Dove Winner Cheri Keaggy To Attend Religious Broadcasters Convention
Dove Award winning recording artist and speaker Cheri Keaggy has been busy touring throughout the U.S. to promote her current CD, No Longer My Own, which was released in Fall 2015 on her Psalm 91 record label and distributed through Elevate Entertainment. The beloved singer/songwriter is taking time out of her busy schedule to meet with media and industry leaders to discuss her music and ministry during the National Religious Broadcasters Proclaim 16 International Christian Media Convention, which will be held Feb. 23-26 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville.
“I have often referred to my last album, So I Can Tell, as my beauty-from-ashes project or my bleeding heart album,” she confesses. “But, the Lord heals. And No Longer My Own feels a little more broad. Brokenness humbles you and makes you more sensitive to the world around you and, perhaps, even more in tune with the Father’s heart. It was a stretch, both spiritually and emotionally, and I stretched myself vocally too, going for notes I might have been too timid to reach before.”
Donning the producer’s hat for the project, Keaggy employed the talents of some of Nashville’s top musicians, skillfully steering the project’s instrumentation and her own trademark velvety vocals toward the pop and gospel genres. The result is a cohesive collection of Christ-focused songs that exude a sense of deep felt conviction and, ultimately, surrender.
“My prayer is that all-too-busy believers will rediscover the simple joy of being with Jesus, sitting with Him, delighting in Him. After an incredible season of ministry that left me suffering from burn-out, I knew I had to guard that, to remember my First Love. And it has humbled me, in a good way. I don’t mind being broken as long as I get a good song out of it,” she quips. “‘Be My Sabbath’ might contain the most angst-ridden lyrics I’ve written to date, but it’s real; it’s authentic and it points to God, my Source, my Sabbath.”
Keaggy admits to being both humbled and excited by the number of doors that opened for ministry as a direct result of her 2012 release, So I Can Tell. With a quiver full of new songs burning in her soul, Keaggy prays 2015’s No Longer My Own will continue to inspire and embolden fellow saints to live more fearlessly for Christ.