Ashley Cleveland
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Ashley Cleveland, born February 2, 1957, is an American singer/songwriter best known as a background vocalist and Grammy-winning gospel singer. Ashley Cleveland was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was married to Kenny Greenberg on April 27, 1991, and has three children.

"An American singer/songwriter best known as a background vocalist and Grammy-winning gospel singer with contributions to over 300 albums."

Her career includes vocal contributions to more than 300 albums, including the Dove Award winning albums Songs From the Loft (1994), The Jesus Record by Rich Mullins and A Ragamuffin Band, 1998.  As part of John Hiatt's band, she has also made several widely-seen television appearances including, Austin City Limits, Late Night with David Letterman, The Arsenio Hall Show and Saturday Night Live.  Steve Winwood contributed duet vocals and played the Hammond B3 organ for the song "I Need Thee Every Hour" on Cleveland's 2005 album, Men and Angels Say.

As the Grammy Award's first female nominee in the Best Rock Gospel category, Ashley Cleveland won this award in 1996 for her album Lesson of Love, in 1999 for You Are There, and in 2008 for Before the Daylight's Shot.  She is the only artist to be nominated, and win, three times in this category.In 2010, God Don't Never Change, was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Traditional Gospel Album category, bringing her total number of overall nominations to four (with three wins).  Lesson of Love also won a 1996 Nashville Music Award ("Nammy") for Best Contemporary Christian Album.Cleveland was the only female vocalist to sing lead on a song ("Gimme Shelter") for the television special, "Stone Country:  A Tribute to the Rolling Stones" on the defunct The Nashville Network (TNN).

Albums include:  Big Town Atlantic (1991) Bus Named Desire (Reunion (1993) Lesson of Love Reunion (1995) You Are There Warner (1998) Second Skin 204 Records (2002) Men and Angels Say Rambler (2005) Before the Daylight's Shot 204 Records (2006) God Don't Never Change Koch Records (2009) Beauty in the Curve (2012)

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