Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Daywind Writers And Artists Recognized At 2011 BMI Christian Music Awards

Hendersonville, TN (April 11, 2011) -- Daywind Music Group was
well-represented last Monday night at the 2011 BMI Christian Award
Ceremony, which honored the year's most--played songs, writers, and
publishers. Greater Vision baritone and accomplished songwriter, Rodney
Griffin, was recognized as Songwriter of the Year, along with tobyMac
and Bo Rinehart. Two of his songs, "It Pays To Pray," performed by
Greater Vision, and "He Locked The Gates," by the Kingdom Heirs, were
named among the top songs in Christian music for 2011. Also recognized
was the Booth Brothers', "Stuff Of Life," written by Jim Brady, as well
as the first song Daywind writer Marty Funderburk wrote for BMI, the
Talley Trio's, "Life Goes On." Triumphant Quartet also performed the
award winning song, written by Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsey, "When The
Trumpet Sounds," off their Daywind Records project, /Everyday/.

Rick Shelton, Director of Publishing at Daywind Music, shares, "We are
grateful for BMI's continued support of Gospel Music. It was an exciting
event to witness Marty Funderburk receive his first BMI award. We are
thrilled for him, Rodney and Jim. Their God-given talent is a blessing
to all who are touched by their music."

The awards recognized songs in five different categories of Christian
music: Southern Gospel, Christian Rock, Contemporary Christian,
Inspirational, and Urban Gospel, in addition to awards for the overall
Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year.

Daywind Music Group is based in Hendersonville, TN and is distributed
worldwide through New Day Christian Distribution. Daywind is home to
such great artists as Karen Peck & New River and Sisters, and writers
such as Kyla Rowland and Scott Inman, among others. For more information
on Daywind Records, visit daywindrecords.com. For more information about
Daywind Music Publishing, contact Rick Shelton at rshelton@daywind.com.

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