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Yolanda Adams headlining Gospel Music Festival
Aug 18, 2024 | 7:30 PM

Yolanda Adams is an American gospel singer, and host of her own syndicated gospel show. Adams got her start singing gospel music in the early 1980s as part of Houston’s Southeast Inspirational Choir, which was affiliated with the Church of God in Christ. She was a featured vocalist on the Choir’s single “For my Liberty. In 1987, Adams signed a contract with The Sound of Gospel, and released her first album titled Just As I Am. In 1990 she was discovered by producer Ben Tankard, and after signing to his independent label she released another album titled Through the Storm. In 2009 she was named the number 1 gospel artist of the decade by Billboard. In 2016, President Barack Obama gave her the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding volunteer service, and in 2017 she was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Adams has five number one albums on Billboard’s Top Gospel Album list. In 2022 she was inducted into the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame.
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