Farley Street Baptist Church will host three of the biggest names in gospel music at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Performing Arts Center of Red Oak High School.
Headlining the show will be Sandi Patty, the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music with 40 Dove Awards, five Grammy Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records and 11 million units sold.
Featured performers will be Larnelle Harris, a five-time Grammy Award winner and 11-time Dove Award winner, and Wayne Watson, winner of a dozen Dove Awards.
Tickets for the special evening of music and praise are available for $20 each at www.farleystreet.com.
About Sandi Patty
Known as “The Voice” in the gospel music industry Sandi Patty was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2004. She has released more than 30 albums, including her latest Dove Award winning album,”The Edge of the Divine.” She will release her latest album “Everlasting” exclusively at Target Stores next month.
While her 30-year career is heavily rooted in gospel, she has extended her genre to perform with symphonies across the country, including the New York Pops, Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Dallas Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Houston Symphony and Oklahoma City Philharmonic. She also headlined in the title role in sold out performances of the musical “Hello Dolly” with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in January 2012.
Patty is an accomplished author as well. For the bestseller “Broken on the Back Row,” she received the 2006 Silver Angel Award. She has written seven other books.
She and her husband, Don, have eight children and currently reside in Oklahoma City, Okla.
About Larnelle Harris
Harris is a 2007 inductee of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. He won Dove Awards male vocalist of the year three times and songwriter of the year once. He received a Grammy for Best Solo Gospel Performance for “How Excellent Is Thy Name.” Twice Harris and Patty were awarded Grammys for Best Gospel Performance by Duo or Group for “I’ve Just Seen Jesus” and “More Than Wonderful.”
The only person in history to be a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Amateur Radio Hall of Fame and the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame is Larnelle Harris. Admired by fans and peers alike for his majestic tenor voice, Larnelle has become the epitome of talent and integrity in a career that spans over three decades.
About Wayne Watson
Wayne Watson’s connection with his audience has to date produced 23 No. 1 singles on Christian radio – including “Friend Of A Wounded Heart,” “When God’s People Pray,” “Almighty,” “Be In Her Eyes,” “Watercolour Ponies,” “More Of You,” “Another Time, Another Place,” and “Home Free.”
His litany of career credits include a dozen Dove Awards wins –including those for Male Vocalist of the Year in 1989, Song of The Year in that same year (Friend Of A Wounded Heart), Pop Contemporary Song of the Year and Contemporary Album of The Year (1988) with Watercolour Ponies, and Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year (1992) with Home Free. He has twice been nominated for the Grammy Award—both for his performance of Watercolour Ponies (1987), and for Best Pop Gospel Album in 1992 with his stunning A Beautiful Place project.
Hudson Smith, worship assistant at Farley Street Baptist Church, said this is a must see program for all gospel music lovers. For more information about the show, contact Smith at 972-937-4603.