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Russ Taff

bvoc, g, voc, *1953 US, Farmersville, California
Singer / Songwriter of World and Pop

Russell "Russ" Taff (born November 11, 1953) is an American gospel singer and songwriter. He has sung a variety of musical styles throughout his career including: pop rock, traditional southern gospel, contemporary country music, and rhythm and blues. He first gained recognition as lead vocalist for The Imperials (1977–81). One of his best-known performances is the song "Praise The Lord". He has also been a member of the Gaither Vocal Band, and occasionally tours with Bill Gaither in the Gaither Homecoming concerts. As a solo artist and songwriter, Taff is known for the 1980s anthem "We Will Stand".

     
Instruments
  • Backing Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Acoustic guitar
Genres
  • World
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Folk
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Praise The Lord on Beginnings by Russ Taff
I'm Forgiven on Beginnings by Russ Taff
Just As I Am - Live on Gaither Hymns & Gospel Classics by Various Artists
Trumpet of Jesus on We Will Stand / Yesterday and Today by Russ Taff
The Old Gospel Ship - Live on Old Friends by Gaither
We Will Stand on Walls of Glass by Russ Taff
Eagle Song on Beginnings by Russ Taff
I Still Believe on Russ Taff by Russ Taff
I'm Not Alone on Medals by Russ Taff
Amazing Grace - Live on Bill Gaither’s 12 All-Time Favorite Homecoming Hymns & Performances by Gaither

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
BelieveRuss Taff2018Album
The Ultimate CollectionRuss Taff2014Compil.
BeginningsRuss Taff2014Compil.
Faroe IslandsRuss Taff2011Album
Another Sentimental ChristmasRuss Taff2010Album
Now More Than EverRuss Taff2007Album
The Best Of Russ TaffRuss Taff2003Album
Back Into GraceRuss Taff1999Single
Right Here, Right NowRuss Taff1999Album
Bein' HappyRuss Taff1995Single
Your FaceRuss Taff1995Single
One And Only LoveRuss Taff1995Single
Winds Of ChangeRuss Taff1995Album
We Will Stand Yesterday And TodayRuss Taff1994Compil.
Love Is Not A ThingRuss Taff1994Single
Your Love Stays With MeRuss Taff1994Single
A Christmas SongRuss Taff1992Album
Under Their Influence (Volume 1)Russ Taff1991Album
Did You Think To Pray This MorningJohnson Sisters With Russ Taff1990Album
I CryRuss Taff1989Single
Winds Of ChangeRuss Taff1989Single
The Way HomeRuss Taff1989Album
Higher / Believe In LoveRuss Taff1988Single
Russ TaffRuss Taff1987Album
Walk Between The Lines / ShakeRuss Taff1987Single
Russ TaffRuss Taff1987Album
MedalsRuss Taff1985Album
Not Gonna Bow / I'm Not AloneRuss Taff1985Single
Rock SolidRuss Taff1985Album
Walls Of GlassRuss Taff1983Album
Pure In HeartRuss Taff1983Single
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