Brown Bannister

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Elliott Brown Bannister III[1] (born August 31, 1951 in Topeka, Kansas)[2][3] is a CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) producer and songwriter. Bannister released one album of his own, Talk to One Another, in 1981 on NewPax Records. It was reissued on the Reunion Records Label five years later, featuring a newer recording of the album's final cut, "Create In Me A Clean Heart". The original NewPax version featured Ed DeGarmo on the Hammond B3 Organ; the 1986 version featured Amy Grant and her then husband Gary Chapman on vocals with him. The 1986 version was released as a radio-single and gained moderate airplay in a some markets.

Bannister is best known for his work in the audio engineering, recording, and production industry. He formed his own independent label, Vireo Records, in 1991. Bannister has won 25 Dove Awards and 14 Grammy awards. He also was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. He has written many songs, notably for Amy Grant. Bannister also taught Grant in his Sunday School class at Belmont Church of Christ.[4]

Brown is a 1975 graduate of Abilene Christian University. His daughters are Ellie Bannister Holcomb and Caroline Blair Bannister.

Awards and accolades[edit]

Dove Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Credits[edit]

Bannister has produced or engineered works for the following artists:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find Elliott B Bannister in Tennessee Now". PublicRecords.com. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ Cusie, Don. "Producer-Songwriter-Singer-Communicator-Extraordinaire: Brown Bannister". TodaysChristianMusic.com. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ ellieholcomb (August 31, 2011). "Just finished celebrating my...". Twitter. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ Millard, Bob (1996). Amy Grant: The Life of a Pop Star. St. Martin's Press. p. 44. ISBN 978-0-312-30390-7. "Amy first befriended, then developed a crush on, Brown Bannister [...] a force in the Bible study group that was leading many talented young people to the Belmont Church of Christ"