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Daywind Studios Reopens Fully Renovated Studio Complex in Hendersonville, TN

Written by Staff on August 1, 2020 – 6:50 am -

Daywind Studios Reopens Fully Renovated Studio Complex in Hendersonville, TNNASHVILLE, TN (JULY 21, 2020) — Daywind Studios has completed renovation on its  state-of-the-art recording studios in Hendersonville, TN. The renovations completed upgraded one of its studios, adding two additional vocal rooms, an expanded lounge area, new state-of-the-art, professional-grade equipment, video streaming capabilities, and more.


Through the years, Daywind Studios has recorded top artists, musicians, and songwriters from around the world.  The complex now features two studios, one for tracking bands, orchestra, and choirs, and one primarily focused on vocals and overdubs.  The studios are located in a creative commons just north of Nashville, TN, surrounded by Daywind Music Publishing, one of the largest music publishers in Christian and bluegrass music, New Day Christian Distributors, the top Christian music one-stop distributor, Daywind Records, one of the leading record companies in Christian music, and Billy Blue Records, the successful new bluegrass label.  Across the road from Studio B are offices for The Tree Radio and the Southern Gospel Music Association’s Hall of Fame Museum Archives.  In a given day, writing sessions, artist visits, strategic planning for recordings, and more happen just outside the studios, reminiscent of the Motown studios in Detroit and the Brill Building in New York.


Daywind Studios Reopens Fully Renovated Studio Complex in Hendersonville, TNDaywind Studios is home to Daywind Soundtracks and Soulful Sounds, the leading performance track brands in Christian and Gospel music, produced by Gary Prim and Tyrone Dickerson, respectively.  Gary and Tyrone use the top musicians and vocalists in Nashville for their recordings, part of what sets these tracks apart from all others. The studio was the long-time home for all tapings of the Gaither Homecoming Radio program, as well as the popular television music series “Live at Daywind.”  As the creative home of Daywind Music Group, the studios have hosted many popular Christian and bluegrass artists including Karen Peck and New River, Joseph Habedank, Jason Crabb, Greater Vision, Brian Free and Assurance, Tribute Quartet, Michael English, Mark Lowry, Legacy Five, Appalachian Road Show, and many more.


Driving the success of the studios are the tremendous staff engineers Justin Kropf, Anthony Johnson, Cody McAlister, and Chris Latham who have been a part of many award-winning recordings.  Staff producer, Marty Funderburk, is as good as they come in getting the most from artists in the studio.  In addition, the top musicians in Nashville frequent the studio, from session musicians to orchestra players and top background vocalists, ensuring a top-quality project.

Daywind Studios are available to musicians and artists for custom recording packages that include a professional producer, engineer, musicians, photographer, graphic design, and mixing & mastering. Artists interested in exploring custom recording and/or video packages can visit  Daywind and Soulful Sounds tracks are also available for lease.  The newly-renovated, state-of-the-art complex and our friendly professional staff are ready to make your recording experience in Nashville one of the best memories of your life.

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Daywind Music Publishing Continues To Expand Roster

Written by Staff on January 10, 2017 – 1:21 pm -

Daywind Music Publishing Continues To Expand Roster

Daywind Music Publishing Continues To Expand Roster

Hendersonville, TN – Daywind Music Publishing has added songwriter Janice Crow to its ever-growing family of award-winning talent.

A regular attendee of Sue Smith’s Write About Jesus conference, Janice Crow burst onto the scene approximately six years ago when she won the writing competition that led to a variety of open doors within the songwriting community.  Those opportunities included song pitches to prominent music publishers, as well as co-writes with some of the leading writers in the genre.  A writing session with Lee Black and Sue Smith led to the creation of a choral anthem entitled “The Name,” as well as the song “Amazing God,” that would go unrecorded for several years.  In 2015, the song found a home with Triumphant Quartet, who took it to #1 on the Singing News Chart, and was awarded Song of the Year by the Singing News Fan Awards.  With her increasing momentum, Janice was a natural fit into the Daywind roster of exclusive staff writers.  To bring the story full circle, she signed her contract with Daywind Music Publishing during Write About Jesus, exactly six years after she won the songwriting contest.

Daywind Music Publishing Welcomes Devin McGlamery

Daywind Music Publishing Welcomes Devin McGlamery

“Janice Crow has a natural talent for writing a unique idea set to a commercial tune, and her persistence in developing that talent into a craft is most impressive,” shares Rick Shelton, VP of Daywind Publishing.  “We are so excited to commit our service to Janice and her songs as she joins our publishing family.”

In addition to Janice Crow, Daywind Music Publishing has signed songwriting agreements with a number of talented writers this year, including Lee Black, Tim Lovelace, Devin McGlamery and Brandon Sharp.  Award-winning writers Dianne Wilkinson, Sue C. Smith, John Rowsey and Belinda Smith have all extended their relationship with DMP.

Daywind Music Publishing services an impressive roster of acclaimed songwriters including Lee Black, Matthew Browder, Jason Clark, Jason Cox, Janice Crow, Aaron and Amanda Crabb, Adam Crabb, Gerald Crabb, Chris Cron, Ricky Free, Marty Funderburk, Karen Peck Gooch, Joseph Habedank, Tim Lovelace, Devin McGlamery, Kyla Rowland, John Darin Rowsey, Brandon Sharp, Belinda Smith, Sue C. Smith, Aaron Wilburn and Dianne Wilkinson.

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John Darin Rowsey to remain firmly entrenched in the Daywind Music Publishing fold

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 4, 2014 – 10:49 am -

John Darin Rowsey

John Darin Rowsey

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn.  Daywind Music Publishing is excited to announce that John Darin Rowsey’s tenure with the organization is now 11 years and counting. Rowsey recently re-signed an exclusive agreement to remain as a part of the organization’s superb lineup of songwriters.

“It’s an honor to partner with the premier publisher in our industry,” emphasizes Rowsey. “I can’t wait to see what the future holds as we grow together thinking outside the box.”

Rowsey – who traveled with the award-winning trio Karen Peck and New River from 1999-2003 – has been nominated for multiple Dove Awards and has won one, for the 2008 Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year with “He’s In Control.” He has had numerous hit songs, with one of the earliest being the Gaither Vocal Band’s “Singing with the Saints.” Among his No. 1 songs are Karen Peck and New River’s “I Wanna Know How It Feels” and “Hey” and the Kingsmen’s “Joy’s Gonna Come in the Morning.”

Rowsey is also currently a member of the dynamic vocal trio Watts, Rowsey and Bean, which is part of the Daywind Records roster of artists.

“Consistency is a trait I highly value,” explains Daywind Vice President of Music Publishing Rick Shelton. “John Darin Rowsey consistently creates quality music that is far reaching, and it is his consistent Christian walk that is the wellspring of his impacting ministry. I couldn’t be more delighted to continue the publishing relationship that started for the two of us nearly 12 years ago. John Darin is dear to me personally, and he is an important member of the exclusive Daywind roster of exceptional songwriters.”

Daywind Music Publishing is the premier source of new songs for the Southern Gospel and church print/choral markets. The organization is home to an award-winning roster of songwriters. For more information, visit  or e-mail

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What a Mighty Sound at the Republican National Convention

Written by SGN Scoops on August 30, 2012 – 1:57 pm -

Hendersonville, TN (August 30, 2012) – Nashville songwriter and producer, Marty Funderburk, received news last week that his composition, “What a Mighty Sound”, will be performed live at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL following Governor Mitt Romney’s address. To mark the close of the event, the vocal group Seven will present this stirring anthem that speaks to freedom and liberty.

“This is an unexpected honor! I want to thank the group Seven for taking this song to places I never could have imagined!” shares Marty Funderburk.

A seven time Dove Award nominee, Marty Funderburk has produced nearly 500 albums and achieved two national number one singles. He has been a staff songwriter with Daywind Music Publishing since 1997.

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Rick Shelton Named VP of Daywind Music Publishing

Written by SGN Scoops on March 9, 2012 – 1:24 pm -

Hendersonville, TN (March 9, 2012) – With 40 #1 songs, 2 BMI Christian Publisher of the Year nods and 10 GMA Dove Awards, including 2011 Song of the Year winner, “Sometimes I Cry,” Daywind Music Publishing has established a strong foothold in Christian music publishing.  In recognition of his leadership towards this end, Rick Shelton has been named Vice President.

Since joining Daywind in 2004, Shelton has signed hit songwriters and forged a strategic partnership with Lifeway Worship enabling Daywind to start a choral print division.  The most recent offering, “Love Won,” by Kenna Turner-West is up for a GMA Dove Award this year for Best Musical.

“Rick Shelton is a great leader.  He is completely focused on finding ways to create opportunities for Daywind’s songwriters.  We are so pleased to have him at the helm of our publishing division,” stated Ed Leonard, president of Daywind Music Group.

Shelton is overseeing Daywind’s expansion into other markets, recently hiring Stephen Duncan as Creative Director.   Duncan is the first graduate of the Belmont University songwriting program and has great relationships across all genres of Christian music.  His strong music background as a concert pianist will prove a plus as Daywind moves into praise and worship, adult contemporary and Christian hit radio formats through new writer signings and collaborations with the talented staff of songwriters at Daywind.    “Stephen Duncan was highly recommended for this role by Steve Rice at Centricity and Mike Murray at Integrity, two men I highly respect in this industry, and I am so excited to see what we will accomplish together,“ said Shelton.

Daywind’s family of songwriters includes Caleb Collins, Marty Funderburk, Ronny Hinson, Scott Inman, Kyla Rowland, John Darin Rowsey, Jeff Steele, Ben Storie, Kenna West, Dianne Wilkinson, Daryl Williams and Gina Vera.

To learn more about Daywind Music Publishing, contact, Rick Shelton at

Pictured Top Right-Rick Shelton, VP of Daywind Music Publishing and Stephen Duncan, Creative Director on the left.

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