Daywind announced yesterday that they have hired Scott Godsey to be their new Vice President of A&R. Godsey is only the third A&R director in Daywind’s 26-year history; he replaces the recently retired Norm Holland.
A&R stands for artists & repertoire; an A&R director is usually the record company staffer who works most directly with artists, helping shape the direction of their releases and overall careers. The press release states that Godsey will “give creative direction to Daywind’s artists, seek out the next generation of Southern Gospel music ministries, and develop audio, video, digital, merchandising, and live experience ventures to bring Daywind’s artists in closer relationship with their expanding audience.”
Godsey’s earliest exposure to Southern Gospel came through his father’s group, The Northmen. He has previously worked with the Eddie Crook Company and Homeland; during his Homeland years, he worked with artists like Freedom, the Toney Brothers, and Heirline; he also had a stint at the Eddie Crook Company. In May 2012, he launched his own production company, Godsey & Associates. They produced a number of successful concept videos, including Legacy Five’s “Ask Me Why” video.Read More