NASHVILLE, Tenn.â€”The Best of Ivan Parker: From The Homecoming Series, a Gaither Music Group collection originally released in 2007, has returned to the Top 5 of Billboardâ€™s Music Video Sales chart. The best-selling DVD is #4 on the publicationâ€™sMarch 11 chart, joining such iconic artists as The Beatles, Adele and The Rolling Stones in the Top 10. Upon its initial release a decade ago, The Best of Ivan Parker reached the chartâ€™s #2 position.
The Best of Ivan Parker, hosted by GRAMMYÂ® and Dove Award-winning Gospel Music pioneer Bill Gaither, features the award-winning artistâ€™s most popular Homecoming video series performances through the years, along with never-before-seen footage, family photos, and interviews. Spotlighted in the collection are such classic hymns as â€œIn The Gardenâ€ and â€œJesus Loves Meâ€; Christian music standards including â€œRise Againâ€ and â€œI Can Only Imagineâ€; and Parkerâ€™s signature song, â€œMidnight Cry.â€
Ivan Parker has been one of Southern Gospelâ€™s most laudedÂ vocalists for more than three decades, having received 32 Singing News Fan Awards including 14 Favorite Soloist honors.Â He was lead singer for the Dove Award-winning quartet Gold City from 1983â€“1993 during which time he recorded the now-classic â€œMidnight Cry.” As a solo artist, he has released 16 recordings and five DVDs, along with being featured in 32 best-selling Gaither Homecoming videos. His #1 Southern Gospel radio singles include â€œHit The Ground Runningâ€ and â€œI Choose.â€ Parkerâ€™s 16thÂ solo recording, Dancing In The Rain, released last year on the Difference Media label.
One of the largest independent Christian music companies in the world and a household name for millions of fans, GAITHER MUSIC GROUP is known worldwide for its award-winning and top-selling CD and DVD recordings, including the Gaither Gospel Series, of which 133 products have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum. These recordings, which encompass more than 177 video copyrights, showcase gospel music pioneers, many of the finest performers in the gospel genre, up-and-coming acts and country artists including The Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Fortune, Joey+Rory, Alabama, George Jones, Vince Gill and others. The Gaither brand of artists and products topped the Billboard Year-End Chart of Music Video Sales Labels for 2000, 2011, 2014 and 2015. Founder and recording artist Bill Gaither is a 6-time GRAMMYÂ® Award winner and a recipient of over 41 Gospel Music Association DoveÂ Awards.
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