Sandi Patty plays at The Venue at UCF Arena
Knights Ct, Orlando, FL 32826
Known as "The Voice", Sandi Patty is one of the biggest stars in CCM and over a 15-year period (from the early '80s) has earned three platinum albums, five gold albums, 33 Dove Awards, and five Grammys. Her debut album sold 11 million copies. Known for her versatility, Patty draws from pop to ballads to modernized gospel standards. Sandi Patty is noted for her powerful, flexible voice and her ability to effortlessly climb to a high C. Patty has appeared on numerous television and awards shows, and has even performed for presidents.
Born Sandi Patty in Oklahoma City, she made her performing debut singing "Jesus Loves Me" at church when she was only two. A few years later, she and her two young brothers billed themselves as the Ron Patty Family and began singing gospel at small churches across the country. She later studied voice at San Diego State University and then majored in music at Anderson College, Indiana, earning extra cash at the latter singing commercial jingles. Before graduating from Anderson, Patti married John Helvering, who had a major influence on her career and helped her record her debut self-produced album For My Friends. A printer's mistake changed her last name from Patty to Patti, and the name stuck.
In 1979, she signed to an independent label and that year released Sandi's Song. She then began a series of musical ministry tours and realized she had found her calling. At the height of her career, Patti was an inspiration and role model of a good Christian wife for millions. Patti continued her career and expanded her musical repertoire, winning new fans and winning back the old. She put out several new recordings, including two Christmas albums (O Holy Night and It's Christmas), An American Songbook, Artist of My Soul, the Dove Award winning Spanish-language album Libertad me Das, Together with Kathy Troccoli, and These Days. She has continued her extensive touring schedule, with performances everywhere from small churches to large venues back by renowned orchestras.
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