HAGERSTOWN - Karen Brockington drove 90 minutes "in the cold" Friday night to see CeCe Winans perform for the first time at The Maryland Theatre.
"I came from Hyattsville (Md.), just because I love CeCe," Brockington said of the Grammy award-winning gospel artist.
"I think she's an awesome example in the industry. She's a true anointed woman of God," said Brockington, who has seen Winans perform "quite a few" times.
Describing herself as "big supporter" of the singer, Brockington said she owns every compact disc the artist has made.
"I'm just waiting for the next one to come out," said Brockington, one of about 400 people who bought tickets for Winans' appearance, which came after performances by five other acts.
"It's so spiritually uplifting, no matter what you're going through," said Toni Banks of Cumberland, Md.
"The music will just uplift your heart. Once you hear her, you will be truly blessed," added Banks, one of five concert-goers waiting outside for the theater's doors to open a little more than an hour before the show.