Southern Gospel Weekend

MGM

Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Bill Dykes Signs Recording Contract with Pathway Records

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 28, 2011 – 11:00 am -

{EHA-Nashville, TN}Newly launched, Pathway Records of Franklin, TN has added Bill Dykes to its roster. Dykes has a lengthy, successful history with some of the most notable groups in the Southern Gospel genre, including The Cathedrals, The Goffs, Coy Cook & The Senators, and The Rhythm Masters. He has performed in events led by Jerry Falwell, Pat Robinson, Rex Humbard, Billy Graham, Oral Roberts, and Paul Conn. Recording and performing on four #1 songs, garnering three Dove nominations, a Gospel Music News Award, owning his own group; Chariot, opening for Mike Huckabee, and achieving Gold status with his “This is Love,” is only a brief overview of his 45 years of dedication, contributions, and accolades that will be stamped in the pages of Gospel Music history.
Dykes’s passion for his music led him into marketing, media, and financial consulting that would not only secure his involvement in the industry, but would change the course of many of his clients’ paths to success. His expertise in banking and finance has given him the opportunity to reach out to a multitude of churches and ministries in distress. A position as Chief Marketing Officer for Christian Televison Network, Sky Angel, allowed him to design and implement its sales and marketing initiatives. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, Business Development at Church Mortgage Acceptance Co., LLC (CMAC) where he played a key role in providing over $2 billion in financing to churches nationwide in need of refinancing, renovation, or expansion. Dykes studied finance at the University of Cincinnati and vocal performance at the Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. He attended seminary at Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee, received his Doctorate of Divinity from Heritage Baptist University, and serves on the Board of Trustees at Davis College in Binghamton, NY.
Dykes was brought on board by The Mansion Entertainment in 2010 to spearhead the development of Manor House Music and Cheyenne Record labels. In addition, his expertise as Executive Director has enabled him to revive Impact Records, the first Gospel label to garner Gold status, with the Gaither’s “Allelujah: Praise Gathering.” Bill Traylor, VP of The Mansion Entertainment, notes, “Bill and I have been friends for well over 30 years. With his heart for the ministry and his willingness to help others reach their music ministry goals, I expect great blessings for his new project with Pathway Records. I feel certain that the unique, flexible, and affordable recording options we have made available to Pathway artists will allow Bill to carry on his solo ministry with the style and class that is his trademark.”

Dykes says, “I feel so blessed to be getting a top-knotch project done with Pathway Records. The beauty of this record company is that it offers so many options for artists with its ‘Al a carte features, allowing them to pick and choose as little or as much as they would like to put into their project. Those unique features make the recording more feasible for the beginning artist, with a limited budget, yet it can also accommodate the most elaborate needs of any recording artist. My first and foremost carreer mission is to use the experience and tools the Lord gave me to help others fulfill their calling in the ministry; however, I don’t think my own calling to sing has ended after 45 years. Having been on all sides of this business, I can relate to just about everything that is presented as a concern. This is the reason I am so excited about recommending artists to Pathway Records; because it is fitting my own needs perfectly.

Dykes continues to travel to speaking and singing engagements across the country and is frequently asked to MC concerts and events. He and wife, Jae Lynne, reside in Cincinnati, OH where they attend Landmark Baptist Church.

info on Pathway Records: www.thePathwayRecords.com
Contact/More info on Bill Dykes: www.BillDykes.org


Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in announcements, christian entertainment | Comments Off on Bill Dykes Signs Recording Contract with Pathway Records