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TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD's Amazing Grace DVD TOPS Sales Charts Again

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TENNESSEE ERNIE FORDs Amazing Grace DVD TOPS Sales Charts Again
TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD’s Amazing Grace Tops DVD Sales Charts Again This Week
Amazing Grace Audio Recording Back in Top 30 of This Week’s Country Chart Recording to Be Available September 9th in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--September 3rd, 2014-- American legend Tennessee Ernie Ford’s Amazing Grace CD and DVD recordings (Gaither Music Group) made another big impact this week on the Nielsen Soundscan chart. 
The DVD recording, Amazing Grace, 21 Treasured Hymns, claimed the #1 position again on this week’s Billboard Music Video chart and on the Christian Music Video chart; and the audio recording, Amazing Grace, 14 Treasured Hymns, landed at #24 on the country chart, taking it back into the Country Top 30 for the second time in a matter of weeks.  It landed at #19 on the country chart in August, commemorating Ford’s best-ever rank on Top Country Albums. 
Amazing Grace, 14 Treasured Hymns hit #1 on the Southern Gospel Albums chart again this past week, reaching the top of the sales chart more than half a century after Ford’s groundbreaking performances and 20 years after the completion of the recording.  The audio recording also came in at #14 on the Christian Albums chart.
The audio recording will become available on the Gaither HOMECOMING product display on September 9th, in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations.
During his career Ford garnered 17 Top 10 songs on Billboard country song surveys--a run that included three #1 hits:  1949's "Mule Train," 1950's "The Shot Gun Boogie" and 1955's "Sixteen Tons."  The Tennessee Ernie Ford exhibit has just opened in the Smithsonian's Birthplace of Country Music Museum located, in Bristol, Tennessee, in celebration of Ford’s artistry, accomplishments and impact on our culture.
Known not only for his voice but for his contagious personality as an artist, radio personality, actor and TV host, the late Country Music Hall of Famer has been a beloved household name since the 1950s.  His talent as a singer has garnered sales of over 90 million albums sold worldwide.  Gospel music was one of his greatest career passions as seen on his prime-time variety tv program, evidenced by his chart-topping recording successes and captured on this timeless collection. 
The new CD and DVD are part of an ongoing tv special airing on Dish TV, DirecTV, AT&T Uverse, GaitherTV, TBN, RFD, FamilyNet, CTN, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN.  It will air in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV.
Amazing Grace is distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and is available at retail outlets worldwide as well as through Amazon and www.gaither.com.  For more information regarding Tennessee Ernie Ford, visit www.ernieford.com.
 
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CD Song Listing:
Peace in the Valley
In the Garden
How Great Thou Art
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Blessed Assurance
Rock of Ages
Precious Memories
The Church in the Wildwood
I Love to Tell the Story
When They Ring Those Golden Bells
The Old Rugged Cross
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Just As I Am, Without One Plea
 
DVD Song Listing:
I Want to Be Ready
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Stand by Me
My Mother’s Eyes
First Born
Poor Wayfaring Stranger
I Am a Pilgrim
The Old Rugged Cross
Peace in the Valley
Rock of Ages
Noah Found Grace in the Eyes of the Lord
Let the Lower Lights Be Burning
What a Friend We Have in Jesus (with Odetta)
Others
If I Can Help Somebody
Somebody Bigger Than You and I
He’ll Understand and Say, “Well Done”
Children Go Where I Send Thee
Bless This House
Precious Memories
Take My Hand, Precious Lord