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Just a few facts about Ivan from his website www.ivanparker.com
1982, joined The Singing Americans
1983, joined The Gold City Quartet as lead vocalist. With Ivan as lead vocalist Gold City achieved seven Favorite Group Awards and 19 Top Ten Hits including the 1993 Dove Award winning Southern Gospel Song of The Year, "There Rose A Lamb."
1987, voted Favorite Lead Vocalist, Gospel Music News people¹s choice award.
1988-1993, voted Favorite Lead Vocalist for The Singing News fan awards.
1989-1995, 1997, voted Favorite Male Vocalist for The Singing News fan awards.
1992, voted as the Male Vocalist of the year, Gospel Voice Magazine.
1993, inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
1994, launched solo career. Since that time Ivan has released 13 major recordings.
1996, joined the Gaither Trio with prolific songwriters, Bill and Gloria Gaither. Was voted
Soloist of the Year by the Church of God Denomination Worldwide.
1997, touring over 200 dates nation-wide, also released new project "Journey To Forever." Recorded Live Video entitled "The Journey Continues" and an Old Time Convention Project titled, "Days Gone By, Ivan and the Homecoming Choir."
1998, voted as Soloist of The Year, Southern Gospel Music Association. (SGMA)
1999, released first Christmas project entitled "Merry Christmas from Ivan." Ivan, Kirk Talley and Anthony Burger formed "The Trio." They released their first Trio project entitled "The Trio." They are currently doing 20 concert dates a year in addition to their solo dates and Gaither Homecoming concerts. Ivan also released a new live video and audio entitled "Believe."
2000, recorded one project, "Vintage Homecoming," which has become one of the most popular recordings he has done to date. Ivan was voted Soloist of the Year by Voice Magazine.
2001, recorded second project with The Trio entitled "The Trio, Back By Popular Demand." Recorded a new solo project entitled "Be Blessed" with three singles being released to radio nationally. Voted soloist of the Year for the Singing News Fan Awards.
2002, toured record number of dates including Gaither, Trio and Solo. Recorded, "It¹s True" and "Sing". The single "It¹s True" went number 2 on the Singing News Chart. Was voted "Soloist of the Year" for The Singing News Fan Awards.
2003, voted Soloist of the Year, Singing News Fan Awards. Also voted Soloist of the Year, Diamond Awards. Released new project "Just Imagine."
2004, voted Soloist of the Year, Singing News fan Awards. Released new project "Redeemer."
2005, released new Video/DVD Requested 'Live'.
2006, released new CD - "Under Grace". Voted Soloist of the Year for the Singing News Fan Awards, Voted Male Vocalist of the Year for the Singing New Fan Awards, won Diamond Award for Soloist of the Year.
2007, released new CD - "That Was Then, This Is Now"
2007, #1 Song in Gospel Music News - Hit The Ground Running.
2007, #1 Song in Europe - Midnight Cry
2007, first Soloist to ever perform on the Main Stage at the National Quartet Convention
2007, voted Southern Gospel's Favorite Male Vocalist.
2007, first soloist to ever grace the cover of Singing News Magazine.
2008, #1 Song in Singing News Magazine, 'I Choose'.
2008, released new CD 'Inseparable' and 'The Best of Ivan Parker' DVD
2008, Ivan was awarded the Southern Gospel Male Artist from the UKGMA Awards
which were held in Leighton Buzzard, England during the New Christian Music Weekend.
2008, Was voted as Favorite Southern Gospel Soloist. The Best of Ivan Parker DVD topped Billboard Magazine Charts across gospel genres.
2009, Was awarded Soloist of The Year by Singing News Fan Awards, Visionary Award
Nomination, Released CD "Unity"
2010, released new DVD - "Exclusively Live". Nominated for two Christian Music Hall of Fame Visionary Awards - Southern Gospel Male Vocalist of the Year and Inspirational Male Vocalist of the Year.
2010, Won Favorite Southern Gospel Soloist and Favorite Southern Gospel Male Singer by the Singing News Fan Awards.
2011, released new CD - "Joyride". Won Favorite Southern Gospel Soloist by the Singing News Fan Awards.
2012, released new CD - "Timeless Treasures". Won Favorite Southern Gospel Soloist by the Singing News Fan Awards.
2013, Won Favorite Southern Gospel Soloist by the Singing News Fan Awards.
2014, Won Favorite Southern Gospel Soloist by the Singing News Fan Awards. Recorded new CD “Threads of Mercy” to be released in 2015. Was featured artist on the cover of Singing News.
2015, released new CD - “Threads of Mercy”. This CD was also nominated for a Dove Award in September. Ivan began hosting the GETV.org Southern Gospel program “Timeless Gospel” produced by Pastor John Hagee. Won Favorite Southern Gospel Soloist by the Singing News Fan Awards.
2016, signed with Difference Media as his new Record Label.
2017, GMA Hall of Fame Induction (Gold City). Performed on the Grand Ole Opry stage on June 11 as part of the CMA Fest.
2018, released new CD - "Christmas Dreaming".
2019, released new CD - "Feels Like Home"