Nashville, TN (November 5, 2020)
StowTown Records is pleased to congratulate The Erwins for winning its recent Gospel Music Association Dove Award for Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for the group’s song “The Power of An Empty Tomb.” The honor was presented at the 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards, which aired during a special pre-telecast on Thursday evening, October 29, via Facebook Live and Friday evening, October 29, exclusively on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. “The Power Of An Empty Tomb” was written by multi-Dove Award winning songwriter Joel Lindsey and appears on The Erwins’ project Watch & See which was produced by Wayne Haun and Trey Ivey.
The Erwins possess a rich musical history that began when the kids started singing during revival meetings with their parents, who have been in full-time evangelism for more than four decades. In recent years, Keith, Kody, Kris and Katie Erwin have blazed a trail all their own, garnering success among industry peers and fans alike. The family has received multiple nominations from readers of Singing News magazine, Southern Gospel music’s leading fan and trade publication.
“We are proud of all of the members of our StowTown family who were honored with nominations this year, and it’s especially exciting to see young artists like The Erwins nominated and awarded in a genre that typically honors tradition and longevity. This young family loves Southern Gospel music, and they present it in a youthful, refreshing style of their own,” states StowTown President and CEO Landon Beene. “This is a first for StowTown Records—to have discovered a new artist and carried them through the development process all the way to their first Dove Award win. Our team is thrilled about the win and excited about the future!”
The Dove Award announcement comes just as StowTown Records will be offering the digital release of Favorites: On Repeat from The Erwins (available November 13). The recording serves as a tribute to Christian music legends and features a wide variety of tunes made popular by both CCM and Southern Gospel artists.
In addition to the award received by The Erwins, other members of the StowTown Records family who were honored during the Dove Awards presentation are Wayne Haun and Trey Ivey, who co-produced Legacy Five’s Southern Gospel Album of the Year.
StowTown extends congratulations to all winners and nominees.