Artists

  David Phelps   |   The Isaacs   |   Cana's Voice   |   Mike Speck   |   Tim Davis   |   Cliff Duren   
 

DAVID PHELPS:

A graduate from Baylor University, David Phelps is credited among today’s most spectacular voices. His seemingly endless vocal range, which extends more than three octaves, coupled with his gift for communicating a song, has brought the house down in the world’s most prestigious venues.  For more than 15 years, David served as a member of the popular and prestigious Gaither Vocal Band, and during that time received numerous Dove Awards, Grammy Awards, and multiple platinum-selling recording projects.

As a solo artist, he received 2009 Dove Award nominations for Male Vocalist of the Year and Long Form Video for the Christmas DVD, O Holy Night to add to his many awards and honors.  David’s 2012 live concert DVD, David Phelps: Classic, debuted on Billboards’ Music Video Chart at #1 and since its release has received acclaim from throughout both Gospel and secular music genres. The recording has been featured on numerous television networks, including the Public Broadcasting System (PBS).  In 2015, David released the recording, Freedom. The Freedom companion DVD also debuted at #1 on Billboards’ Music Video Chart.  Most recently, in April of 2017, The Best of David Phelps: from the Homecoming Series, peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Music Video Sales Chart, topping such popular video releases as The Beatles’ Eight Days A Week and Eric Clapton’s Live In San Diego, as well as Adele’s Live At The Royal Albert Hall.  That same week, David’s Freedom video sat in the top 20.  In 2017, David released his latest recording, Hymnal.  Throughout the recording, David lends his artistry to some of the most treasured hymns of the church.  The recording showcases masterful vocals and lush arrangements as each song takes the listener on a journey of inspiration and worship in song.

Growing up in a musical family, his natural gift for song was evident when he was very young. Even as he sang in church as a teenager, he knew that he wanted to be a performer. At the age of 18, while earning his degree in vocal performance from Baylor University, David began what would be a life-long passion of traveling around the world to share music, inspiration and good news.  While studying music at Baylor, David met Lori Purtle, who has been his wife and rock-solid partner in his career for more than two decades. The couple has four great kids – Callie, Maggie Beth, Grant and Coby – and the Phelps family resides on their farm outside Nashville, Tennessee.

                        THE ISSACS:

                          The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group who began singing 35 years

                        ago are based out of Hendersonville, TN. The vocalists are mother Lily Isaacs

                      and siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing

                    their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs

                  have a unique style that blends tight family harmony with contemporary acoustic

                instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences.  Their musical style has

              been influenced by many  genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues,

            folk, and country, contemporary, acoustic and southern gospel. 

 

        They perform frequently at the Grand Ole Opry,  are active members on the Gaither

      Homecoming Videos and Concert Series, and travel internationally throughout the year

    to perform to welcoming fans in countries such as South Africa, Norway, Holland, 

  Scotland, Ireland, Israel, Canada and many more. Concert venues include civic centers, auditoriums, arenas, fair grounds, parks, churches and other locations. They have been nominated at and performed on the Dove Awards, IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) and  NQC (National Quartet Convention) Awards, the ICMA Awards (Inspirational Christian Country).  Other notable performances include CMA Fan Fest (Country Music Fan Fest), Carnegie Hall, and many professional sporting events, including a Cincinnati Bengal's football game, Nashville Predators Hockey games, and an Astros/ Braves baseball game.  The Isaacs have won over 7 Doves in various categories and have had several Grammy nominations in their career.  They feel blessed to be able to travel and spread the message of hope and grace through song and story. 

 

CANA's VOICE:

Riding the wave of their unprecedented success, Cana’s Voice has combined the multi-genre talents of Jody McBrayer, TaRanda Greene and Doug Anderson to create a unified message of hope for the hurting. Their awe-inspiring harmony, coupled with the beautiful ability to deliver their personal testimonies, has propelled the vocal supergroup into the music industry spotlight.  

In addition to each member having well-established solo careers, Cana’s Voice comes together 30 to 40 times a year for special events, as well as exciting concert tours with such artists as acclaimed tenor David Phelps and multi-Grammy winner CeCe Winans. Among their many concerts over the last three years, they have performed at   Brooklyn Tabernacle, Bellevue Baptist Church and Shadow Mountain Community Church. They have also been a part of the National Day of Prayer events in Washington, DC, been featured at the Southern Baptist Metro One Worship Conferences and have made regular appearances at Turning Point rallies. Next year, they will be expanding their tour into Norway, Sweden, and Australia.  

With countless live appearances behind them and the success of their chart-topping project, This Changes Everything, Cana’s Voice is thrilled about the release of their highly-anticipated sophomore recording project, Don’t Wanna Miss This.Utilizing the skills of today’s most prolific songwriters and working with three award-winning producers, Jim Hammerly, Wayne Haun and Jerard Woods, the group carefully selected songs designed to offer hope to the hopeless. While they want to send the message of God’s love and redeeming grace to as many people as possible, they are particularly concerned for those who are on the edge of giving up on God, Christianity and the church. This project is sure to encourage, inspire and remind listeners to cross life’s mountains with Jesus as their guide. 

For Cana’s Voice, this message of hope and perseverance comes from a very personal place. Greene was thrust into the role of single mom and suffered from loneliness and clinical depression following the unexpected death of her first husband, Tony, in 2010. A self-described family man, Anderson and wife Michele are helping his father care for his mother on her journey with Alzheimer’s disease. McBrayer departed multi-award winning CCM group, Avalon, and stepped into a nearly decade-long hiatus from the music industry after being diagnosed with degenerative heart disease. Little did each of them know that lessons learned while walking with God through these valleys would lead to the ministry they have found in Cana’s Voice.  

As they minister from personal experiences of navigating through life’s difficulties, Cana’s Voice strives to help audiences understand the importance of pressing on through hard times and believing that God has a greater plan. McBrayer said of the trio, “When we got together to do music, the whole point of this group was to be something unique, genuine and real and to be a part of something done with excellence. We didn’t just want to get in the studio and throw some songs together, but rather, our prayer is that God would give us a platform to change the lives of many people by telling of His grace and mercy.” 

The platform they have been given has certainly been a fulfillment of God’s blessing on this group. Building on that foundation, they are looking forward to the future and to bringing their message of hope to a city near you. You Don’t Wanna Miss This!

 
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MIKE SPECK:

For more than forty years, Mike Speck has been singing and ministering to the body of Christ. Over 3000 churches, of various denominations, across four continents have personally experienced his leading in worship. As an ordained minister and former pastor, Mike has a deep love for the local church. He has served on the staff of six different churches throughout Michigan, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Virginia and North Carolina. He served as minister of music for the late Dr. Jerry Falwell at Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, VA.  Mike and his wife, Faye, along with their ministry team have been privileged to lead worship for such notable pastors as Dr. David Jeremiah, Dr. John Hagee and Andy Stanley. For the past twenty-nine years, he has been worship leader for Dr. Charles Stanley’s In Touch national rallies and all of his overseas trips and cruises.

Mike is best known for his work in producing choral music.  In 1984, as a result of leading music in citywide evangelistic crusades, Mike began writing and arranging music for church choirs and congregations. Today, thousands of churches regularly use his arrangements. He has compiled thirty-three different collections and has been nominated for thirteen Dove Awards; winning the prestigious award three times. Word Music and Prism Music have both published his work. He is currently arranging for Lillenas Music, a subsidiary of the Nazarene Publishing House. Mike continues to be one of the top sellers of printed music for the church.

As a producer/songwriter, several of Mike’s songs have been utilized in choral collections, other than his own. While co-writing songs for various Southern Gospel recording artists, he has also written for the contemporary Christian market. In 2014, Mike produced Singing News album of the year, “Awesome God”, for Triumphant Quartet.

Mike and Faye have one daughter, Melody. She and her husband, Matthew, have given them two grandchildren, Camren and Eme.

 
 

TIM DAVIS:

Tim is a music & vocal producer, a vocal contractor, a vocal coach and performer.

He has recently been named music producer for The People’s Choice Awards, The Game Awards, and the new feature film musical, “Love Is Afoot!”

Tim specializes in putting together vocal groups and choirs, and has done so for many projects including Fox’s Glee, Disney parks, ABC’s Agent Carter, Josh Groban, Seth MacFarlane, The Tinkerbell Movie, and more....

He is known for his ability to bring out the best in singers of any genre. He has been utilized as a vocal coach for Broadway musicals, artist recordings, and singers on television, and film.

Tim has joined comediennes Jane Lynch and Kate Flannery, performing musical comedy in Jane’s show “See Jane Sing”. In addition, Tim is expanding his territory into the world of television and film production.

As his work spans the industry in every direction, if you have been to a Disney theme park, played a video game, bought a pop album, seen a tv show, commercial or film in the last 20 years, it’s likely you have heard Tim’s voice, or one of his vocal arrangements, delivered by some of the world’s best singers.

 

CLIFF DUREN:

Cliff Duren currently serves as the Senior Minister of Music and Worship at First Baptist Church Woodstock. Originally from Georgia, Cliff graduated from Shorter University in Rome, GA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and from Lee University in Cleveland, TN with a Masters Degree in Church Music. He has served as Minister of Music and Worship at The Church at Station Hill as the Associate Worship Minister at Brentwood Baptist Church. Prior to moving to TN in 2012, he served as the Staff Arranger and Contemporary Worship Pastor at First Baptist Church Woodstock, GA for six years. Cliff also arranges, orchestrates, and produces music resources for various church music publishers and Christian artists. He is a 2-time Dove Award winner.

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