Published on May 4, 2015 by Mary Wimberley  
David Phelps

The Samford University Legacy League has added a program-only ticket option to its Thursday, May 7, scholarship celebration featuring Grammy and Dove award-winner David Phelps.

Due to popular demand, tickets are now available for the 7:30 p.m. benefit program, which includes a one-hour concert in Wright Center.

 “We have reached capacity for reception and dinner reservations, but are pleased to offer an option for guests to enjoy the program and the concert by David Phelps,” said scholarship celebration chair Suzanne Hopkins. The pre-concert program will include brief remarks by Legacy League leaders and a student recipient of a Legacy League scholarship.

General admission tickets for the benefit program and concert are $50.

Proceeds from the event will help endow a new Legacy League scholarship for Samford students. In celebration of 100 years of teacher education at Samford, the scholarship will provide need-based assistance for students who are pursuing a career in education.

Phelps, a member of the award-winning Gaither Vocal Band, has also won numerous solo Dove Award nominations, including 2009 Male Vocalist of the Year and Long Form Video for the Christmas DVD, O Holy Night.

His latest recording, Freedom (Gaither Music Group), was released in mid-April. It includes Phelps’ haunting rendition of the classic hit “Ain’t No Grave,” an acoustic-driven version of “When the Saints Go Marching In” and a signature recording of “We Shall Behold Him.”