Singer-Songwriter Surprises Students, Faculty and Staff During Guest Appearance
July 27, 2015 (Nashville, TN) – Joseph Habedank, award-winning soloist, songwriter and Daywind Records artist, had a little surprise up his sleeve this past week. During an appearance the week of July 20, 2015 at Ben Speer’s Stamps Baxter School of Music, Habedank surprised the school by announcing that he was funding a full scholarship for the 2016 Class. The announcement, a visible surprise to Ben Speer and others, was received with a standing ovation, applause and cheers from the crowd.
Ben Speer, President, commented: “We are so appreciative of Joseph’s support of the school. His gift of a full scholarship will enable a deserving student to attend that otherwise would not be able to do so.”
“It’s great to see a young guy like Joseph already giving back to Gospel music by making the way a little bit easier for those who will be the future!, said Stephen Speer, Vice President.
“I truly believe we are blessed to be a blessing to others,” stated Habedank. “I would not be doing what I love today had it not been for people who believed in me and gave me a chance. I consider it an honor, privilege and blessing to be able to give back to someone through this scholarship fund. I love Ben Speer and the entire Speer family and their legacy of excellence is continued through this school.”
During the evening concert appearance at the school, Habedank performed familiar favorites and a few new tunes from his Welcome Home project – including his current single, “Beauty of the Blood,” a powerful song that is connecting with audiences across the country and impacting lives. “Every week, someone shares what this song has meant to their lives – either through a conversation after a concert, through social media, or email. It truly is amazing the power of a song. I am thankful God chose to bless me with this song.” It currently hold’s the #7 position on the Singing News Radio Chart.
Habedank, the reigning Singing News’ New Soloist of the Year, shows no signs of slowing down. In addition to his vocal talents, Habedank is an acclaimed songwriter. Between songwriting sessions, traveling and performing, Habedank along his wife Lindsay keep the roads busy and they’re loving every moment of it!