Legends, Dorothy Norwood and Ann Nesby stop by to share in the Celebration of Gospel Music Heritage Month on The Yvette W. Jones Show. Tune in as they share current and upcoming projects. Spread the Good News!!
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Dorothy began singing and touring with her family at the age of eight. She has sung with such notables as the great Mahalia Jackson, the world renowned Caravans, and the incomparable Reverend James Cleveland. Evangelist Norwood launched her solo career in 1964 and recorded her first album Johnny and Jesus on Savoy Records. It brought her national attention and was certified Gold. She followed it up with the stirring Denied Mother, which also went Gold, and earned her the title "World's Greatest Storyteller".
In her over 36 years in the Gospel Music Industry, Dorothy has recorded over 40 albums, five of which were certified GOLD. She has also received numerous awards and citations, including six Grammy nominations. As renowned as she is in America, she is just as large in Europe.
With 25 years in the entertainment industry as a two-time Grammy award winner with six additional nominations, Ann Nesby is synonymous with longevity. As the former lead vocalist to the inspirational soul troupe The Sounds of Blackness, her signature soprano catapulted the group to international prominence. With back to back hit singles, “I’m Going All The Way,” “I Believe,” “The Pressure” to “Optimistic,” Nesby’s voice was a radio mainstay in the early 90s. As an accomplished songwriter she’s penned songs for Gladys Knight (“Home Alone”) to the hit singles “The Right Kinda’ Lover” and “Someone Like You” for fellow vocal powerhouse Patti LaBelle.
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