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Legendary Shirley Caesar to be honored, also performance at White House airs this Friday!

GOSPEL ICON PASTOR SHIRLEY CAESAR ANNOUNCED AS HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
HONOREE IN CLASS OF 2016

Caesar selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Recording

The current Queen of Gospel, legendary artist Pastor Shirley Caesar garners
a new milestone, as an honoree in the Hollywood Walk of Fame’s
just-announced honorees selected for the class of 2016, to receive a star on
the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording,
unveiled via <http://www.walkoffame.com> www.walkoffame.com (date for star
ceremony is pending). The award-winning Gospel trailblazer, who’s garnered
a career-high 11 GRAMMYR Awards, 18 Dove Awards, 14 Stellar Awards and
induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, was also recently inducted
into the inaugural Stellar Honors Club at the 2015 Stellar Awards. Pastor
Caesar will also celebrate another milestone in 2016, marking 50 years in
her internationally-renowned career as a solo artist. With over 40 albums
including her most recent hit album Good God, Pastor Caesar will soon be
releasing more new music, and remains a beloved community leader in her
native North Carolina, continuing to pastor at the Mt. Calvary Word of Faith
Church in Raleigh, NC and serve the community through her Shirley Caesar
Outreach Ministries.

Phil Thornton, eOne Music Vice President and General Manager of Urban
Inspirational, says: “Entertainment One Music congratulates Pastor Shirley
Caesar on this monumental achievement as an honoree on the Hollywood Walk of
Fame for 2016! What a great blessing to be selected for this honor. Pastor
Caesar’s incomparable style, personality and lifelong dedication to ministry
have continued to impact and influence so many fans around the world, and we
are thrilled to celebrate her upcoming 50-year anniversary and deliver new
music to come.”

Pastor Caesar also recently performed in a celebration honoring gospel
music’s rich history, hosted at the White House. Her performance will air
on “The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House,” which is
scheduled to air on PBS and TV One on Friday June 26th.

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Written by Perry Martins

Perry Martins, officially known as Martins Okonkwo is One of Africa's foremost Gospel Music and Christian Entertainment blogger. He is Tony Elumelu Foundation Alumni and a Young African Leaders Initiative Alumni.
Perry is also a Radio and TV host on Gospotainment Radio.