Authentic Wisconsin.  Kathie Sullivan

Kathie Sullivan - American-born singer (Gospel, standards), voice and cello; Sullivan was born on May 31, 1953 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. She is notable for appearing on television's The Lawrence Welk Show from 1976 to 1982.

Sullivan began singing in church and later at George Nelson Tremper High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin where she sang in the choir and also played cello in the orchestra. During her senior year at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1976, the Welk orchestra was out on their annual concert tour and Madison was one of their stops. Kathie auditioned for and won the title of the local "Miss Champagne Lady", which included singing a few numbers with the musical family live at the show. Lawrence was impressed by her pure singing voice and offered her a job with Welk's Champagne Music Makers. She was with the show singing before a national audience from 1976 - 1982.

Over the years, Sullivan has released several gospel and inspirational album and was named Female Gospel Singer of the Year in 1982. She toured on behalf of World Vision and sang the National Anthem at County Stadium before a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game in 1983.

Awards and nominations include:

  • 1982 Female Gospel Singer of the Year

For more information on Kathie Sullivan, visit Wikipedia.

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Kathie Sullivan

Above: Kathie Sullivanin 1980 performing It's a Most Unusual Day - A Date with Judy", a tribute to the late Jimmy McHugh, composer of countless hit songs over a period of 50 years.

Above: Kathie Sullivan There's A Reason LP NM USA Bread n' Honey download.

Above: Kathie Sullivan singing It's Impossible.

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