David Phelps is an American singer who excels in the Southern Gospel and Christian music genres. He is best known for his association with Gaither Vocal Band and has also released 16 solo albums so far. He joined the Gaither Vocal Band in 1997 and left them in 2005. He rejoined them after four years and performed with them until 2017. He has also performed with Wes Hampton for several years. Keep reading to know more about the life, career, and net worth of David Phelps in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Davis Norris Phelps was born on October 21, 1969, in Houston, Texas, the United States to banker Gene Phelps and English professor Mary Ella Phelps. He has two elder sisters namely Sherri Proctor and Kari Lee who. Sherri used to sing backup vocals, and she died of cancer in 2012. His another sister Kari Lee is a professional trumpeter who is associated with the Millar Brass Ensemble. Phelps attended the Tomball High School and later attended Baylor University. He finished his graduation from the University in 1992 with music and vocal performance degree.
David Phelps is married to Lori Purtle Phelps who was also born on October 21, 1969. The couple is blessed with 4 children named, Callie, Maggie, David, and Coby. All of his four children sing on his videos and Callie, Maggie, and David have appeared on his videos Christmas in the Country and A Time of Joy.
Career, Awards & Nominations
After graduation, Phelps worked on his debut solo album Journey to Grace for two years and released it in 1994. He joined the Gaither Vocal Band in 1997, and his first work with them was the 1998 release Still the Greatest Story Ever Told. The same year he performed in Larry Gatlin’s In My Life as a background artist.
He continued to work with the GVB until 2005, and at the same time, he also released some solo albums such as Joy, Joy, David Phelps, Revelation, and Life is a Church. After leaving GVB, he released solo albums Legacy of Love, No More Night, One Wintry Night, and The Voice which were all super hits.
He reunited with them in 2009 and also started to perform with Wes Hampton. He was associated with them until 2017 and left them to focus on his solo career. He is one among the most popular Christian Music singers in the US and has won many prestigious awards including Grammy and Dove awards, and has also received several Platinum certifications.
Net Worth & Earnings
There is no authentic information available over the internet regarding his salary, earnings, and net worth. Taking into consideration his successful career spanning over two decades, we guess that his net worth would be more than $8 million.
David Phelps’ latest release is his 2018 album. It Must Be Christmas with the record label Spring House. Bill Gaither and Phelps himself produced the album.