Awaken Records is a faith based management company and independent record label. The company’s experienced team is committed to developing artists, producing the highest quality music and making an impact on popular culture by delivering music with a positive, life changing message.
Jason Davis has spent his entire career in the music industry and worked with many worldwide stars, including Boyz ll Men, Sugar Ray, P. Diddy, Alabama, Lonestar, Dolly Parton, among many others. Over the span of two decades, he has not only pioneered new approaches to the signing and development of some of the world’s most successful recording artists and songwriters but he has consistently championed innovative business models and partnerships with a wide range of companies around the world. These accomplishments have led to his reputation as one of the industry’s preeminent creative executives.
His career began as a songwriter when he was discovered by Grant Cunningham, the SVP of A&R for Sparrow Records (Chris Tomlin). Davis went on to write a #1 Billboard hit, receive several ASCAP Songwriting awards, and was nominated for a Premios Tu Mundo Latin Music Award. Davis has also founded other cutting edge entertainment companies such as One One 7 and Radar Label Group.
Drew Howard has a passion for music and its ability to bring people closer to God. At an early age he found himself deeply involved in radio, this early introduction to mass media would soon become a relevant part of his life. Drew graduated with a minor in music in 1992, after a few years he acquired a group of radio stations, one of those stations became the Hook FM a radio station dedicated to spreading the Gospel.
The Hook FM became a staple of the community and rapidly gained an unprecedented following across Southwest Georgia. The Hook was later contacted by K-Love and became one of their repeating stations.
Drew believes strongly in giving back to the community and is involved whole-heartedly in international missions. He is constantly traveling to Peru where he (as well as his whole family) contributes to the growth of a local ministry that helps children in need. To this end Drew created a non-profit organization named Less of Me, More of You with the purpose of raising awareness and help fund a Children's Home in Iquitos, Peru and a church and outreach center in Lima, Peru.
Sherri Simmons has a passion for business; she gets joy and satisfaction out of seeing the businesses she leads prosper and believes firmly in dedication and hard work. She understands the success of a business depends on encouraging all members of the team to do their best, with that mindset, she has overseen several successful business mergers. Throughout her life Sherri has fought hard to advance everything she has been part of and to become the best possible steward of what she has been entrusted with (Matthew 25:14-30).
A few years ago Sherri was diagnosed with breast cancer, although the type of cancer she was diagnosed with was a particularly aggressive one she knew that her faith in God as well as the support from her family would ultimately see her come back to health. As with everything, she approached her treatment with strength, determination, and most of all, faith. Sherri has been cancer-free for six years and relays purely on the knowledge that God’s plan is perfect for her life (Romans 8:28).