Cecillia C. Wallace, Dr. Rance Allen's Personal Assistant has been in touch with IDR to let us know that Dr. Rance Allen has been nominated for a Dove Award.
You can see WTVG-TV Toledo interviewing Dr Allen about the award here:
He has been nominated for three Grammys, has won countless awards and now legendary gospel artist Rance Allen has been nominated for a 2008 Dove Award.
Rance Allen is a legend in Toledo. Anyone who knows anything about gospel music knows him well.
He is truly a treasure in the gospel music world and an asset to Toledo.
In 1998, he was inducted into the international Gospel Music Hall of Fame. He has won countless music awards and in April he stands to win another.
Allen originates from Monroe Michigan. His two brothers make up the Rance Allen Group and together they have broken barriers between gospel, rock and soul.
In the mid 80's, Allen answered the call and moved to Toledo to become pastor at New Bethel Church of God in Christ. Since then, he has been preaching and singing the gospel. His fans range from five years of age on up.
After years of awards and accolades, many believed he would move out of Toledo.
The Rance Allen Group is nominated for Traditional Gospel Album of the Year for their CD entitled Closest Friend.
The music director for the album is also a Toledo native and recording artist Chris Byrd.(WTVG-TV Toledo)