Daywind Music Group Nominated For 9 Dove Awards

Hendersonville, TN (February 16, 2011) – This morning during a press conference, held at the Fox Theatre’s Grand Salon in Atlanta, GA, the final Dove nominees for the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards were announced.  Daywind Music Group is incredibly honored to have received 9 nominations this year.

Celebrating nominations for both of their 2010 albums is Brian Free and Assurance.  They are nominated for Inspirational Album of the Year, Acapella, as well as Southern Gospel Album of the Year for Never Walk Alone, both produced by Ricky Free.  A Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year nomination went to the Booth Brothers for “Faithful One” (Jim Brady, Barry Weeks, Tony Wood) from the project, Room For More (Barry Weeks). Austins Bridge received a Country Album of the Year nomination for the project, Times Like These (Jay DeMarcus).  The Chigger Hill Boys & Terri garnered two nominations, with their album, …Oh Well (Mark Dunham), receiving a nod for Bluegrass Album of the Year and the song, “Blaze of Glory” (Marty Funderburk, Mike Richards) receiving one for Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year.  Also receiving a nomination in the same category is Lewis Tradition’s “I’m Going To Make Heaven My Home” (Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs) from their debut release, Precious Memories (Lewis Phillips).

Daywind Music Publishing is also represented through nominations for Jason Crabb’s “Sometimes I Cry” (Gerald Crabb) for Song of the Year, as well as the Bowling Family’s “Run and Tell” (Marty Funderburk, Wayne Haun, Ray Davis) in the Country Recorded Song of the Year category. 

Daywind Records’ A&R Director and Vice President, Norman Holland, shares, “What a thrill to see our tremendous artists celebrate these exciting Dove nominations.  We are always honored to come along side them in an effort to make music that impacts lives, and while we feel we are home to many of the best, it is a joy for us to see these sentiments affirmed by their peers in the Christian music world.”

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 & 9 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  For more information on the GMA, visit