Shirley Caesar

Gospel Singer Shirley Caesar is a pastor and an eleven-time Grammy-winning gospel singer. Her career in music began in the 1960s with popular gospel group The Caravans, under the tutelage of her mentor Dr. Albertina Walker. Caesar embarked on a solo career in 1966 and has since released over 30 gospel albums. She pastors a church in her native Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. She has received seven Dove Awards between 1981 and 1985 for Black Gospel Album of the Year. The breadth of her career and her continued outreach have earned Caesar the title “First Lady of Gospel.”

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Bobby Jones Gospel: Christmas Special: Shirley Caesar, Erica Campbell and Others

Full Episode: Jonathan McReynolds and Howard University Gospel Choir. (12/22/2014)

Celebrity Birthdays: Keyshia Cole Celebrates!

Usher, Sharon Leal and others celebrate this week.

This Day in Black History: Oct. 13, 1938

Shirley Caesar, one of the best known gospel singers, was born on Oct. 13, 1938.

Bobby Jones Gospel: Behind the Stage With Shirley Caesar

Shirley Caesar shares her formula for success. (11/11/2013)

Celebration Of Gospel: Rehearsals

Gospel's brightest prep for the show. (3/28/2013)

Celebrate Gospel with Shirley Caesar

Let's celebrate gospel with "The First Lady of Gospel," Pastor Shirley Caesar.
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