February 4th, 2014â€”NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Award-winning and GRAMMYÂ® â€“nominated quartet Ernie Haase & Signature Sound are releasing an all-new CD and DVD today.Â 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 â€œSwing Low, Sweet Chariot,â€ â€œHeavenly Parade,â€ â€œUp Above My Head (I Hear Music in the Air),â€ â€œNoah Found Grace in the Eyes of the Lordâ€ and â€œScars in the Hands of Jesusâ€ as well as a new, crowd-stirring arrangement of â€œWhen the Saints Go Marching In.â€
â€œWe sang â€˜This Olâ€™ Houseâ€™ while in Chennai, India, a couple of years ago; and we included a bridge of â€˜When the Saints Go Marching Inâ€™ as part of that arrangement,â€ recalls Haase.Â â€œWhen we began to sing the bridge the crowd exploded.Â We decided right then we needed to do our own arrangement of this Gospel standard.â€
One of the groupâ€™s most requested Gospel standards ongoing is Haaseâ€™s now signature rendition of the title cut, â€œOh What a Savior.â€
â€œI never tire of singing this song,â€ Haase describes. Â â€œTo 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 â€˜heavenly level.â€™ Â That’s worship!â€Â Â
In addition to popular favorites, the group recorded several brand new songs on the release including the intimate â€œShh, Be Still,â€ sung around the piano; the first radio single â€œThatâ€™s Why (I Love Him So)â€; and â€œSometimes I Wonder.â€Â 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 â€œClimb Every Mountain.â€
Â “We hope listeners and viewers of the new release will experience joy, hope and encouragement,â€ stated Haase. Â â€œThese 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 â€œDaniel Britt & Friends,â€ a Gospel radio show on SIRIUS XM Satellite Radioâ€™s enLighten channel (Sirius XM Channel 65).Â The guys share stories from the road, describe the making of the Oh What a Savior recording and preview songs from the new release.Â The one-hour shows will air as follows:Â 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.