“AIRA Awards for the song "Servants Heart" Written by Janeil Lair Perry The Academy of Independent Recording Artists is extremely proud to announce the election of Arden Dea Fennell for the award certification of Single Of The Year Contemporary Christian Division National.”
“Dating from 1968, "Reflections of Mine" is one of the many gems buried in the Petty vault by groups that Norman was unable to find a home for. It's credited to the Daniel Paul Revelation, featuring singer Arden Fennell. Fennell was familiar to Petty from stints with the Tryb and the Sixth Edition, who both recorded in Clovis. Prior to that, he had been a popular vocalist in the Sterling, Colorado area and leader of several groups. The Sixth Edition eventually morphed into the Daniel Paul Revelation, based in Loveland, Colorado. The line up was Fennell on vocals and rhythm guitar, Sam Haughland on organ, John Kerns on drums, Jim Dykeman on lead and Randy Tiley on bass. "The Daniel Paul Revelation was really put together to showcase our song material," says Fennell. "Norman would take whatever we would bring. He was a real stickler about the drums, really wanted them solid, so Doug Roberts ended up playing drums on both Sixth Edition and Daniel Paul Revelations sessions."”
“At nine years old, Arden began his musical career and played at his first dance at age eleven. He was active in choir and band in high school and continued his music studies at Northeastern Junior College, New York Musical Theater Academy and Colorado State University. Arden worked with numerous groups including the "Polara's( a group of friends and classmates) who recorded for the Pharos label, having "Cricket" and "Breaker" as national releases. He signed a mangement contract with the late Norman Petty, manager and producer of Buddy Holly which resulted in record releases on the Evolution and Nor-Va Jak labels. ”
"1997 Top Entertainer Arden Fennell." In 1987, Fennell won the Colorado Fountains Amateur Songwriter of the Year Award during their 25th Anniversary Celebration. He has also won honors with Music City News Song Competition, Video Jukebox's Patti Lovelace Competition, and the Third Annual Music Fair sponsored by the Songwriters Association of America.