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Born Anderson, IN
Birthday Aug 31 1975
Wife Michele Dec 4
Anniversary Aug 8 1998
Children Isabell May 9 2002
Emma Nov 10 2004
High School Lapel High School "graduate"
College Purdue University
Basketball scholarship
Sports Basketball

Instrument

Piano

Other Quartet' he has  been with

The Mighty Fishermen Quartet

Lighthouse

Singing Baritone for Signature Sound is Doug Anderson. The baritone part is extremely important to any blend, and Doug certainly gives his all to making the sound of Signature Sound excellent.

Doug grew up singing with his parent's group. They traveled for years from their home church in Anderson. Doug also remembers what a big part music played in their lives, and how they used to sing around the piano at home.

As Doug grew up and went to college, he got involved in sports, but admits, "My love was always singing." He tried out for a group called "The Mighty Fishermen Quartet" from Kunkel, Ohio. and joined the group. He then sang with a group called "Lighthouse" for about 6 years. In fact, Doug, as well as Signature Sound's current keyboard artist, Roy Webb, and sound man, David Griffith were all members of Lighthouse. They all met Ernie when Lighthouse did dates with Ernie.

In addition to having a family group, Doug has a rich heritage of Southern Gospel growing up listening to The Happy Goodmans, The Hinsons, The Speers, and, of course, The Cathedrals.

When he's not on the road with Signature Sound, Doug enjoys his family. He and his wife, Michele, have two daughters; Isabelle, 2, and Emma, 7 weeks old as we talked. "Our main goal when I'm home is to do things as a family," Doug tells. He says wife Michele is his best friend. "I love sports, she loves sports. We have always got along." Doug is definitely a family man. "Whether we are playing, throwing or playing catch, going to a ball game, going out to eat, going to get ice cream, or whatever; Family time is important in our home. It's a non-stop even when I'm at home."

Doug is excited about the future of Southern Gospel, too. "We've had a lot of great people who built the foundation of this industry, and shown us how to do it, and the way it's supposed to be done. Now, they've turned it over to us. It's our turn to make sure that it keeps on going. I think there's a lot of young groups coming up to do that, and are going to do it the right way. The talent is very, very good. And I think Signature Sound is one of those to step in. Putting me aside, Ernie has had great teaching. He's learned from the best, George Younce, He's first class. As far as I'm concerned, he's one of the best in the business. Ernie is a first class gentleman. I'm proud to call him my friend."

Well, it's not hard to "Amen" that! Signature Sound has taken the hearts of Southern Gospel fans everywhere. And Doug Anderson is a big part of that. He gives 110% every time he walks on stage. Doug is a great guy, just to talk to, too. Now that you know him a little better, be sure to speak to him at the record table the next time they're singing close to you.

2007 Singing Awards Baritone-Anderson, Doug EH & SSQ Nominee
2004 Harmony Honors Awards New Artist of the Year
(Ernie Haase and Signature Sound)
Won
2003 Singing News Fan Awards Horizon Individual
Doug Anderson (Signature Sound Quartet)
Nominee
2005 SGM fanfair & Gospel News Baritone
Doug Anderson
(Signature Sound Quartet)
Nominee


Homecoming Magazine Jan/Feb 2008
Doug Anderson Winter Treats
Every winter we have a tradition at our house. When it snows & we go sledding, we always come back inside to whip up these treats. The girls (Isabel, Emma) look forward to the winter months to help Mom & dad make up batches of caramel corn. We have been making this for years now & it has become our winter standard. the good & the bad part of this snack is that once you start eating it. YOU CAN'T STOP! What cold day would be perfect without Hot Chocolate? This is a recipe that we found that really spices it up. When I think of winter. I see the kids out playing in the snow & then marching back to the house with frozen fingers & toes. With red faces, they climb on to the barstools & sip hot chocolate & eat caramel corn to thaw out before going back out again.
By Doug Anderson

Homemade Caramel Corn
2 sticks of butter 1 teaspoon of salt
2 cups of brown sugar 1/.2 cup of white karo syrup
Combine all of the ingredients in a sauce pan. boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat  & add in
1 teaspoon of vanilla 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
Stir & pour over 2 glass 9 x 13 pans already filled with popcorn & nuts (note: we use the corn puffs or hulless popcorn & cashews. You can take out the nuts if you wish you can also add red hots to spice it up))
Bake at 250 degree for an hour, Stirring every 15 minutes

Mexican Hot Chocolate
1/2 gallon of 2% milk 2 teaspoons of instant coffee
1 can of whipped cream 2 cups of milk chocolate chips
1 teaspoon of cinnamon  
Bring milk to boil. Add chocolate chips & stir until they are completely melted. Add other ingredients & stir well. Serve hot & top with whipped cream

Name Meaning
Anderson means Son of Andrew 
Scottish and northern English: very common patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew. See also Andreas. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint’s relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain St. Regulus. The surname was brought independently to North America by many different bearers and was particularly common among 18th-century Scotch-Irish settlers in PA and VA. In the United States, it has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding names in other European languages, notably Swedish Andersson, Norwegian and Danish Andersen, but also Ukrainian Andreychyn, Hungarian Andrásfi, etc.
Douglas Means dark river or blood river
Gender: Masculine
Usage: Scottish, English
Pronounced: DUG-lus
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Dubhghlas, which meant "dark river" or "blood river" from Gaelic dubh "dark" and glais "water, river". Douglas was originally a river name, the site of a particularly bloody battle, which then became a Scottish surname. The surname belonged to a powerful line of Scottish earls. Scottish and English: transferred use of the surname borne by what was one of the most powerful families in Scotland, the earls of Douglas and of Angus, also notorious in earlier times as Border reivers. Today this name is sometimes assumed to be connected with Dougal, but it seems more likely that the surname is derived from the place in the Southern Uplands of Scotland where the family had their stronghold. This is probably named with the Gaelic elements dubh black + glas stream. Variant: Dùbhghlas (Gaelic). Short form: Doug. Pet form: Dougie. Douglas has 3 variant forms
William means determined protector.
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: WIL-ee-am, WIL-yam
From the Germanic name Wilhelm, which was composed of the elements wil "will, desire" and helm "helmet, protection". The name was introduced to Britain by the Normans. It has belonged to several rulers of England, Prussia, and Germany, including William the Conqueror, the first Norman king of England. Another famous bearer was William Tell, a legendary 14th-century hero from Switzerland. In the literary world it has been borne by dramatist William Shakespeare and poet William Blake, as well as contemporary authors William Faulkner and William S. Burroughs. English: the most successful of all the Germanic names introduced to England by the Normans. It is composed of the elements wil will, desire + helm helmet, protection. The fact that it was borne by the Conqueror himself does not seem to have inhibited its favour with the “conquered” population: in the first century after the Conquest it was the commonest male name of all, not only among Normans. In the later Middle Ages it was overtaken by John, but continued to run second to that name until the 20th century, when the picture became more fragmented. It was a royal name not only in England, but also in Germany and the Netherlands. Cognates: Irish Gaelic: Liam. Scottish Gaelic: Uilleam. Welsh: Gwilym. French: Guillaume. Italian: Guglielmo. Spanish: Guilermo. Catalan: Guillem. Portuguese: Guilherme. German: Wilhelm. Low German, Dutch: Willem. Scandinavian: Vilhelm. Czech: Vilem. Hungarian: Vilmos. Finnish: Vilppu. Short forms: English: Will, Bill. German: Wim. Pet forms: English and Scottish: Willy, Willie. German: Willi, William has 34 variant forms

Psalm 68:25 
 The  singers  went  before, the  players  on  instruments  followed  after;  among  them  were  the  damsels  playing  with  timbrels.


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