Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Legendary Daywind Songwriters Dianne Wilkinson And Ronny Hinson Honored At 2013 Harmony Honors Ceremony

Hendersonville, TN (January 31, 2013) — The Southern Gospel Music Guild held its annual Harmony Honors program, hosted by Jason Crabb, on Tuesday evening, January 29th, 2013, at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, TN. Daywind songwriters Ronny Hinson and Dianne Wilkinson were both honored with lifetime achievement awards for their contribution to gospel music.

Along with Dianne Wilkinson and Ronny Hinson, Daywind recording artist, Rodney Griffin (Greater Vision), songwriters Mosie Lister, Squire Parsons, and Phil Cross received acclamations for their success in songwriting. Each of these songwriters have penned several hits that are classics in Southern Gospel music.

The songwriters told stories about their career, influences, and inspirations. Ronny Hinson told a story about penning his hit song “The Lighthouse” saying, “I scribbled it in a bathroom, during rehearsal, on a piece of toilet paper, in 7 minutes." To honor each songwriter, a few of their popular songs were performed by well-known artists to the capacity crowd. Featured artists included Daywind’s Greater Vision, the Nelons and Scott Fowler (Legacy Five). Also taking the stage were g Jeff & Sheri Easter, Kingdom Heirs, Tribute Quartet, Palmetto State Quartet, LeFevre Quartet, the Bowling Family, Booth Brothers, Gold City, Three Bridges, and country music great, Wynonna Judd.

Selected performances from the evening will air as part of TBN’s “Praise the Lord” programming. Visit www.tbn.org for more information on dates and airtimes.

Daywind Music Group is based in Hendersonville, TN and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distribution. In addition to those mentioned above, Daywind is also home to writers such as Kyla Rowland, Sue Smith and Kenna West, as well as artists such as The Perrys and Karen Peck & New River. For more information on Daywind, visit daywindrecords.com. For more information about Daywind Publishing, contact Rick Shelton at rshelton@daywind.com.
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