The uniquely emotive, soulful singer and songwriter Kerrie Roberts hails from Florida, and spent her childhood behind the scenes in full-time ministry. "My father is a pastor, so my whole family has been shaped by the church," explains Kerrie. "Growing up, I saw my parents on call 24/7 as a support in times of grief, despair and other unexpected turns. They consistently taught me to reach out to the broken and to those who need encouragement and hope. That's something that resonates in me and that I love being a part of."
Her passion for offering hope and purpose to the lost and broken permeates her songwriting, informing every topic, and displays as much heart and intellect as breathtaking talent. The pianist's dynamic vocal range and power was first displayed when she joined the church choir and performed her first solo at the age of 5.
"I was so small, they had me stand on a milk crate so the congregation could see me," she laughs. Kerrie Roberts spent the rest of her childhood and teen years singing, playing piano and leading worship in church, while performing oldies and musicals on a regular basis in school. She began writing her first songs in high school, performing one during her own graduation.
In 2001, this unassuming girl with the big voice made the choice to get her degree in studio music and jazz vocal performance at the University of Miami, instead of moving forward with the making-of-the-band reality show "POPSTARS."
She become a Top 10 finalist on the the WB network's hit series, and then, in front of a national audience, turned down a record deal the moment the show's producers offered it. America heard her explain, "I've prayed about it, and I've decided not to do it. I have total peace about this decision."
After graduation, Kerrie Roberts took a desk job in the Big Apple, moved into a tiny apartment with almost no furniture, and stayed for year. Working as an accountant during the day, she pursued her music dream at night. She signed with Provident in 2009.
Listen to Kerrie Roberts
|No Matter What EP||2010||Reunion Records|
|Kerrie Roberts||2010||Reunion Records|
|Time For The Show||2013||Reunion Records|