Following a 10-year tenure with the legendary Cathedral Quartet, Ernie Haase was inspired to launch a powerhouse gospel quartet of his own. Signature Sound was born in 2003 and quickly became one of the most beloved and awarded groups in the genre. Southern Gospel radio favorites, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound have four GRAMMY nominations; multiple GMA Dove Awards; a discography of bestselling recordings; and numerous Gold and Platinum DVDs to their credit. Today, the group is comprised of Ernie Haase (tenor), Doug Anderson (lead), Dustin Doyle (lead) and Paul Harkey (bass), and they continue a mission to record and perform compelling music that points listeners to the Hope of Christ.
Commemorating two decades of music and ministry, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound recently released Live in Amsterdam: A 20th Anniversary Celebration. Produced by 39-time Dove Award-winner Wayne Haun and released by StowTown Records—the genre-leading label co-founded by Haase and Haun—the project was recorded before a capacity crowd at Rafaël Evangelism Center in Amsterdam earlier this year.
In this TCB exclusive, Ernie Haase reflects on selecting the tracks for the group’s latest album. Haase shares some of the key moments he remembers from the live recording and the fan stories and interactions. He also talks about the gratification he gets from his work as co-founder of StowTown Records. Finally, Haase discusses their recently launched fall tour and the excitement for another Dove Award nomination (“I Know My Savior Cares” for Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year).