better quality version: http://youtu.be/WjsTx0RLrLM the link is also under video responses
PREPARE YOURSELF FOR 3:19
NOTE: Many of you have said you had no idea who David Phelps was until this clip (better late than never I suppose lol!) if you are blown away by this clip you will be equally blown away by these other David Phelps clips i've posted:
It is well with my soul
There Is A River:
No More Night
A Whole New World (from the movie aladdin with Sandi Patty)
Battle Hymn Of The Republic
Let Freedom Ring (live 2001 in NYC after 9/11)
I'll Fly Away:
When God Dips His Love In My Heart (David hits an F, one of the highest notes he's ever hit)
Nessun Dorma (from 2010)
Performance Filmed: 2001
From: The gaither homecoming DVD "Christmas In The Country"
You can purchase the DVD on the official gaither website www.gaither.com under "shop" or look for it in a local christian bookstore.
vocalist: David Phelps
pianist: the late Anthony Burger (when anthony was just 8 months old, he was using a baby walker and fell into a heating duct on the floor of his house, and suffered third degree burns on both of his hands. The doctors said he would never even be able to move his hands, but he grew up to be the most amazing pianist in the world and traveled with the Gaither Homecoming Crew for years. In February of 2006, Anthony was accompanying Bill & Gloria Gaither With Guy Penrod on the song "Hear My Song Lord" on a cruise ship when onlookers noticed him slumped over the piano. He ended up having a massive heart attack and passed away after CPR was attempted on him for 45 minutes. He was 44 and was survived by his wife LuAnn, two sons, AJ and Austin; a daughter, Lori; his mother and father, Richard and Jean Burger; two brothers, Randy and Clinton Burger.)
David Phelps Official Website: www.davidphelps.com
Anthony Burger's Official Website: www.anthonyburger.com
David Phelps hails from Texas and was a Vocal Performance Major at Baylor University. His professors told him he should embark on a broadway career, but his heart was set for Gospel music. After several years struggling for a solo career, God finally granted David a miracle in the late 1990s when the very popular southern gospel group "The Gaither Vocal Band", founded by LEGENDARY "Bill Gaither", previous tenor "Jonathan Pierce" left and the GVB needed a tenor.
While with the gaither vocal band David became a well-known sensation in a very short time and along the way won four Dove Awards, two Grammy Awards, and over 13 gold and 15 platinum-selling projects.
In 2005, David left the Gaither Vocal Band to embark on a solo career. He now at 38 years old is still touring, performing in front of thousands of people and making projects.
But the best thing about David Phelps is his ability to remain humble and down-to-earth and he also has a wonderful sense of humor.
David has been married for 11 years to his wife Lori, and is a father of four.
UPDATE JANUARY 28, 2009: David Phelps has now rejoined the gaither vocal band!! whoo!!
"David Phelps is the best first tenor i've ever heard in my life"~BILL GAITHER, who wrote such classic songs as "He Touched Me", "Because He Lives", and "The King Is Coming". He also jumpstarted the careers of Carman, Sandi Patty, Larnelle Harris, Steve Green, etc.