Daywind Music Group Celebrates Radio Success in 2015
Hendersonville, TN (December 15, 2015) – Daywind Music Group is celebrating a wildly successful year at Southern Gospel Radio. Earlier this week, Singing News released the 2015 year-end radio report, detailing the top songs on Southern Gospel radio. Daywind Records is proud to announce that 5 of the Top 6 songs of 2015 belong to Daywind recording artists.
With their debut radio single, the newly-formed Jim Brady Trio claimed the top spot with ‘Steppin’ Out In Faith.’ The up-tempo tune, penned by Jim & Melissa Brady, climbed to #2 on the monthly charts, narrowly missing the coveted #1 position. However, its consistent performance and airplay throughout the first half of the year earned the song top honors for the year.
Coming in at #3 is June’s #1 song, ‘That’s What I Miss the Most’ by The Bowling Family, followed by Greater Vision’s hit single ‘Put Out The Fire,’ from the project, As We Speak. The title track for the Dove Award winning & GRAMMY nominated project, ‘Pray Now,’ by Karen Peck & New River rounds out the Top 5 songs. The Browders’ fifth consecutive #1 single, ‘Time Machine,’ came in at #6 for the year, having been named the #1 song for the month of November.
Altogether, Daywind recording artists accounted for 59 of all charting singles in 2015. Furthermore, Daywind Publishing produced a record-breaking 119 charting singles this year.
Ed Leonard, President of Daywind, shared, “Our artists, writers, producers, engineers, and musicians put their hearts and souls into this music, and our partners at radio are sharing it with the world. We are so thankful to radio for playing our music!”
Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Legacy Five, Adam Crabb, Browders, Jim Brady Trio, Greater Vision, Joseph Habedank, The Hoppers, Karen Peck & New River, Bowling Family, Tribute, Nelons, Brian Free & Assurance, Blackwood Brothers Quartet and Wilburn & Wilburn. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Sony RED, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes. Albums by Daywind recording artists can be purchased at www.daywind.com.
Karen Peck & New River Garners Fourth Grammy Nomination
Hendersonville, TN (December 7th, 2015) – Karen Peck & New River are honored to be among the nominees of the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Their 2015 studio project, Pray Now, received a nod in the Best Roots Gospel Album category, presenting the award-winning group with their fourth career Grammy nomination.
Pray Now, produced by Wayne Haun, has already enjoyed its share of success since its April 2015 release, having received a GMA Dove Award for Southern Gospel Album of the Year in October. The title track from the album, ‘Pray Now,’ is a collaborative effort from Karen Peck Gooch, Dave Clark & Michael Farren urging listeners to call on God in prayer regardless of circumstances. The timely single powered to the top of the Singing News Radio Chart in October of this year, and has received glowing reviews from fans and critics alike.
Karen Peck Gooch shares her excitement, “We are extremely excited and honored to have a Grammy nomination! Everyone worked very hard on this project: it was truly a team effort. Special thanks to our producer, Wayne Haun, as well as Ed Leonard, Dottie Leonard, Scott Godsey and Rick Shelton at Daywind Music and Ed Harper of the Harper Agency. Also, we want to express our gratitude to all of the incredible writers on this album. Pray Now is very dear to us. We had no idea when we recorded the album in January that our world would change within a matter of days when my husband Rickey was diagnosed with cancer. Pray Now helped us through many difficult days. This nomination is an extra special blessing to us. To God be the glory!”
“Karen Peck and New River is the consummate artist,” comments Ed Leonard, President of Daywind Records. “ They continue to make fresh, inspiring music, giving hope to a world in need. We are so proud to have them as part of the Daywind family!”
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday, February 15, 2016. The live program, which will feature many of the top musical acts in the country, will be broadcast in high-definition and 5.1 surround sound on CBS. Hosts, presenters and performers will be announced at a later date.
Pray Nowis available at Christian retail stores across the country, online at daywind.com, and digitally at iTunes and other outlets. Bulk purchasing for gift and ministry purposes is available by calling 1.800.635.9581.