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The Pearly Gates is the music ministry of Daniel and Teresa Johnson. They are recognized as being one of the most unique couples in all of Gospel music.Since he moved to Nashville in 1989, Daniel has had his songs recorded by such artists as Grand Ole Opry star Stu Phillips; cowboy star extraordinaire Royal Wade Kimes; Christian-Country’s legendary group The Fox Brothers; Gospel legend Doug Oldham; R&B stylist Elvin Spencer; and many others. Phillips' song - "Only God" - and The Fox Brothers' "Red Top Mountain;" “Like Ol’ Hank (I Saw The Light)” and "Tell God Goodnight" reached the top of the Christian-Country Gospel charts. But, in spite of this success, Daniel said there was a missing element in his life until November, 1996, when one of his world adventures led him to the historic city of Rome, Italy. It was there, he says, his life was forever changed when he met a singer with "the voice of an angel" named Teresa Valeriani. After a year long courtship, the couple was married on October 17, 1997. Since they began their music ministry in 1998, The Pearly Gates have gathered recognition and awards for excellence for their ministry. In 2002 and 2004, the couple was named the “Duo Of The Year” by the Country Gospel Music Guild. In 2005, Daniel's song “Like Ol’ Hank” was voted as the “Song Of The Year” by the members of the United States Association of Gospel Entertainers & Musicians (USAGEM). In 2009 and 2014, the couple received the prestigious "Duo Of The Year" award from USAGEM. In 2011, they were honored as the recipients of USAGEM's highest award - The Diamond Award. For all these accolades, they give the glory to their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the Most High God!