Shirley Caesar Set To Receive Star on Walk of Fame

Shirley Caesar-Photo3Resize-PhotoRobertEctorGospel music icon and legend Pastor Shirley Caesar is set to receive one of entertainment’s highest honors as she will receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony will take place on June 28, 2016 at 11:30a PT/2:30p ET. The star will be given in the category of Recording and will be dedicated in front of The Fonda Theatre located at 6126 Hollywood Boulevard.

The honor will be presented by Hollywood Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler along with gospel music superstars Kirk Franklin and Yolanda Adams.

“We are proud to welcome the Reigning Queen of Gospel Shirley Caesar to our famous Walk of Fame,” states Gubler.  “She is known as a musical trailblazer who has influenced a wide range of artists across genres. Her career has made an indelible mark on American music and the sounds of gospel.”

Shirley Caesar pressThis year marks Caesar’s 50th anniversary as a solo recording artist with over 60 years in the recording industry. The humanitarian, entrepreneur, songwriter, author, and pastor has recorded over 40 albums to date and is one of gospel’s most decorated artists. Over her career, she has amassed 11 GRAMMY Awards, 14 Stellar Awards, 18 Dove Awards, and is an inductee into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Caesar’s latest release, titled Fill This House, was released on June 3, 2016 and debuted atop Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums Chart. The project features guest appearances from Grammy winner Hezekiah Walker and R&B crooner Anthony Hamilton. (http://www.bonnerfideradio.com/gospel-music-legend-shirley-caesar-releases-new-music/)

Caesar joins Mahalia JacksonRev. James Cleveland, Andrae Crouch, and BeBe & CeCe Winans as the only gospel acts to receive the star on the esteemed Walk of Fame.

The event will be streamed live exclusively at www.walkoffame.com.

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