The Washington, D.C. event featured the performance portion of the evening at the U.S. Naval Observatory. The military men and women were treated with a repertoire of songs that included the song “Home” (from the musical The Wiz), as well as Doolittle’s first single “My Funny Valentine”.
Doolittle commented on Metallo saying, “She’s amazing! I want to take her with me everywhere I go!”
Metallo is currently in the running for two Momentum Awards for both “Female Vocalist of the Year” as well as “Urban Artist of the Year.” The 3rd annual Momentum Awards are produced by Indieheaven.com, the leading organization for Christian independent musicians. Winners will be announced March 29th at the 2008 CIA Summit in Franklin, TN.
Musically inclined since childhood, Metallo, a classical-trained pianist, has garnered an impressive lineup of credits. Metallo has held a choir slot alongside the likes of Luther Vandross, Diana Ross and Kenny Rogers at Bill Clinton's inauguration, a return engagement to the White House as a choir director for VH1's Save the Music with John Mellencamp, plus multiple appearances with that same star and Stevie Wonder at School Night. Add to that a private performance for Jessie Jackson Jr., an appearance at National Building Museum with Bill Cosby (benefiting Fight For Children), numerous Kennedy Center concerts (alongside Vanessa Williams, Yolanda Adams, Regina Belle and Richard Smallwood), plus a twelve date performance tour throughout Europe (with a prestigious "International Song of Peace" Award from Ireland to her credit) and Metallo's earned her artistic stripes with an unflinching commitment to the performance arena.
Metallo is currently touring nationwide with her album available on both iTunes.com and indieheaven.com.
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Alyce Metallo wins "urban artist of the year" Momentum Awards
Up-and-coming new artist Alyce Metallo, recently hailed as “an artist to watch” by Christianity Today Online, has won a Momentum Award for “Urban Artist of the Year” at this year’s third annual event held at the Indieheaven’s CIA Summit in Franklin, TN.
“The whole summit was so exciting," said Metallo. "Getting to network with like-minded artists who are also trying to grow in Christ and in their ministries was really inspiring. Winning the award is a real blessing that I have to share with my husband who’s stood behind me the whole time spiritually, emotionally and financially. I wouldn’t be writing songs if it weren’t for the Lord bringing him into my life. We’re really excited about the award and excited to see what God’s going to do next!”
Metallo has been touring her self-titled debut with an onslaught of high-profile events. A classically-trained pianist, Metallo also recently performed along with American Idol Season Six finalist Melinda Doolittle for 50 wounded United States soldiers at the Washington DC residence of Vice President Dick Cheney.
Metallo’s album is available on both IndieHeaven.com and and iTunes.com.