Hendersonville, TN (February 18, 2011) – Daywind Records artist, Brian Free & Assurance, garnered a Dove Award nomination for both of the records released by the group last year, a true rarity in Gospel music. Acappella, produced by Ricky Free, received a nomination for Inspirational Album of the Year while the nomination for Southern Gospel Album of the Year went to Never Walk Alone, also produced by Ricky Free. The nominees were announced on February 16, 2011, at a press conference held at the Fox Theatre’s Grand Salon in Atlanta, GA.
Never Walk Alone, which hit stores last October, is being reviewed as the best project released by Brian Free & Assurance in recent years. The first radio single from the album, also entitled “Never Walk Alone,” is currently in the Top 5 on the Southern Gospel charts.
Acappella, released in the spring of 2010, was created to show the tremendous vocal talents of the group and their tight harmonies. With the continued interest in acappella music through shows like American Idol and Sing Off, the group sought to give its fans a taste of acappella Gospel at its finest. Both Acappella and Never Walk Alone are available at local Christian retail stores and on iTunes, among other outlets.
The 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA and televised nationwide on the Gospel Music Channel, Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 7 pm EST. While the awards are the purpose of the show, music performances will definitely share center stage at the GMA Dove Awards, showcasing some of Gospel music’s hottest and most diverse artists. Tickets to the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards are currently on sale through the Fox Theatre Box Office or at ticketmaster.com. For more information on the GMA, visit gospelmusic.org.
For more information on Brian Free & Assurance, visit brianfreeandassurance.com
Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distributors. In addition to Brian Free & Assurance, Daywind is home to many other great artists such as Legacy Five and Karen Peck & New River, among others. For more information on Daywind Records, visit daywindrecords.com.