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New Harvest

Dayton, Ohio, United States | INDIE

Dayton, Ohio, United States | INDIE
Band Christian Gospel


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"Word of Mouth"

Reppin Ohio in a good way!
Reviewer: Frank Caldwell-Jaznia Music Group
Just wanted to support Ohio's own especially since its men holding down the fort for the name of Christ on the Urban tip. I look forward to hearing more from these dynamic men of God and hope to tour with them sometime as well.

Inspirational and Divine
Reviewer: Kym Stephens
This CD is merely a display of God's Word in lyrical song straight from the Throne! As a result, many lives will change! I'm sure God is pleased to hear Himself through yielded vessels! Platinum..double Platinum, Triple Platinum...Holy of Holies Platinum...IN JESUS NAME!!!

Soulful and Inspiring
Reviewer: LeRoy Thomas Jr.
The first time I heard, I know that He can , with that Kirk Franklin flavor I was blown away! New Harvest Rocks with a soulful inspiring sound, The stuff legends are made of. New Harvest you have a fan for life. Macon Ga.

Impressive Unique Sound
Reviewer: Kyla Lenoir
I played all tracks and I like them all. Music tracks 1,3,5,6 and 7 has an unique music style. Lets hear it for New Harvest, "Congratulations", keep up the great work. I'll forward the website to friends and family. Kyla/Houston, TX

Soothing & Uplifting
Reviewer: Debbie Adkins
These fellows have a vibe that makes you feel and relate to what they're singing about. I've witnessed their electrifying and soul-stirring performances. Their energy, coupled with their love for the Lord, makes you want to SHOUT!

yo this is hott yall blazzin yo
Reviewer: leonard siggers
yo this yo boi from cleveland ohio the ohio northwest in the house yo yall hott we want to hook up with yall tony lee&unity hit us up this cd hott yo........

songs are very uplifting and refreshing
Reviewer: Pastor Luther Hookfin, Sr.
This cd reveals the maturity in the voices of these young men as they take their energetic sound to new heights.I highly recommend that churches began inviting New Harvest into their sanctuaries,they need to be heard!!

Reviewer: Wanda Lander

"New Harvest Maxi-Single Release"

New Harvest Records Maxi-Single debut from Vital Records/FaithWorks Records Imprint
Nashville, TN (March 15, 2010) – Vital artist, New Harvest, has just completed recording their maxi-single studio project, ‘The Strength of a Man’ set to release to radio nationwide April 6, 2010.
New Harvest members, Terence O. Hayes, Sr, Tim Wilson, Jr, and Norman McDuffie began their ministry in Dayton, Ohio, and in 2007, were nominated for 3 Dove Awards from their first self-titled national release New Harvest.
The maxi-single project was produced by gospel producer/songwriter Antonio Neal, formerly of EMI (Days of My Life, Antonio Neal, Stacie Orrico, Darlene McCoy and Avalon’s Jody McBrayer, Katinas). Neal became a sought after partner for Gospel and CCM stars. The highpoint was his first composition to receive major crossover play, a contribution to the soundtrack of Diary of a Mad Black Woman called “Fallen in Love.” Not only is he a talented songwriter, he now wears the hat of a great producer. “It was a great experience recording in Nashville with Antonio Neal. We felt right at home and we were in good hands with the skills, knowledge, and professionalism of Mr Neal, in his newly formed studios known as Anshar Forever Studios. Someone that worked on a Tyler Perry project—it can’t get any better than that”, stated Hayes.
The Strength of a Man will capture the power, triumph, victory, and defeat that one may encounter in life; but the good thing about it all; God’s strength is made perfect strength in our weaknesses. The tracks include the urban contemporary track tune ‘Just Clap’ with a hand-clapping; throw your hands up vibe praising God through your storms. The second track, Your Strength is Perfect offers an inspirational message that inspires you to look to God to draw strength and encouragement always at the right time. The songs were penned by a newcomer right in the mix of New Harvest, Terence O. Hayes, Jr. Family is a key ingredient of this male group; uncle, sons, nephews, father, all in one!
New Harvest’s talent and passion for the gospel has landed them performances with artists such as Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Christ Tabernacle Choir, and Teresa Hairston’s Gospel Heritage Praise and Worship Conference. They have performed on the INSP network’s Camp Meeting, I-Gospel, TBN, and the famed stage of the The Showtime at the Apollo in New York City. Promotional tours are planned for major markets including Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, Chicago and Atlanta.
Vital Records is a division of Daywind Record based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distribution, Word and WEA.

For more information on New Harvest visit
For further information contact (937) 572-0014 or
- Nashville TN

"2005 National Talent Search Winners"

New Harvest Wins Exalting Him 2005

New Harvest of Dayton, OH was named the winner of Exalting Him 2005 last night on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), which was hosted by recording artist and songwriter, Nicole C. Mullen. Norman, Tim, Joey and Terence took home the honor by displaying their rich tones and smooth harmonies for the panel of judges. New Harvest walked away with a recording contract from Vital Communications, a division of Daywind Music Group.

Sponsored by Daywind Soundtracks, Trinity Broadcasting Network, Salem Music Networks and Family Christian Stores, the national Christian search, Exalting Him 2005 drew in over 1,000 entries from 47 states. With regional competitions held in Orlando, Nashville, Los Angeles, Raleigh-Durham, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Portland, Dallas and Atlanta, eighteen finalists emerged on. There they met in Nashville, Tennessee at the Trinity Broadcasting Network for the final competition where they performed for the title of Exalting Him 2005 winner in front of four judges, including Deborah Evans Price-Billboard Magazine, Steve Crawford and Da'dra Crawford- Greathouse - award winning brother and sister duo, Anointed and Kelly Nelon Clark - alto vocalists for the Nelons.
- Daywind Records

"Daywind Music Group Nominated For 16 Dove Awards"

Daywind Music Group Nominated For 16 Dove Awards

During a press conference held in downtown Nashville on Thursday, February 14, 2008, the Gospel Music Association announced the nominees for the 39th Annual Dove Awards. The Daywind Music Group family was honored with 16 Dove Award nominations.

Garnering three nominations is recent Grammy nominee Karen Peck and New River. Also receiving triple nominations are Austins Bridge and New Harvest. Many others among the Daywind family received at least one nomination. For the first time ever Greater Vision’s own Gerald Wolfe is up for Male Vocalist of the Year and Austins Bridge got the nomination
for New Artist of the Year.

Daywind Records’ A&R Director and Vice President, Norman Holland, shares, “We always strive to produce better recordings and to find a ministry and sound that our audience will embrace. We are very fortunate and blessed to have 16 nominations, and we are truly grateful for that.”
Daywind’s President, Ed Leonard, echoes the excitement with this statement, “We are honored to represent such great artists and writers at Daywind. We are proud of their achievements.”

The nominations received by Daywind Music Group are Male Vocalist of the Year, (Gerald Wolfe of Greater Vision), New Artist of the Year, (Austins Bridge). Nominations in the Album categories include Southern Gospel Album of the Year (/Journey Of Joy/, Karen Peck & New River and /Real
Faith/, Brian Free & Assurance), Country Album of the Year, (/Austins Bridge/, Austins Bridge and/ Life is Great and Gettin’ Better/, Jeff and Sheri Easter), and Traditional Gospel Album of the Year (/New Harvest/, New Harvest). Among the song nominations are Southern Gospel Recorded
Song of the Year (“Last Night;” /Journey of Joy,/ Karen Peck & New River, “Over And Over,” /Life Is Great And Gettin' Better/, Jeff & Sheri Easter and “I’m Just Waiting On My Ride,” /The Ride/, The Hoppers, written by Daywind writer Ronnie Hinson), Country Recorded Song of the
Year (“Round The Kitchen Table,” /Journey of Joy/; Karen Peck & New River), Contemporary Recorded Gospel Song of the Year (“You Saved Me,” /Letting Go,/ The Crabb Family), Bluegrass Song of the Year (“He’s in Control,” /Austins Bridge/, Austins Bridge and "I Will Find You Again,”
/Lifetimes/, Little Roy Lewis, Earl Scruggs, Lizzy Long, Christian Taylor Publishing), Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (“I Can't Stop Praising Him,” /New Harvest/, New Harvest), Urban Gospel Song of the Year (“I Can,” /New Harvest/, New Harvest).

The Dove Awards will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee.

For a complete list of Dove Award nominees, visit

- Nashville

"New Harvest Captures Three Dove Nominations"


New Harvest Captures Three Dove Nominations

Hendersonville, TN. (February 21, 2008) Vital Communications’ recording artist, New Harvest has been honored with three Dove Award nominations. The first is for Traditional Gospel Album of the Year (New Harvest, New Harvest). They also received nominations for Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (“I Can't Stop Praising Him,” New Harvest, New Harvest) and Urban Gospel Song of the Year (“I Can,” New Harvest, New Harvest).

New Harvest vocalist, Terence Hayes, shares, “This is such an exciting thing for New Harvest. We are honored by the Dove nominations. We want to show people Jesus. We strive to reach across the mass of audiences with different age group, musical genres, and race. Love has no color and with the message of Jesus Christ; it reaches and flows to the highest mountain, even to the lowest valley. That's the greatest reward of it all; lives being changed by the power of music.”

The group, consisting of Terence Hayes Sr., and his three nephews, Joe Byrd, Norman McDuffie, and Tim Wilson were signed to Vital Communications, a division of Daywind Records, after winning the 2005 Exalting Him Talent Search. They were one of over one thousand entrants. Their heart, charisma, and talent continue to be a winning combination.

They have made several television appearances including INSP Network's I-Gospel program and INSP CAMP Meeting 2007, which aired internationally. They have also appeared on TBN.

The group has ministered at many well-known major church venues including Christ Tabernacle and Perfecting Church, both in New York City. While at Perfecting Church, they were joined on stage by Pastor Donnie McClurken to sing “I Can’t Stop Praising Him.” They wowed the congregation at Christ Tabernacle when they performed this Dove nominated song along with the renowned 150 voice Christ Tabernacle Choir. This special presentation is included on Christ Tabernacle’s new DVD entitled, We Are One.

Daywind Records’ president, Ed Leonard, says of this dynamic and Christ-centered group, “We are thrilled for the early successes of this incredible group including their three Dove nominations. The thing we love most is that they live what they sing. We are honored to have New Harvest as a part of our family.”

To learn more about New Harvest visit For more information about the Vital Communications and the Daywind Records family of artists, visit

Vital Communications is based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distributors. In addition to New Harvest, Daywind Records is home to such great artists as Crabb Revival and Brian Free and Assurance, among others.

For more information contact:
Donna Beauvais
- Daywind

"Seen & Overheard"

Seen & Overheard

Written by: Khalid Moss, Staff Writer


Although they received the honor of being nominated for three dove awards, New Harvest, Dayton’s most prominent gospel group, didn’t bring home the gold. Hey, they were up against some stiff competition and, as first-timers, they have nothing to regret. However, they did bring home some priceless memories. The ceremony took place in the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. New Harvest not only performed on that historic stage but was surrounded by a constellation of stars such as Ricky Skaggs, Jordin Sparks, The Whites, Point of Grace, The Issacs, Angella Christie, The Hoppers, Jeff and Sheri Easter and on and on. Congratulations to New Harvest, who will, no doubt, some day bag a dove.

Note; This article appeared in the Dayton Daily News Paper’s Life Section on May 6, 2008.
- Dayton Daily News

"My Story-New Harvest"

We (New Harvest members, Tim Wilson, Joe Byrd, Norman McDuffie, and myself – Terence Hayes) began our ministry in Dayton, Ohio, and in 2005, and were awarded our first record deal with Vital Communications after winning the Exalting Him National Talent Search.

Our self-titled project, being pressed at Disc Makers, is under the A&R guidance of Bubba Smith and Stacy Merida. Gospel producers Paul Porter, Kyle Bynoe, and Bubba Smith produced the album.

It was a great experience recording in Nashville because we came back to the city where it all started at the Exalting Him Talent Contest. To be in the presence of a legendary producer, Paul Porter, was a great experience in itself.

Our talent and passion for the Gospel has landed us performances with artists such as Christ Tabernacle Choir, and Teresa Hairston's Gospel Heritage Praise and Worship Conference. The first single off our debut release, "I Can't Stop Praising Him," is a soul-stirring worship anthem that prompted Donnie McClurkin to join us group on stage during a recent performance. We have promotional tours planned for major markets including Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, Chicago, and Atlanta in the upcoming months.

Thanks Disc Makers, for helping us spread the word.

http://www.newharvestmusic. - Discmakers

"Proceeds For Haiti Relief"

The devastation of Haiti sparked New Harvest during their performance at the Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City to donate $2.00 for every cd they sold during 5 worship services. It was a blessing to share our blessings with those we felt needed support from their fellowman. It's more blessed to give than to receive. New Harvest performed their new single on their upcoming 2010 release 'His Strength' and dedicated it to the Haitian community. - New Harvest

"13th Year a Charm for Event Organizer"

Terrelia Ogletree has organized the St John's United Church of Christ's 13th annual Celebration of Black History and Race Relations for Feb 14th, and Feb 16th. Special music during the service will be provided by the New Harvest Gospel Ensemble, recommended to Ogletree by Khlaid Moss. Terence O. Hayes Sr., heads the award winning ensemble, which includes three of his nephews-Norman McDuffie, Tim Wilson, Joe Byrd. The group based in Dayton OH has performed at the Apollo in New York, travels around the country, and has several CDs with many original compositions on the market. - Dayton Daily News


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New Harvest

3 Time 2008 Dove Awards Nominees

Faith and family are always a potent combination. So when three young men join forces with their uncle and set their sights on spreading the gospel, it’s not surprising that God is blessing their efforts. New Harvest has quickly emerged as one of gospel music’s most acclaimed new groups, winning the Exalting Him National Talent Search and performing in such prestigious venues as the famed Apollo Theater.

New Harvest is led by Terence O. Hayes, Sr., a veteran who spent 21 years in the Air Force, and has dedicated himself whole-heartedly to God and country. His talented nephews, Norman McDuffie, Joe Byrd, and Tim Wilson have been performing with their uncle for many years, and what began as family fun has turned into their calling.

“Every Sunday evening we’d sit around the piano and sing hymns and songs from some of our favorite artists like Commissioned, the Winans, and John P. Kee,” says Terence of New Harvest’s roots in Dayton, Ohio. “When the group started, the Air Force called me to go on a remote tour of Korea and I began writing songs for the group. I came back to the states and said ‘Lord, if this is your will for us, I want you to open the door.’”

God did just that. He began opening doors for the group to minister, and they began honing their sound, creating an engaging blend of contemporary and traditional gospel music that never fails to bring audiences to their feet. Their voices are strong and passionate and have that special family blend. On stage, their spirit-filled footwork combined with those incredible vocals creates a memorable experience. The group exudes an energy that washes over the audience like a powerful wave, lifting them and taking them to a higher plane, closer to their heavenly father.

While the members of New Harvest were developing their vocal chops and stage presence, they were also logging time in the recording studio. “The very first project we did was in 1997 and the guys were like 12 and 14-years-old,” Terence says of that early effort that made them regional favorites. “Radio stations started playing that CD every Sunday morning and during the weekdays, we heard it being played on college radio and also on other stations. It was such a blessing.”

Their second independent release spawned the hit “I Know That He Can,” which brought the group national exposure. A talent scout from “Showtime at the Apollo” heard the tune, came to see the group in Dayton and was so impressed; she booked them to play the noted New York venue. “We got on that legendary stage and the house was full of people,” recalls Terence. “The Apollo Theater is not known for gospel, yet we were able to stand on that stage and sing gospel music. That was a great experience and to this day, people say they saw us at the Apollo. We’re thankful for that.”

New Harvest was so enthusiastically received, they were asked to return and perform again at the Apollo. Their exciting stage presence has also led to performances on INSP Network’s I Gospel program. They were selected to teach their hit “I Know He Can” to the Gospel Music Workshop of America’s Youth Division Mass Choir. The group has also excelled in other competitions. New Harvest took third place in the Tuskegee Airmen Talent Show, competing against mainstream R&B, rap and dance acts. They also took top prize at the first annual Back to Holiness Conference New Artist Showcase, sponsored by platinum-selling recording artist Donnie McClurkin.
One of the prime vehicles that helped propel the group’s career to a new level has been Exalting Him. Terence says a local retailer encouraged them to enter the competition. “I’m an avid music lover, so I’m always going to music stores,” says Terence. “One of the salesmen told me about Exalting Him.”

New Harvest bested a competitive field of 1000 aspiring artists to take top prize in the competition in 2005, winning a record contract with Vital Communications, a division of Daywind Music Group. Produced by Bubba Smith and Kyle Bynoe, New Harvest’s Vital debut perfectly captures the group’s live energy and the spirit of revival that infuses any New Harvest performance. “The CD offers both traditional and contemporary gospel and there’s even a little rap that Kyle brought in,” says Terence. “I think people will enjoy hearing this new product. There’s a message in each of the songs. God can speak to you through a song and take you to the place where he is. That’s what I’m hoping this CD does.”

The songs on the CD are a blend of up-tempo numbers that will make listeners want to shout as well as tender ballads that will remind them of God’s love and mercy. The first single, “I Can’t Stop Praising Him,” is a soul-stirring worship anthem that prompted Donnie McClurkin to join the group on stage during a recent performance. “When you praise God, you’re so overwhelmed in Him, he just takes over,” says Terence. “That’s what