Congratulations are in order as we welcome the birth of Hudson Lee Harkey, born Friday, March 20, in Gallatin, TN.Hudson, the third child of Paul and Jennifer Harkey, weighed 10 lbs, 0.4 oz and measured 21 3/4 inches long. He was born at Sumner County Regional Medical Center at 10:50 a.m.
"We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for praying us through this new little miracle! We definitely felt all the prayers and love you all," said Paul, bass singer for EHSS since 2012."Mom and baby are home safe and everything is going very well! We have been so blessed! Thanks again!"
Paul Harkey sings bass for Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. Paul Harkey calls George Younce one of his early influences, so the young bass singer can't help but feel right at home as the newest member of Ernie Haase and Signature Sound -- since Ernie is the son-in-law of the late great Cathedrals bass singer. Although Paul is disappointed that he never had the honor to meet George personally, he will always remember being an awestruck audience member attending a Gaither "Texas Homecoming" concert. As a result, Harkey especially admires three specific qualities about Younce as an artist -- his rhythm, his phrasing, and his heart. It's clear that the legend's example, along with the mentorship of both Tim Riley and Jeff Chapman, have all served Paul well in his career. According to Ernie Haase, Paul Harkey "has a voice that fills up the room," and brings "another level of excitement" to any live listening audience.
On the road from 2007 to the present, Paul Harkey has enjoyed singing and touring with respected groups like Crystal River, Anchormen, and The LeFevre Quartet. Having earned a bachelor's degree in Church Music from Wayland Baptist University in 2003, this Texas native is well-prepared for this new adventure with Signature Sound. "I was called into ministry," Paul said about his positive time serving as a church minister of music, but was encouraged to learn that singing on the road was "what I'm supposed to do," and "lets me fulfill what God's will is for me."