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JASON CRABB Tops List of 2012 GMA Dove Nominees

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 23, 2012 – 1:24 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 23, 2012) — Christian music mainstay Jason Crabb led the number of Gospel Music Association (GMA) DOVE Award nominations according to the press conference held by the GMA at The Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta, GA on February 22, 2012.

Crabb’s eight nominations include: Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Country Recorded Song of the Year (“Why Me”), Southern Gospel Song of the Year (“If There Ever Was a Time,” Crabb Family), Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (“I Saw the Light”), Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (“I’d Rather Have Jesus”), Southern Gospel Album of the Year (The Song Lives On) (Gaither Music Group) and Long Form Music Video of the Year (The Song Lives On) (Gaither Music Group).

Crabb’s current southern Gospel radio hit “Who Am I,” written by Rusty Goodman and also featured on his nominated release The Song Lives On, is also nominated in the Song of the Year category for the 2012 GMA DOVE Awards.

“I’m just blown away,” stated Jason. “My latest release, The Song Lives On, is a project I’d always dreamed of recording. I wanted to go back to my roots…back to the church where I grew up singing. To see the songs I sang in a little country church be honored in this way is special. This album is something really dear to my heart. I am grateful to the three B’s—Bill Gaither, Barry Jennings and Bill Carter—for making this dream a reality for me.”

Crabb received the news while traveling back from Tuesday night’s college basketball game, broadcast on ESPN, between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the University of Kentucky Wildcats where he performed the national anthem for a packed house at the Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, MS.

“I want to thank Mississippi State University for allowing me to be a part of such a big game,” commented Jason. “What an honor and what a great game!”

Crabb, a Kentucky native and lifelong Wildcat fan, was able to meet Coach Calipari, the University of Kentucky’s head coach. Calipari tweeted later in the evening about his Kentucky team stating, “Our boys still have the will to win.” Included in the tweet was the attached photo with Crabb.

Crabb’s recorded products are available online and at retail everywhere and are distributed through EMI CMG Distribution. For further information regarding Jason Crabb, visit www.jasoncrabb.com.


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Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Return to Atlanta Motor Speedway to Perform National Anthem Prior to AdvoCare 500

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 11, 2011 – 11:17 pm -

NASHVILLE, TN (AUGUST 12, 2011) – Grammy-nominated, award-winning Ernie Haase & Signature Sound will return to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the second consecutive year to perform the National Anthem prior to the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 4.

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (EHSS) is a Grammy-nominated and award-winning gospel quartet that combines modern musical concepts with the timeless quality of vocal groups to break the traditional mold of gospel quartets. The quartet was formed by Ernie Haase, the tenor singer of the famed Cathedral Quartet.

The patriotic pre-race event will feature the group performing the National Anthem, preceded by, “I Pledge My Allegiance.”

“We have never received a more positive response from any National Anthem performer in the history of Atlanta Motor Speedway than what we saw last year after Ernie Haase & Signature Sound presented the National Anthem,” said AMS President and General Manager Ed Clark. “We are certainly thrilled that they will be making a return performance again this year. For the fans that missed the National Anthem last year, I would certainly recommend they tune in with us for their outstanding version of our nation’s song.”

“What an honor to be asked to sing the National Anthem at the Atlanta Motor Speedway once again,” said Ernie Haase, founder of the group. “A repeat performance is the greatest compliment you could ever pay to Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. Thank you Ed Clark, Atlanta Motor Speedway, NASCAR, ESPN and all the fans who asked for us to come back. We are thrilled! See you on race day for the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway!”

Fans that purchase the 2011 AdvoCare 500 souvenir program during race weekend are eligible for two free EHSS song downloads.

NASCAR night racing returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway this Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-4. Tickets for the AdvoCare 500 start at $39 and $19 for students. Children 12 and under admitted free for the Great Clips 300 and the Atlanta 200 with an adult ticket. For more information, call the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX, (770) 946-4211 or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.

For more information on Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, visit www.ErnieHaase.com, Facebook.com/ErnieHaaseAndSignatureSound, and Twitter.com/ErnieHaase

Be sure to check out video of last year’s performance: http://youtu.be/8wcbWdheZLg


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EHSS SINGS NATIONAL ANTHEM AT NASCAR RACE, ESPN BROADCASTS LIVE

Written by Rhonda on September 1, 2010 – 4:27 am -

ESPN TO BROADCAST EVENT LIVE
NASHVILLE, TN (August 31, 2010) – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound will perform the National Anthem prior to the Emory Healthcare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 5.
The patriotic pre-race event will feature the group performing the National Anthem, preceded by, “I Pledge My Allegiance.” The group will be joined by a choir from Hampton First Baptist Church in Hampton, GA. During the performance, local families of fallen military members will join Ernie Haase & Signature Sound in the Atlanta Motor Speedway Infield where they will help display a vast American flag to honor America’s soldiers.
Ernie Haase commented, “We are honored to sing the National Anthem at the Emory Healthcare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. We are grateful to Ed Clark, the president of the Atlanta Motor Speedway for giving us a chance to celebrate America and the Altanta Motor Speedway’s 50th Anniversary.”
In addition to Sunday’s performance by Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, pre-race entertainment will be provided by legendary rock band Foreigner.
ESPN will broadcast the Emory Healthecare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series live at 7:30pm (EST) / 6:30pm (CST).
The biggest Labor Day party in the USA is at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Emory Healthcare 500 race weekend on Sept. 3-5. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at 770-946-4211, 877-9-AMS-TIX, or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.


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