Washington, DC—The Washington Nationals hosted their first ever “Faith Night” at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, on April 16th, 2012 at 7 pm (EST). Pastor Joel Osteen of the Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas threw out the first pitch. Over 16,000 people were in attendance where the National’s defeated the Houston Astros 6 to 3. Go Nationals!
As part of the activities for “Faith Night”, three church Praise Team musical groups (choirs, ensembles or solo singers) were selected to perform in Centerfield Plaza. Gospel recording artist Tanya Dallas-Lewis had the crowd on their feet has she sung a heartfelt rendition of the Star Spangled Banner that had the Osteen’s singing her praises.
About Tanya Dallas-Lewis
The angelic voice of Tanya Dallas-Lewis serves as the perfect example of what happens when we allow our gifts to make room for us. Charting on all three gospel music chart, Tanya received two Stellar nominations for the 2012-27th Stellar (New Artist of the Year and Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year). She was also a nominee for the 2011 South Florida Gospel Music Awards in West Palm Beach, Florida. This past July, she was a three time nominee for the 2011 Rhythm of Gospel Awards, and is a 2010 YGEA Awards winner for ”Best Female Performer of the Year.” She was also nominated for a 2011 Washington Area Music Award (Wammies).
With one listen you’ll soon discover that Tanya was destined to sing. Tanya has shared the stage with many gospel greats. From singing the National Anthem for Jesse Jackson and the Mayor of D.C., to sharing the stage with artists like Donnie McClurkin, Vickie Winans, Mary Mary, Kenny Lattimore, Canton Jones, Richard Smallwood, Fred Hammond, Dr. Bobby Jones and many more.