Birthed in a musical family, Keys has been singing in choirs most of her life, opting to remain in the shadows of the music industry rather than pursuing the spotlight. This time around, all eyes will be on Sherrie Keys as she readies her CD release "For Anointed Ears Only" under her own Chubby Girl Records label.
"Maturity complements gospel singing." says Keys. "You need to have experienced life, with all of its ebbs and flows to truly execute gospel music. You have to have loved and lost, buried a loved one or two, or suffered the pain of disappointment to sing with conviction ... I didn't have enough life experience when I was 21 years old to sing from the depths of my soul. And besides, I didn't choose music ministry. Music ministry chose me."
Keys states that she brings an eclectic style of singing to gospel music. "Memphis gave me a unique ear for sounds. I've been influenced by it all, from the Delta blues to jazz to rock to bluegrass. It's all mixed in there somewhere."
Keys states that if gospel music is the conveyor of good news, then the genre must become the most popular form of music worldwide. "Everyone wants to hear good news ... The best news I can share is that all my sins are forgiven and that Heaven has been earmarked for you and me."
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Gospel Songstress Sherrie Maria Keys brings a fresh, relevant sound to the soul of gospel music. Sherrie Keys has launched a new imprint called Chubby Girl Records, a boutique gospel music label focused on impacting the world for Christ.