NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Difference Media artist The Hagees celebrated the highest sales debut of their career with the June 10 release of Love (Capitol Christian Distribution). The recording debuted at #2 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Southern chart; #27 on the Top Current Contemporary Christian chart; and #15 on the all-genre Top New Artist Albums chart for the week ending June 15. The precedent-setting release of Love marks the highest debut for the Difference Media label since its inception.
Produced by multi-Dove Award winner Aaron Crabb, Love includes “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” featuring Pastor John Hagee, group patriarch and world-renowned evangelist; the contemporary country “When Love Comes To Town,” featuring Matthew Hagee; “That’s What Love Looks Like,” with lead vocals by Sandy Parker; and the powerful affirmation of “I’ll Never Leave You,” spotlighting Tina Ketterling. The project is highlighted by the Dottie Rambo-penned “I’ve Never Been This Homesick Before,” showcasing guest vocals from Dove Award-winning quartet Canton Junction.
Comprised of Pastor John Hagee, his son Pastor Matthew Hagee, and daughters Sandy Parker and Tina Ketterling, The Hagees’ storied Gospel career has spanned more than two decades, boasting multiple acclaimed recordings and international appearances.
A world-renowned evangelist and best-selling author, Pastor John Hagee is founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. A non-denominational evangelical church with more than 20,000 active members, Cornerstone is home to John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts Pastor Hagee’s radio and television teachings throughout America and to more than 190 countries around the globe. The ministry also operates GETV, a 24/7 online television and video on-demand broadcast of sermons and original programming (getv.org).