Thursday, October 24, 2013


"From My Rags, To His Riches," performed by Devin McGlamery, Wins Country Song of the Year Honor at 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Join All-Star Tribute to Bill Gaither

Devin McGlamery acecepts the "Country Song of the Year," for "From My Rags To His Riches" at the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Photo courtesy Devin McGlamery Photo: Getty Images for Gospel Music Association

(NASHVILLE, TN) – The evening of Tuesday, October 15, 2013 was quite exciting for Devin McGlamery, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and StowTown Records! During a special ceremony at the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards, "From My Rags, To His Riches" was awarded "Country Song of The Year." The song, performed by Devin McGlamery with Bluegrass powerhouse duo Dailey and Vincent, from the StowTown Records release, Love Is A Verb, has resonated with audiences across the country with the theme of forgiveness and grace. Songwriters Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsey also received awards for composing the song.

"To say I am beyond excited is an understatement," exclaimed Devin McGlamery. "All I've ever wanted to do was sing Gospel music. To be honored by my peers with a Dove Award is extremely humbling. I praise Jesus Christ, my Savior, for all His blessings!"

Ernie Haase commented: "I met Devin McGlamery as a young teenager who wanted to do this more than anything! I knew then that one day, he would achieve great things. I am very proud of him."

The excitement continued through the evening as Ernie Haase & Signature Sound took to the red carpet to pose for photos and talk with journalists.

Later during the televised portion, the group joined an all-star salute to Bill Gaither. Performing the song "He Touched Me," the group, along with the Isaacs, Dailey & Vincent, and Karen Peck Gooch lit up the stage and brought the crowd to their feet as the music flowed. The Gaither Vocal Band ended the tribute with a performance of "Alpha & Omega."

"It was an honor for our group to pay tribute to one of my personal mentors and friends," shared Ernie Haase. "For years Bill Gaither has invested into the lives of others and it was a very special moment to be able to pay a small tribute to the man who has done so much for Gospel music and the kingdom. We love Bill Gaither!"

The 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards will be televised exclusively on the UP! Television Network tonight, Monday, October 21 at 8:00 PM ET.


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