9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on November 18, 2010
Kerrie Roberts cd was a gem to find! I've never heard of her and just happen to find her while browsing MP3 downloads. Listened to the sample tracks and was amazed. I couldn't log in to my account fast enough to purchase it! Kerrie has an impressive variety of songs that you can't help listen to over and over. Her voice is one of the best I've ever heard with incredible range and power and emotion.
Check out her cd! You won't be sorry.
Also if you find yourself in a difficult life situation, go to YouTube and watch her video of "Keep Breathing". It's a black and white studio recording with just her and a grand piano. It's beautiful and very heartfelt.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
At first glance, Kerrie Roberts is the unassuming girl with a huge voice. But once her voice captures you, it is clear there's much more going on here. Dynamic yet intimate, uniquely emotive and soulful, her self-titled debut reveals the heart of an empathetic artist. These are the songs of a distinctly relational and prolific songwriter. "My father is a pastor, so my whole family has been shaped by the church," says Kerrie. "From a young age, my parents always taught me to reach out to the broken and to those who need hope." With her first performance at the age of 5, Kerrie grew up singing in church, playing piano and leading worship. She wrote her first songs in high school. The 10 songs on Kerrie Roberts reflect the redemptive seeds planted during those years and into her young adulthood. Thematically, the album explores a thoughtful side of faith, hope and love--the acknowledgment that an authentic life of faith isn't void of suffering, the purpose amidst pain, the promise that a breakthrough is coming, and the motivating power of God's love. Says Kerrie, "I want every song to leave people with a sense of purpose--a call to action, a realization of a truth, a promotion of hope and healing."
This impressive debut album opens with hit single "No Matter What" which is one of my favorite songs of the year. The song, based on the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the book of Daniel, is totally inspiring and is a great reminder to have that type of faith and to allow God to use you...no matter what. The personal application for me is in the song "Before a heartache can ever touch my life, it has to go through Your hands." God is saying when we face those fiery furnaces in our lives we need to rely on Him. "Take You Away" keeps the catchy musical style and Kerrie's strong vocals going and I love the bridge sung from God's perspective "I'm going to take you, Where the sun lights up your face, Where you can't remember yesterday, 'Till your heart has been replaced, I'm coming to take you away." "Beautiful To Me" is another stand-out song to me and I love the passionate vocals and strong messages of the songs, especially "This Love Doesn't Run" with the gorgeous and comforting chorus "And I'll never be alone, Cause this love doesn't run, No this love doesn't run."
"Keep Breathing" is a great and very personal song. Kerrie says "It came out of the overwhelming feeling that every day I was living was only to get to me to a day when there would be relief. I would write in my journal "just keep breathing, some tomorrow there will be a break through." The words were so close to me that it didn't occur to me to write it in a song until I was having a conversation with a friend about it and he said, "you have to write this!" My desire is that the song is an encouragement to realize that as long as there is breath, there is hope, so don't give up, you are not done yet." "Unstoppable" is currently a featured theme song in the first TV promos for the 10th season of "American Idol." It is yet another great song and if Kerrie was a contestant on this upcoming season, she would be "unstoppable." She has completely captivated me with her great debut album.
I fully expect Kerrie to be nominated for Best New Artist. She has a strong vocal style similar to Natalie Grant. This is a nice reflective and powerful debut album. I feel like I'm eavesdropping on Kerrie's prayer time during many of these songs and as I get caught up listening to Kerrie's excellent vocals, I start praying along with her. My favorite albums all have that impact on me. This is one of my favorite albums of the year. The stand-out songs for me are "No Matter What," "Take You Away," "Beautiful To Me," "This Love Doesn't Run," "Keep Breathing" and "Unstoppable." I look forward to more from this up and coming star in Christian music. Her future is very bright indeed. If you like Natalie Grant, Francesca Battistelli and Nichole Nordeman, you need to get this album by Kerrie Roberts.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2010
Kerrie Roberts writes with a maturity that is beyond her years. The lyrics have depth and meaning, and are delivered with sincerity. On top of that, she has a strong voice with good range. This album will appeal to a wide range of audiences. Give a listen- you won't be disappointed!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 21, 2010
I heard her "No Matter What" song on the radio and it reminded me of Leona Lewis' voice. So I found out who it was and bought the downloaded album. I am absolutely pleased with the whole album. Rarely does one buy an album where all the songs are worth it. I made a copy of it for my car and have played it now for over a month as well as playing it on my computer at home. I am thinking of buying two more CDs for gifts. I would definitely recommend this album. I have yet to get tired of it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2011
Got the CD because I liked the song "No Matter What" and figured her other songs would be about the same. They're actually even better!!! I was surprised to hear this artist I barely had heard of doing some seriously belting out with a powerhouse of a voice in some really great songs / lyrics that do not sound so much "pop" as her single. They have more substance in their sound. This girl seriously sounds as great as Christina Aguilera. My favorites on this collection include Unstoppable and Keep Breathing. There is a great mix of different tempos, sounds on here, all supported by Roberts' amazingly amazing voice. I was floored the first time listening to it. Hope to hear many more from her in the future!!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 3, 2010
Shouting out my highest praises for Kerrie Roberts debut album! She is amazingly talented, and it is such a joy to listen to this CD! The sound of her voice captures you, and without a doubt, the lyrics will bless you.
I've listened to the album about 10 times now, and I love it more with each listen. You can't go wrong with this album, and I say don't hesitate in making a purchase. It's AWESOME, and has definitely earned a place at the top of my favorites! Not a bad song in the bunch.
on February 24, 2012
This is the BEST album. Only twice in my life (I'm 52) have I ever bought an album that I truly liked EVERY track. Better than that, the messages are great, oh, and get this: my 15 year old likes it too! There is NO other music, since she was about seven and we were doing the "Praise Ye The Lord" stuff, that we have been able to agree upon. I've had this CD since "No Matter What" was played on my Christian radio and I HAD to get more of her stuff (about a year ago), and every time I play it I say to myself, "I really need to write a review for that..." Finally, the time has come. I'm not a music critic, can't tell you who else she sounds like or whether her musicians or producers have talent (but they certainly did something right here) but I can tell you that this album is a keeper! I'm so anxious for her to do another one...
on September 30, 2012
I heard Kerrie Roberts' song "Keep Breathing" on You Tube and had to have the whole CD. She is a Christian artist who sings from her heart and soul. The song Keep Breathing is the crown of the album and everyone should have it to play when they feel down or defeated, as Kerry tells you in her wonderful voice to keep breathing and believing, you are not done yet. The rest of her songs are diverse but all reflect her Christian outlook. Outcast is a song most teenagers can relate to, if not most people of all ages. Many of her songs simply state her love and reliance on the Lord. This album is beautiful. I play it in the car every time I drive anywhere and it keeps me peaceful and grounded.