Ivan Parker: Press Releases
It takes a time-tested and successful artist to craft an album that can take you on a journey through the fabric of life. Ivan Parker’s Threads of Mercy describes God weaving our thread through highs and lows, good times and bad times, with one thing always standing true: Mercy brings us through to the glory of God.
From the kicking first radio single “‘Til The Shackles Fall Off” and “On The Solid Rock I Stand”, to the thought provoking “Silent Prayer” and “God’s In The Middle Of It,” you are sewn into a storyline of God’s love and mercy.
Ivan Parker has a style that is unmistakable from the first song to the last. When the intro starts, whether it’s uptempo or a ballad, you know it’s an Ivan Parker song. Ivan hit his vocal sweet spot on this new record. His voice matches perfectly with the songs on this CD with a warmth that feels good as you listen.
Ivan Parker has won thirty Singing News Fan Awards, including eleven Male Vocalist awards. Threads of Mercy will no doubt take him on to many more accolades in the future!
People love hymns!
People love him!
Ivan Parker, Gospel classics and hymns…it’s a match made in Heaven!
- Sail On
- It Is No Secret
- He’s a Personal Savior
- The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power
- I Go to the Rock
- Tell Me the Story of Jesus
- Sweeter as the Days Go By
- Pass Me Not
- I’ll Fly Away
- He Looked Beyond My Fault
Gospel classics sung by a Gospel classic. Timeless Treasures, available everywhere 10/16/2012.
A Personal Note From Ivan Parker
My new radio single “Who I Am Ain’t Who I Was” mentions a fictional character named Bobby Gardner. In this song the story-teller says that in his childhood he didn’t treat Bobby right, but since becoming a Christian, he wishes he could go back and apologize.
We all have Bobby Gardners and Bobby Gardner moments in our lives, people we wish we hadn’t offended, things we wish we could do over.
We would love to hear how Christ changed your life, where you can tell your own Bobby Gardner story depicting how through Christ old things have passed away and all things have become brand new.
I want to read your story. It will provide encouragement to me and everyone who sees it.
God bless you!
From the instant you hit the on ramp at the title track “Joyride” till you exit at “Author and Finisher,” this trip down I-10 (Ivan Parker, 10 songs) will have your heart dancing to the rhythms and the rhymes that are intersected throughout a life lived for Christ.
Every song is a picture perfect snapshot of truth and a thirst quencher for the world-weary soul, in each season and along every stretch of life’s road.
“Joyride” talks about the lighter times, “Mary’s Wish,” the heart-heavy moments of anguish. “Who I Am Ain’t Who I Was” is a mellow proclamation of the victory we have in Jesus, while “Temporary Goodbye” reminds us the bitter cup of sorrow dipped from death’s dark well is only for a moment.
A joyride is something we do for fun, every once in a long while. The hectic schedules of our lives do not seem to give us that luxury much anymore. When this theme started coming together, I thought, “Why not put on a pair of comfortable jeans, a leather jacket, and some good Jesus riding music and hit the road?”
So for the next few minutes, take a break from the twists and turns of life and take a look at them from the rear-view mirror. Oh, and please do not forget your sunglasses, ‘cause the Son is bright where we will be riding! – Ivan
Arden, NC (September 25, 2009) – It was an exciting night at the 2009 National Quartet Convention as two Horizon Records artists took home Singing News Fan Awards. Ivan Parker was the recipient of the Soloist of the Year Award given at the ceremony at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center in Louisville on September 19th. The other honored group that night was the Crist Family who received the Horizon Group Award for best new artist in 2009.
The Singing News Fan Awards are presented each year at NQC and provide Southern Gospel enthusiasts the opportunity to recognize outstanding performers and groups in the industry. Each of the artists offered words of humbled appreciation.
Horizon Records executive Mickey Gamble comments, “To those people who have wondered about who will be the next “legends” in Southern Gospel Music, I would just say that Ivan Parker is already there.”
On the Crist Family, Gamble continues, “Five years ago The Crist Family was totally unknown in our industry but God knew their name. And now everybody does.”
In Photo: L-R Susan and Jeff Whisnant present Ivan Parker with the Soloist of the Year award