David Phelps Bio, Age, Wife, Family, Songs, and Net Worth

Who is David Phelps?

David Phelps born David Norris Phelps, is an American Christian music vocalist, songwriter and vocal arranger.  

Detailed David Phelps Biography

Phelps grew up in a musical family in Tomball, Texas near Houston. He graduated from Tomball High School in 1988. He then attended Baylor University, graduating in 1992 with a degree in music and vocal performance. While at Baylor University, he directed the Baylor Religious Hour Choir.

His natural gift for song was evident when he was very young. Even as he sang in church as a teenager, he knew that he wanted to be a performer. At the age of 18, while earning his degree in vocal performance from Baylor University, David began what would be a life-long passion of traveling around the world to share music, inspiration and good news.

Phelps was part of the Gaither Vocal Band from 1997–2005 and again from 2009–2017. He shared the tenor part with Wes Hampton from 2009–2017. In early 2017, he left the group to focus on his solo career.

As a solo artist, he received 2009 Dove Award nominations for Male Vocalist of the Year and Long Form Video for the Christmas DVD, O Holy Night to add to his many awards and honors. David’s 2012 live concert DVD, David Phelps: Classic, debuted on Billboards’ Music Video Chart at #1 and since its release has received acclaim from throughout both Gospel and secular music genres. The recording has been featured on numerous television networks, including the Public Broadcasting System (PBS).

In 2015, David released the recording, Freedom. The Freedom companion DVD also debuted at #1 on Billboards’ Music Video Chart. Most recently, in April of 2017, The Best of David Phelps: from the Homecoming Series, peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Music Video Sales Chart, topping such popular video releases as The Beatles’ Eight Days A Week and Eric Clapton’s Live In San Diego, as well as Adele’s Live At The Royal Albert Hall. That same week, David’s Freedom video sat in the top 20. In 2017, David released his latest recording, Hymnal. Throughout the recording, David lends his artistry to some of the most treasured hymns of the church. The recording showcases masterful vocals and lush arrangements as each song takes the listener on a journey of inspiration and worship in song.

What is David Phelps Age?

He was born on October 21, 1969.

Who’re David Phelps Family Members?

He is the son  to Gene and Mary Ella Phelps. Gene is a former accountant/banker who currently teaches business and finance at a college in Houston. Mary Ella is a retired English Professor.

Who’re David Phelps Children?

He has four great kids – Callie, Maggie Beth, Grant and Coby – and the Phelp’s family resides on their farm outside Nashville, Tennessee.

Who’s David Phelps Wife?

While studying music at Baylor, David met Lori Purtle, who has been his wife and rock-solid partner in his career for more than two decades. David and Lori Purtle Phelps were both born on October 21, 1969.

What is David Phelps Net Worth 2020?

Phelps’s net worth is estimated to be in the range of approximately $205502445.

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David Phelps Songs

  • It Is Well With My Soul
  • No More Night
  • O Holy Night
  • Sometimes It Takes a Mountain
  • Because He Lives
  • ‘Til the Storm Passes By
  • I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary
  • Sinner Saved by Grace
  • He’s Alive
  • The King Is Coming
  • We Shall Behold Him
  • He Touched Me
  • Alpha and Omega
  • Love Can Turn the World
  • Greatly Blessed, Highly Favored
  • Glorious Impossible
  • He Is Here
  • Nessun Dorma
  • The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference
  • Let Freedom Ring
  • Great Is Thy Faithfulness
  • I Then Shall Live
  • Where No One Stands Alone
  • Daystar
  • At The Cross
  • I Bowed on My Knees
  • You Are My All In All/Canon In D
  • The Love of God
  • Let the Glory Come Down
  • Little Is Much When God Is In It
  • These Are They
  • Sitting At The Feet Of Jesus

David Phelps Albums

  1. Journey to Grace – 1994
  2. Joy, Joy – 2000
  3. David Phelps – 2001
  4. Revelation – 2004
  5. Life Is a Church – 2005
  6. A David Phelps Christmas: One Wintry Night – 2007
  7. The Voice – 2008
  8. Family Band – 2010
  9. Classic – 2012
  10. Freedom – 2015
  11. A Journey of Faith Through Hymns -2017

Live Album

  1. Legacy of Love: Live!- 2006
  2. No More Night: David Phelps Live in Birmingham – 2007
  3. O Holy Night · A Live Holiday Celebration – 2008
  4. Christmas With David Phelps -2010

David Phelps and Gaither Vocal Band

The Gaither Vocal Band is an American southern gospel vocal group, named after its founder and leader Bill Gaither. On March 1, 2017, it was announced that the Gaither Vocal Band lineup consisted of Reggie Smith, Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb, Todd Suttles, and Bill Gaither, as of April 1. Although the group started out recording contemporary Christian music in the 1980s, it became known for southern gospel after the popularity of the Gaither Homecoming videos.

The lineup of the band changes often, with artists leaving to work on solo careers, and new and old ones coming to replace them. Besides Bill Gaither, singers with the longest tenure in the band include Guy Penrod (1995–2008), Mark Lowry (1988–2002, 2009–13), Michael English (1985–94, 2009–13), David Phelps (1998–2005, 2009–17) and Wes Hampton (2005–present).

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