NASHVILLE, Tenn.â€”GRAMMYÂ®-nominated, Dove Award-winning StowTown Records flagship artist Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (EHSS) is set to premiere a new streaming series, â€œFriday Night Sing,â€ beginning September 11 at 7:00 pm ET. A unique mix of music, memories and special guests, the weekly half-hour show will be free to view on the groupâ€™s website, as well as via YouTube and Facebook.
â€œLike everyone else, when much of the U.S. shut down at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I would wake up each morning with uncertainty and a certain amount of fear,â€ Haase recalls. â€œAfter a few weeks of that I said, â€˜Enough! What can I do to help?â€™ EHSS soon began singing together online, each of us performing from our individual living rooms.Â That weekly effort caught on so well andÂ the idea for â€˜Friday Night Singâ€™ was born. Now, this series is our gift to the body of Christ in these uncertain times.â€
With a new episode debuting each Friday for 16 weeks, the show will be anchored by socially-distanced performances of familiar favorites from Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. In addition, a special guest will be featured on every show, with upcoming appearances slated to includeÂ Christian music patriarch Bill Gaither; Dr. Dave Zanotti, president and CEO of the American PolicyÂ Roundtable and co-host of the popular radio broadcast â€œThe Public Squareâ€; GRAMMYÂ®-winning cellist Sara Santâ€™Ambrogio; GRAMMYÂ®-nominated trio the Booth Brothers; and Broadway actor and singer J. Mark McVey, among many others.
â€œFriday Night Singâ€ episodes will also be highlighted by never-before-seen footage of Haaseâ€™s beloved father-in-law, the late George Younce, along with archived performances from the Cathedral QuartetÂ during Haaseâ€™s tenure with the iconic group.
â€œWe know Christ is the center of all things and on theÂ â€˜Friday Night Singâ€™Â we are going to show the world what that looks like,â€ Haase adds of the showâ€™s purpose. â€œGrace, hope, love, liberty, friendship and all good things have a face, and it is the eternal Christ Jesus our Lord. THAT’S WHY WE SING!â€
Since its formation in 2003, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound has become one of the most celebrated quartets in Southern Gospel history. The GRAMMYÂ®-nominated, multi Dove Award-winning group is comprised of Ernie Haase (tenor), Devin McGlamery (lead), Dustin Doyle (baritone) and Paul Harkey (bass). A hitmaker at Southern Gospel radio, EHSS has also earned multiple Gold and Platinum DVD certifications and was recentlyÂ nominated for a 2020 Dove Award for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year.