On this Veteran’s Day (which also happens to be Russ’ birthday!) we’d like to share a photo of Russ’ parents, Joe and Ann Taff.
Joe was a veteran of WWII, and two of Russ’ brothers also served in Vietnam.
We remember and honor their service to our country.
(Here’s a link to a Veteran’s Day tribute from Russ and Tori on Gaither.com)
If not, you better hop right over to the Store page and get some! Last year’s Dove Award nominated “Another Sentimental Christmas” AND the best-selling classic, “A Christmas Song” are both available now!
(And OF COURSE don’t forget the best little stocking stuffer of them all, “Faroe Islands”)
Here’s a little Christmas bonus: Russ Taff, captured in his natural habitat (also known as Momma June’s house) last Christmas Eve, leading the carol singing with his family!
(Yeah, he’ll probably kill me for that one, but I think it’s adorable! Don’t tell him, OK? It’ll be our little secret…)
Exciting news– Russ Taff’s FAROE ISLANDS cd just received three big Dove Award nominations: Inspirational Album of the Year, Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year (“Love Is A Cross”) and Traditional Recorded Gospel Song of the Year (“Here Comes Jesus.”)
Congratulations to everyone involved– and thank you for all your support!
(And here’s what Russ’ face looked like when he received the news:)
We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Dove Awards show is going to feature a segment honoring Russ for “his life’s work and impact on the industry.” The segment will be introduced by good friend Chonda Pierce and will include performances by… well, we can’t announce that part because we don’t know who will be involved yet– and it might be a surprise!
The Dove Awards will be held on Thursday, April 19 at the famed Fox Theatre in Atlanta and will be televised on the GMC channel on Tuesday, April 24 at 8 p.m. ET, with an encore showing at 10 p.m. ET.
Check this out: Dove Awards Performers Pay Tribute to Russ Taff.
What a night!
From The Sound Opinion:
From Prestige Magazine:
DON’T FORGET TO WATCH: Tonight, TUESDAY APRIL 24 on GMC
at 7:00 pm Central Time (8:00 pm ET) and again at 9:00 pm Central Time (10:00 pm ET)