You asked, we listened: this is the kick-off episode of our For the Love of Music series! We’ll hear from artists of all stripes and genres, and find out what inspires them to create songs that touch our hearts like nothing else can. No doubt today’s guest has given you goosebumps a time or two. Whether it was her stunning rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” that launched her to fame in the mid-80s, or when she belted out gospel classics like “We Shall Behold Him,” Sandi Patty is a vocal force of nature—but, ironically, she never felt she had a true voice in her own life. Today Sandi tells us some deeply personal, tragic and triumphant stories she wrote in her book “The Voice: Listening for God’s Voice and Finding Your Own.” Sandi shows us despite the darkness we face and despite others who may try to silence us for their own gain, our voices are valuable and worthy to be shared—and when we do, we’ll likely find a community of others waiting for a relatable voice to help them through their own darkness.
We are so honored to have the legendary women behind "The Voice", Sandi Patty! She join us today on the show to discuss her latest book and how the Lord has used her testimony to help others find their voice.
As one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy® awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and eleven million units sold, Sandi Patty is simply known as The Voice.
Sandi is the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history, with 40 Dove Awards. She was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2004 and as an Indiana Living Legend in 2007.
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After taking several much needed weeks off this summer from podcasting and social media, I am coming into the Fall fresh and ready to dig in with some absolutely amazing women on the podcast, including THE Sandi Patty! This Fall we have some serious, “let’s talk about the hard, real stuff of life” episodes, but we also have some just plain fun episodes coming your way. Be sure to subscribe if you haven’t yet!
Y’all, talking to Sandi Patty was such an honor! Who hasn’t been a fan of her music over the years? There is so much to Sandi’s story that I did not know, until getting my hands on an advance copy of her new book. She shared with me about sexual abuse she experienced as a child, what she would go back and tell the younger version of herself, and she just encouraged me personally so much as a young mom and wife. We both cried, so you know it was a good one!
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