ATLANTA (March 19, 2015) | Last week, Sen. Donzella James (D – Atlanta) sponsored Senate Resolution 441 honoring Ms. Gladys Knight and dedicating a portion of Peachtree Street in her name. SR 441 passed the senate unanimously.
“For the last 50 years, Gladys Knight has been recognized as one of the greatest soul singers of all time,” said Sen. James. “The world renowned singer and actress is a seven-time Grammy Award winner and has earned number one hits in Pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary genres. The legendary songstress has amassed millions of fans worldwide and has brought great recognition to the state of Georgia.”
Gladys Knight Highway will run from Peachtree Street to 14th Street along State Route 9 in Fulton County. Ms. Gladys Knight is a world renown 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.
SR 441 will travel to the House of Representatives for consideration.
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For Immediate Release:
March 19, 2015
For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Director
Adam Sweat, Sr. Communications Specialist