the first to feature new baritone, Bryan Walker, and will be available in stores starting this week.

To celebrate the release of the album, The Perrys will be appearing on TBN’s Praise The Lord.  The two hour program, hosted by Jason Crabb, will be taped Tuesday night, February 22, at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, TN, beginning at 7 pm CST.  The show will air on Friday, February 25, at 9 pm CST.  Also appearing are The McKameys, Legacy Five & Allison Durham Speer.

The Perrys will also be appearing live at Brooklyn Tabernacle in Brooklyn, NY this Sunday, February 27, for three services.  This marks the first time The Perrys have appeared there.

Blue Skies, produced by Wayne Haun, features the same moving lyrics paired with classic blends that has become synonymous with the Perry name.  With songs written by Kyla Rowland, Dianne Wilkinson, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey and Joseph Habedank, the album has no shortage of great songs that fans are sure to love.  The first radio single, “Celebrate Me Home,” which debuted at number 30 on the Singing News charts, has already touched the hearts of listeners across the country.

“We’re really excited, because there has been a lot of hard work put into this album,” shares Tracy Stuffle of The Perrys.  “We feel as though it’s one of the best song selections we’ve had.  With the first single debuting at number 30, we think great things are going to come from this recording.  It’s already become a fan favorite before it’s released, and we’re excited for everyone to hear these songs.”

Blue Skies 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.

Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distributors.  In addition to The Perrys, Daywind is home to such great artists as Sisters and the Mark Trammell Quartet, among others.

To hear clips from this project, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs-LuHuVwMY.  For more information on The Perrys, visit perrysministries.com. For more information on Daywind Records, visit daywindrecords.com.


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