FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 2, 2018
LEGENDARY RECORDING ARTIST RUSS TAFF RELEASES
FIRST NEW ALBUM IN SEVEN YEARS, BELIEVE, TODAY
Billboard, CBN, TBN, Charisma, More Highlight Album,
Documentary Featured In 700-Plus Theaters
Multi-GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning Russ Taff releases his debut praise and worship album, Believe, today (Nov. 2) from Sweetwater Studios, a division of Sweetwater Sound, and with global distribution from The Fuel Music. The album is available now at physical and digital retailers everywhere, and through the link https://the-fuel-music.lnk.to/RUSSTAFFBELIEVE.
His first new album in over seven years, the full-circle, 12-song project produced by Phil Naish and Mark Hornsby features new recordings of the hits for which Taff is best-loved, including classics “We Will Stand” and the lead single “I Still Believe,” with the latter song taking on a whole new meaning for the artist. “It meant the world to me back when I was struggling trying to find my way and I was screaming at the sky, but today it’s a joyous anthem. I’m up here singing again for Jesus. I survived.”
Believe also features Taff’s signature vocals on worship favorites like “Your Love Never Fails,” “No Longer Slaves,” “Be Still My Soul” and “Same Power” alongside “Don’t Try So Hard” with multi-platinum, GRAMMY® winner Amy Grant, “Isn’t The Name” with strings recorded at the legendary studio, Abbey Road, and “I Am” with three-time GRAMMY® nominee David Crowder.
“Russ Taff is a legend! His music has filled my ears for a long time,” says Crowder. “Standing and singing ‘I AM holding onto you in the middle of the storm’ alongside Russ is one of life’s greatest memories. Thanks for the gift man!”
Russ Taff is pictured with David Crowder while at Sweetwater Studios for the recording of “I Am” featured on Taff’s new album, Believe.
Russ and Tori Taff are pictured with Gov. Mike Huckabee on the set of “Huckabee,” where the couple was featured Oct. 27.
Photo credit: Trinity Broadcasting Network.
Featured recently on Billboard, TBN’s “Huckabee,” CBN’s “The 700 Club,” Charisma and many more media outlets internationally, Taff has devoted his life to sharing the gospel. In a career filled with great music, this landmark album spotlights not only his incredible voice, but the heart behind it.
“I want to remind people that he’s God. We can trust him,” Taff shares. “We can take our cares and lay them at his feet, and he will take them. We’re not fighting alone. He cares about every aspect of our lives. When I’m troubled, I just get off by myself and I sing worship songs just to him. After a little bit, I start feeling better because I feel Him. I’m reminded that he’s there. No matter what I’m walking through, he’s always there.”
Released just prior to his new album, the feature-length “Russ Taff: I Still Believe” documentary premiered in over 700 theaters nationally for one-night only event Oct. 30. The film chronicles his musical journey and behind-the-scenes battle with alcoholism, the childhood trauma he suffered at the hands of an alcoholic father and abusive mother, the undying, 42-year love story with his wife Tori, and his ultimate embrace of God’s healing and restoration.
Featuring such legendary artists and entertainers as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, MercyMe’s Bart Millard, Newsboys’ Michael Tait, Bill Gaither, Mark Lowry and Chonda Pierce, theater audiences also had the opportunity to view a special acoustic performance by Taff and multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning Steven Curtis Chapman immediately following the film.
About Russ Taff:
Hailed by Billboard magazine as “the single most electrifying voice in Christian music,” Russ Taff has garnered six GRAMMY® Awards and 18 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame an unprecedented three times—as a soloist, as well as a member of The Imperials and the Gaither Vocal Band—Taff is also a member of the Christian Music Hall of Fame and the Arkansas Walk of Fame. He has recorded 11 solo albums to date, including industry benchmarks Medals (1985), Russ Taff (1987) and Under Their Influence (1991). From rock giants Kings of Leon to Millard, Tait and many others, Taff’s influence is felt throughout the music world.
About Sweetwater Studios:
Sweetwater Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sweetwater Sound, Inc., the largest online music instrument retailer in the country. With three world-class studios designed by Russ Berger and access to a greater diversity of musical equipment and professional audio gear than any other recording studio in the world, Sweetwater Studios is able to accommodate just about any recording, mixing or mastering project, no matter how simple or complex. With renowned staff producer Mark Hornsby at the helm, who has worked on many Grammy and Dove-award winning albums, Sweetwater Studios also has an exceptional staff of producers, engineers, session musicians and studio technicians. For more information on Sweetwater Studios, please visit http://www.sweetwaterstudios.com.
About The Fuel Music:
Established in 2008, The Fuel Music & Management, LLC, is a leading artist management and artist solutions company that independently distributes music internationally. Based in Nashville, TN, the Fuel team brings nearly 70 years of combined music industry experience in record label operations, major label distribution and marketing, and artist management for artists ranging from upstart bands to GRAMMY Award nominated, multi-platinum artists. More information on the company can be found at http://www.thefuelmusic.com