|Birth name||Evelyn Tornquist|
|Also known as||Evie Karlsson|
March 29, 1956 |
Rahway, New Jersey
|Genres||Contemporary Christian music|
|Years active||1970s, 1980s|
Evelyn Tornquist Karlsson (born Evelyn Tornquist on March 29, 1956), 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".
Born in the United States to Norwegian immigrants, Evie began her singing career as a young teenager while visiting her parents' homeland. She released her English language debut album at 16 in 1972, and went on to release more than 30 albums, including several in various Scandinavian languages. Evie was recognized as the Dove Award recipient of Female Vocalist of the Year for 1977 and 1978. 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. Evie later became a mentor to Christian musician Rebecca St. James, joining her for an event series geared toward helping girls and women apply biblical principles in the 21st century.
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).
- A Song for Everyone (1970)
- Evie Sings Gospel (1971)
- Everything Is Beautiful (1972)
- Evie (1974)
- Evie Again (1975)
- Gentle Moments (1976)
- Mirror (1977)
- Come On, Ring Those Bells (1977)
- A Little Song of Joy for My Little Friends (1978)
- Never the Same (1979)
- Teach Us Your Way (1980)
- Unfailing Love (1981)
- Hymns (1983)
- Restoration (1983)
- Christmas: A Happy Time (1984)
- Loving Promises (1985)
- When All Is Said and Done (1986)
- Celebrate the Family (1990)
- Songs for His Family (1996)
- Kingdom Connection (2002)
- Songs from the Hymn Book (2013)
- Evie Favorites Volume 1 (1980)
- Complete - Volume 2 (1982)
- Loving Promises (1985)
- Christmas Memories (1987)
- Special Christmas Delivery (1995)
- Day By Day (1996)
- Our Recollections (1996)
- Come On Ring Those Bells (2004)
- Give Them All to Jesus (2005)
- "Evie Karlsson: Still Giving Our Lord Glory".
- "Evie and RSJ Help Women Celebrate Being God's Gals" (PDF). TRAA News. 2006-12-11.
- "GMA Hall of Fame 2005".
- Breimeier, Russ (2005-03-07). "A Two-Way Street".
- Dove Award Recipients for 1977 at the Wayback Machine (archived October 20, 2006)
Dove Award Recipients for 1978 at the Wayback Machine (archived October 20, 2006)
- "Evie - Biography".
- "SHE Event: A Special Mother, Daughter & Friends Event".
- "Christian Music Hall of Fame Inductees".
- Official website
- An audio version of an interview with Evie Tornquist Karlsson, December 2006 with radio personality Cindy Swanson
- Albums and Music available of Evie Karlsson along with audio interviews with Evie Tornquist Karlsson - Page is Endorsed By Evie Karlsson