9:50 pm April 20, 2011, by Melissa Ruggieri
By Sheila M. Poole
Legend Sandi Patty, looking sleek in a black dress, picked up her 40th Dove Award .
She revealed that she’s lost 75 pounds. Patty said God had been working on her on the inside and she wanted to reflect that on the outside.
Patty said she had a number of things on her bucket list including doing “Hello Dolly” on Broadway. Until then, though, she plans to do with something with the orchestra in Indianapolis.
She also praised Atlantan Francesca Battistelli as Female Vocalist of the Year. Battistelli and others performed a medley of Sandy’s songs. She said Battistelli may have had the least amount to sing but that she handed that with extreme grace.
News, photos, previews and reviews of concerts, plus your latest hot ticket info
• The Atlanta 50: What to See and Do, our inside scoop on Atlanta’s vibrant cultural and leisure scene, including tips on parking, where you should go and best times to avoid big crowds. Order e-book guide today.
• The Atlanta 50: Where to eat, John Kessler's e-book and print guide to 50 of the top area restaurants.