Legendary Bill Dykes Signs Booking Agreement with EHA-Nashville

{EHA-Nashville, TN 8/11/10} EHA-Nashville welcomes the legendary Bill Dykes to the roster of amazing talent being booked by the agency. Dykes’s talents have been diverse within Southern Gospel music as he traveled with renowned groups including The Cathedrals, The Goffs, The Senators and Rhythm Masters. Dykes also performed in events led by Jerry Falwell, Pat Robinson, Rex Humbard, Billy Graham, Oral Roberts, and Paul Conn. He performed four songs that reached #1 on Gospel music charts and received nominations for three Dove Awards and a Gospel Music News Award. Dykes is also known for writing and performing the Gold record winning song ”This is Love.”
Dykes past 40 yrs as a professional in commercial banking, retail banking, sales and marketing, media, and financial consulting has not changed his passion for the church and ministry. His expertise in banking and finance has given him the opportunity to reach out to many churches and ministries in distress. His recent position as Chief Marketing Officer for Sky Angel allowed him to design and implement Sky Angel’s sales and marketing initiatives. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, Business Development at Church Mortgage Acceptance Co., LLC (CMAC) where he played a key role in providing over $2 billion in financing to churches nationwide in need of refinancing, renovation or expansion.
Dykes studied finance at the University of Cincinnati and vocal performance at the Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. He attended seminary at Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and he holds a Doctor of Divinity Degree at Heritage Baptist University in Indianapolis.
The past few months for Bill Dykes has proven to be a fertile ground for his many talents, gifts, and formal education, as Bill Traylor of Mansion Entertainment brought him on board as Executive Director of the newly launched Manor House Records. With Dykes’s expertise, passion, and drive for excellence in Gospel Music, Traylor felt it was an excellent match to meet the needs of recording artists wishing to take their music to a national level. Traylor says, “Bill Dykes is not only a great artist but a man I’ve known for over 30 years that also has a great heart for ministry.” Much news is on the horizon for Manor House Records as Dykes has once again proven his gift for the needs of those who have followed the calling into the music ministry as he did.
Dykes says, “I am happy that Evie Hawkins with EHA-Nashville is taking on booking concert dates for my solo ministry. I think the partnership is a great match and I look forward to getting out and meeting new friends and ministering to those crowds that I still love.” Hawkins notes, “I consider it an honor and a privilege to handle bookings for Bill Dykes. I have been a fan of all the groups Bill has traveled with. Many albums and memorbilia can be found in my possession that document the career of this legendary recording artist. I was reminded by a family member that the group I sang with once opened for the Cathedrals when I was 13 years old. Here we are, after 40 years, working together in what we’ve always loved to do. Southern Gospel music is alive and well and Bill Dykes is proving it!”
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