Combining 21st century ideas with the timeless quality of great quartets from the 1950s, Grammy-nominated Ernie Haase & Signature Sound has broken the traditional mold of gospel quartets.Â Their unconventional approach to communicating the Good News with groundbreaking originality has blazed a trail that will go down in gospel music history.
The groupâ€™s founder and leader, Ernie Haase, was a long-time member of the famous Cathedral Quartet, headed by the late George Younce.Â Ernieâ€™s roots are deeply planted in the rich legacy of music that is both meaningful and thoroughly entertaining.Â After the Cathedrals bid farewell to their five-decade run in the music industry, Ernieâ€™s passion for gospel music led him to a new beginning.
In 2003, he gathered a group of like-minded men who share his love for God, great harmonies, time-honored songs and energetic performancesâ€¦and together, they have become one of the most influential forces in southern gospel music.Â Inspired by their heroes, loved by their audiences and blessed by the Lord beyond their dreams.Â Ernie (tenor), Devin McGlamery (lead), Doug Anderson (baritone), and Ian Owens (bass) perform more than 100 solo shows yearly in North America and abroad.
The groups first DVD release soared to the top of Billboard Magazineâ€™s Music Video Chart and simultaneously topped the Contemporary Christian Music Video Chart.Â That same DVD achieved Gold sales status, and the projectâ€™s accompanying audio release topped both the CCM and Southern Gospel Audio Charts simultaneously at No. 1.
In 2008, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound won Gospel Music Association Dove Awards for Southern Gospel Recording Song of the Year and Southern Gospel Album of the Year for â€œGet Away Jordan.â€Â The â€œJordanâ€ album has also been certified Gold.Â In 2009, they won another Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year Dove Award for â€œReason Enoughâ€ from their â€œDream Onâ€ album.
Released in the fall of 2008, the â€œDream Onâ€ DVD debuted at No. 1 on the Contemporary Christian Music Video Chart and at No. 3 on the Billboard Music Video Chart.Â The â€œDream Onâ€ CD launched at No. 1 on the Southern Gospel Music Chart. â€œDream Onâ€ was nominated for a 2010 Grammy in the category of â€œBest Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album.â€
Ernie Haase & Signature Soundâ€™ success continues with each new release, but perhaps their most rewarding achievement is the new generation of gospel music lovers emerging across the globe.Â The groupâ€™s contagious energy spreads through entertaining performances packed with truth and overflowing with a joyful spirit of gratitudeâ€¦bringing listeners around the world their refreshing approach to gospel classics and new material that is uniquely Signature Sound.
They travel with a pianist, drummer and two guitar players.Â Donâ€™t miss this exciting group of guys coming to Meramec Music Theatre, Thursday evening, June 23 at 7:00 P.M.Â Call 573-775-5999 for tickets in advance.Â Â They will be performing a Cathedrals Influenced concert.