Washington, DC– The Washington Nationalsto host their first ever “Faith Night” at Nationals Park in Washington, DC on April 16th 2012. Pastor Joel Osteen of The Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas will be on hand to throw out the first pitch. A special group ticket prices are available that include a donation to the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation to fund programs that assist underserved youth in the district.
As part of the activities for “Faith Night”, three church Praise Team musical groups (choirs, ensembles or solo singers) will be selected to perform in Centerfield Plaza. Gospel recording artist Tanya Dallas-Lewis has been chosen to sing the Star Spangled Banner on the field prior to the game. The Washington Nationals will be playing the Houston Astros. Game time is 7:05 (EST).
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.