Poplar recording artist, Ivan Parker burst onto the Southern Gospel Music scene in 1982, and has spent more than two and an half decades ministering in churches and arenas, sharing his testimony and rich vocal talents. Traveling with popular Southern Gospel quartet, Gold City, for more than 10 years, Ivan helped lead the group to national notoriety, achieving 19 Top Ten hits, including the 1993 Southern Gospel Song of the Year Dove Award from the Gospel Music Association. Since embarking on a solo career in 1994, Parker has continued to enjoy prominence and much success. Hit songs have flowed his way in bunches, as he has more than dozen solo recordings to his credits. For the past decade he has been regularly featured on the highly successful Bill Gaither Homecoming Video and Concert Series, and in May of 2008 the Gaither Gospel Series released The Best Of Ivan Parker Collection in DVD and CD format. Inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1993, he has received more than 20 Soloist and Male Vocalist of the Year Awards from a variety of leading fan and trade publications, including the 2007 Fan Award for Male Vocalist of the Year by subscribers of The Singing News Magazine, Southern Gospel Music’s leading fan and trade publication, as well as the 2008 Favorite Soloist Fan Award.