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Donald Lawrence will be part of the stella line up of performers for the 2014 Lamplighter Awards on Dec. 6th at the DPAC in Durham. Tickets are on sale now… CLICK HERE to get your tickets now.

Listen to gospel recording artist, writer and producer Donald Lawrence talk to Melissa about coming to the Lamplighter Awards Show in December:

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Donald Lawrence “The Gift”


Grammy-winning producer, composer and recording artist, Donald Lawrence is one of the most

influential figures in modern gospel music. Lawrence has had an impressive career in the gospel

industry that has spanned over 20 years. Over the course of that time Lawrence resurrected and led

the Tri-City singers, who were noted as one of the best choirs in the world and he has found much

individual success as a solo artist with numerous #1 Billboard hits.

As a producer, Donald Lawrence has worked with the biggest names in the gospel industry. The list

of artists that Donald has worked is as impressive as the work that has been created. Donald has

worked with the likes of: The Clark Sisters, The Hawkins Family, Hezekiah Walker, Andrae

Crouch, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Oleta Adams, Carl Thomas,

Mary Mary, Yolanda Adams and countless others. Lawrence has also worked with many main

stream acts such has, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, Kelly Price, Stephanie Mills, En Vogue and many


As an ambassador of the gospel community, Donald has been involved with many programs and

associations related to the promotion of the genre including: serving as the musical director for

the BMI Trailblazers award show, the musical director for the Grammy Salute to Gospel Tribute,

board member for the Edwin Hawkins Music & Arts Seminar, board of directors member for

the Thomas A. Dorsey Convention, and current host and co-producer of Verizon Wireless’s How

Sweet The Sound program. Lawrence was also recently honored with The Stellar Award’s James

Cleveland Life Time Achievement Award.

On top of 22 Stellar Awards and 1 Dove award, Donald has been nominated for 12 Grammy Awards

over the course of his career, including a Grammy win in 2008 for his work with the Clark Sisters on

their album Live…One Last Time. His latest effort, Best For Last (20 year celebration) debuted at the

#1 position on the Billboard charts. This album also produced the #1 hit single, “The Gift.”

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