Evie Karlsson

Evie Karlsson


Evelyn Tornquist Karlsson (born Evelyn Tornquist on March 29, 1956[1][2]), mononymously known as Evie, is a contemporary Christian music singer who was known in the late 1970s and early 1980s for songs such as "Mirror", "Step into the Sunshine" and "Four Foot Eleven".[3]

Born in the United States to Norwegian immigrants, Evie began her singing career as a young teenager while visiting her parents' homeland.[4] She released her English language debut album at 16 in 1972,[5] and went on to release more than 30 albums, including several in various Scandinavian languages.[4] Evie was recognized as the Dove Award recipient of Female Vocalist of the Year for 1977 and 1978.[6] She married Swedish pastor and musician Pelle Karlsson in 1979 and retired from performing music in 1981 to pursue other avenues of ministry, such as Sky Angel.[7] Evie later became a mentor to Christian musician Rebecca St. James,[5] joining her for an event series geared toward helping girls and women apply biblical principles in the 21st century.[8]

Evie was officially inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame on February 22, 2005,[4] and was one of the inaugural inductees to the Christian Music Hall of Fame.[9]

Three of her albums were nominated for Grammy Award for best Contemporary Gospel performance: Mirror (1978), Come On, Ring Those Bells (1979), Never the Same (1980).


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Writer(s): John Wimber
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