Dove Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter Shares Testimony and Performs Songs From New CD, So I Can Tell
Photo caption: Cheri Keaggy recently performed selections from her new CD, So I Can Tell, on Atlanta Live, WATC-TV's flagship program airing in the greater Atlanta area. (Atlanta Live photo)
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 12, 2012) - Dove Award winning recording artist and speaker Cheri Keaggy recently appeared as a guest on Atlanta Live, the flagship program on WATC-TV, where the singer/songwriter performed songs from her new CD, So I Can Tell, and discussed the inspiration behind the new project with host Kim Gravel.
During the live broadcast, Keaggy performed her current radio single and the title track of the CD, "So I Can Tell," "To Live Is Christ," "Air, Food & Water," and "When You Were Jesus to Me," all from So I Can Tell, and "You'll Always Be My Son," from 2007's Because He First Loved Us.
"It was a joy to chat with Kim on Atlanta Live. We were just two sisters giving testimony of God's love and faithfulness," Keaggy says. "I appreciated being able to share so many songs from the new album, too. And then the next morning, I watched the rebroadcast on TV in my hotel room! What fun!"
Keaggy's new release, So I Can Tell, which was released July 10 on her Psalm 91 record label, is the first CD since her independent 2007 release, Because He First Loved Us. Keaggy draws on the encouragement of Scripture and her utter reliance on the comforting power of God to create an honest, engaging recording that is reflective of her emergence from a difficult season in life.
"Out of the trials of the past months, I feel like God has given me some gold," Keaggy says of the new songs. "Now it's time for me to pour it out."
So I Can Tell was released on the 18-year anniversary of Keaggy's 1994 Sparrow Records release, Child of the Father.
Atlanta Live is WATC TV's flagship program airing live weeknights from 7 to 9 p.m. EST with encore presentations every weekday morning from 7 to 9 a.m. EST throughout the greater Atlanta area. For more information, visit watc.tv.
About Cheri Keaggy:
Cheri Keaggy began her career as a worship leader at a small church in Southern California before recording her debut album on Sparrow Records, Child of the Father, in 1994. Honored with a Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year, Keaggy has gone on to record seven additional albums, resulting in nine No. 1 songs, three Dove Award nominations and a Dove Award win. After more than two decades in music, her ministry has expanded to include speaking engagements as well.
Under the guidance of Gospel Music Hall of Famer and legendary guitarist Phil Keaggy, Cheri Keaggy called on the combined talents of Scott Dente and Ken Lewis from Global Genius Productions to produce her new CD, So I Can Tell. The combination of rich, acoustic sounds with Cheri Keaggy's signature plaintive vocals and searingly honest lyrics results in a project that confronts life's realities, even when filled with despair, and offers listeners the way to navigate through the challenges to a place of hope through Christ.
Penned following the end of her nearly 23-year marriage to her high school sweetheart, So I Can Tell is a testimony of God's goodness in the midst of pain and suffering. Like a modern day psalmist, Keaggy's lyrics express grief, loneliness, and God's comfort in the contemporary hymns "Bind Me To You," "There Will Be One Day" and the arresting "Hello, God." She echoes the apostle Paul in the memorable piano ballad "To Live is Christ" and celebrates Christ's provision in the ukulele-based crowd favorite "Air, Food, and Water."
Through an accessible folk-pop presentation, the album leaves listeners with a renewed sense that God is with us, no matter what. So I Can Tell is filled with the radio-ready songs for which Keaggy is known and loved. Her lush vocals lovingly caress piano ballads like the title cut and the haunting "When You Were Jesus To Me." Her voice takes on a lilting quality in the hope-infused "Starting a New Year Today," written on the one-year anniversary of her divorce. As an added bonus, guitar maestro Phil Keaggy closes the album with the peace-evoking benediction "Postlude: Invitation to Hope."
For more information about Keaggy and So I Can Tell, visit www.cherikeaggy.com. Like Keaggy on Facebook (facebook.com/CheriKeaggy) or follow her on Twitter (@cherikeaggy).
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