The greats endure, and Gladys Knight, better known as the “Empress of Soul” and leader of the Pips, has long been one of the greats. Very few singers over the past fifty years have matched his unassailable artistry. This seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner has had No. 1 hits in pop, gospel, R&B and adult contemporary music, and triumphed in film, television and live performance. More information can be found at nashvillesymphony.org/gladysknight.
Gladys Knight and The Pips recorded some of the most memorable songs of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Top 20 hits, like “Every Beat of My Heart”, “Letter Full of Tears”, “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” and “If I Were Your Woman”, set the stage for an incredible run in the mid-1970s, with Top 10 singles certified gold as “Neither one of us (wants to be the first to say goodbye )”, “Gotta Use My Imagination”, “The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me”, and the #1 smash “Midnight Train to Georgia” established Gladys Knight and The Pips as the premier pop/R&B vocal ensemble in the world.
In 1995 Knight earned his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the following year Gladys Knight and The Pips were inducted into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. Knight released an autobiography, Between Each Line of Pain and Glory, in 1997, and the following year she and The Pips received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame. In 2004, Knight received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the annual BET Awards.
A humanitarian and philanthropist, Knight has dedicated her life to a variety of worthy causes, including the American Diabetes Association – for which she is the national spokesperson, the American Cancer Society, the Minority AIDS Project, amFAR and Crisis Intervention, and the Boys and Girls Club. She has also been honored by numerous organizations including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), B’Nai Brith, and recently received BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
WHAT: Gladys Knight with the Nashville Symphony
WHEN: February 14, 2023, 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place
TICKETS: Presale for live season subscribers now, general public on sale October 7
MORE INFO: nashvillesymphony.org/gladysknight