6 weeks at #1 on the Gospel Music Channel and a Viewer’s Choice Nomination
A clear example of Taylor Gahm’s quality and expertise in video production lies in the phenomenal success of its music video for chart-topping gospel artist Micah Stampley. Stampley’s impressive range and soulful tone have won him fans worldwide and sent him to perform across the U.S., London, and Paris. In spring 2005, his first gospel album debuted in the number three spot of Billboard’s gospel charts, making it the second-highest debut in Billboard’s history for a male gospel artist.
At the release of his sophomore album, “A Fresh Wind – The Second Sound,” Stampley and his songwriting partner and wife, Heidi, decided to seek out a production company for a music video highlighting his upcoming single entitled “I Believe.” By simply executing a Google search, Micah and Heidi came across samples of Taylor Gahm’s previous work and scheduled a meeting. The first time they sat down together, the Stampleys connected with Gahm right away. She said that the decision to collaborate with Gahm was an easy one due to the warmth, talent and vision of the Director.
On the designated day of the video shoot, Heidi said Gahm’s preparation and professionalism shined: “He is the most detailed and concise person that I’ve worked with, period. Most people are not that detailed,” Heidi says. “I love it, because I’m a detail person myself and I like to know exactly what’s going on. He had timelines, itineraries and contact lists with information for everyone involved. Everyone was moving in synch.”
After the video shoot, Heidi was impressed with the ease and calm that characterized the day: “We really appreciated his attention to detail. He was very detailed and didn’t miss a thing; organized, streamlined, moved quickly. Everything was planned to a T, from the crew, to the caterers, to the extra hands.” Even after the video shoot, Heidi says Taylor was constantly communicating with the Stampley’s to keep them informed about the editing process and the date of delivery.
The music video for Micah’s “I Believe” officially premiered on B.E.T.’s “Lift Every Voice,” and spent six straight weeks in the number one spot on Gospel Music Channel’s video countdown. It also received the honor of a Viewer’s Choice Video of the Year Award nomination by Gospel Music Channel, which reaches nearly 40 million households nationwide.
“We were blown away by the success of the video,” Heidi says. “Taylor certainly was the ‘mind behind the vision.”