Cissy Houston to Be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26:  Cissy Houston attends the 4th annual Women of Excellence in the Arts at The Riverside Theatre on April 26, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 26: Cissy Houston attends the 4th annual Women of Excellence in the Arts at The Riverside Theatre on April 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Grammy-winning soul gospel singer Cissy Houston, mother of the late Whitney Houston, will be honored at the Gospel Image Awards in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Houston will be the lifetime achievement honoree at Saturday’s event, held at the Halton Theater.

Houston was in the well-known vocal group, the Sweet Inspirations, who performed alongside artists like Aretha Franklin and Elvis. She won two Grammys in 1998 and 1996 for traditional soul gospel albums.

Source: The AP

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