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George Beverly Shea to Receive a Grammy

Longtime singer for Billy Graham crusades will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

George Beverly Shea, who celebrates his 102nd birthday in a few weeks, will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming Grammy Awards.

"I was surprised to receive the call from The Recording Academy president before Christmas and am honored for the recognition," Shea said. "The music has been for God's glory."

Shea, one of the oldest living persons to be honored by The Recording Academy, still performs publicly on occasion. He recently joined longtime colleagues Billy Graham and Cliff Barrows at an event in Charlotte celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Over his musical and ministry career spanning more than 80 years, Shea has produced more than 70 albums of hymns, including nine CDs, with RCA and Word Records. He has already received ten nominations and one Grammy Award (1965) from The Recording Academy.

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