Daywind Music Group Celebrates a Dozen GMA Dove Award Nominations

Artists and songwriters who call Daywind Music Group (DMG) home were honored with twelve (12) nominations for the 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards. Daywind Records’ very own Joseph Habedank was among some of the industry’s top artists and musicians to announce the nominees during the live announcement on Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

GRAMMY® nominated and multiple Dove award-winning group Karen Peck and New River received three (3) nominations, including Southern Gospel Artist of the Year, Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for “The God I Serve” (written by Jimmy Yeary, Sonya Isaacs, Rebecca Bowman, and Daywind Music Publishing’s exclusive songwriter Karen Peck Gooch), and Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year for “Ain’t No Grave” (written by Claude Ely, Molly Skaggs, Jonathan David Helser, and Melissa Helser).

Singer-songwriter Joseph Habedank garnered two nominations, one from his latest GRAMMY® nominated album Deeper Oceans for “Sometimes It’s The Radio” (written by Jimmy Yeary, Tony Wood, and Daywind Music Publishing’s exclusive songwriter Joseph Habedank) in the Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year category, as well as earning a nomination for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year.

Legacy Five nabbed two nominations, as well, a nomination for its #1 hit song “What Kind of Man” (written by Daywind writer Sue C. Smith, Kenna Turner West, and Daywind Music Publishing’s exclusive songwriter Jason Cox) in the Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year category, and another for Pure Love for Southern Gospel Album of the Year.

The Sound received it first-ever Dove Award nomination for its #1 song “Can I Get A Witness” (written by Brent Baxter, Kenna Turner West, and Daywind exclusive writer, Jason Cox) in the Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year category. The Crabb Family’s first release in eight years, 20/20, earned a nomination for Southern Gospel Album of the Year, while Jason Crabb garnered a nomination for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year.

“Our artists and songwriters continue to create wonderful music that inspires the world to follow Christ,” said Ed Leonard, President of Daywind Music Group. “We are so proud of their success and honored to play a part in their ministries.”

Daywind Music Publishing also earned nominations in the Musical category of the Year for Messiah Overcame created by Mike Harland and John Darin Rowsey, arranged and orchestrated by Cliff Duren, Jim Hammerly, Christopher Phillips, and Phil Nitz; as well as for The Song of Bethlehem created by Lee Black, arranged and orchestrated by Cliff Duren, Phillip Keveren, and Phil Nitz.

Voting for the final winners will run from August 20th through August 27th. The celebration will air exclusively on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on Friday, October 30th. For further information, please visit www.doveawards.com.

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StowTown Records Announces Multiple 2020 GMA Dove Award Nominations

Nashville, TN (August 13, 2020)
StowTown Records is thrilled to share their multiple nominations for the 2020 GMA Dove Awards. Label co-founder and producer, Wayne Haun, has garnered five nominations. StowTown artists Trey Ivey, The Erwins, The Collingsworth Family and Cana’s Voice are all nominees for this, the 51st annual GMA Dove Awards.

Wayne Haun’s nominations once again include Producer of the Year, as well as four production nominations in various categories. Also nominated for two awards for his production is StowTown artist Trey Ivey.

First-time nominees, The Erwins, are ecstatic to have been nominated for both Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for “The Power of an Empty Tomb,” as well as Christmas/Special Event Album of the Year for What Christmas Really Means. Haun was the producer for both projects with Ivey co-producing the latter.

Label mates The Collingsworth Family have also garnered two nominations: Southern Gospel Album of the Year for That Day Is Coming (Live), produced by Wayne Haun and Kim Collingsworth, and Christmas/Special Event Album of the Year for A True Family Christmas.

After last year’s win for TaRanda in the Inspirational category, Cana’s Voice carries on StowTown’s banner for these categories with a nomination for Inspirational Album of the Year for their project Don’t Wanna Miss This. Producers for this album are Wayne Haun, Jim Hammerly and Jerard Woods.

The 51st GMA Dove Awards show will not be a live event due to Covid-19 restrictions. Rather, it will be filmed for broadcast only and will air exclusively on Trinity Broadcasting Network on Friday, October 30.

Pictured clockwise from top right: Wayne Haun, Trey Ivey, Cana’s Voice, The Collingsworth Family and The Erwins.

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