The world was introduced to my guest when she released her first album, Child of the Father, in 1994. She followed that album up with My Faith Will Stay, What Matters Most, and There's Joy in the Lord to round out the 1990s. You might figure that everything has gone great for Cheri Keaggy with album titles like these. But like so many of us, life has a way of handing out difficult situations. In addition to several hit songs, Cheri has also had numerous life blows.
Cheri Keaggy is a gospel singer and songwriter, with a musical style of Contemporary Christian music. Cheri has released eight solo albums and was nominated for a Dove award three times.
She was discovered by Charlie Peacock when her then-husband Eddie Keaggy (nephew of CCM pioneer artist Phil Keaggy), a sound engineer, did a concert for him. Peacock produced her first two albums, Child of the Father, and My Faith Will Stay.
Beginning as a worship leader at a small church in Southern California, Cheri has ministered through music and testimony for twenty years. Her debut album, Child of the Father, was released to rave reviews in 1994 earning her a Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year. Six albums, nine Number One songs, three Dove Award nominations, and a Dove Award win later, Cheri Keaggy is recognized as a mainstay in the adult contemporary and inspirational genres, and songs like “There is Joy in the Lord” and “In Remembrance of Me” are sung in churches worldwide. Likewise, songs like “Little Boy On His Knees (Cameron’s Song)”, “Beautiful Little Girl (Sarah’s Song)”, and “You’ll Always Be My Son” have made her a favorite at women’s events.
Through TV appearances such as Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Praise the Lord and LeSEA Broadcasting’s The Harvest Show or radio interviews like Moody Broadcasting’s Chris Fabry Live and Midday Connection, Keaggy never misses an opportunity to testify to Christ’s work and healing in her life. Her love for Him and passion for God’s Word is evident to all who meet her. In spite of life’s difficulties, she chooses God’s truths over and over again and seeks to inspire others to do the same.
Cheri lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband, Steven, and their dogs, Daisy and Sadie. She has two adult children, Cameron and Sarah, and enjoys reading, writing, zumba, and a good movie.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cheri Keaggy is heading back into the studio to record her ninth album, No Longer My Own, and she is once again turning to the innovative Kickstarter crowd-source business model to fund the project. Keaggy joins such high profile Christian recording artists as Five Iron Frenzy, Thousand Foot Krutch, Shaun Groves, John Schlitt and Carman, who also used the outside-the-box service to fund recent projects.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cheri Keaggy will partnerwith Lifesong for Orphans for Celebrate Life, a series of benefit concerts featuring Keaggy and the Zambia Children's Choir. Proceeds from the concerts, which kick off April 26 in Houston, will be used to care for orphans and their needs.