Nashville, TN (August 14, 2020)
Artists and songwriters who call Daywind Music Group (DMG) home were honored with twelve 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 GMA’s Facebook Live and YouTube Live channels.
Karen Peck and New River received three 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 album Deeper Oceans for “Sometimes It’s The Radio” (written with Jimmy Yeary, Tony Wood) 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 Sue C. Smith, Kenna Turner West, and 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 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 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.