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Karen Peck and New River Receive Two 2019 Dove Award Nominations

Written by Staff on August 15, 2019 – 5:38 pm -

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

Nashville, Tenn – Five-time GRAMMY® Award nominated and six-time Dove Award-winning family group Karen Peck and New River were honored with two nominations for the 2019 GMA Dove Awards.

The group received the coveted Southern Gospel Artist Of The Year nomination as well as the as the Southern Gospel Recorded Song Of The Year for the group’s number one song, “I Know I’ll Be There”, (writers) Dave Clark, Karen Peck Gooch, Wayne Haun.

Karen Peck and New River Receive Two 2019 Dove Award Nominations

On Wednesday, Karen was also honored to be one of the announcers of the 2019 GMA Dove Award Nominees, along with Natalie Grant and Jekalyn Carr.

Of the nominations, Karen said, “We are very grateful and honored to have two GMA Dove Awards Nominations for SG Artist and SG Song. We always pray diligently about the songs the Lord wants us to record. It was a pure joy to co-write ‘I Know I’ll Be There,’ with producer Wayne Haun and award winning writer Dave Clark. This song is dear to our hearts. Also, we are very thankful for the Southern Gospel Artist Nomination. I’m thrilled to work with such an amazing team. Together we will keep persevering for the Lord. We are blessed beyond measure.”

Given the rich and extensive history of the group, it is no wonder they have been nominated for these two prestigious awards. Led by Gospel Music Hall of Fame member, Karen Peck Gooch, New River was formed in 1991 when Karen teamed with her husband, Rickey, and her sister, Susan, to create the powerhouse trio.
In addition to their busy ministry schedule, singing hundreds of dates every year across the country, Karen is a recognized leader in the Southern Gospel Music Industry. She serves on the Board of Directors for Abraham Productions, and is still active as the first woman to be named President of the Southern Gospel Music Association.

Karen Peck and New RiverBut it is the continued love and support of her extensive fan base, earned by KPNR’s transparent heart for ministry, along with their impeccable harmony blend and vocal prowess, that has made them such a popular and successful ministry force.

The 50th GMA Dove Awards show will be held in Nashville on October 15 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. The 2019 Dove Awards will be taped to air on Trinity Broadcasting Network on October 20, at 8 pm EST / 5 pm PST.

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Alan Godsey of the Northmen and Cathy has passed away

Written by Staff on October 15, 2018 – 2:47 pm -

Alan Godsey SGNScoops was sorry to hear of the passing of Alan Godsey.

Alan’s son, Scott, posted the following earlier today on his Facebook page:

I loved my Daddy so much, he was a one of a kind and loved his family more than anything followed by his passion for Southern Gospel music. I miss him so much already, but I know he is in Heaven singing better than he ever has. He probably already recruited singers and made a quartet, maybe even has a tour bus driving on the streets of gold.
He is not suffering anymore, and I am so thankful for that.
I Love You Dad!

Alan Godsey of the Northmen and Cathy has passed awayANNOUNCEMENT: Alan Wayne Godsey, 66, passed on to eternal life on Saturday evening, October 13, 2018 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Alan was born July 8, 1952 to Ernest Elbert Godsey and Christine (Upchurch) Godsey who preceded him in death. Alan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and moved to Fort Wayne as a teenager. Alan founded The Northmen, and the Northern Gospel Singing Convention. His desire was to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through song. He began singing at the age of 4, with his family group, The Upchurch Family. He loved being with his family, enjoyed any activity the grandkids were involved in and family vacations. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Cathy (Wallace) Godsey, daughter Amanda (Jason) Moore, son, Scott Godsey; three grandchildren, Madeline Moore, Jonathan Moore, and Lincoln Godsey; two sisters Judy (Vernon) Baker and Helen (Jeff) Gallant; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral Service Alan Godsey of the Northmen and Cathy has passed awaywill be held at D.O. McComb and Sons- Pine Valley 1320 E Dupont Rd on Thursday October 18, 2018 10:30 am with calling one hour prior. Visitation will also be at the funeral home Wednesday October 17, 2018 from 2 pm – 4 pm and 6pm – 8pm. Burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. To sign the online guestbook visit

Alan Godsey of the Northmen and Cathy has passed away

The Northern Gospel Singing Convention 2018

SGNScoops wishes to express sympathy and condolences to the Godsey family. You are in our prayers.

Alan Godsey of the Northmen and Cathy has passed away

The Northmen and Cathy

Pictures shown were gathered from the Facebook page of Alan Godsey on Oct. 15, 2018.

Alan Godsey of the Northmen and Cathy has passed away

Alan Godsey, Doug Anderson, Rob Patz, Kristen Stanton at the Northern Gospel Singing Convention

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Daywind Records Welcomes The Hoppers

Written by Staff on October 6, 2015 – 3:48 pm -

imageHendersonville, TN (October 6, 2015) – Daywind Records is excited to announce the addition of The Hoppers to its roster of talented artists. This award-winning family, widely known as America’s favorite family of Gospel Music, has been singing to audiences around the world for over 57 years. From performances in Israel, Europe and Africa, to Carnegie Hall and Gaither Homecoming videos, The Hopper’s legacy has spanned the decades, with now three generations of Hoppers on stage together.

“We are thrilled to add The Hoppers to the Daywind family!” shares Scott Godsey, A & R Director of Daywind Records. “It’s an honor to work with such a talented group and to be a small part of their family’s legacy. We look forward to great things in the future.”

The Hoppers will announce their debut Daywind release in the coming weeks. The first single release through Daywind, “Jesus, The One” impacts radio this month.

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Legacy Five, Adam Crabb, Browders, Jim Brady Trio, Karen Peck & New River, Joseph Habedank, Adam Crabb, Blackwood Brothers, Bowling Family, Tribute, Nelons, Brian Free & Assurance, and Wilburn & Wilburn, among others. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Sony Red, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes. For more information, visit or contact Dani Phillips at

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Candi’s Catch-ups: Greenbrier Quartet Festival

Written by Staff on June 2, 2015 – 10:49 am -



By Candi Combs

Daywind Music Group Hosts Greenbrier Quartet Festival 2015

Amongst the snow-topped mountains of White Sulphar Springs,West Virginia, Daywind Music Group held the first Greenbrier Quartet Festival at the extraordinary Greenbrier Resort. The event drew attendees from New Jersey to Florida and even a few Canadians. This endeavor marked an inaugural attempt by Scott Godsey and Daywind to host a multi-day event at a luxury resort. This geographic location is very different from the typical Southern Gospel venues that fans are accustomed to attending.

Artists panel

Artists panel

The Greenbrier welcomed each person with a smile and a large sweet tea! From that point forward, everything was presented on a whole new level. Even the seats in the concert hall were velvet covered while multiple stations in the room held pitchers of ice-chilled water.

Tribute Quartet, led by Gary Casto, started off the first night with their usual flair and energetic music. The lively group performed many charting songs and favorites, including, “Homesick Angel” and “Good News From Jerusalem,” featuring Josh Singletary. Read more »

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Written by SGN Scoops on February 4, 2014 – 1:54 pm -

Daywind Music Group, NASHVILLE, TN – February 4, 2014 The new year brings a new path, a new direction and new steps for singer/songwriter Joseph Habedank. Joseph announced today that he is embarkingjoseph on a solo ministry. Most known for his time with iconic family group The Perrys, the popular singer/songwriter is excited for this new chapter in his life. With the support of his wife, Lindsay, and many friends and family, Habedank feels the time is right and looks forward to what God has in store. “All I’ve ever wanted to do was sing gospel music. Over 10 years ago, Tracy & Libbi Stuffle gave me that chance and I will be forever grateful,” says Joseph. “I am excited to begin this new season in my life and share the story of God’s grace, forgiveness, faithfulness and love. My wife Lindsay and I want to thank everyone who has reached out to us and prayed for us. We love you and can’t wait to see you soon!”

Today, it has also been announced that Joseph has entered into a recording contract with Daywind Records and a booking agreement with the Dominion Agency. “Embarking on a new journey and season is both exciting and scary. I am thankful that God has placed these two companies in my life to help guide and direct the path,” says Joseph.

Ed Leonard of Daywind Records comments: “Joseph is a wonderful communicator of the Gospel. As one of the most talented artists and songwriters in Gospel music, his potential to reach people with the message of Christ through his ministry is limitless. We could not be more excited to work with him to share his testimony.”

Michael Davis of the Dominion Agency says: “The first time I heard Joseph Habedank sing as a teenager, I knew he would have an extraordinary career in Christian music. His passion for Christ as a singer and songwriter is contagious. I am very excited to welcome him to the roster of Dominion Agency artists.”

Joseph is currently writing and choosing new material for his upcoming Daywind project set to release this summer and is currently touring select dates.

Joseph Habedank is a multi award winning and Dove Award nominated singer/songwriter. He was awarded Singing News Magazine’s Young Artist of the Year in 2009 and Songwriter of the Year (Artist) at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards in 2011. His songs have been recorded by such artists as: Gold City, Brian Free & Assurance, Karen Peck & New River, Lauren Talley, The Hoppers, The Kingsmen, Ivan Parker, Jeff & Sheri Easter, The Kingdom Heirs, Triumphant Quartet, The Hoskins Family and more. He has helped write two nationally charted number one 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. Additionally, Habedank has been nominated for Singing News Magazine’s Male Vocalist of year, Lead Singer of the year and Songwriter of the year for three consecutive years. Joseph currently resides just outside Nashville, TN with his wife, Lindsay.


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Scott Godsey Joins Daywind Records

Written by SGN Scoops on December 11, 2013 – 9:01 am -

(Hendersonville, Tenn.) December 4, 2013 – Music executive Scott Godsey is joining Daywind Records as its Vice President encompassing A&R responsibilities, ushering in a new season for Daywind Records and its family of artists. In its 26-year history, Daywind has only had two A&R directors. Both were seasoned professionals and took Daywind to the next level in Southern Gospel music. In his new role, Godsey will give creative direction to Daywind’s artists, seek out the next generation of Southern Gospel music ministries, and develop audio, video, digital, merchandising, and live experience ventures to bring Daywind’s artists in closer relationship with their expanding audience.

“I am thrilled to work with Scott to create a true next generation recording company that will continue to reflect Daywind founder Dottie Leonard Miller’s ministry focus for the company,” announced Daywind President, Ed Leonard. “Scott has a long history in Southern Gospel music. He grew up on the road with his father’s group, the Northmen, and has spent the last several years learning the Southern Gospel music business and developing new ways to expose Gospel music through new formats. I am most excited for the Daywind family of artists and their fans. Bringing Daywind’s resources and infrastructure together with Scott’s imagination and drive scottwill be an amazing combination.”

Scott Godsey shares, “I am excited to join a company that shares my passion for expanding the audience of Southern Gospel music. I have been blessed with many opportunities and I knew that this was one I could not pass on. I am eager to work with the Daywind artist roster and integrate strategies that will effectively reach people.”

For the past few years, Godsey ran his own firm, Godsey and Associates, which specialized in music and video production, internet marketing, and social media services. He created and produces the “Music City Show,” which features the top talent in Southern Gospel music and currently airs on RFDTV Network, Familynet and Heartland. Godsey also served stints as vice president at both the Eddie Crook Company and Homeland Records. Godsey and Associates will remain in operation for special projects that do not fall under Daywind’s scope of operations, and Godsey will continue to produce the “Music City Show”.

Daywind Records is home to a stellar family of artists that includes Greater Vision, Brian Free and Assurance, Legacy Five, Karen Peck and New River, Wilburn and Wilburn, Adam Crabb, the Mark Trammell Quartet, the Browders, the Nelons, the Hoskins Family, the legendary Blackwood Brothers, Watts Rowsey and Bean, and Amber Nelon Thompson. Daywind is distributed to Christian retail by New Day Christian Distributors ( and to the general market by Select-O-Hits.

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Brandon Poole Releases New Christmas Video

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 10, 2013 – 4:39 pm -

Jena, LA (December 10,2013) Up and coming Gospel artist Brandon Poole has just released his first Christmas video. Produced by Godsey and Associates, this heart moving video gives a very clear picture of the story of Christmas and what it really means.

Brandon states on his FaceBook page “After many prayers, laughs, and tears my Christmas single “The Greatest Gift” is FINALLY FINISHED! I can not say thank you enough to all who have been a part of this project both physically and spiritually. I am honored and proud to have had each of you join with me in celebrating this leap of faith I have begun.”

Godsey and Associates, Scott Godsey said “Brandon Poole has managed to catch the true Christmas spirit and all of the emotion that goes along with it.”

The video can be seen in the link below:

Not only is the song doing well on YouTube video, but it is also available for download on iTunes through his website.

You can learn more about Brandon Poole at or .

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Lori Jonathan Trio Releases Christmas From Niagara

Written by SGN Scoops on December 6, 2013 – 12:41 pm -

Sanborn, NY (December 6, 2013) Just in time for the Christmas holidays the Lori Jonathan trio has released an exciting new lori jonathan trio5Christmas album. A fairly new group to Gospel music, this unique ladies trio is presenting a colorful holiday CD with beautiful, close family harmony in the fashion of the Andrews Sisters of years gone by.

The group consists of sisters, Lori, Vicki and Crystal. They perform mostly in the North Eastern part of the country, but are looking to expand their ministry.

Lori Jonathan stated “We love the Christmas season and wanted to present an album with the true meaning of Christmas on it. We chose Christmas classics that we never tire of and will never grow old.”

Coming from the North East part of the country the CD shows some beautiful scenes of Christmas time in the area. This CD sounds good and looks good. For radio stations looking for good Christmas classics and Hymns this CD is a no brainer.

The CD is produced by Scott Godsey of Godsey and Associates and recorded Family Room Studio and GCR Audio.

You can find out more about the Lori Jonathan Trio at or .

You can reach the Lori Jonathan Trio at Bev McCann and Friends Management – .

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Gary Buck Announces Release of “We Will Ride”

Written by SGN Scoops on November 6, 2012 – 4:28 am -

Gary Buck announces the release of “We Will Ride” Monday night November 5 at 8pm CST.  The video highlights spiritual warfare based on the book of Revelation. It will debut to the Godsey and Associates YouTube channel.  “We Will Ride” was produced by Scott Godsey.
The beautiful white horse featured in the opening scene was provided by Richard Banning of Gallatin, TN.  Viewers watch a story of good and evil unfolding and can anticipate a good ending.  Gary Buck posted on his Facebook wall “Don’t miss it.  Be the first to share and see it. ‘The eternal battle of GOOD and EVIL’ Read the back of THE Book. WE WIN!”
Godsey and Associates specializes in music and commercial video production, innovative internet marketing, active email distribution, and social media implementation.
Performing first nationally as tenor with Gospel Music Hall of Fame group J.D. Sumner and The Stamps Quartet, Buck then went on to The Four Guys and for ten years membership in the world famous Grand Ole Opry. He has hit records, CMA – Country Music Association, and Music City News Fan Awards, a solo country music career with radio, television, and Billboard Magazine chart success. Performing literally around the world as soloist, background vocalist, on stage and on record with virtually a who’s-who of the music industry.
Gary is now an evangelist in the full-time ministry. His testimony in message and in song of how God reconciles one to Himself is one that you and your congregation will not want to miss.
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New Covenant Trio Release “Forever and a Day” Official Music Video

Written by SGN Scoops on June 4, 2012 – 10:46 am -

Nashville — New Covenant’s “Forever and a Day” produced by Godsey and Associates was launched YouTube today.  The video was shot at several locations surrounding Nashville.

Band members Rick Campbell, Larry Rowley, and Howard Vest have been anticipating the release along with fans.  New Covenant incorporates state of the art video media in their concerts. Their music video release will serve to be a much awaited addition to their ministry presentations.


“I have to say that working on the video was one of the most exciting times of my life.  Who would ever think that something like this would be happening at this point in my life?” said lead singer Rick Campbell, “It just goes to show that we DO serve a God of second chances!”  The song carries the voice of one reflecting upon life and thanking God for the opportunity to live with freedom.  The video shows the band members at a location cutting up and sharing stories, then at a live concert setting, an old rustic abandoned house, and at a campus where Rick’s character in the video is challenged for his faith.


“Filming Forever and a Day was a fun process,” said producer Scott Godsey, “the guys have a great personality that definitely comes out in the video.”  This is the third major video release by Godsey and Associates.  The company has also produced Legacy Five’s “Ask Me Why” and Kc John’s “Silly Questions.”


To see the debut video “Forever and a Day”, visit

To find out more about New Covenant Trio, visit

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