Here are a couple of rather fuzzy audience shots of RT at the annual Memorial Day Gaither Homecoming Family Fest in Gatlinburg. Remember when Russ used to sing “Really Big News” to a little bitty Madi Rose? Well, she’s 20 now! And yes, that’s our own Angela Primm making Russ go all blurry around the edges as she rocks out a song!

Check this out:  Dove Awards Performers Pay Tribute to Russ Taff.

What a night!

From Billboard:

From The Sound Opinion:

 

From Prestige Magazine:

From Gaither.com:

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)

 

 

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.

 

 

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:)

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…)

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