Yolanda Adams Added to Baseball Hall of Fame Anniversary Concert

Cooperstown is a sleepy little village forty miles southeast of Utica, NY. The county seat of rural Otsego County, it is the home of such tourist attractions as The Farmer's Museum, the Glimmerglass Opera, the James Fenimore Cooper house and the town's biggest draw, the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

The village became the home of one of the greatest of all Hall of Fames in 1939 based on the theory that baseball had been developed there by Abner Doubleday; however, it was actually opened to try and lure tourists back to Cooperstown whose fortunes had fallen during the Great Depression.

The museum was dedicated on June 12, 1939 and, on August 2, the village will host the National Baseball Hall of Fame 75th Anniversary Concert. Performers already announced include Paul Simon, Juan Luis Guerra, Bernie Williams and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with gospel and R&B great Yolanda Adams added to the lineup on Thursday.

Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson said "Gospel legend Yolanda Adams' inclusion in the Concert lineup brings further prestige to this magnificent event. We are thrilled to welcome her high energy and powerful voice to Cooperstown for what's sure to be an incredible evening of music and entertainment."

Yolanda Adams has placed seven of her albums on the Billboard Albums chart including Mountain High...Valley Low (1999 / #24) and Day by Day (2005 / #23). Her song Open My Heart reached the R&B top ten in 1999.

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