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Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Amazing Grace" Tops Sales Charts
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American legend Tennessee Ernie Ford’s Amazing Grace CD and DVD recordings (Gaither Music Group) made waves on this week’s Nielsen Soundscan chart. The DVD recording, Amazing Grace, 21 Treasured Hymns, claimed the #1 position on this week’s Billboard Music Video chart; and the audio recording, Amazing Grace, 14 Treasured Hymns, landed at #19 on the country chart, where it was the week’s highest debut marking Ford’s best-ever rank in Top Country Albums.
   
Amazing Grace, 14 Treasured Hymns topped the Southern Gospel Albums chart and came in at #9 on the Christian Albums chart, marking Ford’s first Top 10 rank on a Billboard chart in 40 years. At that time, he 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."
  
"Producing this collection was nothing short of a labor of love for us,” described Jeffrey Buckner Ford, eldest son of the late Tennessee Ernie Ford. “Partnering with the legendary Bill Gaither was a blessing we can’t begin to describe. We are, quite simply, blown away. To all the fans, young and old, all over the world--we thank you, and bless your little pea pickin’ hearts!"
  
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 Ford's 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.
  
Amazing Grace is distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and is available at retail outlets worldwide as well as through Amazon and Gaither.com.  

Enjoy this preview of Amazing Grace:



CD song list:
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 list:
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