As one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and 11 million units sold, Sandi Patty is simply known as The Voice.
Patty is the most-awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history. With 39 Dove Awards, she was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2004 and as an Indiana Living Legend in 2007. She has released more than 30 albums, including her latest, The Edge of the Divine.
Patty was introduced to the world with her rendition of The Star- Spangled Banner during the rededication of the Statue of Liberty in 1986. Her version of the national anthem has become synonymous with patriotic celebration, including performances at A Capitol Fourth with the National Symphony, the Pan American Games, the Indianapolis 500, the dedication of the Francis Scott Key Memorial in Washington, D.C., the dedication of Camp David Chapel and ABCs Fourth of July Special.
While her 30-year career is rooted in the gospel music industry, Patty has had the opportunity in more recent years to extend her career outside the genre.
She has performed with symphonies across the country, including the New York Pops, Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Dallas Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Houston Symphony and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Her first Pops album, An American Songbook, was recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra.
One of Pattys dreams has been to perform on Broadway, but her commitment to raising her eight children came first. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra offered the best of both worlds with Sandi Pattys Broadway, her 2007 debut feature musical revue.
I am grateful for the many opportunities God has given in my life and for how He has allowed me to spread my wings, Patty said in a news release.