Gospel star Ivan Parker coming to Newborn
The sounds of Southern gospel music will ring out at 7 p. m. Oct. 4 at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Newborn, as recording artist, Ivan Parker, will present a special concert.
Parker, who burst onto the Southern gospel music scene in 1982, has spent more than 25 years ministering in churches and arenas, sharing his testimony and vocal talents.
Traveling with popular Southern gospel quartet, Gold City, for more than 10 years, Ivan helped lead the group to national acclaim. The group achieved 19 top 10 hits, including the 1993 Southern Gospel Song of the Year Dove Award from the Gospel Music Association.
Since embarking on a solo career in 1994, Parker has continued to enjoy prominence and success. Hit songs have flowed his way, as he has more than a dozen solo recordings to his credits.
Earlier this year, Ivan enjoyed his first No. 1 hit. “ I Choose,” recognized in the Top 80 Radio Airplay Chart of “ The Singing News Magazine.”
For the past decade Parker has been regularly featured on the Bill Gaither Homecoming Video and Concert Series, and in May 2008 the Gaither Gospel Series released The Best Of Ivan Parker Collection in DVD and CD format.
Inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1993, he has received more than 20 Soloist and Male Vocalist of the Year Awards from a variety of leading fan and trade publications, including the 2007 Fan Award for Male Vocalist of the Year by subscribers of “ The Singing News Magazine,” Southern gospel music’s leading fan and trade publication, as well as the 2008 Favorite Soloist Fan Award.
This special concert event, featuring one of Southern gospel music’s most recognizable voices, Ivan Parker, promises to be one to remember.
For information, call ( 706) 468- 2606 or visiting www. ivanparker. com.