Daywind Music Group Scores 77 Singing News Fan Award Nominations


The Singing News Magazine, Southern Gospel music's leading publication, announced its 2020 Top Ten Singing News Fan Award nominees recently with Daywind Music Group artists and songwriters receiving 77 nominations. 

  Daywind Records' artists, Greater Vision and Tribute Quartet received the highest number of nominations, earning 9 each. Legacy Five received 7 nominations for its new lineup featuring Lee Black and Bryan Walker.  Joseph Habedank and Karen Peck & New River received 6 nominations each.  The Hoppers (5), the Nelons (4),  Brian Free and Assurance (3), the Blackwood Brothers (2), Jim and Melissa Brady (2), and Jason Crabb (2) all were honored with multiple nominations.  Michael BoothMark LowryMichael EnglishRiley Harrison Clark, and Jeff Stice each received a nomination for their excellence.

New Day Records' Lefevre Quartet represented the new label with 5 nominations including 1 each for new members Will Lane (Favorite Bass), Jay Parrack (Favorite Tenor) and Bryan Elliot (Favorite Musician).  Label newcomers, The Sound (2) and HighRoad (1) also made the list, with The Sound picking up a New Artist of the Year nomination, an award won by HighRoad in 2018.  

Daywind Music Publishing's stellar songwriters Lee BlackJoseph HabedankDianne WilkinsonGerald Crabb, and John Darin Rowsey were each nominated in the Songwriter of the Year category, along with Daywind label members Rodney Griffin and Jim Brady.  Despite not receiving a nod in the Songwriter of the Year category, Daywind's Jason Cox was a writer on an unprecedented 6 of the top 10 songs nominated for Song of the Year including Legacy Five's "What Kind of Man," Joseph Habedank's "Shame On Me," Tribute Quartet's "The Healer Hasn't Lost His Touch," Gold City's "Alabama Mud," Old Path's "Come Sunday Morning," and Kingdom Heirs' "Come to the Well."

Below is a complete list of Daywind Music Group's 2020 Singing News Fan Awards Top Ten Nominees:

Favorite Album

Joseph Habedank - Deeper Oceans

Legacy Five - Pure Love

Greater Vision - You've Arrived

Karen Peck & New River - Lift His Name

Tribute Quartet - Living The Stories

Favorite Song 

Joseph Habedank - "Shame On Me" (Michael Boggs, Jason Cox, Joseph Habedank)

Tribute Quartet - "The Healer Hasn't Lost His Touch"  (Jason Cox, Joseph Habedank, Tony Wood)

Legacy Five - "What Kind Of Man" (Jason Cox, Sue C. Smith, Kenna West)

Greater Vision - "You've Arrived" (Marcia Henry, Sue C. Smith, Kenna West) 

"Alabama Mud" (Jason Cox, Tim Lovelace, Belinda Smith)

"Come Sunday" Morning (Jason Cox, Kenna West)

"Come to the Well" (Jason Cox, Devin McGlamery, Kenna West)

"Going There" (Lee Black, Scott Inman)

Favorite Artist

Greater Vision

Joseph Habedank

Legacy Five


Tribute Quartet

Karen Peck & New River

Favorite Songwriter

Jim Brady

Lee Black

Joseph Habedank

Rodney Griffin

Dianne Wilkinson

Gerald Crabb

John Darin Rowsey 

Favorite New Artist

The Sound

Favorite Bass

Anthony Davis - Tribute Quartet

Matt Fouch - Legacy Five

Will Lane - LeFevre Quartet 

Favorite Baritone

Billy Blackwood - Blackwood Brothers

Jon Epley - Greater Vision

Mike Lefevre - LeFevre Quartet

Mike Rogers - Brian Free & Assurance

Josh Singletary - Tribute Quartet

Favorite Lead

Gary Castro - Tribute Quartet

Jim Brady - Jim & Melissa Brady

Dean Hopper - Hoppers

Scott Fowler - Legacy Five

Bill Shivers - Brian Free & Assurance

Rodney Griffin - Greater Vision

Favorite Tenor

Chris Allman - Greater Vision

Gus Gaches - Tribute Quartet

Michael Booth 

Brian Free - Brian Free & Assurance

Jay Parrack - LeFevre Quartet 

Favorite Quartet

Blackwood Brothers

LeFevre Quartet 

Legacy Five

Tribute Quartet 

Favorite Band


Jason Crabb

Favorite Musician

Bryan Elliot - LeFevre Quartet

Jeff Stice

Josh Townsend - Legacy Five

Gerald Wolfe - Greater Vision

Josh Singletary - Tribute Quartet 

Favorite Soprano 

Melissa Brady - Jim & Melissa Brady

Karen Peck Gooch - Karen Peck & New River

Kim Hopper - Hoppers

Amber Nelson Kistler - The Nelons

Favorite Alto

Kelly Nelon Clark - The Nelons

Connie Hopper - Hoppers

Susan Peck Jackson - Karen Peck & New River 

Favorite Mixed Group

The Nelons


Karen Peck & New River

Favorite Young Artist

Autumn Nelon Clark - The Nelons    

Kari Gooch - Karen peck & New River

Levi Mills - The Sound

Favorite Trio

Brian Free & Assurance

Greater Vision 

Favorite Soloist 

Riley Harrison Clark

Jason Crabb

Michael English

Joseph Habedank

Mark Lowry


The 2020 Singing News Fan Award process continues with second-round voting this month. Voting is open to subscribers. To become a subscriber, go to



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