The Grammy-nominated Ernie Haase & Signature Sound has broken the traditional mold of gospel quartets. Their unconventional approach will be heard during the SBTC Empower Evangelism Conference, Feb. 27-29, at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco.
The group’s founder and leader, Haase, was a long-time member of the famous Cathedral Quartet, headed by the late George Younce.
In 2003, he gathered a group of like-minded men who share his love for God, great harmonies, time-honored songs and energetic performances and Signature Sound was born. Haase (tenor), Devin McGlamery (lead), Doug Anderson (baritone) and Ian Owens (bass) perform more than 100 solo shows yearly in North America and abroad.
The group’s first DVD release soared to the top of Billboard Magazine’s Music Video Chart and simultaneously topped the Contemporary Christian Music Video Chart. That same DVD achieved Gold sales status, and the project’s accompanying audio release topped both the CCM and Southern Gospel Audio Charts simultaneously at No. 1.
In 2008, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound won Gospel Music Association Dove Awards for Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year and Southern Gospel Album of the Year for “Get Away Jordan.” The “Jordan” album has also been certified Gold. In 2009, they won another Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year Dove Award for “Reason Enough” from their “Dream On” album.
The annual Empower Evangelism Conference will also feature a slate of well-known preachers, such as pastors Ronnie Floyd and Ted Traylor and evangelists such as Junior Hill and Jay Lowder.
Other musicians include Grammy-winning singer Larnelle Harris, best-selling recording artist Charles Billingsley of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va., vocalist and songwriter Luke Garrett, and music ministers Curtis Brewer of Odessa and Phillip Griffin of Fort Worth.