Cheri Keaggy s new album, Because He First Loved Us, is her most compelling work to date, surpassing her five studio albums which produced a best-selling greatest hits collection, nine number one singles and a Dove Award. It is an artful blend of intelligent, truthful lyrics and well-crafted pop hooks; all neatly pulled together by her unforgettable blue-velvet vocals expressing the day to day reality of a walk with Christ.
Before we last heard from her on Let's Fly (2001), Cheri Keaggy had become widely know in Christian circles for adult contemporary and inspirational music. She gained immediate attention through her Charlie Peacock produced debut, Child of the Father (1994). Some of her songs fit the praise and worship format, which led to the release of: There is Joy in the Lord: The Worship Songs of Cheri Keaggy (1999). But aside from the Very Best of Cheri Keaggy in 2006, it's been a long wait for something new.   … more