Grammy Award nominated, Dove, Stellar, GMWA, NAACP Image Award winning singer Dottie Peoples added 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. She was 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.”
In addition to singing, Peoples is also an astute businesswoman. She served as general manager of Church Door Records and also launched her own radio show. After 14 years with Church Door, Peoples signed with AIR Records and took her career to another level, earning her first Stellar Award nomination. Her AIR release, “On Time God,” rocketed to No. 1 on the charts and earned her four Stellar Awards and a nomination for Soul Train’s Lady of Soul Award. Peoples has continued to garner more than 50 industry accolades, including the 2010 Stellar for Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year. She launched her own label DP Muzik Group in 2008 on which her latest CD, “I Got This Live” was released in February and will introduce a new radio show, “I Got This,” set to air on the Rejoice Network, beginning in April.
The Allstate Gospel Superfest “Live In Atlanta” will be hosted by TV star Wendy Raquel Robinson, who is known for her lead role as the character “Tasha Mack” on the hit BET Network series “The Game.” The lineup of artists scheduled to appear includes Dottie, The Chicago Mass Choir, Tramaine Hawkins, Dorinda Clark-Cole, DeWayne Woods, Byron Cage, Earnest Pugh, Beverly Crawford, Ricky Dillard & New G, Regina Belle, and others. The one-day event will take place at the Georgia International Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337 on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. EDT. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketweb.com or by calling 866-468-7619.
More information on The Allstate Gospel Superfest is available at www.gospelsuperfest.com. The recordings from the event are scheduled to air in national syndication during the months of March and June of 2013.