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Ernie Haase

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Twitter News of the Day- JESUS Changed Everything

Written by scoopsnews on April 3, 2016 – 8:37 am -


Tweet of the Day:

Ernie Haase

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Ernie Haase sends blessings for 2016

Written by Staff on December 29, 2015 – 11:02 am -

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

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Happy Birthday to Ernie Haase!

Written by Staff on December 12, 2015 – 7:42 am -

Ernie Haase--Ernie Haase & Signature SoundSGN Scoops would like to wish Ernie Haase a wonderful birthday! As the head of Ernie Haase and Sigature Sound, he has made his quartet a household name among fans of Southern Gospel. They are in the middle of their UK tour as I write this.

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound With Michael BoothWhen Ernie was still with the prestigious Cathedral Quartet, I was privileged to meet him and get to know him a little. You can find out more about that in the “Editor’s Last Word” at the end of the December issue of SGN Scoops.

December 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

December 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

We feature Ernie and his boys as our cover story for December. Take a moment to read this article and also to wish Ernie Haase a happy birthday!

Merry Christmas to all our readers!

— Lorraine Walker, editor, SGN Scoops

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 23, 2014 – 1:37 pm -

Cathedrals Family Reunion

Cathedrals Family Reunion

July 23rd, 2014—NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Gaither Music Group and Innovative Management and Consulting, LLC (IMC) have announced the release of an all-new CD and DVD entitled Cathedrals Family Reunion Past Members Reunite LIVE in Concert.

The recordings, which will be available on September 2nd, capture the historical concerts that took place on November 8th and 9th, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas, at the MacGorman Performing Arts Center where five former members of the legendary Cathedrals combined voices to celebrate the group’s legacy and pay honor to its founders Glen Payne and George Younce.

The two-day event featured performances by tenor Ernie Haase and his GRAMMY®-nominated quartet Ernie Haase & Signature Sound; baritone Scott Fowler and Legacy Five (a group he co-founded after The Cathedrals retired); lead vocalist and piano player Gerald Wolfe and Greater Vision (the heralded trio he formed upon leaving the group); beloved baritone and bass player Mark Trammel and The Mark Trammel Quartet; and tenor Danny Funderburk, now a popular solo artist and household name among gospel music lovers. The recordings, an encouraging walk down memory lane, are a tribute to group members Payne and Younce, two patriarchs and mentors who were an inspiration to countless singers for many decades. “Doing these great time-honored songs in the studio was great,” described Haase. “We thought that was all there would be of the experience. Then to sing them ‘live’ with each other was beyond words. To have had that one special night captured ‘live’ on DVD & CD was truly a bonus blessing. Hardly ever can you capture heart, emotion and spirit the way it actually happens in a live setting. Well, I for one feel that is exactly what has happened. Get ready to laugh a little and cry a lot…I sure did.”

The sold-out event marked the first time these five acclaimed vocalists had joined together to perform some of the most loved hits by The Cathedrals, whose career spanned over 35 years. The concert brought back countless memories for the singers and the audience alike, and the stories they shared left the congregation moved and inspired…and wanting more. The overwhelming response has resulted in a national tour in six select markets organized by IMC in association with Showcase Management. The tour will start this November in Akron, Ohio, the birthplace of the original Cathedral Quartet where it all began.
As with the original reunion event, each weekend will focus on celebrating the legacy of the iconic Cathedral Quartet, featuring music from each of the current artists as well as performances by this special Cathedrals Family Reunion line-up. The weekends will also feature memorabilia displays, special matinees, a behind-the-scenes Q&A session, a chance to tour “Silhouette” (the last tour bus The Cathedrals used) and more.
Produced by award-winning producer/songwriter Wayne Haun, the Cathedrals Family Reunion Past Members Reunite LIVE in Concert CD contains classic hits such as “Wedding Music,” “Yesterday,” “Somebody Touched Me,” “Step into the Water,” “Oh, What a Savior,” “Champion of Love,” “We Shall See Jesus” and more. The companion DVD, produced by IMC’s Landon Beene, contains 17 songs including additions “Oh, Come Along,” “We Shall Be Caught Up,” “Search Me O God” and more.

The new CD and DVD will be part of a tv special in September, airing on Dish TV, DirecTV, AT&T Uverse, GaitherTV, TBN, RFD, FamilyNet, CTN, UPtv, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN. It will air in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV, and the projects will be featured in HOMECOMING Magazine.
Cathedrals Family Reunion, Past Members Reunite LIVE in Concert will be available for pre-sale on Monday August 4th at www.gaither.com and at www.CathedralsFamilyReunion.com.
The releases will be distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and will available at retail and digital outlets worldwide including iTunes, Amazon and www.gaither.com. For more information on the event and/or to purchase tickets or product please visit www.CathedralsFamilyReunion.com.

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StowTown Records & IMC Join Forces

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 16, 2014 – 10:35 pm -

IMCNASHVILLE, TN (June 16, 2014) – A strategic partnership has been announced between StowTown Records and IMC Management. The new and reimagined StowTown Records will launch an even more effective platform for their artists, and will harness the power of IMC management and concert event companies to serve the needs of StowTown Records’ award-winning roster. StowTown Records founders Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun will team with IMC’s Landon Beene and Nate Goble as equal partners in the new company.

Landon Beene believes the possibilities are endless. “We have worked diligently over the last several years at IMC to build an engine for promotion—of not only events, but also the development of the artist within our brand. StowTown Records has been growing rapidly at the same time, with a strong catalog of great music and retail presence via Provident/Sony in the Christian music marketplace. Our goal is to create a new innovative way of marketing the best music in the world!”

Haase and Haun have been exploring options for innovation, and they are confident that the expanded StowTown label is one more key component in bringing those dreams to life. Haun is excited about the possibilities. “Ernie and I believe that this new partnership will encourage the growth of gospel music because it’s a fresh approach to artist development, marketing, concert promotion, and a strong presence in retail. We believe that StowTown Records can offer the best of all worlds to our artists, so they can focus on what God has called them to do.”

The inaugural release under the new StowTown Records partnership is the highly anticipated “An Evening of Gospel Music with Dr. Charles Stanley & Friends” DVD recorded live at First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, featuring performances by The Booth Brothers, The Collingsworth Family, Greater Vision, Taranda Greene, and The Triumphant Quartet. Followed on June 10, 2014, The Taylors—the Singing News 2013 Favorite New Mixed Group of the Year—released their debut CD, “Measure of Grace,” through the StowTown label, with worldwide distribution through Provident/Sony Distribution.

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StowTown Records Signs The Taylors

Written by SGN Scoops on April 16, 2014 – 6:59 am -

stowtowntaylersStowNASHVILLE, TN (April 15, 2014) – On Monday, StowTown Records expanded its already impressive artist roster by signing The Taylors, the Singing News 2013 Favorite New Mixed Group of the Year.  
StowTown Records co-founders Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun celebrated their new partnership with The Taylors—Jonathan, Suzanne, Christopher, and Leslie—during a signing event at the offices of Provident/Sony Distribution. A live performance by the brothers and sisters quickly captivated the Provident sales and marketing staff, and created an air of excitement for “Measure of Grace,” their debut CD release with the StowTown record label.
Ernie Haase has been anticipating the opportunity to introduce the young artists to an even wider audience. “The Taylors are a talented vocal group who have that ‘sibling thing’ that is hard to describe or deny. To see these brothers and sisters—all in their early 20’s—perform together is something to behold. I think everyone will hear what we first heard in The Taylors—passionate, tender voices blending into glorious overtones of a
heavenly sound. You are going to love The Taylors!” Jonathan Taylor expressed his excitement about The Taylors being welcomed into the StowTown family of artists. “We’ve been so impressed by Ernie always wanting to do his best in everything he’s been called to do. We look forward to seeing how God uses this new relationship to spread our music to unexpected places!”
The Taylors’ new recording, “Measure of Grace,” is expected to release on June 10, 2014, to Christian retail stores nationwide, as well as digital outlets. Their first single from the project will be shipped to radio soon, in anticipation of another successful climb up the charts. Follow The Taylors on Twitter  and visit their website for news from the group, updates on their touring schedule, and further details on the upcoming project as the release date approaches.

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Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Release All-new CD and DVD, Oh What a Savior

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 4, 2014 – 10:29 am -

EHSSFebruary 4th, 2014—NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Award-winning and GRAMMY® –nominated quartet Ernie Haase & Signature Sound are releasing an all-new CD and DVD today.  Oh What a Savior, a LIVE project recorded at the Carson Center in Paducah, Ky., was produced by GMA DOVE Award-winning producer and songwriter Wayne Haun.
The group, which features Ernie Haase, Doug Anderson, Devin McGlamery and Paul Harkey, brought their hallmark energy to the stage to perform Gospel standards such as “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” “Heavenly Parade,” “Up Above My Head (I Hear Music in the Air),” “Noah Found Grace in the Eyes of the Lord” and “Scars in the Hands of Jesus” as well as a new, crowd-stirring arrangement of “When the Saints Go Marching In.”
“We sang ‘This Ol’ House’ while in Chennai, India, a couple of years ago; and we included a bridge of ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’ as part of that arrangement,” recalls Haase.  “When we began to sing the bridge the crowd exploded.  We decided right then we needed to do our own arrangement of this Gospel standard.”
One of the group’s most requested Gospel standards ongoing is Haase’s now signature rendition of the title cut, “Oh What a Savior.”
“I never tire of singing this song,” Haase describes.  “To have a song people demand you sing is a career maker to say the least. However, to have audiences sing along with you and take the song away from you takes things to another level. Dare I say a ‘heavenly level.’  That’s worship!”  
In addition to popular favorites, the group recorded several brand new songs on the release including the intimate “Shh, Be Still,” sung around the piano; the first radio single “That’s Why (I Love Him So)”; and “Sometimes I Wonder.”  The group was joined throughout the evening by special guests including the trio Beyond the Ashes, Gaither HOMECOMING favorite Wesley Pritchard and Broadway sensation J.Mark McVey (Les Miserables) who joined the quartet for a chilling rendition of The Sound of Music standard “Climb Every Mountain.”
 “We hope listeners and viewers of the new release will experience joy, hope and encouragement,” stated Haase.  “These are tough times that we are living in, and I believe God placed Signature Sound here for a time such as this to be a bright light.”
Oh What a Savior has been airing on national tv networks includingRFD, DISH TV, DIRECTV, TBN, Family Net, FFE, RURAL TV, TNN, Airtime, CTN, The Walk TV (formerly Legacy), TCT and TLN and also in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, Grace TV and the Miracle Channel. The DVD is also featured on Gaither TV (available on Roku, Google TV and the Internet).
The group will be featured on the next two broadcasts of “Daniel Britt & Friends,” a Gospel radio show on SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio’s enLighten channel (Sirius XM Channel 65).  The guys share stories from the road, describe the making of the Oh What a Savior recording and preview songs from the new release.  The one-hour shows will air as follows:  Monday, February 3rd, at 7PM EST; Thursday, February 6th at 10PM EST; and Saturday, February 8th, at 12PM/NOON EST.
The new CD and DVD, available on February 4th, are exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and are available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Amazon and G aither.com.
For further information visit erniehaase.com or connect at facebook.com/ernie haase or on Twitter: @ErnieHaase. 

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Written by SGN Scoops on December 2, 2013 – 2:45 pm -

(NASHVILLE, TN) – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound have once again set out on their extremely popular Christmas tour. For the fifth consecutive year the group is delighting audiences with their spirited stage performance and erniechristmasimpeccable harmonies while delivering seasonal favorites, beloved hymns and new compositions. This tour has become a must-see for fans all across the country.

The tour kicked off recently with a performance at Dr. David Jeremiah’s Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego, CA before making the rounds to Iowa, Ohio and more! Continuing through the month of December with select dates, the tour will make stops in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Minnesota, among others.

“Christmas is our favorite time of year,” commented Ernie Haase. “There’s no better way to spend this season than with our friends all across the country!”

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound recently released a DVD/CD combination called,Christmas Live!, allowing concert-goers to literally take the night home with them. The DVD and CD is a live recording and is available at concerts, online at www.ErnieHaase.com and at Christian book stores.

For all tour dates, visit www.ErnieHaase.com

Combining 21st century ideas with the timeless quality of great quartets from the 1950s, this Grammy-nominated, Dove award-winning group has broken the traditional mold of gospel quartets. With their unconventional approach to communicating the Good News, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (EHSS) are blazing a trail through the heart of Gospel music with groundbreaking originality.
The group’s founder and leader, Ernie Haase, got his start in Gospel music as a long-time member of the renowned Cathedral Quartet, and his roots are deeply planted in the rich legacy of music that is both meaningful and thoroughly entertaining. After the Cathedrals bid farewell to their five-decade run in the music industry, Ernie formed Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. With chart-topping DVDs and audio releases, the group’s success continues to gain momentum with each new release. Their latest release, Glorious Day (StowTown Records / Provident Distribution), is available at Walmart, Best Buy, and other retail stores as well as iTunes, Rhapsody and all other digital retail outlets.

Photo: Ernie Haase & Signature Sound present Christmas Live! at Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego, CA. Photo courtesy Shadow Mountain



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Written by SGN Scoops on November 12, 2013 – 4:05 pm -

cathedral reunion cd(Nashville, Tenn.) – The wait is finally over! The brand-new Cathedrals Family Reunion project is officially available online at digital retailers and wherever great Christian music is sold.

For the first time ever, five alumni members of the Cathedrals have reunited to present a special project featuring all-new recordings of some of the most loved and biggest hits of their career. In this once-in-a-lifetime compact disc, Scott Fowler, Ernie Haase, Mark Trammell, Danny Funderburk and Gerald Wolfe blend their voices together re-creating that classic Cathedral sound.

Distributed by Provident Distribution, this historic recording is presented through a special partnership with IMC Management and StowTown Records. Landon Beene (IMC Management) states: “You’re going to LOVE this project! I loved the Cathedrals – they’re the group that made me love this great, gospel music! To hear these five men come together and sing these songs is absolutely thrilling!’

Track Listing:

1. Blood Washed Band

2. We Shall Be Caught Up

3. Wedding Music

4. We’ll Work

5. O Come Along

6. I’ve Read The Back of the Book

7. Yesterday

8. Can He, Could He, Would He

9. Oh, What A Savior

10. He Made A Change

11. Somebody Touched Me

12. Search Me, O God

13. Champion of Love

To purchase the project on iTunes, click here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cathedrals-family-reunion/id736896143

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