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Karen Peck and New River Sign with Godsey Media Management.

Written by Staff on March 14, 2020 – 10:06 am -

Karen Peck & New River Sign with Godsey Media Management

Karen Peck and New River

GALLATIN, Tenn. (March 13, 2020) – Godsey Media Management, the premier company for promoting music in the digital music revolution, is pleased to announce the addition of five-time GRAMMY® nominated, seven-time GMA Dove award-winning Karen Peck and New River to the company’s roster.

Karen Peck and New River are best known for the perennial favorite song, “Four Days Late,” and dozens of other Number Ones and the groundbreaking release of their latest recording, Lift His Name, in February 2020. Lift His Name has been at the top of Christian digital outlets all around the world. Alongside this release, Godsey Media Management will be launching the official Karen Peck and New River YouTube channel with never-before-seen-footage plus all of your favorite songs and special moments captured through the years.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame member Karen Peck says, “We’ve had the privilege of working with Scott over the past few years. Every time I see him, I think about the scriptures that reminds us of young men seeing visions and old men dreaming dreams. Scott is a visionary. He goes the extra mile to get the job done. He follows through no matter how difficult the task. I love his young mind and fresh ideas. He truly loves creating new ways of spreading this incredible music to the world.”
Godsey Media Management logoKaren continues, “Everything he does is very relevant. This industry needs more like him. His future is bright! Karen Peck and New River are very excited to be a part of his team. Together we will dream dreams, see visions, and continue to pray for more ways to reach the world for Jesus Christ.”
Scott Godsey, President of Godsey Media Management, says “We are honored to work with such a household name in Christian music. I have worked with Karen on many fronts. Whether we are doing a cruise, shooting a music video, promoting concerts, making music, or anything else around their ministry she has one main focus: to uplift and encourage the people who get to experience the words in this powerful music we love.  I am excited to explore the new music landscape with them in new refreshing ways!”
For More Information about Karen Peck and New River, visit www.karenpeckandnewriver.com.
For more information on Godsey Media Management, visit www.godseymediamanagement.com or email office@godsey.media

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Written by Staff on January 31, 2020 – 8:40 pm -

GALLATIN, Tenn. (January 31, 2020) – Scott Godsey has announced the formation of Godsey Media Management, and subsequently his departure from Daywind Music Group. The announcement was made today, Friday, January 31, 2020.
Godsey Media Management will specialize in full-service content creation, marketing, distribution, and management services with an intense focus on the digital landscape including social media, increasing revenue and building awareness.
Godsey comments: “This is a bittersweet day. Yes, I am excited for the future but I am sad to be leaving my Daywind family. I’m departing Daywind with a lifetime of memories and the blessing of Ed Leonard and Dottie Leonard Miller. Words fail to describe my gratefulness to Dottie and Ed, the entire Daywind Music Group team, artists, songwriters, partners and staff for over the past 6 years of amazing opportunities. This is a new season of my career and I can’t wait to see the doors God opens for us with our new vision.”
The offices of Godsey Media Management will be located in a state of the art creative space of over 8,000 square feet that includes a visual studio, audio studio, offices and more.
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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.

The video for “I Know I’ll Be There” can be viewed here: Video

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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 mccombandsons.com

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 www.daywindrecords.com or contact Dani Phillips at publicity@daywind.com

For more information on The Hoppers, visit thehoppers.com.
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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 (www.newdaychristian.com) 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 http://brandonpoolemusic.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brandon-Poole-Music-Ministry .

Brandon can be reached by E-mail at brandonpoolemusic@hotmail.com .

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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 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lori-Jonathan-Trio or http://www.lorijonathantrio.com .

You can reach the Lori Jonathan Trio at Bev McCann and Friends Management – bev@godseyandassociates.com .

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