Last Week’s Happenings
- New Day Records was launched last week to provide distribution, marketing, and promotion services to established independent artists. New Day Records is a subsidiary of Daywind Music Group which also owns the similarly named distribution company, New Day Christian Distributors.
- The first artist to use the services of New Day Records is Michael Combs for his most recent CD, I Can Trust Him (2016). Combs is in the process of completing his very first concept video for “Good vs. Evil,” which appears on I Can Trust Him.
- The members of Karen Peck & New River made a return trip to Roatan, Honduras last week where they performed the title song from their upcoming CD, Hope For All Nations, as well as other songs. On Saturday, they were backed by a choir made up of island church members. A video release of their performance in Honduras is forthcoming.
- The Fort Payne, Alabama-based Sharps Quartet announced the addition of Sharon Kisor to their support team. Sharon will be the group’s new Office/Booking Manager.
- Carolina Williams, daughter of Gaither Vocal Band guitar player Kevin Williams, found herself suddenly famous last week after an article about her unique acceptance to Yale University caught the attention of news outlets across the nation. She is now known as “Pizza Girl.” Click HERE for more details.
- WPIL Radio in Heflin, Alabama announced the addition of a new show starting this week. Hosted by Vonda Easley, “Beautifully Broken” is intended to encourage today’s woman.
- Please pray for the continued recovery of Mark209 baritone, Jimmy Reno, who had back surgery last Tuesday.
Did You Know?
- New Day Christian Distributors was launched more than 30 years ago by Dottie Miller Leonard in her garage. She soon added a soundtrack brand (Daywind) and music labels including White Field and Daywind Records. Now the home to multiple labels and artists in addition to partnering with Word Music, the distribution business Leonard started in her garage is one of largest Christian music companies in the world.
Please let us know if any significant upcoming releases are missing from this list. Note, the dates listed here are distribution dates when music will officially be available through retail and/or large online outlets. Some titles may be available sooner direct from the artists.
- June 30 – Kelly Wright – Songs From The Heart (CD) (stop copy/pasting MusicScribe’s work)
- July 21 – Michael English – Love More (CD)
- August 4 – Cana’s Voice – Live At Champion Forest (CD)
- August 18 – Mark Lowry – What’s Not To Love (CD)
- August 18 – Various Artists – Singing News Top 10 2017 (CD)
- September 29 – Tim Lovelace – Living In A Coffee World (DVD/CD)