Russ Taff was born the fourth of five sons to a fire-breathing Pentecostal preacher father and a gospel music-loving mother. He learned early on that when he sang, people sat up and responded with feeling. Some of his earliest memories are of being balanced on the church altar by his mother's strong arms while he belted out a gospel chorus to the rollicking encouragement of the tiny congregation. His trademark rich, emotion-drenched vocals were formed in that fertile environment.
Right around this time of year, Christmas music starts permeating pretty much every radio and department store speaker system. Though it’s always nice to hear the sounds of the season, many times November’s top holiday (that would be Thanksgiving for those who may already have the tree...
For anyone doubting the power of the Christian consumer, Come to the Well, the new release from Casting Crowns is providing food for thought. The album debuted at No. 2 on the all genre Billboard 200 and has generated buzz in such unlikely places as celebrity blogger Perez Hilton’s...
Starring Candace Cameron Bure, George Newbern, Burgess Jenkins, Dendrie Taylor, Jeanne Neilson, Eric Beck, Anita Renfroe, Matthew West, Karl T. Wright, Sophia Sinise, Kelsey Marie Kingsbury And Erin Bethea Premieres Sunday, December 4 At 7 P.m. EtMovie Inspired By the True Story...