|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
|Other Quartet’ he has been with||The Mighty Fishermen Quartet|
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.
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)
|2003 Singing News Fan Awards||Horizon Individual
Doug Anderson (Signature Sound Quartet) Nominee
|2005 SGM fanfair & Gospel News||Baritone
(Signature Sound Quartet)
|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|
| Psalm 68:25
The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels