Christian artist Clawson to perform for Job Corps benefit

Cynthia Clawson is performing a free concert at the First Baptist Church on April 2.

A free concert April 2 at First Baptist Church in Devine will feature respected vocalist Cynthia Clawson. A love offering to benefit Medina County Christian Job Corps will be accepted during the event.
Referred to by many as the singer’s singer and called “the most awesome voice in Gospel music” by Billboard magazine, Clawson has received a Grammy and five Dove awards for her work as a songwriter, vocal artist and musician. Her career has spanned over four decades with over 20 recordings to her credit.
Just three years old when her father first asked her to sing in the small church he pastored, Clawson has not stopped since – from local neighborhood churches to London’s Wembley Stadium. Though never considered a southern Gospel singer by critics and fans, she has been honored to be a frequent guest on Bill and Gloria Gaither’s Homecoming Series.
Clawson has reached millions throughout the world with her music. A graduate of Howard Payne University with a major in vocal performance and a minor in piano, she was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from her alma mater in 2007. She holds the same honorary degree from Houston Baptist University in 1995.
Her rendition of “Softly and Tenderly” set the evocative tone for the soundtrack of the Academy Award winning movie, “The Trip to Bountiful.” Clawson recorded the song “You Are Home” on the 2014 soundtrack album for the movie, “Heaven Is For Real.”
She has performed as a guest artist for Conspirare, an Austin choral group recognized as the preeminent a cappella choral ensemble in the U.S. under the direction of Craig Hella Johnson, to full houses for 10 years. She and her husband, writer and playwright Ragan Courtney live in Houston.
Make plans to attend this free, family event. Concert time is 6 p.m. First Baptist Church is located at 308 W. Hondo Street in Devine.