Be sure to read our interview with Ernie Haase & Signature Sound in the October issue of SGN Scoops!
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – October 26, 2010 – Gaither Music Group is pleased to announce the release of Ernie Haase & Signature Sound: A Tribute to the Cathedral Quartet available now on CD and DVD.
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound give new appreciation to some of the greatest quartet favorites every written in this DVD and CD, honoring the songs and legacy of the quartet that inspired their own genesis as a group. With a breathtaking set, an electrifying audience of supporters, an inspiring line-up of Cathedrals favorites, plus vintage photos, footage and memories of The Cathedrals, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound keep those great memories alive and offer their gratitude for the indelible mark their heroes made on Gospel music.
Ernie Haase comments, â€œIt is no secret that I love The Cathedral Quartet. As a young teenager, I had a poster of them on my wall right next to my favorite sportsâ€™ icons. George and Glen; their music changed and formed my life.â€ Ernie continues, â€œTo have been part of George and Glen’s history and to have been there for their last ten years was nothing less than â€˜epicâ€™ for me. Now, ten years after The Cathedralsâ€™ retirement, we are blessed to pay tribute and bring the music of The Cathedrals to a new generation.â€
Members of the Payne family, the Younce family and Roger Bennettâ€™s family added a very special element to the evening, simply by their presence, and Bill Gaither and Squire Parsons also joined the celebration to honor their good friends.
â€œThere are few artists in history who were better examples to follow than George Younce and Glen Payne” says Bill Gaither. “When they founded The Cathedrals, they started more than a great quartet; they modeled character, team spirit and countless other qualities that young groups could learn from.Â I know Ernieâ€™s early years as a young artist singing with The Cathedrals helped shape his worldview and his vision as an artist, and it is wonderful to see Ernie Haase and Signature Sound honor the spiritual and musical legacy of The Cathedrals so beautifully.Â This is a wonderful celebration.â€
This DVD and CD release features Ernie Haase & Signature Sound at their very finest. Ernie Haase & Signature Sound: A Tribute to the Cathedral Quartet, is distributed through EMI CMG Distribution, and is available online at gaither.com, ErnieHaase.com, iTunes and Amazon.com among others, and in retail stores where Christian music is sold.
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 groupâ€™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.Â With chart-topping DVDs and audio releases, the groupâ€™s success continues to gain momentum with each new release.
For more information regarding Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, visit www.ErnieHaase.com.