Houston to receive lifetime achievement honor

Grammy-winning gospel singer Cissy Houston will be honored at Saturday’s Gospel Image Awards in Charlotte, N.C.

150925_entertainment05The mother of the late Whitney Houston will receive the lifetime achievement award at the event, to be 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.

The Gospel Image Awards were created by The Praise Café TV Show to honor those who achieve spiritual excellence through Christian ministry.

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