Grammy ® Award- nominated, Dove, Stellar, GMWA, NAACP Image Award-Winning Singer DOTTIE PEOPLES will add another honor to her already impressive list of accolades during the 14th Allstate Gospel Superfest national TV recording and festival in Atlanta on Saturday, March 9, 2013 where she will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her accomplishments in Gospel music.
Dottie’s distinctive voice always garnered attention. After seeing her perform in Dayton, Ohio early on in her career, Dorothy Norwood enlisted Dottie to join her on tour opening for the Rolling Stones and Stevie Wonder.
After touring with Norwood and the Rolling Stones, Peoples returned to Ohio where she developed quite a reputation as a jazz vocalist. “I sang jazz until I moved to Atlanta and joined Salem Baptist Church and started singing in services,” Dottie Remembers. “The first solo I did was called ‘If You Move Yourself.’ It changed my whole life because I stood there and realized that I was blessing people. I knew I didn’t want to sing jazz anymore. I just want to sing for the Lord. I got back to my roots and I’ve been singing gospel ever since.”
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