INO Records’ five-time Grammy Award winning recording artist Sandi Patty was recently honored at the 2008 Grammy Salute to Gospel Music recently at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, DC along with honorees Edwin Hawkins and Walter Hawkins an the Winans.
President Neil Portnow presented the Gospel music legend with The Recording Academy President’s Merit Award.
Prior to Patty’s appearance on stage, contemporary artist Natalie Grant performed one of Patty’s classics “Love In Any Language.” Following Grant’s performance, Avalon, the Christian vocal quartet sang, “Another Time, Another Place” in tribute to the honoree.
The evening continued with the powerful concert as the legendary singer herself wowed the audience when she performed Dottie Rambo’s “We Shall Behold Him.”
Rance Allen, Kim Burrell, Maurette Brown-Clark, Edwin and Walter Hawkins, Patti LaBelle, and Richard Smallwood performed as well.
The Grammy Salute to Gospel Music event honors those who have made significant contributions to Gospel music, while supporting the history and importance of the genre. The Recording Academy President’s Merit Award recognizes the contributions that they key individuals have made in the music industry and the impact their efforts had on music and the business of music.
More… Sandi Patty continues to stay touring across the country with Women of Faith while performing and sharing her testimony. For more information on Sandi Patty please visit www.sandippatty.com or www.myspace.com/sandipatty.