Signature Sound’s “Get Away Jordan” CD/DVD debuts at #1 on multiple charts

Some time back, we had a discussion on this blog and elsewhere over the fact that the artwork on Ernie Haase & Signature Sound’s Get Away Jordan CD/DVD was going to catch eyes. Well, it turns out that those who thought it would were right.

In its first week out, the Get Away Jordan CD and DVD had sales numbers unprecedented for any Southern Gospel project, ever since people have been keeping track of national sales figures.

Be watching for a press release that will officially announce that the Get Away Jordan DVD will debut at #1 on the Billboard Music Video chart for this week. Also, the Get Away Jordan CD is debuting at #1 on CCM Magazine’s chart of the most widely sold Christian CD this week.

Signature Sound founder Ernie Haase views the project as a “gospel tract,” to get your attention and then present the Gospel. And that, more than anything else, is why he is excited about the number of unchurched people who will hear and be touched by this project.

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  1. “Everybody from the bartender at the Moose Lodge to the twenty-something lady with a tatoo…”

  2. …both of whom need Jesus just as much as you and I do.

    It’s the sinners who need a Savior; Jesus came not to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance. And if a Gospel song can get their attention and open their heart to the message of the Gospel, then who am I to complain?

    Good point, Ron.

  3. What does any of this have to do with the artwork?

  4. Could it be the promotion and association with Bill Gaither had a much (emphasis here) greater impact on sales than the artwork?

  5. Glad you see my point, Daniel. I live in a little rural community with plenty of churches. All the glitz and short ties and energetic stuff gets people’s attention. I know lots of people who are learning about Christ through EHSSQ. It’s encouraging, to say the least. Some who have never set fot in a church will buy the videos. Giving examples on a public message board would not be proper, but I know it’s working.

  6. Dean, I am sure you are right. A local group could have the best project out today, but unless they have the promotion, nobody will hear of them.

    Chris, like it or not, and I tend toward the side of not liking this phenomenon, many people judge a book or CD by its cover. That’s the connection, though I did not say it as clearly as I should have.

  7. Speaking of the ties, does anyone know where they get them. I have tried calling their number, it tells you to email. Tried emailing too and it doesn’t go through….Thanks to anyone who knows.

  8. No, I do not know. I believe emails generally go through; if you get the bounce-back email, then you know they received it.