JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacksonville is preparing for a night of inspiration with Christian music's leading ladies: Natalie Grant and Sandi Patty. The concert is the only time Grant and Patty will perform together this year and is considered in the industry as one of the Christian concert events of the year.
"People from all across the country are traveling to Jacksonville to be a part of this incredible evening of praise, worship and inspiration in Jacksonville. When Natalie Grant and Sandi Patty join hearts, hands and voices - it will truly be a night to remember," said Mike Swift of Narrow Gate Productions.
"I love Jacksonville and I am excited to be back to share an evening with my favorite singer, Natalie Grant. This is the only time we will perform together this year and we both wanted to share this special evening with the great people of Jacksonville," said Patty.
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, with over 3 million in sales.
"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 artist in Christian music history. Throughout her thirty-year career, 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 critically acclaimed new recording debuted at #1 on the Christian Billboard Charts in the fall of 2013 with the title track cultivating in two Grammy Award nominations. Hurricane is Grant's first studio album in three years.
Sandi Patty's thirty-year career continues to remain strong with an increasing demand for concert dates, she has authored numerous books, and has been a frequent speaker and performer with Women of Faith. Sandi's latest recording, Everlasting was released as a Target Stores exclusive and entered the market as the top selling recording of its kind. Patty is set to release a new Christmas recording Christmas Blessings in October 2014.
"I had the opportunity to sing with Sandi once before in Tampa, but this is the first time we have performed a concert together with our full bands, a wonderful choir and orchestra," said Grant. "I am such a fan of Sandi and I am looking forward to sitting in the audience to soak it in!"
The concert will be held Saturday, August 23, beginning at 7:00 PM in the main auditorium of First Baptist Church, Jacksonville (124 W Ashley Street, Jacksonville, 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.
Grant and Patty will be joined by the First Baptist Church choir and chancel orchestra.
For further information or to purchase tickets, contact Mike Swift of Narrow Gate Productions at (502) 271-7323, to purchase online visit www.attendstar.com (keywords: Natalie Grant or Sandi Patty). Tickets are available at Lifeway Christian Bookstore. Tickets at-the-door start at $20. For discounted ticket prices, purchase in advance online or at Lifeway Christian Bookstore.
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SOURCE Narrow Gate Productions