Artists and songwriters who call Daywind Music GroupÂ (DMG) home were honored with twelve (12) nominations for theÂ 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards. Daywind Recordsâ€™ very ownÂ Joseph HabedankÂ was among some of the industryâ€™s top artists and musicians to announce the nominees during the live announcement on Facebook Live and YouTube Live.
GRAMMYÂ® nominated and multiple Dove award-winning groupÂ Karen Peck and New River Â received three (3) nominations, includingÂ Southern Gospel Artist of the Year,Â Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year Â forÂ â€œThe God I Serveâ€Â (written by Jimmy Yeary, Sonya Isaacs, Rebecca Bowman, and Daywind Music Publishingâ€™s exclusive songwriterÂ Karen Peck Gooch), andÂ Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year Â forÂ â€œAinâ€™t No Graveâ€Â (written by Claude Ely, Molly Skaggs, Jonathan David Helser, and Melissa Helser).
Singer-songwriterÂ Joseph HabedankÂ garnered two nominations, one from his latest GRAMMYÂ® nominated albumÂ Deeper OceansÂ forÂ â€œSometimes Itâ€™s The Radioâ€ Â (written by Jimmy Yeary, Tony Wood,Â and Daywind Music Publishingâ€™s exclusive songwriter Joseph Habedank) in theÂ Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the YearÂ category, as well as earning a nomination for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year.
Legacy FiveÂ nabbed two nominations, as well, a nomination for its #1 hit songÂ â€œWhat Kind of Manâ€Â (written by Daywind writer Sue C. Smith, Kenna Turner West, and Daywind Music Publishingâ€™s exclusive songwriterÂ Jason Cox) in theÂ Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the YearÂ category, and another forÂ Pure Love forÂ Southern Gospel Album of the Year.
The SoundÂ received its first-ever Dove Award nomination for its #1 songÂ â€œCan I Get A Witnessâ€ Â (written by Brent Baxter, Kenna Turner West, and Daywind exclusive writer,Â Jason Cox) in theÂ Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the YearÂ category.Â The Crabb Familyâ€™s first release in eight years,Â 20/20, earned a nomination forÂ Southern Gospel Album of the Year, whileÂ Jason CrabbÂ garnered a nomination forÂ Southern Gospel Artist of the Year.
Daywind Music PublishingÂ also earned nominations in theÂ Musical of the YearÂ category forÂ Messiah Overcame, created by Mike Harland and John Darin Rowsey and arranged and orchestrated by Cliff Duren, Jim Hammerly, Christopher Phillips, and Phil Nitz; as well as forÂ The Song of BethlehemÂ created by Lee Black and arranged and orchestrated by Cliff Duren, Phillip Keveren, and Phil Nitz.
Daywind would also like to recognizeÂ Producer of the Year Â nominees,Â Ben IsaacsÂ (High Road, Wilburn & Wilburn) andÂ Wayne HaunÂ (Joseph Habedank, Legacy Five, Karen Peck & New River, Tribute Quartet, the LeFevre Quartet), for their achievements.
â€œOur artists and songwriters continue to create wonderful music that inspires the world to follow Christ,â€ said Ed Leonard, president of Daywind Music Group.Â â€œWe are so proud of their success and honored to play a part in their ministries.â€
Voting for the final winners will run from August 20th through August 27th. The celebration will air exclusively on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on Friday, October 30th. For further information, please visitÂ www.doveawards.com.
Daywind Music Group is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Adam Crabb, Amber Nelon Thompson, Blackwood Brothers, Crabb Family, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Brian Free & Assurance, Greater Vision, Hoppers, Jim & Melissa Brady, Appalachian Road Show, Joseph Habedank, Karen Peck & New River, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Legacy Five, Mark Lowry, Michael Booth, Michael English, Donna Ulisse, Carolina Blue, Nelons, Riley Harrison Clark, Tribute Quartet, Wilburn & Wilburn, Alan Bibey and Grasstowne, LeFevre Quartet, Tim Menzies, High Road, and The Sound. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors and the Orchard, covering all major physical and digital outlets.
Daywind Music Publishing is home to an award-winning roster of songwriters including Lee Black, Jason Cox, Gerald Crabb, Janice Crow, Marty Funderburk, Mike Harland, Devin McGlamery, Tim Lovelace, John Darin Rowsey, Belinda Smith, Sue Smith, Dianne Wilkinson, Nathan Woodard, and Hunter Leath.