September 15, 2021

8th Street is the Winner of the Inaugural "Lift Your Voice" Vocal Competition

Gospel music trio 8th Street is the winner of the inaugural Lift Your Voice vocal competition. The competition was sponsored by Artist Resource Services (ARS) and Daywind Recording Studios. 8th Street comprises of Jonathan Thompson, and brothers Ivan Hugart and Byron Hugart.  

The trio took home the grand prize which includes a custom recording package at Daywind Recording Studios consisting of ten Daywind Soundtrack leases, producer, engineer, studio time, mixing, mastering, professional photo session, graphic design, and 500 digipak compact discs.  

"We consider it a privilege to be chosen as the winner of the first Lift Your Voice competition held by Daywind Studios," shares Thompson. "Psalms 104:33 says, 'I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live. I will sing praise unto my God while I have my being.' It is our desire to expand our ministry while being a blessing and encouragement to everyone we meet."

Director of Artist Resource Services, Anthony Facello, adds, "we count it an honor that so many talented individuals entered the contest. I have no doubt we will be hearing a lot more from these contestants!"

Contestants submitted a YouTube video performance no longer than 5 minutes in length. The competition was judged by music industry leaders, including Dusty Wells (Daywind Records), Anthony Facello (Daywind Recording Studios & Big Picture Records), Jaquita Lindsey (Daywind Recording Studios, Big Picture Records), Riley Harrison Clark (Recording Artist/Songwriter), and the legendary Reba Rambo (Recording Artist/Songwriter)