GRAMMY® Award-winning Tenor DAVID PHELPS Inspired by the Hymnal for New Chart-topping Recording Posted: Friday April 7th, 2017
GRAMMY® Award-winning, classically-trained tenor David Phelps has just released an all-new studio
recording entitled Hymnal (Gaither Music Group),
featuring all-new arrangements of some of the most revered songs in the
church today. The recording debuted this week at #1 on theSouthern Gospel chart and at #5 on the CCM chart according to Nielsen Soundscan.
In addition, The Best of David Phelps DVD
recording landed back at #1 on the Billboard Music Video chart.
"I'm passionate about making music and the message of hope that it
carries," stated Phelps. "To do something you love and have it resonate
with listeners is exponentially rewarding. I find myself increasingly
grateful to be one of the many voices of my generation dedicated to filling
ears with joy and music. For the outpouring of love and support from
friends around the world, I humbly thank you."
Produced, arranged and composed by Phelps, Hymnal finds this
three-octave "who's who of vocalists" creating his own lush arrangements of
these Christian household staples, many of which were handed down to him
from his family.
Orchestrated by Phelps and Danny O'Lannerghty, the recording features
"Victory in Jesus" as a duet with Phelps' daughter Callie. He showcases his
timeless "crooner" side with his piano/jazz rendition of the gospel
favorite "Goodbye World, Goodbye"; and he pulls back the instrumentation
with a unique, stirring arrangement of "It Is Well with My Soul,"
accompanied only by band member Jack Daniels on dobro.
The Bill and Gloria Gaither-penned "Something Beautiful,"
the debut radio single from the release, features a piano-based arrangement
reminiscent of the era in which the song was written. Longtime fans of
Phelps will recognize many of the background and choir vocalists on the
Charlotte Ritchie, Jack Daniels, Kari Lee, Maggie Beth Phelps, Callie
Phelps, Angela Primm, Gale Mayes
and Samson White.
Phelps, one of the most recognized artists on theGaither HOMECOMING Series and known as a member of the Gaither Vocal Band for over 15 years, has won two
GRAMMY® Awards and four GMA DOVE Awards. Hymnal is currently
positioned heavily at retail and online stores, via catalog placements and
through a direct TV campaign on networks including
Dish TV, DIRECTV, PBS, RFD-TV, GaitherTV, TBN, FamilyNet, CTN, GMTN,
Guardian, Liberty, TCT
and TLN. The campaign will also air in Canada onVision TV, The Miracle Channel, Grace TV and CTS.