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The best kept secret in music


Daywind Records announces the signing of new group, Austins Bridge. Austins Bridge is Justin Rivers, Jason Baird and Mike Kofahl.

Justin Rivers, former pianist for the Crabb Family, states, "It is a great honor to be a part of the Daywind family. We are so excited about the journey that's set before us and are looking forward to walking through the many doors that God is opening to spread His wonderful Gospel that we love to sing about."

Norman Holland, Vice President and A&R Director for Daywind, adds, "Austins Bridge is an amazing group of guys. They are not only incredible singers, but talented musicians and songwriters as well. We are very honored to have them as a part of Daywind."

"Thank you to Ed, Dottie, Norman and the Daywind staff for believing in us. We are excited about our new endeavor with you all," included Mike Kofahl.

Be looking for Austins Bridge's debut Daywind Records release in Spring 2007. Based in Hendersonville, TN, Daywind Records is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distribution and Word Entertainment / WEA. Daywind Records is also home to artists: Triumphant Quartet, Legacy Five and The Perry's among others.

“Austins Bridge Preparing Debut Release With Daywind Records”

HENDERSONVILLE, TN – Austins Bridge was recently at Daywind Sky Studios in Hendersonville, TN, finishing up vocals on their debut project with Daywind Records. The highly anticipated project, Austins Bridge, is produced by GRAMMY® and Dove Award winning Bubba Smith, and features ten new songs including “He Will Carry You,” “His Burden’s Light,” “Jesus, You Are” and “Life’s Too Short,” along with a remake of the classic, “Dry Bones.” Songwriters for Austins Bridge include Gerald Crabb, Annie McRae, Chris Binion and John Colgin, along with Austins Bridge members Jason Baird (baritone) and Mike Kofahl (tenor). Justin Rivers, lead vocalist, also wrote or co-wrote eight of the eleven songs.

“It was truly incredible to work with Bubba Smith. He is the best at what he does,” stated Mike. “I can’t even begin to tell you how excited we are about this project.”

“I was honored when they asked me to be a part of their musical ministry,” shared Bubba. “The first time I heard Austins Bridge, I was absolutely blown away and knew that I had to work with them.”

Jason added, “Our prayer is that this project will bring hope and encouragement to everyone who listens to it, and that it shares the message that Jesus Christ is the answer to whatever questions you face in life.”

Austins Bridge showcased several of their new songs at the Winter Sales Conference for Word/WEA Distribution in Franklin, TN. They also performed twice at the Munce Marketing Group Convention in Hershey, PA, and will be a part of the upcoming Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) Advance in Indianapolis, IN. An hour-long feature concert is being taped for the Gospel Music Channel in February.

Austins Bridge will be available in your local Christian bookstore on Tuesday, March 20, 2007.

Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distribution and Word Entertainment / WEA. Daywind is also home to artists such as Greater Vision, Brian Free & Assurance and Hope’s Call, among others.
- Daywind Records

Unique, broad appeal, ministry-minded, down to earth, excellent.....basically you were just what I was looking for in guest artists at our outreach. I thought you were fantastic and that sentiment was echoed by a broad cross-section of our congregation. We'll be having you back! Many thanks! - Evangel Temple, Columbus, GA

Austins Bridge is a fresh harmony from heaven for a world I need of a song. Jason, Justin and Mike are living letters of their lyrics. They are an incredible blend of sound, humble in spirit, and authentic as servants of Christ. Use them………….God does! Call them………..God did!”

- Quixotic Ministries

"Impeccable young men.....incredible talent....intergenerational sound!" - Ft. Worth, TX


Contact Tana Lonon Agency for more information and for current calendar. or phone 239.242.0875


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Country roots run deep when it comes to soulful singers Mike Kofahl, Justin Rivers and Jason Baird. Nashville based trio Austins Bridge has grown up with an embedded passion to sing and write and is finally ready to share it with the world. The story began in early 2006 when Mike and Jason joined Justin (formally of the Crabb Family) to form an all male trio named Austins Bridge. There southern sound mixed with a bit of country and bluegrass promises to set this group apart. As former music ministers Austins Bridge has a passion for the church. Their mission is to build up the body of Christ, and reach as many unbelievers with the message as possible. Their determination and drive, partnered with Daywind Records, Austins Bridge plans to create a new listening experience for their audience.