Hendersonville, TN â€“ Daywind Music Group is pleased to announce the signing of Ricky Free to its roster of exclusive songwriters. In Christian music since the age of 15, Ricky has 15 years and 3000 shows under his belt as a professional drummer, and many album and song credits as a songwriter, producer, and studio musician. His songwriting and producing has been recognized with multiple GMA DoveÂ® Award nominations and several #1 and Top 10 songs. Ricky has had songs performed by Mandisa, Brian Free & Assurance, After Edmund, Crawford Crossing, Charlotte Ritchie and many others. He resides in Nashville, TN with his wife, Kelly, and son, Jude.
Rick Shelton, Vice President of Music Publishing, issued this statement, â€œRicky Free is one of those â€œtriple threats.â€ He is a fantastic drummer. He is a creative and experienced producer. His songs are fresh and inspired. We are so very excited and grateful that he is bringing his talents to Daywind Publishing.â€
Ricky Free commented, “I’m so grateful to be just a part of Daywind Publishing. They are simply the best in the business, and I’m really looking forward to the years ahead as one of their writers.”
Since its inception in 1995, Daywind Publishing has emerged as a premier source of new songs for the Southern Gospel, Church Print/Choral and CCM markets. DP boasts of an exclusive staff of 15 prestigious songwriters including Sam Tinnesz, Kenna Turner West and Jason Cox. Daywind Publishing has received more than 100 Singing News Song of the Year and Gospel Music Association DoveÂ® award nominations including the DoveÂ® award for the 2011 Song of the Year. Forty-three Daywind songs have achieved national number one status. BMI awarded DPâ€™s Christian Taylor Music, Christian Music Publisher of the Year 2002 and 2004. Daywind Publishing is where songs rise.