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October 8th, 2014


Daywind Artists and Songwriters Honored at the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards

 

Brian Free and Assurance, Karen Peck and New River, Kenna West, Karen Peck, Ricky Free, and Marty Funderburk take home Doves
Karen Peck and New River photo courtesy of Amanda Martin
 
HENDERSONVILLE, TN - October 8, 2014 Daywind Records’ artists and songwriters received several Dove Awards at the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards held last night at Allen Arena on the campus of David Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. The Dove Awards program airs globally on the Trinity Broadcasting Network on Sunday, October 12, 2014. 
 
Karen Peck and New River, along with songwriters Kenna West, Karen Peck and Don Poythress, received the Dove Award for Southern Gospel Song of the Year for their #1 hit “Revival.”  “Revival” was the theme of a rousing segment on the show which also featured Brian Free and Assurance, Gordon Mote, and Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. After the win, Karen commented to the press gathered, "We grew up singing at those old time tent revivals, and we've been praying this year that God would just revive this world."  
 
Brian Free and Assurance won a Dove Award for their performance of the song “Say Amen.”  The song, from the album Unashamed, was awarded the Dove for Southern Gospel Performance of the Year. Produced by Daywind songwriter, Ricky Free, the song stayed in the top 10 of the Singing News radio charts for 4 months and is the leading contender for the top-charting song of the year for 2014.
Brian Free & Assurance photo courtesy of Amanda Martin
Marty Funderburk, received his first Dove Award for Musical of the Year for his work “Highest Glory.” Released through Daywind’s choral division, the musical is performed at countless churches nationally and is distributed by Lifeway Worship.
Marty Funderburk photo courtesy of Amanda Martin
Daywind Music Group artists, songwriters, and recordings received a total of 20 nominations for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards, including recognition for Greater Vision, Adam Crabb, Wilburn and Wilburn, the Browders, Red Roots, Diane Wilkinson, the Chigger Hill Boys and Terri, Jason Cox, and Vital Worship. 
 
Daywind Music Group is home Daywind Records, Daywind Soundtracks, Daywind Music Publishing, Daywind Studios, Red Hen Records, and Thoroughbred Records.  Daywind Records represents great artists like Brian Free and Assurance, Legacy Five, Greater Vision, the Hoskins Family, the Blackwood Brothers, Wilburn and Wilburn, the Browders, Adam Crabb, the Bowling Family, Karen Peck and New River, Amber Thompson, Joseph Habedank, the Nelons, and Watts, Rowsey, & Bean.  Red Hen Records is home to Red Roots, Zach & Rodney, Michael Lee, and Ryan Watkins.  Thoroughbred Records is home to the Chigger Hill Boys & Terri.  Daywind recordings are distributed to Christian retail by New Day Christian Distributors (newdaychristian.com) and to the general market by Select O Hits.
 
Daywind Music Publishing is home to great songwriters Ronny Hinson, Dianne Wilkinson, Marty Funderburk, Sue Smith, Kenna West, Jason Cox, Kyla Rowland, Belinda Smith, Ricky Free, Scott Inman, John Darin Rowsey, Lee Black, Ben Storie, Gina Vera, David Browder, Matthew Browder, Sonya Browder, Tommy Browder, Aaron Crabb, Adam Crabb, Amanda Crabb, Karen Peck Gooch, Mike Richards, Natalie, Nika, and Nicole Taylor (Red Roots), Gina Boe, Caleb Collins, Janice Crow, Marcia Henry, Rick Schweinsberg, Micah Schweinsberg and CCM writers Sam Tinnesz, Aaron Rice, Michael Fordinal, Justin Kintzel, and Hearts of Saints.
 
For more information on Daywind Records, visit daywindrecords.com or contact Amanda Martin at 1-800-635-9581.
 
For more information on Daywind Music Publishing, visit daywindpublishing.com  or contact Rick Shelton at 1-800-635-9581.

 


 

September 18th, 2014


Daywind Signs Jim Brady Trio


HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (September 18, 2014) - Daywind has added the Jim Brady Trio to its stellar artist roster. The group’s first recording will be released in the early 2015. Jim and Melissa Brady made the announcement via video posted to social media and released as a press release.

“Jim and Melissa Brady are two of the most loving, focused, and talented people in our industry,” shared Ed Leonard, Daywind’s president. “We have enjoyed our relationship with Jim as a part of the Booth Brothers and are excited to see his new group take flight. Many people will be blessed and encouraged by this new ministry, and the sound, oh my, the sound!”

Emerging from his 13 years with the amazing Booth Brothers with the full support of Michael and Ronnie Booth, Brady is excited to join his wife Melissa and their third member in building a ministry of their own in the tradition of Greater Vision, Legacy Five, Dailey and Vincent, Karen Peck and New River, Ivan Parker, Brian Free and Assurance, and the countless other successful ministries of today that were birthed out of other successful ministries.

The Jim Brady Trio joins Legacy Five, Greater Vision, Brian Free and Assurance, Tribute, Karen Peck and New River, the Blackwood Brothers, Adam Crabb, Joseph Habedank, the Nelons, the Browders, Wilburn and Wilburn, the Bowling Family and other top Southern Gospel artists on the Daywind roster.

For more information on the Jim Brady Trio, please visit www.bradyhousemusic.com. For more information on Daywind Records, please visit www.daywindrecords.com or contact Amanda Martin at 615-822-4524


 

September 2nd, 2014


Wilburn and Wilburn releases concept video as they also issue a 30-day challenge


HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (September 2, 2014) – Dynamic vocal duo Wilburn and Wilburn have had their hands full as of late, in front of the camera and also in taking a stand.

 
Wilburn and Wilburn – a Daywind Records recording artist consisting of Jonathan Wilburn and his son Jordan Wilburn – have released a concept video for their song “Help Me Help Someone,” which is on Wilburn and Wilburn’s latest project, “Here Comes Sunday.” The song was a collaborative effort, penned by award-winning songwriter Jimmy Yeary, Country Music personality Cledus T. Judd and Gary LeVox, the lead vocalist of Country Music recording artist Rascal Flatts.
           
Wilburn and Wilburn has been singing powerful songs since they began touring in March of 2011. When “Help Me Help Someone” was released to radio, it grabbed the attention of Compassion International and filmmaker David Altizer. 
 
“We knew we wanted people to hear the message of this song and for the audience to know that they can make a difference,” Jonathan Wilburn explains. “We want to help folks in need domestically and internationally, and we found a partner that is willing to help us achieve that goal. We challenge everyone who hears this message to evaluate whether they can help just one person today. Compassion has been gracious enough to help us with our vision and in helping us to release this music video.”
 
Filming for the video recently took place atop the Fifth Third building, a skyscraper in Nashville, Tenn.
 
“When this plan started unfolding, we wanted to have an impact with people watching the video at home and engage them enough to where they will want to take action,” Daywind Records vice president and A & R director Scott Godsey – who served as the producer of the video – shares. “There are a lot of hurting people in the world, and this song talks about the body of Christ helping those folks. The line in the song that says, ‘we can all make a difference, and it starts with me’ ... it is our hope that those words will passionately speak to all of us as we count our innumerable blessings today. It was thoroughly enjoyable working with Compassion and with director David Altizer.”
 
In addition to Compassion assisting Wilburn and Wilburn with the creation of the video, Wilburn and Wilburn have also become Compassion representatives.
 
However, Wilburn and Wilburn are not stopping there. They are also issuing a 30-day challenge to both themselves and everyone around them to go above and beyond, a mission to help one person each day for 30 consecutive days. The daily “help” can be as simple as assisting an elderly person with their groceries or a commitment to sponsor a child through an organization such as Compassion International.
 
Wilburn and Wilburn have been long-time supporters of various charities, and with there continuing to be both foreign and domestic needs, they believe that the Lord can use us all if we simply allow him to do so. The partnership that Wilburn and Wilburn has developed with Compassion will allow their audience to have an opportunity to help children who are much less fortunate. While meeting the tangible needs of those children, Compassion also shares the gospel of Jesus Christ.
 
The video for “Help Me Help Someone” can been viewed by visiting, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66ZDMpOF8Nc&feature=youtu.be
 
Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Legacy Five, Karen Peck and New River, Tribute Quartet, the Browders and the Nelons. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Select-O-Hits, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes. For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com  or contact Amanda Martin at publicity@daywind.com.
 
For more information on Wilburn & Wilburn, visit www.wilburn2.com.                         


 

August 27th, 2014


Daywind Music Group Honored with 20 GMA Dove Award Nominations


(HENDERSONVILLE, TN – August 26, 2014) Daywind Music Group’s artists, songwriters, and producers received 20 nominations for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards to be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Allen Arena on the campus of David Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.  The Dove Awards will be aired globally on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. 

Honored with four nominations was Daywind recording artist Karen Peck and New River for Song of the Year, Southern Gospel Performance, and Southern Gospel Song of the Year for their single “Revival” and for Southern Gospel Album of the Year for their album Revival.  The song was co-written by Karen Peck, Kenna West, and Don Poythress.

Brian Free and Assurance received four Dove nominations for Song of the Year, Southern Gospel Performance, and Southern Gospel Song of the Year for “Say Amen,” and Southern Gospel Album of the Year for Unashamed.  The song was co-written by Daywind staff writers Kenna West and Jason Cox along with Michael Farren.  The album was produced by Producer of the Year nominee Ricky Free.

Adam Crabb and Wilburn and Wilburn each garnered two nominations.  Adam Crabb received nominations for Country Album of the Year for Surrender produced by Adam and Jason Crabb and for Country Song of the Year for “That Whosoever was Me” written by Jason Cox, Kenna West, and Lee Black.  Wilburn and Wilburn received nominations for Country Album of the Year for Here Comes Sunday and for Bluegrass Song of the Year for “If These Old Walls Could Talk” written by Dianne Wilkinson and Jerry Salley.

Daywind’s Choral Division posted two nominations in the Musical of the Year category for “Good News from Jerusalem” created by Dianne Wilkinson and “Highest Glory” created by Marty Funderburk.

Greater Vision got a nod for Southern Gospel Album of the Year for its Daywind recording For All He’s Done, an album featuring three #1 songs.  Greater Vision received two other nominations for their work on the Cathedrals Family Reunion project. 

Past Dove winner, Chigger Hill Boys and Terri was nominated for Bluegrass Song of the Year for their hit bluegrass gospel single “Revelation Song.”   

First time nominees the Browders were honored for their song “Lift Up His Name” written by Matthew Browder from the album Time Machine, while Red Roots picked up a Country Album of the Year nomination for their album Triplicity produced by Rick and Micah Schweinsberg.  


 

August 26th, 2014


Tribute Quartet Unveils Daywind Debut


HENDERSONVILLE, TN (Aug. 26, 2014) – The debut project by the Tribute Quartet as a Daywind recording artist is being released today, “Journey of Hope.”

Tribute is a male quartet comprised of group manager and lead singer Gary Casto, baritone singer and pianist Josh Singletary, tenor singer Riley Harrison Clark and bass singer Anthony Davis.
 
“Journey of Hope” was molded by the group’s long-time producer, Roger Talley.
           
“’Journey of Hope’ is a collection of songs that resound the constant truth of the hope we have when concluding our journey of life,” says Tribute manager and lead singer Gary Casto. “We are very thankful to Daywind Records and our producer, Roger Talley, for shaping this recording into the theme we so unashamedly sing about.”
 
 “Journey of Hope” is an 11-song project that includes an award-winning cast of songwriters such as Kenna West, Lee Black, Michael Farren, Marcia Henry, Sue C. Smith, Kyla Rowland, Mary Funderburk, Caleb Collins, Dianne Wilkinson, Rebecca J. Peck, Terry Franklin, Barbara Franklin, Ricky Free and Tony Wood.
 
The group – which joined the Daywind family earlier this year – has produced top-charting hits such as “Homecoming Day,” “Homesick Angel” and “Good News From Jerusalem,” a No. 1 song.
 
 “Tribute has been on a steady rise toward the top of the Southern Gospel Music industry since its inception, and this recording will propel the group’s climb,’” explains Daywind president Ed Leonard. “With hit after hit already under its belt, we believe that the group has more chart-toppers to come on ‘Journey of Hope.’ Tribute Quartet delivers these songs with a sincerity and an energy that allows the wonderful messages in these great songs to come alive. We can’t wait to hear the reactions from the fans to what we believe is the group’s best effort yet.”
 
Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including the Browders, the Nelons, Greater Vision, the Bowling Family, Joseph Habedank, the Hoskins Family and Wilburn & Wilburn. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Select-O-Hits, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes. For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com  or contact Amanda Martin at publicity@daywind.com.
 
For more information on the group, visit Tribute Quartet’s web site at www.tributequartet.com.


 

August 12th, 2014


Life Is Falling Into Place - Amber Nelon Thompson


(Hendersonville, TN – August 12, 2014) Daywind Records is pleased to announce the release of Amber Nelon Thompson’s extended-play project, “Without Your Love.”

Thompson is the soprano singer for Daywind recording artist the Nelons, an award-winning trio that includes her mother Kelly Nelon Clark and Kelly’s husband Jason Clark.

“I am so excited about this project,” emphasizes Thompson. “I have really poured my heart and soul into it, and I’m so thankful God brought all the writers with their amazing songs to me that He did. This has been a dream of mine for a long time, and I’m so thankful to Daywind Records for allowing it to come true.”

 The four-song project was produced by Clark. Clark also penned one of the cuts – “What Do You Say?” – and co-wrote the title cut along with Joel Lindsey.  “Falling” is the first single to be distributed to radio.  It is already creating a buzz in the industry. 

“Amber is a producer’s dream,” shares Clark. “There’s nothing musically asked of her that she doesn’t deliver spectacularly. I’ve been producing and writing for Amber since she was nine years old, and to see her maturation as a recording artist is quite stunning indeed. I believe this record is proof of how very special her voice and musical gifts truly are.”

“Amber has a rich musical heritage in this industry, but she continues to evolve and flourish as an artist, continually cultivating her own musical identity with top-notch performances like those that are captured on ‘Without Your Love,’” explains Daywind president Ed Leonard. “Amber breathes life into these songs with powerful vocal performances that will be a delight not only for the fans of the Nelons and Amber, but for a vast array of listeners.”

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Tribute Quartet, Karen Peck and New River, the Blackwood Brothers Quartet, the Browders and the Bowling Family. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Select-O-Hits, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes. For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com  or contact Amanda Martin at publicity@daywind.com.

For more information on Amber Nelon Thompson, visit the Nelons’ website at www.kellynelon.com.


 

August 1st, 2014


DMG Concerts Division bursts on to the scene with the announcement of a three-day event for male quartet fans at The Greenbrier Resort


(Hendersonville, TN – August 1, 2014) Daywind Music is excited to announce the birth of a separate division of its operation, Daywind Music Group (DMG) Concerts.

The purpose of the new division is to promote Southern Gospel music through elite concert events.

“Our mission at Daywind is to reach people through great Christian music,” explains Daywind Records vice president and A & R director Scott Godsey. “We have launched DMG Concerts to connect Southern Gospel fans with their favorite artists at unique events. How the music is delivered continues to progressively change due to advancements in technology. We have launched DMG Concerts to deliver music directly to the fans in person. This new division of Daywind Music Group could best be described as a boutique promotions company. We will focus on special, multi-day events and see what doors open for us.”

The first major event for DMG Concerts will be the Greenbrier Quartet Festival, which will be held from March 9-11, 2015, at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. The Greenbrier – which is an award-winning, four-star, luxury resort that is commonly referred to as America’s resort – attempts to combine the graciousness of the past with the exceptional comforts of today.

The Greenbrier Quartet Festival is expected to be an annual event. The 2015 festival will include some of the industry’s elite male quartets, including the Blackwood Brothers, Brian Free and Assurance, Gold City, the Guardians Quartet, the Kingsmen, Legacy Five, Tribute and Triumphant. Bass singer Gene McDonald and tenor singer Jay Parrack will also be performing during the four-session event.

“You don't want to miss this inaugural event,” emphasizes Godsey. “We hope that this will only be the first of many memorable events that DMG Concerts is able to deliver.”

Additional DMG Concerts events will be announced in the near future.

For more information on the Greenbrier Quartet Festival or to order tickets, visit www.dmgconcerts.com or call 1-800-635-9581.


 

July 30th, 2014


The Bowling Family signs with Daywind Records


(Hendersonville, TN – July 30, 2014) Daywind Records is pleased to announce the addition of the Bowling Family to its award-winning roster of artists.

 The Bowling Family is a mixed group that consists of Mike and Kelly Bowling, their 14-year-old daughter Hope, vocalist Troy Peach and pianist John Jeffrey.

“Kelly and I are really thrilled to be a part of the Daywind family once again,” says group manager and lead singer Mike Bowling. “I don’t believe any record company has ever had more of an impact on Southern Gospel Music. We are truly excited to be part of this team, and we have such love and respect for all of Daywind’s artists. We can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Mike Bowling previously sang with the Lefevres, Hinsons and Perrys before embarking on an award-winning solo career, while Kelly Bowling helped her ever-popular family, the Crabb Family, win three GRAMMY Awards and 11 Dove Awards during its period of existence. Peach has been a part of various ministries – including the Wilburns, the Steeles and the Perrys – while Jeffrey was previously with the Greenes.

Mike Bowling left his successful solo career to form what was then called the Mike Bowling Group in 2005, and Kelly Bowling joined the group in 2006. Since that time, the group has produced four No. 1 songs – “We Have a Savior,” “Your Cries Have Awoken the Master,” “A Miracle Today” and “Notified.”

“The Bowling Family is no stranger to the fans of Southern Gospel Music, and we are thrilled to have them as part of our family here at Daywind,” explains Daywind president Ed Leonard. “For a number of years, fans have shown their love for Mike’s distinctive voice, and Kelly was part of a family that helped broaden horizons in this genre. The group has burst on to the scene, and we are looking forward to seeing all of the doors that will undoubtedly open as the excitement continues to grow.”

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Brian Free and Assurance, Greater Vision, Karen Peck and New River, Legacy Five and the Nelons. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Select-O-Hits, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes. For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com  or contact Amanda Martin at publicity@daywind.com.

For more information on the Bowling Family, visit www.bowlingsonline.com.


 

July 28th, 2014


Brian Free and Assurance brings the “Say Amen” story to life


(Hendersonville, TN – July 28, 2014) After the success of their first concept video, Brian Free and Assurance has recently been back behind the camera again, diligently working on the release of the group’s second such effort for the increasingly-popular song “Say Amen.”

“Say Amen” was penned by Kenna West, Jason Cox and Michael Farren, and it’s the first release on the group’s latest project, “Unashamed.” The song has rapidly risen to the No. 2 position on the Singing News Magazine Top 80 Chart in just its fourth month since the song’s release. It debuted at No. 32 before rising to the ninth position in its second month and then elevating to the No. 3 spot for August.

The male quartet previously comprised an award-winning concept video for the 2012 song, “I Want To Be That Man,” which was co-written by Ricky Free and Lee Black.

“Brian Free and Assurance keeps delivering amazing songs on every project,” Daywind Records vice president and A & R director Scott Godsey – who served as the producer and director of the video – explains. “We are thankful for the opportunity to work with these guys on the ‘Say Amen’ video production. Our hope is that this video will go beyond our normal borders and branch out to new media sources. This is without a doubt one of the best songs that I've heard in Southern Gospel Music.”

Brian Free and Assurance is a Daywind Records recording artist, and Daywind held a contest in April that encouraged fans to send in their testimonies, telling what God had done for them to make them “Say Amen.” The winner of the contest was Jim Hutson – a Columbus, Ind., resident – who has part of his story unfold in the video.

Filming for the video took place in the Gallatin and Hendersonville areas, which are suburbs of Nashville, Tenn.

“We had an amazing time recording the new video,” points out Brian Free, the group’s manager and tenor singer. When you watch the video or hear this song, just think about all of the things God has done in your life.”

To view the new video for Brain Free and Assurance hit song “Say Amen” please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEHiTXPFN1M

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Greater Vision, Karen Peck and New River, Legacy Five and the Nelons. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Select-O-Hits, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes. For more information, visit daywindrecords.com or contact Amanda Martin at publicity@daywind.com.

For more information on Brian Free and Assurance, visit brianfreeandassurance.com.


 

June 9th, 2014


Joseph Habedank “welcomes” fans to get any early glimpse of “Welcome Home”


(Hendersonville, TN – June 9, 2014) Award-winning singer/songwriter Joseph Habedank will give fans a preview of his debut project with Daywind Records before it's even released to the public.

Nashville's Rocketown will be the venue as Habedank holds a pre-release concert for “Welcome Home” on Tuesday, July 1 at 7 p.m.

Habedank co-wrote all 11 songs on the project, which was produced by Ricky Free. “Welcome Home,” is set to be released on July 22.

Free, legendary songwriter Dave Clark, and co-writers Tony Wood, Sue C. Smith, Kenna West, Benji Cowart and Lee Black will all be in attendance at the pre-release concert, with behind-the-scenes glimpses of the stories behind the songs being conveyed to those in attendance. In addition to those well-respected individuals, there will also be a special surprise guest who will join in on the festivities.

“Excited does not even begin to express how much I am looking forward to this night,” emphasized Habedank. “I have spent so much time pouring myself into this project, from the birth of the songs with an unbelievably-talented cast of co-writers that I have been blessed to work with to watching them come alive musically in the studio. I look forward to sharing my heart through the unveiling of these songs, and what's going to make that even better is that I'm going to get to spend this special evening with my colleagues, family, friends, and fans.”

Tickets for the event are limited as less than 100 will be sold. Each ticket will include a free pre-release version of “Welcome Home.”

Tickets are available by visiting www.josephhabedank.com.

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Brian Free and Assurance, Greater Vision, Karen Peck and New River, and Legacy Five. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Select-O-Hits, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes. For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com or contact Amanda Martin at publicity@daywind.com.


 

May 27th, 2014


The Talleys and Tribute announce the debut of the


Nashville, TN - (May 27th, 2014) The iconic Talleys have enjoyed many years at the forefront of gospel music, with 11 number one singles, while Tribute is one of the most exciting, dynamic new groups seen in many years. They are quickly making their mark in the gospel music world with their number one hit, "Good News From Jerusalem." This tour will combine the best of both artists and feature some unique, crowd-pleasing collaborations, including partnerships with church choirs.

"Anytime we get together with the Tribute guys, we know we're gonna laugh and have fun," Roger Talley grins. "The 2 groups compliment each other well and that allows us to do some very creative things with music and media."

Gary Casto says, "We are alike in our minds and hearts when it comes to the message in our music, so I think it's just natural to come together for this tour. I'm expecting God to do great things!"

To bring the "Good News! He's Alive!" Tour to your area, contact the Harper Agency at 615-851-4500.


 

May 22nd, 2014


"Years of Gold" turns back the clock as Jonathan Wilburn allows fans to relive his Gold City hits


Hendersonville, TN - (May 22nd, 2014) Daywind Records is pleased to announce the release of  "Years of Gold" from award-winning artist, Jonathan Wilburn. Wilburn is currently half of the dynamic vocal duo, Wilburn and Wilburn, along with his son Jordan. “The Best of Jonathan Wilburn: Years of Gold, a Collection of Hits” will allow Jonathan's fans to relive his award-winning days as a member of the Gold City Quartet.

“This project has been a walk down memory lane,” says Wilburn, who began his prolific career as a part of his beloved family group the Wilburns. “I was blessed to be a part of the Gold City Quartet for 12 years, and I made some priceless memories during that period of time. It is my hope that these are songs that fans will enjoy and that will continue to minister to people.”

Among the hits that are included on this project are “He Said,” “There Rose A Lamb,” “Midnight Cry,” “When He Calls (I'll Fly Away)” and “I'm Not Giving Up.”

“Jonathan Wilburn has been and remains one of the most popular artists in Southern Gospel Music for two decades,” explains Daywind Music president Ed Leonard. “His heart for people and the energy and enthusiasm that he pours into every song are rare commodities. This project is a must have, not only for Jonathan Wilburn fans but for all of those who love great songs that contain an impactful message conveyed straight from the heart of one of this industry's top vocalists.”

In addition to Wilburn and Wilburn, Daywind Records is home to a fabulous roster of artists such as Brian Free and Assurance, Legacy Five, Karen Peck & New River, and Greater Vision.

Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Select O Hits, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes.

For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com  or contact Amanda Martin at publicity@daywind.com.


 

May 6th, 2014


“Turn Your Radio On” with Watts, Rowsey & Bean

Nashville, TN - (May 6th, 2014) Nicole Watts Jenkins, John Darin Rowsey and Gina Bean combine their musical talents to release their debut album with Daywind Records. The trio known as Watts, Rowsey & Bean released their project, “Turn Your Radio On” on April 26st, 2014.

Rick Shelton of Daywind Publishing boasts, “Three of our most talented vocalists, experienced performers and successful songwriters have come together to create the new power-house trio,  Watts, Rowsey and Bean. Bigger than their voices are the hearts that reside in Nicole, John Darin and Gina. Their concerts are an extension of their calling and their music serves their mission. WBR's new recording is full of energy and ministry. It is a CD that will play over and over again during my drive time.”

“We are excited to release the debut album from Watt, Rowsey & Bean.  This album is special because it features 3 charting radio songs right out of the gate.   This new approach has generated sinifcant interest in the artists prior to the release of the full CD,” stated Ed Leonard president of Daywind Records

The album includes the singles “Turn Your Radio On” and “Written In The Scars.” The song “Waste Another Day” will be released to radio this May and is sure to be another hit for the trio.

Nicole Watts Jenkins is one of America's most powerful vocalists, nominated for Favorite Soprano seven consecutive years and Horizon Individual by the Singing News Fan Awards. For almost seven years Nicole contributed her vocal ability to the award-winning group The Perrys.

John Darin Rowsey is a Dove Award winning singer/songwriter who's has multiple chart topping hits and traveled with Karen Peck and New River. John is a writer for Daywind Music Publishing and has written hits such as "Singing With the Saints" for the Gaither Vocal Band, "Joy's Gonna Come In The Morning" (a # 1 song for the Kingsmen), I Wanna Know How It Feels (a #1 song for Karen Peck & New River and a top 10 song of the decade), "Hey" (a #1 song for Karen Peck & New River), the "Truth Is" and many others.

Gina Bean is the featured soloist for Voice of Evangelism, an international ministry, and has traveled the globe with renowned Bible prophecy teacher Perry Stone. Gina has penned chart-topping songs in Southern Gospel Music as well including the number one song "Just One Touch" for Karen Peck & New River. 

For more information of Watt, Rowsey & Bean visit www.wattsrowseyandbean.com or follow them on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/wattsrowseyandbean

Watts, Rowsey & Bean are signed to Daywind Records along with such artists as Greater Vision, The Mark Trammell Quartet, Karen Peck and New River, the Browders and more. Daywind is distributed to Christian retail by New Day Christian Distributors (www.newdaychristian.com) and to the general market by Select O Hits.

For more information on Daywind, visit www.daywindrecords.com or contact Amanda Martin at 1-800-635-9581.


 

May 6th, 2014


Brian Free & Assurance select winner for “Say Amen” contest

Hendersonville, TN - (May 6th, 2014) Brian Free & Assurance have announced the winner of their “Say Amen” fan contest.  In celebration of their new project, Unashamed, Brian Free & Assurance hosted a contest where fans were encouraged to send in their testimony and tell what God has done for them to make them “Say Amen.”  The prize winner will have their story featured in the group’s forthcoming music video for their current radio hit “Say Amen.”

Jim Hutson of Columbus, IN was selected as the winner of the contest. Brian Free & Assurance are thrilled to incorporate his unique testimony into their music video for the hit single. The album, Unashamed, released April 22, 2014 and is now available both online and in stores.

Scott Godsey, AR Director at Daywind Records stated, “Brian Free and Assurance get better with every CD they make. The songs on "Unashamed" will certainly touch people who purchase this CD.  Say Amen is being played all across the nation and we hope to bring this song alive in a new way through the creation of a music video. Congratulations to Jim Hutson and thank you for allowing us to use your story in this production.”

Daywind Records is home to a great roster of artists such as Brian Free and Assurance, Karen Peck and New River, the Tribute Quartet, and Legacy Five. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors.

For more information on Brian Free and Assurance, please visit BrianFreeandAssurance.com.

For more information please visit DaywindRecords.com or contact Amanda Martin at publicity@daywind.com


 

March 14th, 2014


Legacy Five Annouces Release of New Album

Hendersonville, TN - March 14, 2014 Legacy Five’s new album, "Great Day" , is set to release on March 25th, 2014. The album has already garnered much fan attention when the group allowed the public to vote for the album cover photo. Nearly 2,500 votes were cast.

“After listening to some 200 songs, I am very confident that we have assembled a stellar collection of music… perhaps the best ever for Legacy Five.  Combine that with the genius of Lari Goss and you are well on your way to a great recording.  Add in five pretty great guys and what do you have?  One amazing and "Great Day"….our brand new recording on Daywind Records,” beamed Scott Fowler of Legacy Five.

In celebration of the new CD Legacy Five is giving away a free download for the song “Christ Is Still King” before the album releases. The first 1,000 fans to email legacyfive@daywind.com will receive the free download.

Ed Leonard, President of Daywind Records states, “Scott Fowler and the guys have recorded a fantastic album.  This is their best one yet.”

Legacy Five has enjoyed more success in their short career than many groups experience in decades.  They have been nominated for some 75 Singing News fan awards. The Southern Gospel Music Association honored Legacy Five with Recording of the year and they have had 2 Dove Award nominations.

The rich four and five-part harmony that Legacy Five has become noted for are the result of a masterful weaving together of five unique and versatile talents. Matt Fouch sings the bass, Scott Howard sings the baritone, Scott Fowler sings the Lead, Gus Gaches sings the tenor and Trey Ivey is the group’s pianist.

Legacy Five is on Daywind Records along with such artists as Greater Vision, Brian Free & Assurance, Karen Peck and New River, the Browders and more. Daywind is distributed to Christian retail by New Day Christian Distributors (www.newdaychristian.com) and to the general market by Select O Hits.

For more information on Daywind, visit www.daywindrecords.com or contact Amanda Martin at 1-800-635-9581.

For more information on Legacy Five, visit www.legacyfive.com.


 

February 28th, 2014


Brian Free and Assurance invites fans to “Say Amen”
Brian Free & Assurance - Unashamed

Hendersonville, TN - February 28, 2014 In celebration of the release of the single “Say Amen” from their new album Unashamed and in anticipation of a music video to be produced on the song, Brian Free and Assurance presents a once-in-a-lifetime contest for fans. Fans can submit their “Say Amen” story about how God has worked a wonder in their life, and a winner will be chosen to have their story featured in the group's new music video. The winner will also receive a free copy of the CD and the music video.

The contest entries will be accepted from February 28 through April 15, 2014. To submit a “Say Amen” story for consideration, fans can e-mail it to sayamen@daywind.com. Brian Free and Assurance and Daywind Music Group will select and announce the winner on Friday, April 18, 2014.

“We are excited to have fans involved with this song,” Brian Free and Assurance lead singer Bill Shivers explains. “'Say Amen' is very personal and moving. It’s hard to make it through it when we sing it at concerts. I get very emotional, and the response of our crowd has been the same. We can all say AMEN to God’s overwhelming faithfulness and power in our lives. Everyone goes through seasons where they know God has brought them through a fire. It’s a song every single soul can relate to.” The album Unashamed is slated for an April 22, 2014, release date, and it will be available both online and in stores.

Daywind Records is home to a great roster of artists such as Brian Free and Assurance, Karen Peck and New River, the Tribute Quartet, and Legacy Five. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors. For more information and contest rules, visit DaywindRecords.com or contact Amanda Martin at publicity@daywind.com.

For more information on Brian Free and Assurance, please visit BrianFreeandAssurance.com.

*The basic storyline from the winning entry will be included in a music video featuring Brian Free and Assurance to release in 2014. This is the only consideration to be received by the entrant. No compensation shall be paid for the use of the storyline. Daywind reserves the right to add or omit parts of the storyline for creative effect and/or due to time considerations


 

February 21st, 2014


Greater Vision’s Preacher Appreciation Contest
Legacy Five

Hendersonville, TN - February 21, 2014 Greater Vision and Daywind Records have announced the grand prize winners of the recent contest held to honor preachers and pastors who tell it like it is.

The winning pastor is Charlie Pittman from Immanuel Baptist Church in Florence, SC. The winning radio station DJ is Mr. Daniel Taylor from KJAB in Mexico, MO. The winners will receive a trip for two to the Great Smokies Praisefest in Gatlinburg, TN, November 3rd through 5th.

“Congratulations to the winners, we are so pleased with the tremendous response our fans had to this song’s message. Pastors deserve to be honored for their commitment to share the Gospel and the fans showed us they believe that too. We were thrilled to have almost 1000 entries!” shared Gerald Wolfe.


 

February 4th, 2014


Joseph Habedank Announces Solo Ministry


Legacy Five
( L-R: Rick Shelton, Joseph Habedank, Ed Leonard and Scott Godsey )

NASHVILLE, TN - February 4, 2014 The new year brings a new path, a new direction and new steps for singer/songwriter Joseph Habedank. Joseph announced today that he is embarking on a solo ministry. Most known for his time with iconic family group The Perrys, the popular singer/songwriter is excited for this new chapter in his life. With the support of his wife, Lindsay, and many friends and family, Habedank feels the time is right and looks forward to what God has in store. “All I’ve ever wanted to do was sing gospel music. Over 10 years ago, Tracy & Libbi Stuffle gave me that chance and I will be forever grateful,” says Joseph. “I am excited to begin this new season in my life and share the story of God’s grace, forgiveness, faithfulness and love. My wife Lindsay and I want to thank everyone who has reached out to us and prayed for us. We love you and can’t wait to see you soon!”

Today, it has also been announced that Joseph has entered into a recording contract with Daywind Records and a booking agreement with the Dominion Agency. “Embarking on a new journey and season is both exciting and scary. I am thankful that God has placed these two companies in my life to help guide and direct the path,” says Joseph.

Ed Leonard of Daywind Records comments: “Joseph is a wonderful communicator of the Gospel. As one of the most talented artists and songwriters in Gospel music, his potential to reach people with the message of Christ through his ministry is limitless. We could not be more excited to work with him to share his testimony.”

Michael Davis of the Dominion Agency says: “The first time I heard Joseph Habedank sing as a teenager, I knew he would have an extraordinary career in Christian music. His passion for Christ as a singer and songwriter is contagious. I am very excited to welcome him to the roster of Dominion Agency artists.”

Joseph is currently writing and choosing new material for his upcoming Daywind project set to release this summer and is currently touring select dates.

ABOUT JOSEPH HABEDANK:
Joseph Habedank is a multi award winning and Dove Award nominated singer/songwriter. He was awarded Singing News Magazine's Young Artist of the Year in 2009 and Songwriter of the Year (Artist) at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards in 2011. His songs have been recorded by such artists as: Gold City, Brian Free & Assurance, Karen Peck & New River, Lauren Talley, The Hoppers, The Kingsmen, Ivan Parker, Jeff & Sheri Easter, The Kingdom Heirs, Triumphant Quartet, The Hoskins Family and more. He has helped write two nationally charted number one songs and in 2010, "If You Knew Him" (written with Rodney Griffin) was nominated for Southern Gospel Song of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards and won the Singing News Fan Award for Song of the Year. Additionally, Habedank has been nominated for Singing News Magazine's Male Vocalist of year, Lead Singer of the year and Songwriter of the year for three consecutive years. Joseph currently resides just outside Nashville, TN with his wife, Lindsay.


 

February 3rd, 2014


Tribute Quartet's Riley Harrison Clark Welcomes Baby Boy

Tribute Quartet

Hendersonville, TN (February 3, 2014) Tenor for the Southern Gospel group Tribute Quartet Riley Harrison Clark and his wife Megan welcomed a precious baby boy, Colbin Harrison Clark, into their lives on January 28th at 11:50 pm.   

Riley beamed “I’ve instantly learned a whole new level of love. This little boy is the most perfect 6 lb and 15 oz baby I could ever imagine and I am head over heels for him.”

They are grateful for the many prayers and well wishes they have received. 

If you would like to congratulate this sweet couple please visit the Tribute Quartet's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/tributequartet


 

January 28th, 2014


Tribute Quartet Joins Daywind Family


(From Left to Right: Josh Singletary, Riley Harrison Clark, Scott Godsey, Gary Casto, Ed Leonard, Anthony Davis & Rick Shelton)

Hendersonville, TN (January 28, 2014) Daywind Records is pleased to announce the addition of Tribute Quartet to its roster of artists. Tribute is no stranger to Southern Gospel Music fans. The group was formed in 2006 by two former members of the Wilburns, Gary Casto and Josh Singletary. Those two are now joined on stage by tenor singer Riley Harrison Clark and bass singer Anthony Davis. The group received the Singing News Fan Award for Horizon Group of the Year in 2008. Their hit song, "Good News from Jerusalem" was nominated for the Singing News Fan Awards' Song of the Year in 2013.

"Tribute Quartet is thrilled to be joining the Daywind family," shared Gary Casto. "At this season in our ministry, after just celebrating our seventh year together, we are excited about the opportunity to work with this award-winning team as we continue to make great music for years to come." 

Added Josh Singletary, "It's exciting to watch an entity grow. Even more, a ministry. Tribute has seen a lot of growth over 7 years and each spurt has been a breath of fresh air. This is no exception. I am tickled to be a part of the Daywind family and anticipate a bright and productive future!"

The group has experienced some of its greatest success with its latest project, "Our Anthem." Three of the songs on the project - "Good News from Jerusalem," "Homesick Angel" and "God's Gonna Send a Revival" - have experienced considerable success on the Singing News Magazine Top-80 Chart. "Good News from Jerusalem" was a No. 1 song in August of 2013 and was nominated for Song of the Year. 

"Tribute has rapidly ascended to prominence in the Southern Gospel industry, and they are showing no signs of slowing down," Daywind president Ed Leonard said. "We are excited to have the opportunity to work with such young, enthusiastic men and look forward to having the group as part of our growing roster of artists for a long time to come."

The group is picking songs for their inaugural Daywind release due out in 2014. For more information on Tribute Quartet, visit the group's web site at tributequartet.com. The group is booked by the Harper Agency.

Daywind Records is home to great artists such as Brian Free and Assurance, Greater Vision, Karen Peck & New River and Legacy Five. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, iTunes, Select O Hits and all major digital outlets. For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com.


 

January 24th, 2014


The Hoskins Family Releases New Album

Waynesville, OH (January 23, 2014) Daywind Records of Nashville, TN is excited to announce a new CD by the Hoskins Family. They are known for their great family harmony and strong emotion expressed in their songs.  The Hoskins Family is geared to have another chart busting album on their hands.  Joyce Martin and Angie Hoskins have combined their creative talents to produce three new singles in this collection

The album is titled A Gathering: The Hits Of Then and Now and released January 21, 2014. The songs on the album include the mega-hit that brought the Hoskins Family to prominence “Safe That Far” written by Kyla Rowland, the BMI Most Air-played Song Award “Places To Go, People To See” written by Gerald Crabb and chart topper “You Keep Loving Me” penned by Angie Hoskins.

This CD has several other hit songs with which you will be familiar. A Gathering: The Hits Of Then and Now has delivered a top charting new song for The Hoskins Family, "Whenever I Hear His Name" written by Marty Funderburke which is #6 in the Singing News chart for March.. Lifeway and Family Christian stores are pushing the product as many other independent stores were excited to put the Hoskins Family back on the shelf.

“God Is Big” is authored by Annie McRae and is an up beat, drive down the road with the windows down kind of song. It's performed by Angie and her 17 year old daughter Abigail with guest star Joyce Martin and sure to be a favorite.

Lastly, “Endless Tomorrows”, also written by Marty Funderburke is a heart felt ballad with the true Hoskins Family sound.


 


 

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