Tuesday, February 15, 2005

GLADYS KNIGHT SKIPPED THE GRAMMYS

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Gladys Knight is so cool:
SALT LAKE CITY - Gladys Knight wasn't sitting in front of a television set watching the Grammy Awards. And she didn't even know she shared a gospel performance Grammy award Sunday with the late Ray Charles for their duet, "Heaven Help Us All," until there was a break in church services.

"My bishop came up to me in between them and said, 'You won! You won!' I was so surprised," she said Monday in Salt Lake City while promoting her new CD, "One Voice," a collection of hymns and gospel classics.

"Any time your peers give you an award, there's a feeling of satisfaction, but this one was awesome for what we did. I know Ray is an icon in many lives, but he's certainly one in mine," she said.

Knight spent Sunday night in Las Vegas, where her fireside church sessions are so popular with fellow members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that they have been divided into two programs.