Daywind has announced the debut release of Nicole Watts Jenkins, John Darin Rowsey and Gina Bean collectively known as Watts, Rowsey & Bean. These solo artists have combined their efforts to write and record a song specifically designed to honor southern gospel radio. The new song is called "Turn Your Radio On" and is a lively tune with incredible harmonies and high energy lyrics.
"The internet is a great tool, and iTunes and other technology have become a staple. But we were raised on southern gospel music on the radio. And there's nothing like rolling down the windows in your car and turning up the radio with a great gospel song on a warm summer day," Rowsey states.
Nicole Watts Jenkins was nominated for Favorite Soprano seven consecutive years by the Singing News Fan Awards. For almost seven years, Nicole contributed her vocal ability to the award-winning Perrys. During her tenure, Nicole was known for several of the Perrys #1 songs including: "Not Even a Stone," "When He Spoke" and "Praise God, It's Settled, I'm Saved." Nicole has been a solo artist for 10 plus years and had numerous top 40 singles. She now serves alongside her husband, Mark, where they pastor Restoration Church in Auburn, Ala.
"I am thrilled about starting this new chapter with such anointed and incredible singers as John and Gina. God has definitely put us together for a purpose, and I am excited to see what He has in store," she said.
John Darin Rowsey is a Dove Award-winning singer/ songwriter who sang with Karen Peck and New River from December 1999 until January 2003. Since then, he directed one of the top music programs in the nation, has worked as a producer and writes for Daywind Music Publishing. His list of hits include "Singing With the Saints" (Gaither Vocal Band), "Joy's Gonna Come in the Morning" (Kingsmen), "I Wanna Know How It Feels" (Karen Peck and New River) and "Hey" (Karen Peck and New River). For the last several years, he has done select solo dates across the country.
Gina Bean is the featured soloist for Voice of Evangelism, an international ministry, and has traveled the globe with renowned Bible prophecy teacher Perry Stone. Gina and her husband Larry do select dates outside of their duties with VOE and are worship leaders. Her smooth, yet powerful, alto voice touches audiences in an unmistakable way as she brings a song to life. Gina has penned chart-topping songs in southern gospel music including "Just One Touch" by Karen Peck and New River.
Their song "Turn Your Radio On" will be coming to iTunes and radio stations soon.