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Written by Staff on March 29, 2017 – 11:45 am -

Joseph with Billy Hallowell, Senior Editor of Faithwire.

Joseph Habedank with Billy Hallowell, Senior Editor of Faithwire.

Popular Singer/Songwriter Visits ‘The Big Apple’ For Media Tour To Support Latest Daywind Records Release
New York, NY (March 24, 2017) – It’s a long way from the small town of Xenia, OH to the “Big Apple,” New York City, but that’s exactly where you could find Joseph Habedank recently. In the midst of a very busy winter season, Habedank made the trek to New York City to unveil his brand new Daywind Records release, Resurrectionvisiting with several top media outlets in the city and sneaking in a few tourist moments with wife, Lindsay.

“Being back in New York City was very special to me and Lindsay,” states Joseph. “Right before I went to rehab, back when all of this happened, we had planned a trip to New York City – our first time together. Since that trip was already planned and paid for, we decided to go. Literally, I stood underneath the 34th Street sign and said ‘it’s a miracle that I am alive and we are together. So, to

Lindsay and Joseph Habedank with Simple Grace's Katie Haynes (L) and Nicole Riley (R).

Lindsay and Joseph Habedank with Simple Grace’s Katie Haynes (L) and Nicole Riley (R).

come back to the city to tell about how God kept me, it was very special.”

Joseph shared his story and talked about his new release, Resurrection, with Simple Grace, The Christian Post, FaithWire, New Release Today, and Hope Dealer, among others – including a live Q&A on Joseph’s Facebook page from NYC.

Joseph Habedank with Hope Dealer's Kyle Michael Miller.

Joseph with Hope Dealer’s Kyle Michael Miller.

Excitement buzzed around social media as the lyrics of Resurrection resonated with listeners. The project rose up the iTunes Christian/Gospel chart, landing at #6, alongside artists Kari Jobe, Tenth Avenue North, Lauren Daigle, Crowder and more.

Joseph Habedank and Lindsay sneak in a few moments among the hustle and bustle of NYC in Times Square.

Joseph and Lindsay sneak in a few moments among the hustle and bustle of NYC in Times Square.

Joseph Habedank is a multi award-winning and Dove Award nominated singer/songwriter.  Joseph has a unique and equally powerful testimony that has been featured on Fox News’ Spirited Debate, TBN’s Praise the Lord, and in such publications as Billboard Magazine, CCM Magazine, and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze. For ten years, he served first as baritone, then as the lead singer for one of Southern Gospel’s favorite family groups, The Perrys, and shared his songs in some of America’s greatest churches, including the Brooklyn Tabernacle and Charles Stanley’s First Baptist Atlanta. On the heels of his critically-acclaimed debut solo release, Welcome Home, he was awarded Singing News Magazine’s New Soloist of the Year in 2014. Additionally, he was awarded Young Artist of the Year in 2009 by the fans of Gospel Music and Songwriter of the Year at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards in 2011. His songs have been recorded by such artists as: Reba McEntire (“Sing It Now”), Brian Free & Assurance, Karen Peck & New River, The Hoppers, Ivan Parker, Jeff & Sheri Easter, and many more. He has helped write two nationally charted #1 songs and in 2010, “If You Knew Him” (written with Rodney Griffin) was nominated for Southern Gospel Song of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards and won the Singing News Fan Award for Song of the Year. He was also nominated for Singing News Magazine’s Male Vocalist of the Year, Lead Singer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year for three consecutive years. Welcome Home featured two Top 5 singles (“Never No Never” and “Beauty of the Blood”), as well as two Top 10 singles (“Big Enough” and “Welcome Home”). Joseph currently resides just outside Nashville, TN with his wife, Lindsay.


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Where YOU Were on 9-11-01

Written by Staff on September 12, 2014 – 7:56 am -

11-septemberWe asked where you were when the twin towers fell and you answered from different areas of the country and different walks of life. We hope you are intrigued by these responses and you also reflect on that day 13 years ago, praying for those who lost loved ones and for peace in the world and in your life.


Sitting in the floor of a kindergarten class. Watching my teacher cry wondering what had happened. Then hearing Major Howell saying we’d been hit. And watching the tv. Years later I understood what had happened.
Amber Nelson


On the way home when the first one hit and at home watching the news during the rest! Such a sad day!
Laverne Herring Sanders


I was on the way to Wilmington, NC on Hwy 421 when the first plane hit the World Trade Center. I was in my Ob-GYN’s office watching NBC when the second plane hit and the towers fell. I was 6 1/2 months pregnant with my son, James @ the time. My OB-GYN called in all of her seven months plus patients and told them to NOT watch TV and if they had pains to call her ASAP. I don’t know how many babies she delivered early that day and night.
Constance Rowe


At NQC, in my friend’s bus, getting ready to leave to get my hair done at a hotel there… If I couldn’t be with my family, I’m so thankful to have been with so many Christian people…
Linda Miley


Was sitting in my first block algebra 2 class.  All the TVs in the school came on and we saw the mass devastation.  I can honestly say I cried and still do.  I love America just not what it has become.  Let’s all pray for God to heal our land.
Joshua Gentry


On my bus in the parking area at NQC. We gathered all the kids and went to our hotel rooms next door…. we had rooms, but always slept on the bus because it was more comfortable. Sad day.
Kathy Hannah


With my sisters at the National Quartet Convention.

Joan Walker


Getting ready to go to work.

Rob Patz


We were walking into Cracker Barrel at the NQC and wondered why everyone seemed agitated and all the TVs were focused on a city skyline. We hadn’t had the TV on in our hotel room and didn’t know what was happening. We heard about it all inside and watched the TVs while we tried to eat breakfast… It was scary and sobering and we felt isolated, since we were from Canada and they closed the borders. We had planned to leave early but ended up staying an extra night as we couldn’t go home. It was weird that Louisville was so quiet because all the planes were grounded. The exhibit hall that night was quiet and all TVs were tuned into the news. We heard many rumors about what was happening. The flights crashing into the Pentagon and in that field in Pennsylvania …everyone was speculating on where the next target was. We were relieved when we were finally able to go home, but very sad at the events happening to our neighbors to the south. It was like it happened to us. Many Canadians were also killed that day. Whenever it comes around to 9-11 every year, I pray for our countries and for peace.

Lorraine Walker

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 9, 2012 – 1:46 pm -

(New York, NY – November 9, 2012) – Like most everyone in the United States, Sandi Patty and Jason Crabb watched as Hurricane Sandy ripped through many areas wreaking havoc and devastation on communities in the path of the storm. One of the hardest hit areas was the New York area. Sandi and Jason are deeply saddened by the affects of Hurricane Sandy in the NYC / NJ area and are reaching out to help in their own special way. Teaming up with Calvary Baptist Church and in partnership with World Vision, Sandi Patty and Jason Crabb will bring their holiday tour, “A Christmas Celebration,” to New York City for a special benefit performance on November 24th. All proceeds to be given to World Vision for their relief efforts in the NY and NJ area to aid those still in need from the devastating results of Hurricane Sandy.

Patty shares her deepest sympathy, stating: “As my family and I have been watching the devastation from Hurricane Sandy in the New York City and New Jersey areas, we’ve been shocked by the damage. But we’ve been so encouraged by the spirit with which our country has come together to help each other. Jason and I want to help in any way we can – and we hope this benefit concert can help spread the Hope of Christmas through song and by meeting people’s physical needs through donations to World Vision. We’re honored to be a part.”

Crabb shares: “With a family of my own, I cannot imagine having everything ripped out from underneath you! I’m honored, if even in a small way, to help mend lives and soothe broken hearts.”

Event Details: 
Saturday, November 24, 2012 @ 7:00 PM
Calvary Baptist Church
123 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

Tickets available free of cost with a suggested $30 Donation each. Click Here. Pick up tickets at will call desk in the CBC Welcome Center 5:30 – 7:00 pm November 24. Donations are tax-deductable and will be forwarded to ongoing efforts by World Vision in meeting the needs of New York & New Jersey storm victims.

Sandi Patty and Jason Crabb will be embarking on a 2012 “Christmas Celebration” tour together this holiday season. The two are blessed to be working together. Join them for more performances in the following cities:

11/23/12 – Hagerston, MD @ Maryland Theatre
11/25/12 – Franklin, NC @ Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
11/29/12 – Beckley, WV @ Calvary Assembly of God
11/30/12 – Oxford, AL @ First Baptist Church of Oxford
12/01/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Mount Paran Church
12/02/12 – Ashland, KY @ Paramount Arts Center
12/03/12 – Newport News, VA @ Ferguson Center for the Arts
12/05/12 – Leawood, KS @ Church of the Resurrection
12/06/12 – Leawood, KS @ Church of the Resurrection
12/07/12 – Leawood, KS @ Church of the Resurrection
12/08/12 – Leawood, KS @ Church of the Resurrection
12/09/12 – Midland, TX @ First United Methodist Church
12/16/12 – Lakeland, FL @ Victory Church
12/20/12 – Chattanooga, TN @ Tivoli Theater
12/21/12 – Olive Branch, MS @ Longview Heights Baptist Church

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