ATLANTA (May 6, 2015) | This week, Sen. Donzella James (D – Atlanta) joined Gov. Nathan Deal as he signed Senate Resolution 441 into law. SR 441, sponsored by Sen. James, honors Georgia legend and world renowned vocalist Ms. Gladys Knight by dedicating a portion of Peachtree Street in her name.
“Gladys Knight is a truly remarkably talented woman and we are so proud to call her one of our own,” said Sen. James. “After more than 50 years in the entertainment industry, she has amassed fans worldwide, sold millions of records, recorded numerous number one hits, and won seven Grammys. She has done all this while remaining a passionate ambassador for this great state and is clearly deserving of this honor.”
Gladys Knight Highway will run from Peachtree Street to 14th Street along State Route 9 in Fulton County. Ms. Gladys Knight, arguably best known for her hit “Midnight Train to Georgia, is a recording artist, songwriter, businesswoman, humanitarian and author. She has a famous restaurant located on Peachtree Street in the heart of Atlanta. Her group, Gladys Knight & The Pips are known for hits such as “I Heard It through the Grapevine” and “You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me.”
Gladys Knight has been the recipient of numerous awards, honors and accolades including a Grammy for best traditional R&B vocal album of the year, the Essence Award for career achievement, the BET Lifetime Achievement Award, the NAACP Image Award for most outstanding jazz artist, the Soul Train Music Award for lifetime achievement and many more.
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For Immediate Release:
May 6, 2015
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