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Russell Taff is an American gospel
Gospel
A gospel is an account, often written, that describes the life of Jesus of Nazareth. In a more general sense the term "gospel" may refer to the good news message of the New Testament. It is primarily used in reference to the four canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John...

 singer who is originally from Farmersville
Farmersville, California
Farmersville is a suburb of Visalia, in Tulare County, California, United States. The population was 10,588 at the 2010 census, up from 8,737 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Farmersville is located at ....

, California
California
California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third-largest by land area...

. Taff later then moved to Arkansas where he graduated from Cutter-Morning Star High School in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Taff has one of the most recognizable voices in Christian music
Christian music
Christian music is music that has been written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life and faith. Common themes of Christian music include praise, worship, penitence, and lament, and its forms vary widely across the world....

. He has sung a variety of musical styles throughout his career including: pop rock
Pop rock
Pop rock is a music genre which mixes a catchy pop style and light lyrics in its guitar-based rock songs. There are varying definitions of the term, ranging from a slower and mellower form of rock music to a subgenre of pop music...

, traditional Southern Gospel
Southern Gospel
Southern Gospel music—at one time also known as "quartet music"—is music whose lyrics are written to express either personal or a communal faith regarding biblical teachings and Christian life, as well as to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music...

, contemporary country music
Country music
Country music is a popular American musical style that began in the rural Southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from Western cowboy and folk music...

, and Rhythm and blues
Rhythm and blues
Rhythm and blues, often abbreviated to R&B, is a genre of popular African American music that originated in the 1940s. The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans, at a time when "urbane, rocking, jazz based music with a...

. He first gained recognition as lead vocalist for The Imperials
The Imperials
The Imperials are an American Christian music group that has been around for over 45 years. Originating as a southern gospel quartet, the innovative group would become pioneers of contemporary Christian music in the 1960s. There have been many changes for the band in membership and musical styles...

 (1977–1981). One of his best-known performances is the song "Praise The Lord". He has also been a member of the Gaither Vocal Band
Gaither Vocal Band
The Gaither Vocal Band is a Grammy award-winning Christian music vocal group, headed by Bill Gaither. They originally recorded contemporary Christian music, but after the popularity of the Gaither Homecoming videos, the group has become known for southern gospel.-Group history:The Gaither Vocal...

, and occasionally tours with Bill Gaither in the Homecoming series. As a solo artist and songwriter, Taff is known for the 1980s anthem "We Will Stand".

Taff and his wife, Tori, have two daughters: Maddie Rose and Charlotte.

Solo albums

Year Album US Christian Record Label Record Producer(s)
1983 Walls of Glass 5 Myrrh Bill Schnee
1985 Medals 2 Jack Joseph Puig
Jack Joseph Puig
Jack Joseph Puig is a Grammy Award-winning music engineer and producer with a long track record of successful productions, including the mid-1990s production of Tonic. Puig also worked with Hole, Jellyfish, The Black Crowes, John Mayer, Weezer, Fiona Apple, Green Day, The Counting Crows, No Doubt,...

1987 Russ Taff 2
1989 The Way Home 1 Darrell Brown, James Hollihan, Jr., Taff
1991 Under Their Influence 5 James Hollihan, Jr., Taff
1992 A Christmas Song 6 Sparrow James Hollihan, Jr.
1995 Winds of Change Reprise Hollihan, Randy Scruggs
Randy Scruggs
Randy Scruggs is a music producer, songwriter and guitarist. He had his first recording at the age of 13...

, Taff
1999 Right Here, Right Now
Right Here, Right Now (album)
Right Here, Right Now is an album by American gospel singer Russ Taff.-Track listing:#"Somebodys Comin"#"Back Into Grace"#"Make Me Whole"#"Right Here Right Now" #"Things Will Be Different"#"Cry For Mercy"#"Long Hard Road"#"Lazarus"...

Benson James Hollihan, Jr., Taff
2007 Now More Than Ever 41 Spring Hill Hollihan, Barry Jennings, Michael Sykes, Taff
2010 Another Sentimental Christmas James Hollihan, Jr.
2011 Faroe Islands Jákup Zachariassen, Óli Poulsen, Kristoffur Mørkøre

Compilations

  • 1994 We Will Stand (Yesterday & Today) (Myrrh)
  • 2003 The Best of Russ Taff (Spring Hill)

With The Imperials

  • 1977 Sail On (Dayspring/Word)
  • 1978 Imperials Live (Dayspring/Word)
  • 1979 Heed The Call (Dayspring/Word)
  • 1979 One More Song For You (Dayspring/Word)
  • 1980 Priority (Dayspring/Word)
  • 1980 Christmas With The Imperials (Dayspring/Word)
  • 1981 The Very Best of The Imperials (Dayspring/Word) Compilation
  • 1986 Old Fashioned Faith (Dayspring/Word) Compilation
  • 1996 Legacy 1977-1988 (Word Records) Compilation
  • 2006 The Lost Album (Word Records) (originally recorded in 1976)
  • 2006 The Imperials - Classic Hits (New Haven/Provident) Compilation
  • 2007 The Definitive Collection (Word/Warner) Compilation

With Gaither Vocal Band

  • 2002 Everything Good (SpringHouse/EMI)
  • 2003 A Cappella (SpringHouse/EMI)

Appearances on Other Albums

  • 1981 For Every Man Steve Camp
    Steve Camp
    Steven J. Camp is a prominent American Dove Award and Grammy Award-nominated contemporary Christian music artist with an adult contemporary pop sound. He was very popular in the 1980s and early 1990s, where he has sold more than a million albums, who also has written or co-written 21 number one...

     "Thank You"
  • 1981 Love Overflowing Sandi Patty
    Sandi Patty
    Sandra Faye "Sandi" Patty is an American Christian music singer. For many years she was known as Sandi Patti. She has been dubbed "The Voice" by critics, because of her wide range and flexibility.-Early life:...

     "The Home Of The Lord"
  • 1983 More than a Feelin Koinonia
    Koinonia (band)
    In the 1970s and 80’s, a fusion in jazz music occurred giving birth to a new, more electrified and diverse genre called jazz-funk. Some notable pioneers in this genre were: The Crusaders, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Alphonse Mouzon, Chick Corea, Lee Ritenour, Azymuth, Eumir Deodato, Jeff...

     (Sparrow) "Give Your Love", "Divina"
  • 1984 Dancing with Danger Leslie Phillips
    Sam Phillips (singer)
    Leslie Ann Phillips, aka Sam Phillips is an American singer and a songwriter.-Biography:Phillips was born in Glendale, California. She began her musical career as a vocalist in the early 1980s, singing background parts for Christian artists Mark Heard, Randy Stonehill and others...

     (Myrrh) "Strength of My Life"
  • 1984 The Praise In Us-A Word Family Praise Album Various Artists (Myrrh) "Simple Song For A Mighty God"
  • 1985 The CAUSE - "Do Something Now"
  • 1985 Lulu Roman Smith
    Lulu Roman
    Lulu Roman is a former telephone operator and go-go dancer turned comedian and singer. She is probably best known as a regular on the comedy-music television series Hee Haw....

     "King of Who I Am"
  • 1985 Sheep In Wolves Clothing Mylon LeFevre and Broken Heart
    Mylon LeFevre
    Mylon LeFevre is an American Christian music singer, who was the leader of the Grammy Award-winning band Mylon and Broken Heart. He is a member of the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame. He currently travels around the United States, ministering, teaching and singing...

     (Myrrh) "Gospel Ship"
  • 1988 Phil Keaggy & Sunday's Child Phil Keaggy
    Phil Keaggy
    Phil Keaggy is an American acoustic and electric guitarist and vocalist who has released more than 50 albums and contributed to many more recordings in both the contemporary Christian music and mainstream markets...

     (Myrrh) "Aint Got No"
  • 1988 Can't Buy a Miracle Randy Stonehill
    Randy Stonehill
    Randall Evan "Randy" Stonehill is an American singer-songwriter from Stockton, California, best known as one of the so-called "fathers of contemporary Christian music". His music is primarily folk rock in the style of James Taylor, but he has assayed other styles, with various albums focused on...

     (Word) "Awfully Loud World"
  • 1988 Lead Me On - Amy Grant
    Amy Grant
    Amy Lee Grant is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, media personality and actress, best known for her Christian music. She has been referred to as "The Queen of Christian Pop"...

     (A&M)
  • 1989 Our Hymns (Word) "Near The Cross"
  • 1990 Phase II
    Phase II
    Phase II may refer to:* Phase II clinical trial* Drug metabolism Phase II* Star Trek: Phase II, a planned Star Trek television series that eventually evolved into Star Trek: The Motion Picture...

     Eddie DeGarmo
    Eddie DeGarmo
    Eddie DeGarmo is an American Contemporary Christian music recording artist, keyboardist, producer and singer. Became best friends with guitarist/lead vocalist Dana Key since the first grade, DeGarmo co-founded the Christian rock group DeGarmo and Key in 1978...

     (Fore Front) "There's Something About That Name"
  • 1990 Stolen Moments
    Stolen Moments (John Hiatt album)
    Stolen Moments was singer-songwriter John Hiatt's tenth album, released in 1990. It was his highest charting solo album upon its release, peaking at #61. Joan Baez later covered "Through Your Hands" on her 1992 album Play Me Backwards, and David Crosby covered it on his 1993 record Thousand Roads...

     - John Hiatt
    John Hiatt
    John Hiatt is an American rock guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter. He has played a variety of musical styles on his albums, including New Wave, blues and country. Hiatt has been nominated for several Grammy Awards - although he has never won- and has been awarded a variety of other...

     (A&M)
  • 1990 Through Flood & Fire - Sparks "Jesus Rescues Me" (Reunion)
  • 1990 Our Christmas (Word) "Silent Night
    Silent Night
    "Silent Night" is a popular Christmas carol. The original lyrics of the song "Stille Nacht" were written in Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria, by the priest Father Joseph Mohr and the melody was composed by the Austrian headmaster Franz Xaver Gruber...

    "
  • 1990 Handel's Young Messiah (A&M) "He Shall Feed His Flock Like a Shepherd" with Sheila Walsh
    Sheila Walsh
    Dr. Sheila Walsh, D.Min. is a Scottish-born contemporary Christian vocalist, songwriter, evangelist, author, inspirational speaker, and talk-show host.-Biography:...

  • 1991 For Such a Time as This Sheila Walsh
    Sheila Walsh
    Dr. Sheila Walsh, D.Min. is a Scottish-born contemporary Christian vocalist, songwriter, evangelist, author, inspirational speaker, and talk-show host.-Biography:...

     (Star Song) "A Dove Amongst Eagles"
  • 1991 Big Town
    Big Town
    Big Town is a popular long-running radio drama series which was later adapted to both film and television and a comic book published by DC Comics.-Radio:...

     - Ashley Cleveland
    Ashley Cleveland
    Ashley Cleveland is an American singer/songwriter perhaps best known as a background vocalist and Grammy-winning gospel singer. Ashley Cleveland was born in Knoxville, Tennessee...

     (Atlantic)
  • 1991 Show Me Your Way
    Show Me Your Way
    Show Me Your Way is the 48th album by American singer/guitarist Glen Campbell, released in 1991 .-Track listing:# "The Greatest Gift Of All" Show Me Your Way is the 48th album by American singer/guitarist Glen Campbell, released in 1991 (see 1991 in music).-Track listing:# "The Greatest Gift Of...

      Glen Campbell
    Glen Campbell
    Glen Travis Campbell is an American country music singer, guitarist, television host and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for hosting a variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television.During his 50 years in show...

     (New Haven) "The Greatest Gift of All"
  • 1992 Above And Beyond O'Landa Draper & The Associates (Word) "Wipe A Tear"
  • 1992 Innocent Eyes Tanya Goodman Sykes
    The Happy Goodman Family
    The Happy Goodman Family was a Southern Gospel group founded in the 1940s by Howard "Happy" Goodman.The Happy Goodman Family began to be known for their singing around 1950. During the 1940s and 1950s there were various combinations of all eight brothers and sisters, with Howard being constant...

     (Benson) "Who At My Door is Standing?"
  • 1992 No Compromise: Remembering the Music of Keith Green
    Keith Green
    Keith Gordon Green was an American gospel singer, songwriter, musician, and Contemporary Christian Music artist originally from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York. Beyond his music, Green is best known for his strong devotion to Christian evangelism and challenging others to the same...

     (Sparrow) "Your Love Broke Through"
  • 1992 Did You Think to Pray This Morning? - The Johnson Sisters with Russ Taff (Canaan)
  • 1993 Lead Me Not
    Lead Me Not
    Lead Me Not is the debut album of American country music artist Lari White. It was issued in 1993 on the Nashville division of RCA Records. White produced the album along with Rodney Crowell and Eagles guitarist Steuart Smith...

     - Lari White
    Lari White
    Lari Michele White is an American country music artist and actress. She first gained national attention in 1992 as a winner on You Can Be a Star, a talent competition which aired on The Nashville Network...

     (RCA)
  • 1993 Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams
    Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams
    Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams is a 1993 tribute album that features a variety of alternative rock bands covering songs written by Victoria Williams...

     - various artists (Thirsty Ear/Chaos)
  • 1995 Beyond December - First Call (Warner Alliance)
  • 1996 Way I Should - Iris DeMent
    Iris DeMent
    Iris DeMent is an American singer and songwriter. DeMent's musical style encompasses the genres country and folk music.-Early life:...

     (Warner Bros.)
  • 1997 Misguided Roses
    Misguided Roses
    Misguided Roses is singer/guitarist Edwin McCain's second album released by Lava Records. It was originally issued on June 24, 1997. "I'll Be", a very successful single in 1998, came from this record. Although "I'll Be" was the only successful single from the album, the track "See the Sky Again"...

     - Edwin McCain
    Edwin McCain
    Edwin McCain is an American singer-songwriter and musician.-Career:While his albums are released under his name, he does have a permanent band, referred to as the Edwin McCain Band...

     Band (Atlantic)
  • 1998 Alabama Song
    Alabama Song
    The "Alabama Song" was originally published in Bertolt Brecht's Hauspostille . It was set to music by Kurt Weill for the 1927 "Songspiel" Mahagonny and used again in Weill's and Brecht's 1930 opera Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny...

     - Allison Moorer
    Allison Moorer
    Allison Moorer is an American alternative country singer and the younger sister of Shelby Lynne. She signed to MCA Nashville in 1998 and made her debut on the U.S...

     (MCA)
  • 1998 The Apostle
    The Apostle
    The Apostle is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Robert Duvall, who stars in the title role. John Beasley, Farrah Fawcett, Billy Bob Thornton, June Carter Cash, Miranda Richardson and Billy Joe Shaver also appear...

     original soundtrack (Rising Tide) "There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down"
  • 1998 Joy - Melissa Manchester
    Melissa Manchester
    Melissa Manchester is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Beginning in the 1970s, she has recorded generally in the adult contemporary genre. She has also appeared as an actress on television, in films, and on stage....

     (Capitol)
  • 1998 Mission 3:16
    Mission 3:16
    Mission 3:16 is an album by Carman. Released in 1998 on Sparrow Records, the album peaked at number 94 on the Billboard 200 chart.The album was nominated for a 1999 Grammy Award in the Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album category.- Track listing :...

     - Carman
    Carman (singer)
    Carmelo Domenic Licciardello known by his stage name, Carman, is a contemporary Christian music artist and evangelist.-Biography:...

     (Sparrow) "People of God"
  • 1998 Totally Committed
    Totally Committed
    Totally Committed is an album by American comedian Jeff Foxworthy. It was released by Warner Bros. Records on May 19, 1998. The album peaked at number 50 on the Billboard 200 chart and has been certified Gold by the RIAA.-Track listing:...

     - Jeff Foxworthy
    Jeff Foxworthy
    Jeffrey Marshall "Jeff" Foxworthy is an American comedian, television and radio personality and author. He is a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, a comedy troupe which also comprises Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall and Ron White. Known for his "you might be a redneck" one-liners, Foxworthy...

     (Warner Bros.)
  • 1998 Jesus Saves Greg Long
    Greg Long
    Greg Long is a contemporary Christian Music solo artist and also a member of the contemporary Christian pop group Avalon....

    (Myrrh) "Prove That By Me"
  • 1999 Vestal & Friends Vestal Goodman
    Vestal Goodman
    Vestal Goodman was a singer who performed in the Southern Gospel genre for more than half a century. She is known both as a solo performer and as a founding member of official The Happy Goodman Family, the first was actually her husband and his brothers and sisters, one of the pioneering groups in...

     "Giver of Life"
  • 1999 Bridges original soundtrack (Verity) "Raven and the Dove"
  • 2000 Child of the Promise original cast recording (Sparrow) "The Mary I Know", "Mary Recitative", "Zacharias Recitative", "Nothing Ever Happens To A Shepherd"
  • 2000 Hands of Time Anthony Burger
    Anthony Burger
    Anthony John Burger was an American musician and singer, most closely associated with Southern Gospel music.-Early life:...

     (Daywind) "I Wish We'd All Been Ready"
  • 2000 Ordinary Day Jeff and Sheri Easter (Spring Hill) "One Way"
  • 2001 Press On - Selah
    Selah (band)
    Selah is a Christian vocal trio consisting of Todd Smith, Allan Hall, and Amy Perry. They have won three Dove Awards. The group has been featured on The 700 Club, The Hour of Power, and TBN.- History :...

     (Curb)
  • 2001 Supernatural - The Raphaels
    The Raphaels
    The Raphaels were an alternative country music band, fronted by Scottish guitarist Stuart Adamson, formerly of The Skids and Big Country. The duo also featured Nashville songwriter Marcus Hummon. The duo never toured, however, their debut album, Supernatural, was released on August 14, 2001 via...

     (Track Records)
  • 2001 Press On Selah
    Selah (band)
    Selah is a Christian vocal trio consisting of Todd Smith, Allan Hall, and Amy Perry. They have won three Dove Awards. The group has been featured on The 700 Club, The Hour of Power, and TBN.- History :...

     (Curb) "Were You There"
  • 2002 Traveling Light: Songs from the 23rd Psalm (Brentwood) "Let It Flow"
  • 2002 Edge of the World Randy Stonehill
    Randy Stonehill
    Randall Evan "Randy" Stonehill is an American singer-songwriter from Stockton, California, best known as one of the so-called "fathers of contemporary Christian music". His music is primarily folk rock in the style of James Taylor, but he has assayed other styles, with various albums focused on...

     (Fair Oaks) "We Were So Young"
  • 2005 Hymned No. 1 Bart Millard (of MercyMe
    MercyMe
    MercyMe is an American Christian rock band founded in Greenville, Texas. The band consists of vocalist Bart Millard, keyboardist James Bryson, percussionist Robby Shaffer, bassist Nathan Cochran and guitarists Michael Scheuchzer and Barry Graul....

    ) (INO/Epic) "Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
  • 2006 Stand Avalon
    Avalon (group)
    Avalon or Group Avalon was a band consisting of Djo Moupondo and his brother Mohombi Moupondo with Congolese ancestry. A multilingual band, they performed songs in Swedish, French, English and Lingala....

     (Sparrow/EMI) "We Will Stand"

Solo Singles

Year Single US Country
Hot Country Songs
Hot Country Songs is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States.This 60-position chart lists the most popular country music songs, calculated weekly mostly by airplay and occasionally commercial sales...

Album
1983 "We Will Stand" Walls of Glass
1985 "I'm Not Alone" Medals
1995 "Love Is Not a Thing" 53 Winds of Change
"One and Only Love" 51
"Bein' Happy" 66

Long-form Videos

  • 1992 Russ Taff: A Christmas Song (Sparrow)
  • 2001 I Do Believe Gaither Vocal Band "One Way"
  • 2006 Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
    Ernie Haase & Signature Sound is a Southern Gospel vocal quartet founded in 2002 by Ernie Haase, former Cathedral Quartet tenor, and Garry Jones, former Gold City pianist.-Musical career:...

     "Hold To God's Unchanging Hand"
  • 2007 The Best of Russ Taff From the Gaither Homecoming Series
  • 2007 Timeless: Concert of Faith & Inspiration
  • 2009 Gaither Vocal Band Reunion: Volume 1 "Born Again", "Heartbreak Ridge And New Hope Road", "Knowing You'll Be There"
  • 2009 Gaither Vocal Band Reunion: Volume 2 "The Really Big News", "When The Rains Come"

Concept Music videos

Year Video Director
1985 "I'm Not Alone"
"Not Gonna Bow"
1989 "Winds Of Change"
"I Cry"
1991 "Life's Railway to Heaven"
1995 "Love Is Not a Thing" Deaton-Flanigen Productions
Deaton-Flanigen Productions
Deaton-Flanigen Productions is a music video directing duo composed of Robert Deaton III and George Flanigen IV. The two have directed multiple music videos, primarily in the field of country music...

"One And Only Love"

Gaither Homecoming video performances

  • 1998: Down by the Tabernacle "The Tabernacle", "I Saw The Light"
  • 1998: Rivers of Joy "We Will Stand"
  • 1999: I'll Meet You on the Mountain "Hold To God's Unchanging Hand"
  • 2000: Good News "When He Set Me Free"
  • 2000: Irish Homecoming "Ain't No Grave"
  • 2000: Whispering Hope "O Say, But I'm Glad"
  • 2001: A Billy Graham
    Billy Graham
    William Franklin "Billy" Graham, Jr. is an American evangelical Christian evangelist. As of April 25, 2010, when he met with Barack Obama, Graham has spent personal time with twelve United States Presidents dating back to Harry S. Truman, and is number seven on Gallup's list of admired people for...

     Music Homecoming, Vol.2 "My Tribute"
  • 2001: London Homecoming "We Will Stand"
  • 2002: Let Freedom Ring "When He Calls I'll Fly Away"
  • 2002: New Orleans Homecoming "Praise The Lord"
  • 2003: Australian Homecoming
  • 2003: Red Rocks Homecoming "They Call It Gospel Music"
  • 2003: Rocky Mountain Homecoming "The Workshop Of The Lord"
  • 2004: Journey to the Sky "Trumpet Of Jesus"
  • 2004: Passin' the Faith Along "Born Again"
  • 2004: We Will Stand "We Will Stand"
  • 2005: Jerusalem Homecoming "Bethlehem, Galilee, Gethsemane"
  • 2006: Canadian Homecoming "More Than Ever"
  • 2006: Live from Toronto "Trumpet Of Jesus"
  • 2006: Christmas in South Africa "Higher Than Mt. Kilimanjaro"
  • 2007: Amazing Grace "Amazing Grace
    Amazing Grace
    "Amazing Grace" is a Christian hymn with words written by the English poet and clergyman John Newton , published in 1779. With a message that forgiveness and redemption are possible regardless of the sins people commit and that the soul can be delivered from despair through the mercy of God,...

    "
  • 2008: Homecoming Picnic "The Sweetest Song I Know"
  • 2009: Joy in My Heart "Jesus Is The Best Thing"
  • 2011: Alaskan Homecoming "Somebody’s Coming", "We Will Stand"
  • 2011: Majesty "I Shall Wear A Crown"

With The Imperials

  • 1977 Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary or Inspirational for Sail On
  • 1979 Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary or Inspirational for Heed the Call
  • 1981 Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary or Inspirational for Priority

Solo

  • 1983 Best Gospel Performance, Male for Walls of Glass
  • 1991 Best Rock/Contemporary Gospel Album for Under Their Influence

As member of The Imperials

  • 1977 - Male Group of the Year
  • 1979 - Male Group of the Year
  • 1980 - Male Group of the Year
  • 1981 - Male Group of the Year
  • 1981 - Song of the Year
    Dove Award for Song of the Year
    The following is a list of recipients of the GMA Dove Award for Song of the Year:* 2011 "Sometimes I Cry" * 2010 "By Your Side" * 2009 "Give Me Your Eyes" * 2008 "East to West"...

     - "Praise The Lord"
  • 1981 - Male Vocalist of the Year
  • 1982 - Male Vocalist of the Year
  • 1998 - The Imperials were inducted into the GMA's Gospel Music Hall of Fame
    Gospel Music Hall of Fame
    The Gospel Music Hall of Fame, created in 1971 by the Gospel Music Association, is a Hall of Fame dedicated exclusively to recognizing meaningful contributions by individuals and groups in all forms of gospel music.-Inductees:...

    . All five original members, Jake Hess
    Jake Hess
    Jake Hess was an American Grammy Award-winning southern gospel singer.-Life:Hess was born Manchild Hess December 24, 1927, in Limestone County, Alabama...

    , Armond Morales, Gary McSpadden, Sherrill Neilsen & Henry Slaughter, as well as Joe Moscheo, Terry Blackwood, Sherman Andrus
    Sherman Andrus
    Sherman Andrus is an American Gospel singer, who is probably best known as the man who broke the "color barrier" by becoming the first African-American lead singer of a mainstream Christian music group...

    , Jim Murray, and Russ

Solo

  • 1984 - Male Vocalist of the Year
  • 1986 - Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year - Medals
  • 1989 - Rock Album of the Year - Russ Taff
  • 1989 - Recorded Music Packaging of the Year - Russ Taff

With the Gaither Vocal Band

  • 2003 - Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (Nomination)
  • 2003 - Country Album of the Year (Nomination)

See also


Dove Award for Song of the Year
Dove Award for Song of the Year
The following is a list of recipients of the GMA Dove Award for Song of the Year:* 2011 "Sometimes I Cry" * 2010 "By Your Side" * 2009 "Give Me Your Eyes" * 2008 "East to West"...



Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary
Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary
The Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary was awarded from 1978 to 1983. From 1978 to 1982 it was titled the Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance Contemporary or Inspirational....


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