**NOTE: For those of you that follow this blog - this is the first installment that will be featured in the SG Blog. This blog is huge around the world and focuses on the music and the world of Southern Gospel Music - which is my heritage!!
Ok, that is a very long title for the first blog isn't it? Really...I will shorten them in the future!! LOL
I want to open by saying thank you to Lorraine Walker for inviting me to be a part of this blog. Growing up being involved in SG music and singing SG music and touring with the Gaither's etc...I have SG in my blood! It is at the root of all that I do, and there is a real love for the music and the people!!
Let me introduce myself...for those that don't know me - the following is a little information you might find incredibly boring...but it will give you some insight as to why I am writing what I will be writing...I will not be this boring every blog! I PROMISE!! LOL
I have been singing for over 25 years (I say over, because once you hit 25 years...does it really matter?) You can find me on the web at www.kevinpauls.com, www.facebook.com/kevinpauls, twitter: @kevinpauls, instagram: @kevinpauls.
I have released 7 CD's and am finally releasing a new CD either November 1 or January 1...still trying to decide. I am also starting to write for another ALL original CD for release in fall of 2014.
Interesting tid-bits - I have performed over 2000 shows, touring with Avalon, Michael English, Jonathan Martin, been a part of the Gaither Homecoming from 2004 - 2010, appeared in 2 Gaither Homecoming Video's, TOP 40 Single "The Spirit of Christmas" Canada, Nominated 7 times for Male Vocalist of the Year GMA Canada, WON Religious Recording of the Year at The Hamilton Music Awards, WON Fans CHOICE Artist of the Year at the Hamilton Music Awards. Recently Nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Fan Choice Artist of the Year at The 2013 Glass Awards.
You can check out more stuff on my website etc...
None of that stuff matters at all, seriously...it's only there to give context. I have been doing this for a while and have many interested journey's and lots of stories. I am looking forward to sharing my life on the road. Sharing my time in the studio...and life with you all! (i had to sound a little more southern!!)
One note...in September, I will be performing with Gaither Homecoming star, Mike Allen. We will be performing a month of shows at the Avalon Theatre in Niagara Falls Ontario. We are a part of a huge Elvis Tribute show called Return To Grace. We are representing JD Sumner and the Stamps...PS: I am NOT playing JD!! LOL
I will writing to you about my recent Alberta tour, and will keep you informed as Mike and I prepare to take on the music of Elvis!!