TAMPA, Fla., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tampa Bay is preparing for a night of inspiration with Christian music's leading ladies: Natalie Grant and Sandi Patty. The concert is the first of its kind for Grant and Patty and is considered in the industry as one of the Christian concert events of the year.
"Natalie and I are so excited to perform together in concert for the first time," said Patty. "We can't wait to be at Bell Shoals Baptist Church on August 03."
Grant, known as a powerhouse vocalist, heart-gripping songwriter and charismatic performer, is the current Gospel Music Association (GMA) Female Vocalist of the Year, an honor she has received five times. She has over ten top five hits such as: "Your Great Name," "Held," and "In Better Hands," which are now current standards in the church. Grant has consistently remained one of this generations top-selling Christian performers, selling over a million records.
"Natalie Grant is the real deal, not only on the stage but also off-stage. Not only is she a talented performer and songwriter, she is a wonderful mother of three beautiful girls and she has an incredible husband that she adores," said Patty. "She is incredibly special to me."
Patty, known as the 'Voice of Christian Music', is the most decorated female artist in Christian music. Throughout her thirty-year ministry, Patty has sold over twelve million albums, has received five Grammy Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, 40 GMA Dove Awards, including female vocalist of the year eleven consecutive years. Patty was recently inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Her distinctive voice continues to be the standard on which other performers are measured.
"Sandi Patty is a big reason why we have contemporary Christian music," said Grant. "She truly is an icon."
Natalie Grant's much anticipated new album is set to release fall 2013. This is Grant's first studio album in three years. The first single, 'Hurricane', is in heavy rotation on Christian radio playlists and entered the #1 Christian single on iTunes.
"I am excited about the opportunity to share new music with you," stated Grant. "The record is full of positive, encouraging songs that will help you have an anchor of hope that is only found in Jesus Christ. It is the reason why I make music, and this evening will be full of songs that will help you along in your journey of faith."
Sandi Patty's thirty-year career continues to remain strong with an increasing demand for concert dates, she has authored numerous books, and is a frequent speaker and performer with Women of Faith. Her latest release, The Edge of the Divine proves her relevance in today's Christian market by garnering her fortieth Dove Award for Inspirational Album of the Year. Patty's critically acclaimed new project, Everlasting, will release September 3rd exclusively in Target stores nationwide.
"I had the opportunity to sing with Sandi once before, but this is the first time we have performed a concert together," said Grant. "OK, I am a little bit nervous, I am going to do my vocal warm ups, and then I look forward to sitting in the audience and to be reminded once again why I adore Sandi Patty."
The concert will be held Saturday, August 03, beginning at 6:30 PM in the main auditorium of Bell Shoals Baptist Church (2102 Bell Shoals Rd Brandon, FL) where residents near and far are invited to enjoy an evening of praise and worship with the most decorated female Christian artists of all time.
For further information or to purchase tickets, contact Bell Shoals Baptist Church at (813) 689-4229 or visit www.attendstar.com (keywords: Natalie Grant or Sandi Patty). General admission tickets are $18.
ABOUT NATALIE GRANT
Grammy nominated Natalie Grant is a powerhouse vocalist, heart-gripping songwriter, and charismatic performer. She has consistently remained one of the top selling Christian artists and has sold well over a million records. The Gospel Music Association named her the 2012 Female Vocalist of the Year, an honor that she has received 5 times. Natalie's current single, "Hurricane," is the first off her highly anticipated Burn Bright record releasing in the fall of 2013. Beyond her artistry, she is an outspoken advocate for victims of human trafficking. In 2005, Natalie founded the organization Abolition International that is committed to providing quality restorative aftercare to trafficking victims both domestically and internationally.
ABOUT SANDI PATTY
Sandi Patty has won 40 Dove Awards, 5 Grammy Awards, 4 Billboard Music Awards and became a Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee in 2004. Her albums have sold more than 12 million units, garnering her three platinum and five gold recordings. As the most-awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history, her voice is still the gold standard by which all who follow are measured. Patty latest sacred release "The Edge Of The Divine" earned Sandi Patty her 40th Dove Award for Inspirational Album Of The Year. She has been blessed to perform with symphony orchestras around the world.
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Contact: Mike Swift, 502.271.7323
SOURCE Narrow Gate Productions