ERNIE HAASE & SIGNATURE SOUND GARNER MULTIPLE DOVE AWARD NOMINATIONS INCLUDING PRESTIGIOUS ARTIST OF THE YEAR AND GROUP OF THE YEAR FOR 42ND ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS

NASHVILLE, TENN. – February 17, 2011 – Nominations for the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards were announced yesterday at a press conference from the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA.

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound scored a total of seven nominations, including prestigious Group of the Year and Artist of the Year. Additionally, “I Thirst” received a nomination for Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the YearDoug Anderson received a Male Vocalist of the Year nomination and Wayne Haun is nominated for Producer of the Year. Rounding out the nominations were nods for Southern Gospel Album of the Year for A Tribute to the Cathedral Quartet, and Long Form Music Video of the Year for A Tribute to the Cathedral Quartet.

Ernie Haase says: “When I heard the news I immediately thought of George Younce and Glen Payne and how happy they would be to know their music has outlived their lives.” Ernie continues, “We’re honored to be nominated alongside our friends and peers. We are so blessed!”

Their highly-acclaimed latest release A Tribute to the Cathedral Quartet debuted at #1 on the Billboard Music Video Chart and #1 on the Southern Gospel Music chart as well as #3 on the Contemporary Christian Music chart and features the #1 song “I Thirst.”

For more information on Ernie Haase & Signature sound, visit ErnieHaase.com, twitter.com/ErnieHaase or facebook.com/ErnieHaaseAndSignatureSound.

The 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards will be held at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Ga. on Wednesday, April 20th. The awards show will be televised on GMC at 8:00p.m. ET/delayed PT on Easter Sunday, April 24th. GMC can be seen in 47 million homes on various cable systems around the country, on DIRECTV on channel 338 and on Verizon FiOS on channel 224.

About Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
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 put all his great training to work when he formed, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. With chart-topping DVDs and audio releases, the group’s success continues to gain momentum with each new release.