Narrow Gate Productions presents Tampa Bay’s biggest night of Inspirational music with Christian music’s leading ladies:  Natalie Grant and Sandi Patty.  The concert is the first of its kind for Grant and Patty and is being considered in the industry one of the Christian concert events of the year.

“Natalie and I are so excited to perform together in concert for the first time,” said Patty.  “We can’t wait to be at Bell Shoals Baptist Church on August 03.”

Grant, known as a powerhouse vocalist, heart-gripping songwriter and charismatic performer, is the current Gospel Music Association (GMA) Female Vocalist of the Year, an honor she has received five times.  She has over ten top five hits such as:  “Your Great Name”, “Held”, and “In Better Hands”, which are now current standards in the church.   Grant has consistently remained one of this generations top-selling Christian performers, selling over a million records.

“Natalie Grant is the real deal, not only on the stage but also off-stage.  Not only is she a talented performer and songwriter, she is a wonderful mother of three beautiful girls and she has an incredible husband that she adores.” said Patty.  “She is incredibly special to me.”

Patty, known as the ‘Voice of Christian Music’, is the most decorated female artist in Christian music. Throughout her thirty-year ministry, Patty has sold over twelve million albums, has received  five Grammy Awards, four Billboard Music Awards,  40 GMA Dove Awards, including female vocalist of the year eleven consecutive years.  Patty was recently inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.  Her distinctive voice continues to be the standard on which other performers are measured.

“Sandi Patty is a big reason why we have contemporary Christian music,” said Grant.  “She truly is an icon.”

Natalie Grant’s much anticipated new album, Burn Bright, is set to release fall 2013.  This is Grant’s first studio album in three years.  The first single, ‘Hurricane’, enters #1 on Christian radio playlists and is currently the #1 Christian single on iTunes.

“I am excited about the oppoutnity to share new music with you,” stated Grant.  “The record is full of positive, encouraging songs that will help you have an anchor of hope that is only found in Jesus Christ.  It is the reason why I make music, and this evening will be full of songs that will help you along in your journey of faith.”


Sandi Patty’s thirty-year career continues to remain strong with an increasing demand for concert dates, she has authored numerous books, and is a frequent speaker and performer with Women of Faith.  Her latest release, “The Edge of the Divine” proves her relevance in todays Christian market by garnering her fortieth Dove Award for Inspirational Album of the Year.  Patty is set to release a new Hymns and Worship project this fall.

“I had the oppoturnity to sing with Sandi once before, but this is the first time we have performed a concert together,” said Grant.  “OK, I am a little bit nervous, I am going to do my vocal warm ups, and then I look forward to sitting in the audience and to be reminded once again why I adore Sandi Patty.”

The concert will be held Saturday, August 03, beginning at 6:30 PM in the main auditorium of Bell Shoals Baptist Church (2102 Bell Shoals Rd Brandon, FL) where residents near and far are invited to enjoy an evening of praise and worship with the most decorated female Christian artists of all time.

For further information or to purchase tickets, contact Bell Shoals Baptist Church at (813) 689-4229 or visit (keywords: Natalie Grant or Sandi Patty).  General admission tickets are $18.



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Kelly Wise Valdes has been writing for the Osprey Observer since 2008. She graduated in 1989 from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Communications and enjoys writing and traveling. She currently resides in northern Hillsborough County with her husband, David. When not traveling and writing, Kelly and her husband enjoy spending time with their five grown children (as well as their grandchildren) that still keep them very busy.