Reigning Southern Gospel Artist of the Year Ernie Haase & Signature Sound’s Keeping On won the 2022 GMA Dove Award for Southern Gospel Album of the Year. Produced by Wayne Haun, Kris Crunk and Brian Eads, Keeping On was released in July 2021 from StowTown Records. The album of mostly original songs offers listeners a source of encouragement during trying times.
“I’m thrilled that Keeping On won the Dove Award for Southern Gospel Album of the Year! I’m delighted for my teammates, for our amazing production team and, most of all, that this recording has impacted so many people,” exclaimed Haase. “It’s not our job to remind people how bad the culture is today. It’s our job to remind them that ‘God can be trusted, and there is nothing that takes Him by surprise. You aren’t forsaken, so don’t be shaken. Just lift up your eyes… and Keep On Keeping On!'”
JubileeCast lauded, “Ernie Haase and Signature Sound’s Keeping On returns to the Big Band days where saloon crooners such as Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra reigned the airwaves. A time when the lush orchestration of strings and the brassy blast of horns and trumpets were the accompanying sound. Keeping On is a time capsule back in time.”
American Songwriter praised the title track’s “glistening production and pounding percussion,” noting that Ernie Haase & Signature Sound “seem to reach into a deeper creative well than ever before” with Keeping On. Parade described “Good to Be Home,” the album’s second release, as a “head-bobbing, smile-inducing trip through nostalgia.”
Keeping On’s track listing also includes “Overcome,” which received a 2022 GMA Dove nomination for Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year. The radio single was written by Sunset Gallery Music songwriters Aaron Stewart, Jason Davidson and Jeff Bumgardner.
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound followed Keeping On with Decades of Love. From the Beatles to the Bee Gees to Bublé, the group serenades listeners on the 29-song, two-CD recording. In support of the new release, they recently embarked on the Decades of Love Tour, featuring a two-hour, two-act musical revue. For tickets and more information, visit ErnieHaase.com.
Keeping On also received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Roots Gospel album. This marked Haase’s ninth GRAMMY nomination individually and the group’s fourth collective nomination. Ernie Haase & Signature Sound remains a radio favorite in the United States and internationally as well as a leader in CD sales and long-form music video sales with several RIAA-certified Gold and Platinum DVDs.