When Sandi Patty took the stage as the lead performer
in 1997's Presidential Inaugural Gala, America was once again reminded
of Sandi's unique ability to greatly inspire people through music.
Since that Fourth of July night in 1986 when her eloquent, stirring
rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" caused the phone
lines to jam at ABC News, Sandi Patty has become one of America's
best-loved performers. Whether it be in sold-out concerts to crowds
of thousands in outdoor amphitheaters and symphony halls or during
intimate performances for worship gatherings in majestic cathedrals
and evenings at the White House with the President and First Lady,
Sandi Patty celebrates life through her music and brings a message
of hope and encouragement to others.
Nineteen years ago, Sandi Patty's first album was
released. With over 11 million records sold since then, Sandi continues
to merit accolades. She is one of the most highly acclaimed performers
of our time, earning an astounding 35 Dove Awards, 5 Grammy Awards,
and three platinum and five gold albums, in addition to performing
before millions in concert appearances. With frequent television
and public appearances, Sandi is a favorite among event organizers
throughout the world and is continually fortifying her status as
one of the most amazing vocalists of all time.
During the past several years, a growing number
of those concert appearances have been with major national and regional
symphony orchestras. On her symphony dates, Sandi demonstrates her
remarkable musical diversity and flexibility as well as her expansive
vocal range and dynamic interpretive abilities, presenting a quintessential
program of timeless and heartwarming classics, lovable Disney melodies,
sweeping and nostalgic big band and Broadway numbers, and time-honored
patriotic tunes. This distinctive program of music, showcasing the
breadth and depth of her talent, which Sandi also integrates into
her customized concert program for corporate events, has been credited
with breaking symphony concert attendance records nationwide.
In addition to these symphony appearances, her regular
concerts of Inspirational/Christian favorites continue to be a highlight
for thousands of concert attendees. Following her critically acclaimed
and highly commercially successful 1996 Christmas release, 'O Holy
Night!', Sandi now delivers Artist Of My Soul, a compelling collection
of songs, imparting a message of love, freedom, thankfulness, and
joy. At its core, Artist Of My Soul is a project centered around
songs of worship, interpreted by this preeminent talent who, in
recent years, has been brought back to a basic understanding of
one's relationship with God. As Sandi recently stated, "I am
humbled and challenged by the truth that I find in His love and in
His word. Humbled to have learned that I have not always lived up
to that truth in my life and have disappointed God and His people.
Humbled by the truth that other brothers and sisters are now aware
of my failures. Challenged by the truth in God's word that forgiveness,
grace, and new beginnings are not only for those that I have sung
to over the years but for me as well. This truly brings me joy day
after day. Therefore, I am excited and uplifted by this project,
an album that celebrates these truths."
Artist Of My Soul is
a work of art; truly worthy of its title and reflective of Sandi's
heart. Sandi Patty insists that her most important endeavors involve
her home life and raising her family. With eight kids, softball
games, and dance practice are a big part of her active schedule!
In fact, in her hometown community of Anderson, Indiana, she is
as well-known for her efforts as a softball team mom as she is for
her national status as a premiere vocalist. For Sandi Patty, that's
the greatest compliment of all.