ABE ZACHARIAS - PROFILE/PRESS RELEASE Award winning Singer and Songwriter 1. Abe Zacharias is a singer/songwriter who lives in Salmon Arm, BC Canada where he resides with his wife Marge. He has been singing Christian Country/Western and Gospel music for over 35 years. 2. In 1997 he became a member of the Country Gospel Music Association and was nominated for the Silver Heart Award for Male Vocalist of the Year and won both titles for the Northwest Region of the United States and Canada. 3. In September of 1997 he went to Knoxville, TN and won the Prestigious Golden Heart Award for Male Vocalist of the Year for the U.S. and Canada. 4. In July of 1998, 1999 and 2000 he competed and won the Silver Crown Award for the Northwest Region. 5. In 1998 he formed a group called the Rising Heights which won the Regional Silver Heart Vocal Group of the Year in Omak, WA as well as the National Golden Heart Award for Group of the Year in North Carolina for all of the U.S. and Canada. 6. Abe has been in music ministry for about thirty five years and has traveled extensively in many parts of Canada and the U.S. 7. Recently he traveled to Nashville and was nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year at the Country Gospel Music Guild Convention which was held at the Stardust Theatre on Music City Drive in Nashville. 8. In 1993 Abe appeared on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. 9. Abe has also sung on many TV programs including the Children's Miracle Network in Nashville which was started by Marie Osmond. Recently he also sang on the National Primetime Broadcasting TV Network in Midland, Texas. 11. In 2002, Abe met Canadian Country Super Star Paul Brandt and discovered that Paul has been a fan of Abe's for years and told Abe that Abe's music has been a contributing factor in Paul going into the Country Music field.**** in October Abe opened for Paul in Abe's home town which he sites as "a tremendous honor and privelege to open for Canada's most awarded country music artist"! 12. He has recorded twelve albums. The latest, Songs of the Sage and Saddle, which was released in April 2004, has been very well received. The majority of his recordings are of original content.
Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank Snow, Waylon Jennings, Willy Nelson
Guild guitar, Blueridge guitar,
Music has always been a very integral part of my life. Without music my life would be rather mundane.