Sandi was introduced to the world with her rendition of The Star Spangled Banner during the rededication of the Statue of Liberty in 1986. Virtually overnight she became one of the country’s best‐loved performers. Her version of the national anthem has become synonymous with patriotic celebration, including performances at “A Capitol Fourth” with the National Symphony, the Pan American Games, the Indianapolis 500, the Dedication of the Francis Scott Key Memorial in Washington, DC, the Dedication of Camp David Chapel, and ABC’s Fourth of July Special.
While her thirty‐year career is heavily rooted in the gospel music industry, Sandi has had the opportunity in more recent years to extend her career outside the genre. Sandi has performed with symphonies across the country, including the New York Pops, Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Dallas Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Houston Symphony, and Oklahoma City Philharmonic. With thirty‐nine Dove Awards, Sandi was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2004 and as an Indiana Living Legend in 2007 and has released over 30 albums.
One of Sandi’s dreams has been to perform on Broadway, but her commitment to raising her family of eight children always came first. Sandi and her husband, Don, have eight children. They currently reside in Oklahoma City, OK.