Dottie_straight‘Songbird Of The South’ Dottie Peoples Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award At Allstate Gospel Superfest To Celebrate Her Legendary Career In Gospel Music. In addition to her inspiring voice she has set a path that many gospel artists strive to reach. Her fashion sense and  business acumen have inspired many to follow in her footsteps.

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1. Dottie With Staright Hair

Dottie With Staright Hair

Grammy ® Award- nominated, Dove, Stellar, GMWA, NAACP Image Award-Winning Singer DOTTIE PEOPLES will add another honor to her already impressive list of accolades during the 14th Allstate Gospel Superfest

2. Dottie With An Up Do

Dottie With An Up Do

Dottie’s distinctive voice always garnered attention. After seeing her perform in Dayton, Ohio early on in her career, Dorothy Norwood enlisted Dottie to join her on tour opening for the Rolling Stones and Stevie Wonder

3. Dottie In Royal Wear

Dottie In Royal Wear

After touring with Norwood and the Rolling Stones, Peoples returned to Ohio where she developed quite a reputation as a jazz vocalist. “I sang jazz until I moved to Atlanta and joined Salem Baptist Church and started singing in services,” Dottie Remembers. “The first solo I did was called ‘If You Move Yourself.’ It changed my whole life because I stood there and realized that I was blessing people. I knew I didn’t want to sing jazz anymore. I just want to sing for the Lord. I got back to my roots and I’ve been singing gospel ever since.”

4. Dottie With Hair Blown Out

Dottie With Hair Blown Out

In addition to singing, Peoples is also an astute businesswoman. She served as general manager of Church Door Records and also launched her own radio show. After 14 years with Church Door, Peoples signed with AIR Records and took her career to another level, earning her first Stellar Award nomination. Her AIR release, “On Time God,” rocketed to No. 1 on the charts and earned her four Stellar Awards and a nomination for Soul Train’s Lady of Soul Award. Peoples has continued to garner more than 50 industry accolades, including the 2010 Stellar for Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year. She launched her own label DP Muzik Group in 2008 on which her latest CD, “I Got This Live” was released in February and will introduce a new radio show, “I Got This,” set to air on the Rejoice Network, beginning in April.

5. Dottie 2013

Dottie 2013

6. Dottie The Songbird

Dottie The Songbird

The leader who inspires many!