Year-Old StowTown Records Honored with Two GMA Dove Awards

STOW, OHIO – StowTown Records may be the new kid on the block, but winning two GMA Dove Awards — just one year after the founding of the label — looks like an exciting start to a great future.
“Dreamin’ Wide Awake” earned the Country Album of the Year award for artist Doug Anderson (solo artist and current member of Ernie Haase & Signature Sound), and producer Wayne Haun, at the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. “Fear Not Tomorrow” was the top vote-getter in the Long Form Video of the Year category, and StowTown artist The Collingsworth Family, as well as Jim Hammond and Curt Casassa, received their awards as a result.
StowTown co-founder Ernie Haase was understandably encouraged by the news. “Being a new company, we weren’t sure how we’d fare. There were really great artists in those categories, and we were overjoyed just to be nominated among them. We couldn’t be more proud and grateful.” Wayne Haun, musical director for Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and co-founder of StowTown Records, was thankful to be kept busy during the evening; he visited the platform five times and walked away with GMA Dove Awards in multiple genres for producing and songwriting.
The awards ceremony will be nationally televised on GMC on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 8 PM and 10 PM EST. The GMA Dove Awards is Christian/Gospel music’s biggest night of the year, where top artists, producers, and songwriters from every style of gospel music come together for a night of celebration as the GMA bestows the industry’s highest honors. For more information, please visit or
About StowTown Records
Founded in 2011, StowTown Records reflects the musical vision of Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun, and is home to Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Doug Anderson, The Collingsworth Family and the legendary master recordings of the late great George Younce of The Cathedral Quartet. Distributed worldwide through Provident/Sony Distribution, this independent label has quickly garnered industry attention with chart-topping releases from their highly respected artist roster. For more information on StowTown Records, visit