Tulip Time Festival is announcing a grand performance by the Legendary Empress of Soul – Gladys Knight, on Friday, May 8th, 7:00 pm at Central Wesleyan Church.
The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance.
Many remember the classic line up of Gladys Knight & The Pips, who went on to achieve icon status, having recorded some of the most memorable songs of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Top hits, like “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” “If I Were Your Woman,” “Neither One of Us (Wants to be the First to Say Goodbye),” “Best Thing to Ever Happen to Me” and the #1 smash “Midnight Train to Georgia” established Gladys Knight and The Pips as the premiere pop/R&B vocal ensemble in the world.
The party kept rolling with Knight enjoying another #1 hit in 1985 when she teamed with Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Dionne Warwick on “That’s What Friends are For.” All told, Knight has recorded more than 38 albums over the years, including four solo albums during the past decade: “Good Woman” (1991); “Just for You” (1994); the inspirational “Many Different Roads” (1999); and “At Last” (2001).
In 1995, Knight earned her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the next year, Gladys Knight & The Pips were inducted into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. In 1997, and the next year, she and The Pips were presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame. In 2004, Knight received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the annual BET Awards ceremony.
In her first effort since 2013’s “Another Journey” – Knight’s 8th solo effort –marked the release of “Where My Heart Belongs”, a new inspiration gospel album. Knight is a two-time Grammy winner in the gospel category, and “Where My Heart Belongs” won an NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Gospel Album.” “Another Journey” enjoyed success from the hit “I Who Have Nothing” as well as the up-tempo track “Settle,” produced by Randy Jackson, with whom she previously collaborated with on her Grammy-winning album, “At Last.”
Today, Knight is a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, performer, restaurateur, and businesswoman with a spiritual outlook on her life. Her faith in God has been the driving force behind all of Knight’s endeavors, guiding her through her many successes.
It’s no wonder Gladys Knight is hailed as the Empress of Soul. Don’t miss the chance to catch this legendary performance at Tulip Time 2020 on Friday, May 9 at Central Wesleyan Church. Tickets are $90 and $75 and can be purchased online at tuliptime.com, via phone at 800-822-2770, or at our box office located at 42 W. 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423.
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