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Russ Taff

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Russell Taff (born November 11, 1953) is an American gospel singer and songwriter who grew up in Farmersville, California. He has sung a variety of musical styles throughout his career including: pop rock, traditional Southern gospel, contemporary country, and rhythm and blues. He first gained recognition as lead vocalist for The Imperials (1976–81). 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." Taff has received various Dove and Grammy awards either as a solo artist or part of a larger musical group, most notably the Imperials.

Taff's second solo album Medals was critically received by CCM Magazine and Billboard and this album and 1989's The Way Home were both named as two of the 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music from CCM.

More information on Russ Taff at Wikipedia:


with The Imperials:

Solo albums:

Faroe Islands (2011)

Believe (2018)

with the Gaither Vocal Band:

Everything Good (2002)

A Cappella (2003)

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