— Shirley Caesar honoured with Hollywood Walk of Fame star
— Celebrates 50th anniversary as a solo artist
Eleven-time Grammy Award winning Gospel singer Shirley Caesar was honoured on Tuesday as she received the 2,583rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in connection with her 50th anniversary as a solo artist.
Ceasar who spoke at the 11:30 a.m ceremony in front of The Fonda Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard was accompanied by Gospel singers Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin.
Caesar “is known as a musical trailblazer who has influenced a wide range of artists across genres,” said Leron Gubler, president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which oversees the Walk of Fame. “Her career has made an indelible mark on American music and the sounds of gospel.”
Shirley Caesar was singing Gospel at the age of 12 to help support her widowed mother. In 1958, she joined the Caravans with gospel singers Albertina Walker, Bessie Griffin, Delores Washington, Inez Andrews, Cassietta George and Rev. James Cleveland on piano.
Caesar began her solo career in 1966 and has recorded more than 40 albums. Her most memorable hits include “No Charge,” “Hold My Mule,” “Jesus I Love Calling Your Name,” “I Remember Mama” and “He’s Working It Out For You.” Her most recent album, “Fill This House,” was released on June 3.
Congratulations Pastor Shirley Ceasar!