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Guess Who Won A Grammy?

Written by scoopsnews on January 29, 2018 – 8:08 am -

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Karen Peck and New River Receive GRAMMY® Nomination

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 7, 2015 – 12:06 pm -

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

Nashville, Tenn – The award-winning Karen Peck and New River were honored to receive a GRAMMY® nomination for Pray Now (Daywind Records) for Best Roots Gospel Album, which will be awarded at the 58th GRAMMY® Awards, to be held on Monday, February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Produced by multi-award winning Wayne Haun. Pray Now has already received the Dove Award for Southern Gospel Album of the Year and the title cut has been number one on numerous charts. This is the group’s fourth GRAMMY® nomination. The previous nominations were for Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Album for Live At Oak Tree in 2011, Best Southern/Country/ Bluegrass Gospel Album for Ephesians One in 2009, and Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Gospel Album for Journey of Joy in 2008.

Karen Peck commented, “We are extremely excited and honored to have a Grammy nomination! Everyone worked very hard on this project. It truly was a team effort. Special thanks to our Producer Wayne Haun, Daywind Music, Ed Leonard, Dottie Leonard, Scott Godsey, Rick Shelton, and Ed Harper of the Harper Agency. Also we want to express our gratitude to all of the incredible writers on this album. Pray Now is very dear to us. We had no idea when we recorded the Pray Now album in January that our world would change in a matter of days when my husband, Rickey, was diagnosed with cancer. Pray Now helped us through many difficult days. This nomination is a special blessing to us. To God be the glory!!”

Pray Now, exclusively distributed by New Day Distribution, is available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers worldwide including iTunes, Amazon and www.karenpeckandnewriver.com.


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Jimmy Yeary Scores Grammy Nomination

Written by SGN Scoops on December 17, 2013 – 12:49 pm -

Nashville, TN (December 16, 2013) Multi-award winning songwriter, Jimmy Yeary along with his co-writers Jessi Alexander, and Connie Harrington were nominated for Song of the Year in the 56th Grammy Award imageNominations announced on December the 6th, 2013. “I Drive Your Truck” performed by Lee Brice was not only nominated for Song of the Year but also received a second Grammy nomination for best Country Solo Performance

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on January 26, 2014, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The show will broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.

The Number One song on the Country charts was recorded by Lee Brice. Even though he is a prolific songwriter himself, Brice did not write “I Drive Your Truck”, however, as he heard it he knew he had to cut it.

Brice was quoted as saying “Every now and then I hear a song that just blows me away, and that song just put me on the floor the first time I heard it.”

“I am blown away by the continued response to this song”, stated Jimmy Yeary. “A Grammy nomination is a once in a lifetime chance for a writer. I’m incredibly honored.”

Jimmy was also a co-writer on three other number one songs. The Martina McBride hit “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” (Jimmy Yeary, Sonya Isaacs Yeary, Ben Hayslip), Rascal Flats song “Why Wait” (Jimmy Yeary, Neil Thrasher, Tom Shapiro) and “Anywhere With You” sang by Jake Owen (Ben Hayslip, David Lee Murphy and Jimmy Yeary) sang by Jake Owen.


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Christmas Collection Benefit Singing

Written by SGN Scoops on August 11, 2011 – 12:42 pm -

Oklahoma  United Gospel Music Association  (OUGMA) will be presenting a Benefit Concert for “Christmas Connection” on Monday August 22, 2011,  At Southern Hills Baptist Church located at 8601 South Pennsylvania in Oklahoma City, OK.

The Program will begin at 7:00 PM and will feature one of the best known names in Gospel Music.  Dove Award and Grammy Award  Winners ” The Blackwood Brothers Quartet”  The group was formed in 1934 and has been a part of the Southern Gospel  Tradition ever since.  Performing with them will be a group from Southern Hills Baptist “The Good News Quartet” and a Group from Moore, OK “Chosen Quartet.”  This will be a great evening of 4 part Harmony Quartet Singing.   A love offering will be received to cover expenses and benefit “Christmas Connection”


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New Day Christian Distribution Artists Earn Multiple GRAMMY Nominations

Written by Scoops Staff on December 6, 2010 – 11:50 am -

Hendersonville, Tenn. (December 6, 2010) – New Day Christian Distribution is proud to announce that multiple artists on their award winning roster received nominations for the 53rd annual GRAMMY® Awards at the GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live: Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night, held last week in Los Angeles, Calif.  Daywind Records’ artists, Karen Peck & New River and Austins Bridge both received nominations for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album, for their recent releases, Live At Oak Tree: Karen Peck & New River and Times Like These. BeBe & CeCe Winans received a nod in Gospel Performance for the song “Grace” from the album Still, which was also nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album.

“New Day is very pleased and excited to announce these GRAMMY® nominations,” comments Michael Turner of New Day.  “We are looking forward to having these great artists represent us in Los Angeles.”

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards will be held on “GRAMMY® Sunday,” Feb. 13, 2011, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and aired live on CBS at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

New Day Christian Distribution is based in Hendersonville, Tenn.  Live At Oak Tree: Karen Peck & New River, Times Like These, and Still can be found at Christian retailers everywhere and on iTunes.  In addition to the artists mentioned, New Day is home to many other great artists such as Mary Alessi, JJ Heller, Keith & Kristyn Getty and Judy Jacobs, among others.


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Sarah Hart Nominated for 2011 ‘Best Gospel Song’ Grammy Award

Written by Scoops Staff on December 6, 2010 – 12:08 am -

PORTLAND, Ore., /Christian Newswire/ — Spiritandsong.com artist and songwriter Sarah Hart has been nominated for a 2011 Grammy Award. “Better Than a Hallelujah,” co-written by Sarah Hart and Chapin Hartford and preformed by Amy Grant, is among 4 others to receive this prestigious nomination in the “Best Gospel Song” category.

“Chapin and I talked about the things in our lives that have driven us to our knees; to desperation; to heartsickness; to tears,” said Sarah. “We wanted to express how much knowing God loved us meant in all that brokenness.”

Featuring lyrics like, “We pour out our miseries/ God just hears a melody/Beautiful the mess we are/ The honest cries of breaking hearts/ Are better than a Hallelujah.” The song touches on the universal human need for redemption and love in times of darkness.

“As soon as Chapin told me her idea my heart said ‘amen.’ I knew it was something I believed, something real; and something I knew about intimately,” said Hart.

“Better Than a Hallelujah” in its original recording is available on Sarah Hart’s latest album, The Give and Keep available at spiritandsong.com.

The Grammy Awards will be handed out at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 13, 2011. Tune in to the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards telecast, which airs that night on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

For more information, interview or photo requests, please contact Erin McClellan, 503.460.5363, erinm@ocp.org.


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ISRAEL HOUGHTON RECEIVES TWO GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

Written by Scoops Staff on December 3, 2010 – 6:48 am -

MOBILE, Ala. (Dec. 2, 2010) – Integrity Music’s GRAMMY, Stellar and Dove Award winner, Soul Train Award winner and double RIAA certified Gold-selling artist Israel Houghton has received two GRAMMY nominations for his critically acclaimed album, Love God. Love People.

Nominations for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced last night by The Recording Academy and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year as determined by the voting members of The Academy. The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Feb. 13, 2011, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Houghton’s CD was nominated for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album while the song “You Hold My World” was nominated for Best Gospel Performance. A complete list of nominees in the Gospel field is available at http://www.grammy.com/nominees?year=2010&genre=14.

If Houghton’s Love God. Love People. CD wins a GRAMMY, it will be four straight for the worship leader from Houston. Each of Houghton’s last three CDs have been honored with GRAMMY Awards. Last year he won for his solo debut CD The Power of One, and with his powerhouse musical ensemble New Breed, Houghton won a GRAMMY in 2008 for A Deeper Level and in 2007 for Alive in South Africa.

Love God. Love People. released in August on Integrity Music/Columbia Records and has garnered praise from critics reaching out to a diverse variety of music fans nationally and beyond. Critics at media outlets ranging from CCM to Gospel Today and ChristianityToday.com to SoulTracks.com, CBA Retailer + Resources, GospelFlava.com, Breathecast.com, Crosswalk.com and more have lauded the new album, calling it “gospel music milk and honey,” “profound” “uplifting,” “spectacular,” “God dropped it out of heaven,” “excellent,” “amazing,” “musical and spiritual masterpiece,” “relentlessly original,” “wonderfulness” and more.

Writing or co-writing all but one of the songs on Love God. Love People., Israel is an innovative worship leader, singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer who has also written or co-written 11 CCLI Top 500 favorites. Breaking down barriers and defying categorization with his music, Israel uses his own multi-cultural upbringing as a reference point with a desire to draw people of all races, ages and cultures together.

The album features the musically masterful energy that has become synonymous with Houghton recordings, and includes special guest appearances by Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond and Take 6’s Claude V. McKnight, III, Mark Kibble and Joey Kibble, as well as song co-writes with Meleasa Houghton, Aaron Lindsey, Tommy Sims and Michael Gungor. Love God. Love People. blends the musical genres of worship, rock, pop, Gospel and R&B and was recorded and engineered at Abbey Road Studios.

Active as worship leader in his local church, Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church, Houston, Israel has served as worship leader at Hillsong conferences, Franklin Graham crusades, and is a featured CompassionArt songwriter and artist. Israel also ministers through concerts in the U.S. and around the world, has accompanied Alicia Keys at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards for a performance of George Michael’s “Freedom ’90,” and has performed at the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards, taking part in a segment saluting Gospel music alongside the likes of Aretha Franklin and BeBe Winans. Houghton has been featured on FOX, CBS, ABC, BET, CNN, TBN and CBN, and has amassed a legion of fans that cross generational and cultural lines. While blasting down barriers, he has been fittingly graced with two Gold-selling albums, three GRAMMY Awards, six Dove Awards, two Stellar Awards and a Soul Train Award.

For more information, go to http://www.israelhoughton.net or www.integritymusic.com.


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Daywind Records Receives Two GRAMMY® Nominations

Written by Scoops Staff on December 3, 2010 – 6:42 am -

Hendersonville, Tenn. (December 2, 2010) – During the GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live: Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night, held last night in Los Angeles, Calif., the Recording Academy® announced the nominees for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards.  Daywind Records’ artists, Karen Peck & New River and
Austins Bridge both received nominations for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album, for their recent releases, Live At Oak Tree: Karen Peck & New River and Times Like These.

The Live At Oak Tree: Karen Peck & New River recording is part of the Live At Oak Tree series, produced by Paul Corley, Tre Corley, Norman Holland, Michael Turner and Shannon Lancaster. These live studio recordings are released as CDs and DVDs, and can be seen on INSP and Family Net.  This is Karen Peck & New River’s 3rd GRAMMY® nomination, having previously been nominated for the albums Ephesians One and Journey Of Joy.

“This is a sweet moment for us. It is an honor to be nominated for the Grammy and to be associated with such a great recording label as Daywind,” says the group’s lead vocalist, Karen Peck Gooch. “This project was definitely a team effort. We thank everyone who was involved in making it a success. Most of all, we thank the Lord for this incredible blessing.”
This is the first nomination for Austins Bridge, who worked with Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus to record the country-inspired Times Like These.  “I’m very proud of Austins Bridge for their GRAMMY® nomination,” comments producer Jay DeMarcus. “It’s an honor to be nominated and recognized for our work together.”

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards will be held on “GRAMMY® Sunday,” Feb. 13, 2011, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and aired live on CBS at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).
Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, Tenn., and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distributors.  Live At Oak Tree: Karen Peck & New River and Times Like These can also be found at Christian retailers everywhere and on iTunes.  In addition to the artists mentioned, Daywind is home to many other great artists such as the Perrys and Legacy Five, among others.

For more information on Karen Peck & New River, visit karenpeckandnewriver.com. For more information on Austins Bridge, visit austinsbridge.com.  For more information on Daywind Records, visit daywindrecords.com.

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NC Gospel Artists on list for Grammy Award Nominations

Written by Rhonda on November 17, 2010 – 4:18 pm -

From all of the Southern, Country and Bluegrass Gospel albums released this year, thirty eight from across the country are being considered for nominations for the Grammy Awards. Of those three were recorded by artist who have roots in North Carolina.
 
Charlie Daniels, “Joy to the World-A Bluegrass Christmas”, The Hoppers “Something’s Happening” and The Captain’s Crew “The Captain’s Crew” albums represent North Carolina on the list. They join some of the nations top artists in the genre including Diamond Rio, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, The Mckameys, Point of Grace. Brian Free and Assurance, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Greater Vision and the late Dottie Rambo.
 
Members of the Recording Academy will cast there ballots for those who will ultimately be nominated and then vote once more for the artist who will receive the Grammy Award at the 53 Grammy Awards Show on February 13, 2011. Awards will take place in Los Angeles at Staples Center and will air live on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m.
 
The Captain’s Crew is based on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Group member Ken Mann is also a member of the Recording Academy. Mann said “It would be great to be nominated but, if not, it is always an honor just to be considered with so many talented and dedicated musicians and singers.”
 
North Carolinians will also be proud to know that, of the thirty eight eligible albums, six of the artists worked with Crossroads Music Studios in Arden. The Captain’s Crew CD was recorded in Mann’s studio in Wanchese, Martin Parker Studio in Edenton and at Crossroads Music Studio.
 
Celebrating music through the GRAMMY Awards for more than 50 years, The Recording Academy continues its rich legacy and ongoing growth as the premier outlet for honoring achievements in the recording arts and supporting the music community.
 
The GRAMMYs are the only peer-presented award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position.


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