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Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2018
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Country music singer Julie Roberts is no stranger to overcoming hard times through determination, hard work, and strength. Having escaped the emotional residue of her alcoholic fathers actions and insults, Julie moved from South Carolina to Nashville, Tennessee, to attend Belmont University and work as a receptionist at Mercury Recordsall while secretly pursuing her dream of becoming a singer. Filling her nights with music and booking shows at obscure venues, the one requirement when Julie was hired at Universal Music Group was that she not be an aspiring singer. Yet, despite her best efforts to keep quiet, Julie knew God had placed music within her as a child and that it was bound to come out sooner or later. Raw, honest, and sometimes painful, Julies lyrics resonated quickly with country music fans, and her emotion-soaked debut albuma reflection of her own painful pastwas an instant success.
Just as Julies dreams were coming true, her life began to unravel. Soon, she was battling debilitating physical illness, the rising waters of Nashvilles hundred-year flood, and a stalled career. Instead of succumbing to despair, Julie proved miraculously resilienttaking the steps she needed to face adversity head on and rebuild her life through her characteristic optimism, hard work, and faith.
Journey with Julie as she walks through the highs and lows of her career, the personal struggles shes endured, the lessons shes learned, and her sense of purpose as she rebuilds her singing career and contributes her voice to the work of supporting others with multiple sclerosis. Julies courage combined with her joyful personality and love for God will encourage readers in a uniquely powerful way.
Julie Roberts is widely considered to be one of country musics most soulful and passionate performers. Her self-titled debut album had sold more than 500,000 copies when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Her joyful spirit and commitment to wellness amidst lifes unexpected turns has inspired people around the world. She continues making music while speaking about her journey in venues across the U.S. Recently married, she lives with her husband in Nashville, Tennessee.
Ken Abraham is a New York Times best-selling author known around the world for his collaborations with high-profile public figures. A former professional musician and pastor, he is a popular guest with both secular and religious media. His books include One Soldier's Story with Bob Dole, Payne Stewart with Tracey Stewart, Falling in Love for All the Right Reasons with Dr. Neil Clark Warren, and Let's Roll! with Lisa Beamer.