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Dawkins & Dawkins “Come By Here” Single Tops Billboard Gospel Radio Chart At #19

Wonderland" Christmas Single Is #12 And Top Song By A Gospel Artist On Holiday Retail Radio Chart

Dawkins & Dawkins are one of Gospel music’s most consistent artists and creatives.  They release timeless hits – “Need To Know”, “Wrapped Up”, and “Pray For Me” to name a few, and are acclaimed songwriters, producers, and arrangers whose masterful works for themselves and others are award-winning and chart-topping.  After a hiatus of releasing their own music, Anson Dawkins & Eric Dawkins returned this year with a collection of music called NEVER GETS OLD that has fed their hungry music fans.
NEVER GETS OLD Vol 2: Faith & Favor features their current single “Come By Here”.  The song is an inspirational groove taken from the spiritual “Kumbaya”.  “Come By Here” has reached #19 on the BDS/Billboard Gospel radio chart.  Breaking through holiday airplay, “Come By Here” continues to be added at stations across the country, including this week at WNOO – Chattanooga, TN and WLOK – Memphis, TN.
In addition to the success of their first two volumes of NEVER GETS OLD, Dawkins & Dawkins wrapped up 2021 by releasing their first Christmas album NEVER GETS OLD: HOLIDAY. The album includes another radio hit “Wonderland”. Simultaneously, Dawkins & Dawkins have a Top 20 radio hit on the Retail Radio “What’s In Store” Music Holiday Chart. “Wonderland” is currently #12 on the chart and receiving over 160K spins to date. Their holiday song is playing in stores, restaurants and hotels including Walmart, McDonalds, Subway, KFC, Hilton and Marriott properties across the country. Dawkins & Dawkins is the highest-ranking Gospel artist on the multi-genre chart that includes CCM artist Francesca Battistelli, Rock icons The Eagles, showman Barry Manilow, and Soul legend Otis Redding.
“2021 has been an unprecedented year for us to share new music on a new label,” Anson Dawkins says. “We brought love and light while walking in faith and favor! We count ourselves blessed beyond measure to be able to do what we are created to do in the unique way that we were designed to do it!”
With three album releases, a music video release, live concert recording, and a collection of radio hits this year, Dawkins & Dawkins are ending 2021 on a very high note but aren’t slowing down. Anson and Eric have much more in store for next year.
“I have never been one for predictions, or would I ever be as presumptuous to say what will happen in the future,” says Eric Dawkins. “What I will say about Dawkins and Dawkins is that we have a book full of empty pages waiting to be written and pens full of ink. We have a story to tell and music that goes with it. Coming off of a successful holiday run with Wonderland topping the retail radio playlist, be on the lookout for NEVER GETS OLD Vol. 3 GRACE & MERCY, and Vol. 4 LIFE & TIME in 2022!”
Their NEVER GETS OLD series of albums and undisputed soulful and profound sound has filled a space in Gospel music that only Dawkins & Dawkins can fill. The genius of Anson and Eric is their ability to create music for you to add to your playlist to worship, jam to, or usher in the new year with, and bet it never gets old.
Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com, founded in 2011. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.
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