Shirley Caesar

Shirley Caesar

  • Shirley Caesar - LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 16:  Singer Shirley Caesar attends the BET Celebration of Gospel 2013 at Orpheum Theatre on March 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
  • Shirley Caesar - NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 19:  Delores Washington, Dorothy Norwood, and Shirley Caesar perform during the 28th Annual Stellar Awards Show at Grand Ole Opry House on January 19, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Shirley Caesar - NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 14:  Shirley Caesar and Dottie People present the Male Vocalist of the Year Award at the 27th Annual Stellar Awards at Grand Ole Opry House on January 14, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Shirley Caesar - NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15:  Singer Shirley Caesar attends Black Girls Rock! 2011>> at the Paradise Theater on October 15, 2011 in New York City.
  • Shirley Caesar - NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 15: Shirley Caesar attends the 11th Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon at Rocketown on January 15, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Shirley Caesar - WASHINGTON - JANUARY 19:   Shirley Caesar sings at the People's Inaugural Project Prayer Breakfast on January 19, 2009 in Washington, DC. The People's Inaugural Project, underwritten by the Stafford Foundation, is hosting underprivileged people at President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration.
  • Shirley Caesar - WASHINGTON - JANUARY 19: Shirley Caesar sings at the People's Inaugural Project Prayer Breakfast on January 19, 2009 in Washington, DC. The People's Inaugural Project, underwritten by the Stafford Foundation, is hosting underprivileged people at President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration.
A popular gospel singer who often shouts her music in order for her messages to be received, Shirley Caesar performed with the Caravans in the '60s before pursuing a professional solo career in 1966. Born in North Carolina, Caesar is known as the First Lady of Gospel. At the age of 10, she began singing and performing for family and friends. She graduated from Shaw University with a Bachelor of ...more


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