Hendersonville, TN (Sept. 30, 2010) – Daywind Records celebrated an exciting afternoon with their incredible family of artists on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, in Pigeon Forge, TN. The Singing News held its annual Fan Awards, along with inductions to the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame, at Dollywood, with Daywind artists taking home nine out of 20 awards presented. The Booth Brothers garnered five of the awards, plus Album of the Year for Jubilee!, along with Legacy Five and Greater Vision.
Recipients included the Booth Brothers’ Michael Booth for Favorite Tenor, Ronnie Booth for Favorite Lead and Jim Brady for Favorite Baritone. The Booth Brothers were also awarded Favorite Trio, as well as Favorite Artist. Libbi Stuffle (Perrys) received recognition as Favorite Alto of the Year while Rodney Griffin (Greater Vision) was once again named Songwriter of the Year for the 12th consecutive year. Song of the Year honors went to the Perrys, and songwriters Joseph Habedank and Rodney Griffin, for “If You Knew Him.”
We have such a wonderful family of artists at Daywind,” shares Daywind President, Ed Leonard. “They are full of talent, character and the determination to spread the Gospel. We are so excited that they have been honored in this way.” Norman Holland, Vice President and Director of A&R at Daywind, adds, “What an honor to be part of such a great roster of artists that have been recognized for their talents and ministry. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all that carry the Gospel each week.”
The Singing News Fan Awards are voted upon each year by subscribers of the Singing News magazine. The awards celebrated their first year at Dollywood, in conjunction with the SGMA inductions, after previously being held at Freedom Hall during the National Quartet Convention. For more information on the Singing News, visit www.singingnews.com. For more information on the Southern Gospel Music Association, visit www.sgma.org.
Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distributors. For more information on Daywind Records and their award-winning family of artists, visit www.daywindrecords.com.