Nashville, TN Difference Media recording artist Ivan Parker was named Favorite Soloist at the 2016 Singing News Fan Awards, held this week during NQC (National Quartet Convention) in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Marking his 14th Favorite Soloist honor, Parker has received a total of 32 Singing News Fan Awards during his acclaimed three-decade career.
Parker’s 16th solo recording, Dancing In The Rain, released in July and heralded his debut on the Difference Media label. Produced by Garry Jones, the critically acclaimed album features the current single, “Mama’s Rocking Chair” (feat. Sandy Parker), and “Walk My Way” (feat. Canton Junction).
Ivan Parker has been one of Southern Gospel’s most lauded vocalists for more than three decades. He was lead singer for the Dove Award-winning quartet Gold City from 1983–1993 during which time he recorded his signature song, “Midnight 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 “Hit The Ground Running” and “I Choose.”
Ivan Parker’s current single, “Mama’s Rocking Chair,” debuted as one of the Pick Hits and Top New Releases on the Singing News national chart for November.
Difference Media is a division of John Hagee Ministries, founded by John Hagee. In addition to Parker, the San Antonio-based label features some of the leading names in Gospel music, including Canton Junction, Ricardo Sanchez, Matthew Hagee, Tim Duncan, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, The Cornerstone Sanctuary Choir, John Hagee and The Hagees.
For further information visit differencemedia.org, ivanparker.com, or turningpointpr.com. Follow Ivan Parker on Facebook @ivanparkerofficial and Twitter @ivanparker.
About Butler Music Group
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Butler Music Group provides professional management and consulting services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists including Dunaways, Heaven’s Mountain Band, Tammy Jones Robinette, Three Bridges,Williamson’s, Sacred Harmony, and Coffmans.
BMG subsidiary, Family Music Group, is the label and radio promotion division of BMG. Label or Radio Promotion artists include the Williamsons, Canton Junction, Hagees, Matt Hagee, Jimmy Fortune, Oak Ridge Boys, Dunaways, and many others.
Les Butler has been actively involved in Southern Gospel Music for over 37 years as a musician, producer, manager, former publisher of the Singing News, and as a nationally syndicated radio host. Butler started Butler Music Group in 1978, and purchased Family Music Group in 2003. He is a past March of Dimes AIR award, as well as winner of the Paul Heil Broadcasting Award in 2011. Butler’s syndicated radio show, Les Butler and Friends, is heard across America and abroad. Butler’s playing and production credits include Palmetto State Quartet, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Steeles, Dunaways, Crabb Family, Easter Brothers, Marksmen Quartet, Earl Scruggs, Bowling Family, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon, and many more. Butler’s publishing companie