Gospel Music industry veterans Vicki & Claude Lataillade were presented with The AllState Gospel Superfest Lifetime Achievement Award during Gospel Superfest during the annual festival on Friday, February 4th .
Allstate Gospel Superfest’ twelfth annual TV recording was held on February 4 and 5th 2011. The honorees were Vickie Mack and Claude Lataillade were honored for lifetime achievement were responsible for cultivating the careers of Kirk Franklin, Trin-i-tee 5:7, Natalie Wilson & SOP and others, the Lataillades are credited with pioneering a new age of contemporary music in the gospel industry.
“Vicki and Claude have truly shaped modern gospel music like no other husband and wife team that I know, They were also very instrumental in our show’s development by blessing us with many artists in our early years. We are very proud to salute them this year, as our first industry executive-honorees.” says Gospel Superfest Show executive producer and founder Bobby Cartwright, Jr.
Hosted by actress Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game) and featuring performances by a star-studded lineup of gospel music’s best, that includes David and Tamela Mann, Dorinda Clark Cole, Hezekiah Walker, Richard Smallwood, Deitrick Haddon, LeCrae and the Neville Sisters. New comers The Pastor’s Gloryland Choir, GLO, The Nevell Sisters, Lacrae, Donte Everhart & the End Time, The Soul Messengerz (The allstate GSF Battle of the Bands Winners), Kevin Jarido and others are slated to perform.