Russ Taff

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Russ Taff
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Background information
Birth nameRussell Taff
Born(1953-11-11) November 11, 1953 (age 60)
Farmersville, California, U.S.
GenresContemporary Christian, gospel, southern gospel
OccupationsSinger, songwriter, speaker
Years active1974–present
Associated actsThe Imperials, Gaither Vocal Band
WebsiteRussTaff.com
 
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Russ Taff
Russ Taff.JPG
Background information
Birth nameRussell Taff
Born(1953-11-11) November 11, 1953 (age 60)
Farmersville, California, U.S.
GenresContemporary Christian, gospel, southern gospel
OccupationsSinger, songwriter, speaker
Years active1974–present
Associated actsThe Imperials, Gaither Vocal Band
WebsiteRussTaff.com

Russell Taff (born November 11, 1953) is an American gospel singer and songwriter. He has sung a variety of musical styles throughout his career including: pop rock, traditional southern gospel, contemporary country music, and rhythm and blues. He first gained recognition as lead vocalist for The Imperials (1977–81). One of his best-known performances is the song "Praise The Lord". He has also been a member of the Gaither Vocal Band, and occasionally tours with Bill Gaither in the Gaither Homecoming concerts. As a solo artist and songwriter, Taff is known for the 1980s anthem "We Will Stand".

Discography[edit]

Solo albums
YearAlbumUS ChristianRecord labelRecord producer(s)
1983Walls of Glass5MyrrhBill Schnee
1985Medals2Jack Joseph Puig
1987Russ Taff2
1989The Way Home1Darrell Brown, James Hollihan, Jr., Taff
1991Under Their Influence5James Hollihan, Jr., Taff
1992A Christmas Song6SparrowJames Hollihan, Jr.
1995Winds of ChangeRepriseHollihan, Randy Scruggs, Taff
1999Right Here, Right NowBensonJames Hollihan, Jr., Taff
2007Now More Than Ever41Spring HillHollihan, Barry Jennings, Michael Sykes, Taff
2010Another Sentimental ChristmasJames Hollihan, Jr.
2011Faroe IslandsJákup Zachariassen, Óli Poulsen, Kristoffur Mørkøre
Compilations
With The Sounds of Joy
With The Imperials
With Gaither Vocal Band
Appearances on other albums

Solo singles[edit]

YearSingleUS CountryAlbum
1983"We Will Stand"Walls of Glass
1985"I'm Not Alone"Medals
1995"Love Is Not a Thing"53Winds of Change
"One and Only Love"51
"Bein' Happy"66

Video[edit]

Long-form
Concept Music videos
YearVideoDirector
1985"I'm Not Alone"
"Not Gonna Bow"
1989"Winds Of Change"
"I Cry"
1991"Life's Railway to Heaven"
1995"Love Is Not a Thing"[1]Deaton-Flanigen Productions
"One And Only Love"
Gaither Homecoming video performances

Awards and honors[edit]

Grammys[edit]

With The Imperials
Solo

GMA Doves[edit]

As member of The Imperials
Solo
Nominations with the Gaither Vocal Band

See also[edit]

Dove Award for Song of the Year
Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

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