I first learned of Reunion/PLG artist Kerrie Roberts’ No Matter What when I saw it listed on RadioandRecords.com. “Okay,” I thought to myself, “new artist, must check her website out.” Listening to her debut track on her official website, I was pleasantly surprised. A strong, clear, confident voice, complimented by a track with a memorable chorus and a great hook. “This girl’s going places,” I said to myself. Must introduce to my readers.
So here’s Kerrie Roberts, ladies and gents. Shades of Francesca Battistelli, a touch of Britt Nicole, a few sprinkles of Sixpence None the Richer, a hint of Nichole Nordeman, a dusting of Rebecca St. James. But don’t let those references fool you; Kerrie Roberts is very much her own artist. The daughter of a pastor, Kerrie grew up singing in church – don’t many great artists do, hello, Aretha – and songwriting. According to her bio on her website, her self-titled CD, out this fall, “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.” I love that. Looks like we have another Fran Battistelli in the making. Any singer who sings about healing is always welcome on radio; you can never have enough songs of encouragement, healing, and redemption.
This week, Kerrie’s No Matter What is the most added song at Christian AC radio, with 13 radio stations adding No Matter What to its regular playlists. Her self-titled debut CD, Kerrie Roberts (Reunion/PLG), arrives sometime in the fall, but the folks at Reunion are probably making sure that Kerrie has a Christian radio hit in her hands before the CD drops. No Matter What will be that hit. Give it a listen, buy it off iTunes, and be blessed.[audio:http://gannsdeen.com/audio2/KerrieNoMatterWhat.mp3]