Gladys Knight (2005)
In 2000, Gladys Knight was the first musical guest in the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City, for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Christmas concerts, performing favorites such as “Mary’s Boy Child,” and “Sweet Little Jesus.” She is best known for her years as a member of Gladys Knight and the Pips. The group stayed together from the 1950's-1980's, and won a GRAMMY for the song "Midnight Train to Georgia," before parting ways in 1989.
Knight now directs her own gospel choir, Saints Unified Voices, which scored a #1 album on the Billboard Gospel charts. The album, One Voice, remained on the top of the charts for 48 weeks. She continues to perform as a solo artist and make television appearances. Known as the "Empress of Soul," she has won multiple awards including four GRAMMYS, and has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Knight has said, “Since I've been so wonderfully blessed, I really want to share and to make life at least a little better. So every chance I get to share the gospel or uplift people, I will take full advantage of that opportunity.”
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Gladys Knight's Music and the Spoken Word Christmas Special