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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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Lee Black Signs With Daywind Music Publishing

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 4, 2016 – 8:42 am -

Lee Black Signs With Daywind Music Publishing

Lee Black Signs With Daywind Music Publishing

Hendersonville, TN  – Daywind Music Publishing is proud to announce the addition of Lee Black to its growing family of songwriters.  With cuts by groups such as Brian Free & Assurance, the Talleys, the Freemans, Wilburn & Wilburn, among others, and numerous Dove, Singing News and BMI Awards and nominations, Lee Black consistently produces top-notch music and has become a widely recognized name in Southern Gospel music today.

Lee Black shares, “To say I am excited to begin writing for Daywind Music Publishing is an understatement. Rick Shelton, Chad Green, Joe Dan Cornett, and this staff of writers are the best in the business; and I am grateful for the opportunity to join their team. Most folks probably don’t remember that I wrote for DMP back in the late ‘90s. So in a way, this feels like coming back home. I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the Daywind family again and looking forward to the days ahead!”

“Lee Black and Daywind Publishing have enjoyed an informal relationship for many years that has produced really wonderful results,” adds Rick Shelton, VP of Daywind Publishing. “His songwriting ability is renowned amoung his peers, esteemed by the artists and appreciated by the fans. We are honored to deepen our commitment to support Lee’s talent and we could not be more thrilled that he has chosen to officially join the Daywind family.”

Daywind Music Publishing services an impressive roster of acclaimed songwriters including Jason Cox, Gerald Crabb, Chris Cron, Michael Fordinal, Ricky Free, Marty Funderburk, Joseph Habedank, Scott Inman, Justin Kintzel, Aaron Rice, Kyla Rowland, John Darin Rowsey, Belinda Smith, Brandon Sharp, Sue Smith, Sam Tinnesz, Aaron Wilburn and Dianne Wilkinson.

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


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Mercy’s Well Featured On The Gospel Greats

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 9, 2014 – 8:34 am -

Mercy's Well

Mercy’s Well

Nashville, TN (October 9, 2014) – Powerhouse Christian music artist, Mercy’s Well, was the featured group this past weekend on the highly-acclaimed syndicated Gospel music radio show, The Gospel Greats.

Gospel Greats radio host, Paul Heil, interviewed the group and featured many new songs from their brand new album entitled TODAY.  Heil included the title cut of the new album, “Today,” written by the album’s producer Donna King. He went on to feature several more, including a song that is being noted as a potential classic in the Southern Gospel music genre, “Trade This Valley For A Mountain.” That song was written by award-winning songwriter, Wayne Haun, along with the talented Lyn Rowell.
The debut single from the record, “I Wanna Hear The Gospel,” written by outstanding writers, Lee Black and Gina Boe, arrived at Christian radio nationwide about 3 weeks ago and it’s taking off with record speed.
Brad Strider of Mercy’s Well expresses, “We couldn’t be more thrilled with what God is doing in our ministry and through this new music.  This album has been a long time in the making.  We hadn’t released a mainline project in several years. With that, we really took our time and put a lot of prayer into the decisions on each and every song.  While we love to have chart-topping songs, like “More Like Jesus, Less Like Me,” from our last album, our focus remains on what these songs do to minister to the hearts of people who hear them, either in person or on awesome radio shows like the Gospel Greats.”
The new album is available digitally on iTunes and other digital download sites.  It is also available for purchase on Mercy’s Well’s website, mercyswell.com, or, at Springside.com. NOTE: In celebration of the recent featured artist show, you can order the album on Springside at 20% off for a limited time.
To listen to clips or to learn more about Mercy’s Well, visit mercyswell.com.  Like them on FACEBOOK here or follow them on TWITTER @mercys_well.
To learn more about the Gospel Greats or to find a station near you that carries the program, visit their website, www.thegospelgreats.com.  You can also hear the show every week on Sirius/Xm’s Enlighten.

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New Music From Mercy’s Bridge

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 30, 2014 – 8:35 am -

Mercy's Bridge

Mercy’s Bridge

Mercy’s Bridge Releases their much anticipated debut full length album. With 12 songs by writers such as Ricky Free, Gerald Crabb, Lee Black, Ben Storie and more.. This album takes you on a musical journey that deals with love, loss, overcoming and the beauty that awaits us in heaven.  The album is available on ITunes, Google Play, rdio and online at www.mercysbridgetrio.net


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The Pelfreys Distribute Debut Single, “Glorious,” To Radio

Written by SGN Scoops on February 3, 2014 – 7:12 am -

HIXSON, Tenn. (Jan. 31, 2014) – Dynamic vocal trio the Pelfreys have released their first single, entitled “Glorious,” to Southern Gospel radio. It’s the group’s first release since they reformed following Jerry pelfreysPelfrey’s departure from the award-winning Gold City quartet in October. Pelfrey was featured on Gold City’s hit single “Lord of Life,” which reached the No. 2 position on the Singing News Magazine Top-80 Chart in November of 2012.

“Glorious” is an up-beat, high-energy single that was produced by David Staton and written by Staton, Kenna West and Lee Black. “Glorious” is the first release from the Pelfreys’ upcoming project, “Who Is Jesus To You?”

“We just want people to catch on to the fact of who Jesus is,” Jerry Pelfrey – the group’s manager – explained. “There was a huge fad of What What Would Jesus Do over the past few years. Our question is, how are you going to know what He would do unless you know who He is? We want this song to point people to Him and to get to know Him more.”

The Pelfreys are comprised of lead singer Jerry Pelfrey, Jerry’s wife and alto singer Mikki Johnson Pelfrey and Jerry’s sister and soprano singer Kim Pelfrey VanHoozier.

Positive responses are already flooding in regarding “Glorious.” “It sounds awesome,” Randy Catoe – the general manager of WSTS 100.9 The Cross in Fairmont N.C. – emphasized. “I love the fact that the song is God-glorifying and Christ-exalting.” WSTS 100.9 The Cross on-air personality Brandon “Monk” Boone added, “I absolutely love the song. The harmonies are incredibly tight with a complex arrangement. It is a spot-on radio single if I’ve ever heard one. If I turn that on, I’m locking in. It uplifts and honors God.”

Staton is producing “Who Is Jesus To You?” It is targeted for a spring release. “Glorious” was sent to all Southern Gospel-charting radio stations in January. It is on Staton’s RPM Compilation, Volume 1. “This song fulfills our mission,” Jerry Pelfrey pointed out. “It reminds us that He is our Glorious Risen Savior and Victorious Mighty King.”

The Pelfreys have performed with the same vocal configuration that the group had when the trio last toured together, in 2008.

For more information on the distribution of the “Glorious,” Staton can be contacted by e-mailing davidstationmusic@gmail.com or by visiting www.davidstaton.com.

 

For more information on the Pelfreys, for information in regard to the release of the single or for booking information, visit the group’s web site at www.thepelfreysonline.com or e-mail jerrywpelfrey@yahoo.com.

 


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Freemans Enter Agreement With AG Publicity

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 20, 2013 – 4:07 pm -

freemanspromo5Nashville, TN Renowned family group, the Freemans, have come to an agreement with AG Publicity to assist them in the promotion of their new CD ‘Voice In The Desert’ as well as representing them as an important voice in the world of Gospel music.

Pamela Unthank of AG Publicity stated “When I heard them sing ‘Voice In the Desert’ at the AGM Awards Celebration I not only loved the song, but loved the conviction in Chris’ presentation. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work in helping to promote a group and a CD that has personally touched me.”

“Voice In The Desert”, written by Kenna West, Lee Black and Jason Cox, is not only the title song, but the first single from the project. Writer Kenna West said “I have been a fan of The Freemans for many years, so to hear them sing ‘Voice In The Desert’ is such a thrill.” West continued “I recently heard them sing it live, and the powerhouse vocals of Chris were absolutely explosive. Everyone in the building was on their feet.”

This project has some great new songs as well as a couple of classics in the old Imperials tune “Water Grave”, sang by the youngsters Caylon “Cage” Freeman and Misty Freeman Callaway and “John The Revelator” performed by the Queen of Gospel Music herself, Chris Freeman.

Darrell Freeman commented “We have known the Unthanks many years and are confident they will work exceptionally hard to make sure Gospel music fans will know what is happening with the Freemans”

The Freemans are an exciting Gospel group made up of family members Chris and Darrell Freeman, son Caylon and daughter Misty. as well as Darrell’s cousin Joe Freeman. Their close family harmony and emotional presentations bring them new fans everywhere they sing.


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Kenna Turner West Signs Agreement With AG Publicity

Written by SGN Scoops on October 1, 2013 – 12:12 pm -


kennapromo5Nashville, TN (October 1, 2013) Award winning singer/songwriter Kenna Turner West, five-time Dove Award nominee and three-time SGM/AGM songwriter of the year has signed with an agreement with AG Publicity. Kenna is nominated for 2 Doves this year for the song “I’m Learning” by Aaron and Amanda Crabb, which was co-written with Lee Black and Michael Fordinal. It has been nominated in two categories, Song of the Year and Country Song.

Deon Unthank, AG Publicity President said “A songwriter with Kenna’s abilities only comes around every decade or so. I am excited to represent a songwriter of her caliber.”

Kenna was also a co-writer of the current hit single, “Revival”, by Karen Peck and New River along with writers, Karen Peck Gooch and Don Polythress.

Karen Peck Gooch said of Kenna’s songwriting, “She just seemed to know exactly what I wanted to convey in this song even before I could clearly articulate it myself. She was able to pick up on the style of music I had in my heart and help me to put the thoughts on paper in the perfect flow.”

Kenna stated “This is a very exciting time for us. Our ministry is continuing to grow, in part because of the visibility that the songs have brought to the other aspects of what we do. I am thrilled to have AG Publicity helping us get the word out about all that God is doing, both in and through us.”

To learn more about the ministry of Kenna Turner West or to book an event, visit her website www.KennaTurnerWest.com or https://www.facebook.com/kenna.t.west .

You can reach Kenna by e-mail at booking@westhouseonline.com .

 


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AARON & AMANDA CRABB CONTINUE MILESTONE YEAR WITH MULTIPLE AWARD NOMINATIONS

Written by SGN Scoops on August 29, 2013 – 9:47 am -

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Continuing a milestone year following the April release of their critically-acclaimed fourth recording, Mercy, Mercycoversinger/songwriters and worship leaders Aaron & Amanda Crabb recently garnered four Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Award nominations, as well as a top award nomination from the Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM).

The couple earned a Dove Award nomination in the prestigious Song of The Year category for “Take Him To The Place,” which they wrote and recorded. “I’m Learning,” recorded by the duo and penned by Lee Black, Michael Fordinal and Kenna West, is also nominated for Song of the Year, making Aaron & Amanda Crabb the only artist to have recorded two songs nominated in this category. Song of the Year nominees also include “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”; “Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)”; “Forgiveness”; and “Redeemed,” among others.

In addition, Mercy received a Dove Award nomination for Country Album of the Year, while the couple’s debut mainstream country single, “I’m Learning,” is nominated for Country Song of the Year. Aaron & Amanda Crabb’s multi-format Christian radio single, “Take Him To The Place,” is among the nominees for Inspirational Song of the Year. The 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards will be presented October 15 in Nashville.

The Inspirational Country Music Association also recently announced finalists for the 19th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards. Aaron & Amanda Crabb are nominated for Vocal Duo, alongside such artists as The Roys and Branded, among others. This year’s ICM Awards will be held in Nashville October 24 at the close of ICM Faith, Family & Country Week (www.faithfamilycountry.com).

Aaron & Amanda Crabb’s Mercy bowed April 23 from Difference Media (Capitol Christian Distribution) and was co-produced by Aaron Crabb and Ben Isaacs (The Oak Ridge Boys, The Isaacs). Featuring 11 songs revealing a decidedly country direction for the duo, the project pays tribute to their storied Southern Gospel heritage and a range of Inspirational influences.

Aaron Crabb gained prominence as a member of the groundbreaking Crabb Family, one of the most popular acts in Southern Gospel music with more than 10 Dove Awards and three GRAMMY® nominations to their credit. After the group disbanded in 2007, Aaron and his wife Amanda released three acclaimed projects as a duo—2008’s Dove-nominated After the Rain, 2009’s CD/DVD Live at Oaktree, and 2010’s Love With No End—prior to the release of Mercy. The couple also serves as worship leaders at San Antonio’s Cornerstone Church.

Difference Media is a division of Cornerstone Church, founded and pastored by John Hagee. The label features some of the leading names in Southern Gospel music, including Aaron & Amanda Crabb, Canton Junction, Matthew Hagee, Tim Duncan, The Cornerstone Sanctuary Choir, John Hagee and The Hagees. A non-denominational evangelical church with more than 20,000 active members, Cornerstone Church is home to John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts Pastor Hagee’s radio and television teachings throughout America and to 245 countries around the globe. The ministry also operates GETV, a 24/7 online television and video on-demand broadcast of sermons and original programming, as well as music videos and performances by Difference Media artists (www.getv.org).

For further information, visit www.differencemedia.org orwww.turningpointpr.com.


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AARON & AMANDA CRABB JOIN SUPERSTAR LINE-UP FOR ‘SUNDAY MORNIN’ COUNTRY

Written by SGN Scoops on June 3, 2013 – 2:07 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Acclaimed gospel/country duo and Difference Media recording artist Aaron & Amanda Crabb will be a featuredMercycover performer at “Sunday Mornin’ Country®,” one of the longest-running events held during the CMA Music Festival in Nashville. To be presented at the Grand Ole Opry® House Sunday, June 9 at 2:30 pm, this year’s lineup includes The Oak Ridge Boys, Collin Raye, Roy Clark, Lulu Roman, and Lynn Anderson, among other country favorites.

Hosted by GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist Linda Davis and Grand Ole Opry® member George Hamilton IV, “Sunday Mornin’ Country®” features performances and testimonies from some of country music’s legendary figures and best-loved vocalists. The 2013 celebration marks the event’s 34th year.

Aaron & Amanda Crabb are slated to perform “I’m Learning” on the stage of the legendary Grand Ole Opry® House during the show. Penned by Lee Black, Michael Fordinal, and Kenna West, “I’m Learning” is the debut country single from the duo’s critically acclaimed Mercy, which released in April.

A member of Southern Gospel’s legendary Crabb Family, Aaron Crabb and his wife Amanda have released three acclaimed projects as a duo—2008’s Dove-nominated After the Rain, 2009’s CD/DVD Live at Oaktree, and 2010’s Love With No End. Their latest effort, Mercy, features 11 songs revealing a decidedly country direction for the couple, including the multi-format Christian radio single “Take Him To The Place.” Aaron & Amanda Crabb serve as worship leaders at San Antonio’s Cornerstone Church.

Tickets for “Sunday Mornin’ Country®” are available via Ticketmaster; at the Opry Box Office ($20 advance); or at the door ($25). For further information on Aaron & Amanda Crabb, visit www.differencemedia.org orwww.turningpointpr.com. Follow them on Twitter @aaroncrabb79 and @amandascrabb.


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MERCY UNVEILS AARON & AMANDA CRABB’S POIGNANT, POWERFUL JOURNEY

Written by SGN Scoops on March 12, 2013 – 3:20 pm -

MercycoverNASHVILLE, Tenn.— Mercy, the fourth recording from Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriters and worship leaders Aaron & Amanda Crabb, is set to bow April 23 from Difference Media (Capitol Christian Distribution). Co-produced by Aaron Crabb and Ben Isaacs (The Oak Ridge Boys, The Isaacs), Mercy features 11 songs revealing a decidedly country direction for the duo, while paying tribute to their storied Southern Gospel heritage and a range of Inspirational influences.

Acclaimed as “Ones To Watch in 2013” by GMCtv online, Aaron & Amanda Crabb co-wrote six selections, including the worshipful “Holy” and the debut multi-format Christian radio single, “Take Him to the Place,” a deeply personal anthem of Hope and healing penned during a trip to Israel.

Mercy is also highlighted by the album’s debut mainstream country single, “I’m Learning,” written by Lee Black, Michael Fordinal and Kenna West. The song has already been embraced by such stations around the country as Winslow, Arizona’s KINO, WEAG in Starke, Florida, and WKRO in Cairo, Illinois, among others.

“We heard it and immediately thought, ‘That’s just us,’” says Aaron Crabb of “I’m Learning.” “We’re learning life as we live it and learning the things that matter and the things that don’t. The most important thing is your family and your relationship with God because things on this earth one day are going to pass away, but He will be forever.”

“We love all styles, so you’ll hear a lot of different influences on the album,” Crabb continues. “I’m a country boy, and those roots probably come through more than anything else. These songs came at the right season in our life. God molded this album and shaped it to what it needs to be and I believe it’s going to help a lot of people.”

Aaron Crabb gained prominence as a member of the groundbreaking Crabb Family, one of the most popular acts in Southern Gospel music with more than 10 Dove Awards and three GRAMMY® nominations to their credit. Since the group disbanded in 2007, Aaron & Amanda have released three acclaimed projects as a duo—2008’s Dove-nominated After the Rain, 2009’s CD/DVD Live at Oaktree, and 2010’s Love With No End. The couple serve as worship leaders at San Antonio’s Cornerstone Church.

Difference Media is a division of Cornerstone Church, founded and pastored by John Hagee. The label features some of the leading names in Southern Gospel music, including Aaron & Amanda Crabb, Canton Junction, Matthew Hagee, Tim Duncan, The Cornerstone Sanctuary Choir, John Hagee and The Hagees. A non-denominational evangelical church with more than 20,000 active members, Cornerstone Church is home to John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts Pastor Hagee’s radio and television teachings throughout America and to 245 countries around the globe. The ministry also operates GETV, a 24/7 online television and video on-demand broadcast of sermons and original programming, as well as music videos and performances by Difference Media artists (www.getv.org).

Difference Media recently signed an exclusive distribution deal with Capitol Christian Distribution (formerly EMI CMG Distribution). Mercy will be the label’s inaugural release under the new agreement.

For further information, visit www.differencemedia.org or www.turningpointpr.com.


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