(Nashville, TN – November 7, 2012) â€“ Ernie Haase, President of StowTown Records, proudly announces that Dove-nominated music trio, Beyond The Ashes, has signed a recording contract with StowTown Records. The news was shared on-stage during a Nashville, TN area concert featuring Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and Beyond The Ashes.
Haase commented: “On behalf of myself, Wayne Haun, and the entire staff of StowTown Records and Provident/Sony, I want to say that we are excited to announce the signing of a new and energetic group of young guys to our family. Beyond The Ashes joined the StowTown family. Beyond the Ashes epitomizes what we here at StowTown Records are all about: quality gospel music performed with class and wonderful, time-honored traditions mixed with a fresh new approach. We are very proud to be working with this fine group. Beyond The Ashes is now working on their first StowTown Records release slated for spring 2013.”
Anthony Facello, owner/manager of Beyond The Ashes stated: “Over the last several years, we’ve seen God move in big ways our ministry, but when the door opened for us to be a part of Stowtown, it felt like more than an open door. It’s truly a dream coming to life. Beyond The Ashes has always had the utmost respect for Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun. Their talent and reputation for making great music precedes itself. To be invited to join a label family that has such amazing quality and wonderful people is an absolute honor. We want to say thank you, first to GOD, for leading us to this moment, and second to Ernie and Wayne for believing in the heart and ministry of our group. We are really excited about all that’s ahead with Stowtown Records.”
Additionally, it was announced that Devin McGlamery has also signed a recording agreement with StowTown, and is currently in the studio recording a solo project due in 2013.
Formed in 2010 by Ernie Haase and Producer/Arranger Wayne Haun, StowTown Records has quickly become a leading independent label and is distributed through an exclusive agreement with Provident / Sony Distribution..
The announcement came at a recent standing-room-only appearance where Paul Harkey made his Nashville, TN debut with the group. The energy and excitement could be felt throughout the room as the audience received a “first-listen” to this talented young man. Haase says: “This was one of Paul’s very first appearances with the group and I know he was nervous but you couldn’t tell it at all! All of our Nashville friends and family welcomed him with open arms – just as we’ve seen night after night!”