Tammy Norris still is pinching herself, weeks after finding out she would perform at Carnegie Hall.
The Salvisa resident and 1981 Lincoln County High School graduate said it is an exciting opportunity for her. It wasn't an easy task to accomplish.
"(Producing group) Christian Music Presenters is really getting involved with Southern gospel artists," Norris said. "Basically, they hold auditions and it's a very, very difficult process to go through to get an audition with them. It's made up of a panel of pastors and workshop leaders. You have to do 30 minutes of performance for them, plus there's in-depth questioning about your faith and your beliefs.
"They are the source that many promoters and special events such as Carnegie Hall and Southern Baptist conventions go to. ... A promoter can call (Christian Music Presenters) and say what they're looking for, and they know the pool of artists has been checked out."