Pastor Shirley Ann Caesar-Williams,known professionally as Shirley Caesar (born October 13, 1938, Durham, North Carolina), is an American Gospel music singer, songwriter and recording artist whose career has spanned over six decades.
A multi-award winning artist, with eleven Grammy Awards and seven Dove Awards,1 RIAA gold certification, an Essence Award, McDonald’s Golden Circle Lifetime Achievement Award, NAACP Achievement Award, SESAC Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame to her credit, she is known as the “First Lady of Gospel Music”.
According to Soundscan, she has sold 2.2 million albums since 1991.She has made several notable appearances, including the televised Live from Disney World Night of Joy, the Gospel According to VH1, a White House performance for George Bush, and a speech on the Evolution of Gospel Music to the US Treasury Department.
Shirley Ann Caesar -WIlliams talks about what legacy she would like to put behind her new song titled ‘Its Alright It’s Okay’ in an interview with Donnie McClukin which was aired on the Donnie McClurkin Show.
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