Legendary Singer’s “Where My Heart Belongs” Mixes Inspiration and Gospel Seven-time Grammy Award winner Gladys Knight returns in 2014 with “Where My Heart Belongs,” anew album that showcases her faith, her heart, and her unmatched vocal ability.“Where My Heart Belongs” sees Knight once again returning to the gospel genre, the category that has seen her win two Grammys: for her duet with the late Ray Charles, ‘Genius Loves Company,’and for her album “One Voice” with the Saints Unified Choir. Released on Shadow Mountain Records for Deseret Book, the album will be released on September 9th. Georgia-born, Gladys Knight began performing recitals at age four and won the grand prize on “Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour” in 1952 at age seven. Since then the award-winning singer, actress, author, restaurateur, and spokeswoman has recorded more than 40 albums, won seven Grammys, and enjoyed several #1 hits on the Pop, Gospel, R&B, and Contemporary charts,including the famous Gladys Knight & the Pips song ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’. Knight has been honored by the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and has dozens of TV, film, and theatre credits.2013’s “Another Journey” was Knight’s previous recording effort and her8th solo album. “Another Journey” enjoyed success from the hit ‘I Who Have Nothing’ as well as the up-tempo track ‘Settle’, produced by Randy Jackson.Knight also enjoyed the success of her song “You and I Ain’t Nothin’ No More”which appeared over the end credits of the critically-acclaimed Lee Daniels film THE BUTLER. Other recent albums include “Before Me,” which paid homage to legends of song such as Ella, Duke, Billie and Lena, and “A Christmas Celebration” with the Saints Unified Voices Gospel Choir. Knight put on her dancing shoes in the spring of 2012, joining the 14th season of ABC’s hit competition “Dancing with the Stars”. The longtime Las Vegas resident returned to the Strip in the late-2000s for a special engagement at the Tropicana Hotel that ran in the Gladys Knight Theater, making her the first African-American performer to have a venue named after her in Las Vegas.This followed a successful four-year show run at The Flamingo, which the Las Vegas Review-Journal praised as “the number-one show on the Strip.”
Don’t forget to tune in to the Tony Awards, June 8th, 2014
Hello everyone – hope you are having a great week with an exciting weekend coming up – I am on the road, I don’t care what they say about ‘that midnight train to Georgia,’ it would be a whole lot more restful than my plans – I start the month Aug. 1 in Oklahoma (sharing some love with these folks and hoping they are moving on since their tornados, God Bless them all). On the 2nd, I am in Austin, Texas – what an amazing city for music, always revitalizes my spirit and reminds me of my passion for what I get to do everyday – it is a gift and I am so fortunate. Sat., Aug. 3 finds me beginning a weekend in California – up north first in Saratoga and then on to one of my favorite cities more south in San Diego. Anyone up for tennis? Hope I can get in a game or two in between shows and travel – I do love my tennis. The O’Jays – my touring buddies – are with me in both California shows – they sure have a lot of energy!!
Look for me every week to keep you up on what’s new in my world –like my new album “Another Journey” on iTunes – it is finally ready for the world to hear – hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it!!