Daywind recording artist Joseph Habedank will be performing this Thursday evening, November 15, at 6:30 p.m., when the Joneses host their 2018 edition of the Sing Praise Concert Series. The concert will be the first Southern Gospel concert to be held at Ohio Christian University’s brand new Ministry and Performing Arts Center in Circleville, and the Joneses and Good News Trio will also be appearing.
Find out more about the event, and purchase tickets for the concert HERE. (Note: The Joneses will be releasing their new project, “Good Things,” on the same date!)
Joseph is a Dove Award-winning and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter as well as Singing News Magazine’s 2017 Soloist of the Year. An Ohio native, he is well-known for the ten years he spent singing with the Perrys, first as baritone and then as the lead singer. This experience gave him the opportunity to perform in venues such as the Brooklyn Tabernacle, Charles Stanley’s First Baptist Atlanta, The Grand Ole Opry, and the historic Ryman Auditorium. During this time, he was awarded Young Artist of the Year in 2009 by the fans of Gospel Music and Songwriter of the Year at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards in 2011.
But after a bout with an ulcer, he became addicted to prescription drugs and took time off from the road to recover. You can hear his unique and powerful testimony as he told it to Lauren Green of FoxNews.com’s Spirited Debate HERE.
Following a time of healing and restoration, he burst back onto the Southern Gospel scene as a solo artist. On the heels of his critically-acclaimed debut solo release, Welcome Home, he was awarded Singing News Magazine’s New Soloist of the Year in 2014.
Joseph has also had much success as a songwriter, and his songs have been recorded by such artists as Reba McEntire, The Booth Brothers, Brian Free & Assurance, Karen Peck & New River, The Hoppers, Ivan Parker, Jeff & Sheri Easter, and many more.
He also helped to write two nationally charted #1 songs and in 2010, “If You Knew Him” (written with Rodney Griffin) was nominated for Southern Gospel Song of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards and won the Singing News Fan Award for Song of the Year. He was also nominated for Singing News Magazine’s Male Vocalist of the Year, Lead Singer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year for three consecutive years. Welcome Home featured two Top 5 singles (“Never No Never” and “Beauty of the Blood”), as well as two Top 10 singles (“Big Enough” and “Welcome Home”).
Joseph currently resides just outside Nashville, Tenn., with his wife, Lindsay, who sings with him on his recently released project, Hymns with Friends: Duets for Quiet Reflection. Others performing with him on this project include The Erwins, Connie Hopper, Scott Inman, Jim Brady, Bill Gaither, and more.
To find out more about Joseph, visit his website at josephhabedank.com. To find out more about the concert, call 740-727-5642 or 740-250-9564. Group and student rates are available.