This picture from the Isaacs website
It is no secret that we think the world of Ben Isaacs. Ben has been a great encouragement to us for many years. He has walked us through the recording process five times and helped me sort out more sound issues and bus problems than I care to remember. He has offered words of comfort, motivation and inspiration at several critical times. We are thankful for Ben.
He has always taken time for Odie and she has always loved Ben. She probably has more pictures of Ben on her phone and computer than she has of her own Daddy and that's OK with me. Ben is a great guy. He is kind, generous, gentle and a lot of fun. Oh yeah, he is also super talented and great at what he does for a living!
We are not the only ones that think that Ben is super duper talented. He has been nominated several times for Grammys and has won numerous Dove awards for producing. The SGMG, Southern Gospel Music Guild, has chimed in and they think Ben is pretty special too. Earlier this week at the National Quartet Convention the SGMG presented Ben with Producer of the Year Award. Hooray for Ben!
Ben has produced records for everybody. I can not even begin to name them all but the list includes Karen Peck, Charlotte Ritchie, Lynda Randle, Aaron and Amanda Crabb, Wilburn & Wilburn, Gaither Vocal Band, Oak Ridge Boys and many, many more. Not to mention his outstanding work in producing the Isaacs' recordings.
Although I am quite sure the SGMG did not base this award on the work that Ben has done on our albums, we already knew Ben is the very best producer. We could not do what we do without his help and guidance. Yep, 3 out of 3 in our family agree. Ben Isaacs is Producer of the Year!
Click on the LINK to see the presentation and a few pictures from the special event. I think you will see a glimpse of Ben's servants heart in his acceptance speech.
Congratulations, Ben! All three of us are clapping for you. We love you so much!
Davy, Kelly and Odie
A few pictures of Ben this year.