On January 14, 2012, Ms. Dorothy Norwood will be the recipient of the prestigious Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Awards at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN during the 2012 Stellar Awards taping.
For decades, millions have been blessed by her classic, “Victory Is Mine,” arguably, one of the greatest congregational hymns of all time which still appears in national commercials and Hollywood feature films such as “The Help,” 5 time, 2012 Golden Globe nominated and Oscar buzz motion picture.
On March 20, 2012, Dorothy Norwood returns with her latest project, “God’s Been Just That Good.”
The debut single, “Just That Good”, Ms. Norwood pays tribute to her best friend and mentor, the Queen Of Gospel, the late Albertina Walker.
Dorothy Norwood officially began her gospel career in 1956, singing with Mahalia Jackson, Reverend James Cleveland, and with one of the greatest female gospel groups of all time, The Caravans. In 1960, she launched her solo career with Savoy Records, recording her first album, Johnny and Jesus in 1964. This release was quickly followed by Denied Mother in 1965, earning Norwood the title, “The World’s Greatest Storyteller.” Both projects certified gold. All total, five albums reached gold status. 1971, she recorded Live with the GMWA Mass Choir of Northern California; Live reached #1 on the Billboard Charts. To her credit, she has also had three top ten gospel albums and been in the top forty fourteen times (Billboard).