Friday, January 24, 2014
Doug Anderson Celebrates The Release of DRIVE
chose to “Drive” over snowy roads for an evening featuring the warm voice and memorable songs they’d been waiting to hear.
Doug Anderson—fresh from his GMA Dove Award-winning debut solo recording—kept the momentum going with a CD release party for his sophomore project on StowTown
Records; the event was attended by an enthusiastic hometown Hoosier crowd, faithful fans, and music industry friends from Nashville. The 2012 “Male Vocalist of the Year” (Absolutely Gospel Awards) and radio favorite (three Top 40 radio singles) had to fight canceled flights just to make it back in time for the big night from Hershey, Pennsylvania, where he had been the featured artist for the annual Christian Products Expo. According to Kirk Blank, president of Munce Group and MTL media, “Doug’s performance generated waves of thundering applause, and his ability to weave a story between songs endeared him to the packed crowd of independent retailers.”
Although currently known as a featured vocalist with Ernie Haase & Signature Sound,
Anderson has gained new fans as a country music solo artist, and Tuesday night
he proved again that he is at home in either setting. The high-energy baritone,
along with a live band, kept the crowd happy all night long with a variety of new and
classic songs, including the progressive title song “Drive,” a memorable remake of the Dolly Parton favorite “The Seeker,” the heartfelt “Moment by Moment Grace,” and the contagious first radio single from the project, “Love with Open Arms.” A few highlights from the evening are available athttp://youtu.be/pKzBKmD-rNY and http://youtu.be/nb7RbZkf3QY
Retail stores will carry “Drive” exclusively for two weeks beginning January
21, 2014; after that initial offering, fans will be able to purchase the CD online, in addition to the brick-and-mortar stores. Follow Doug Anderson on Twitter and Facebook for updates on his solo concerts, as well as his tour schedule with Ernie Haase & Signature Sound.
About StowTown Records
Founded in 2011, StowTown Records reflects the musical vision of Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun, and is the creative home for Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Doug Anderson, Devin McGlamery, The Perrys, The Collingsworth Family, Beyond the Ashes, The Browns, and selected classic music from The Cathedrals, their legendary bass singer, George Younce, and The Cathedral Family Reunion. Distributed worldwide through Provident / Sony Distribution, this independent label has quickly garnered industry attention with multiple GMA/Dove Awards and chart-topping releases from their highly respected artist roster. For more information on StowTown Records, visitwww.StowTownRecords.com
(Photo courtesy of Susan Bailey)