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Title Cut From Singer/Songwriter's New CD Goes For Adds at INSPO Stations

Cheri Keaggy, So I Can Tell
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August 22, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 22, 2012) - "So I Can Tell," the title cut from Cheri Keaggy's latest CD, has been released to Christian radio. The single, written by the Dove Award winner, is currently going for adds at INSPO stations.

"We sent 'So I Can Tell' to some non-reporting stations last week to get a base established before servicing the single to the reporting stations today. We have had great results so far with 170 non-reporting station adds within the first week!" says Jeff McLaughlin of A-Sides Radio Promotion.

The song is the first single from So I Can Tell, which Keaggy released on her Psalm 91 label on July 10. The 11-song project is the first CD since her independent 2007 release, Because He First Loved Us. Keaggy draws on the encouragement of Scripture and her utter reliance on the comforting power of God to create an honest, engaging recording that is reflective of her emergence from a difficult season in life.

"I love Matthew 10:27," Keaggy says. "Jesus is sending out the apostles saying, 'What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.' This is a new season of ministry for me. I've gone through some really dark times, but God has met me in the middle of it, and now He's calling me to go out and tell others what He's done. So I Can Tell brings purpose to the pain. People have told me they are ordering extra copies for friends and loved ones walking through cancer, divorce, death, or some kind of loss. It's been wonderful to hear how God is using this CD." "So I Can Tell," the single, is already garnering rave reviews from radio stations throughout the U.S., including KCFG/KTIG in the St. Cloud/Pequot Lakes, Minn. area.

"Love the song," says Phil Kvamme, program director at KCFB and KTIG. "Our station's name is 91.5 & 102.7 THE WORD, so we take God's Word in our music and our teaching/talk programs very seriously. This song is a home run for our format."

So I Can Tell was released on the 18-year anniversary of Keaggy's 1994 Sparrow Records release, Child of the Father.

About Cheri Keaggy:
Cheri Keaggy began her career as a worship leader at a small church in Southern California before recording her debut album on Sparrow Records, Child of the Father, in 1994. Honored with a Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year, Cheri has gone on to record seven additional albums, resulting in nine No. 1 songs, three Dove Award nominations and a Dove Award win. After more than two decades in music, her ministry has expanded to include speaking engagements as well.

Under the guidance of Gospel Music Hall of Famer and legendary guitarist Phil Keaggy, Cheri Keaggy called on the combined talents of Scott Dente and Ken Lewis from Global Genius Productions to produce her new CD, So I Can Tell. The combination of rich, acoustic sounds with Cheri Keaggy's signature plaintive vocals and searingly honest lyrics results in a project that confronts life's realities, even when filled with despair, and offers listeners the way to navigate through the challenges to a place of hope through Christ.

Penned following the end of her nearly 23-year marriage to her high school sweetheart, So I Can Tell is a testimony of God's goodness in the midst of pain and suffering. Like a modern day psalmist, Keaggy's lyrics express grief, loneliness, and God's comfort in the contemporary hymns "Bind Me To You," "There Will Be One Day" and the arresting "Hello, God." She echoes the apostle Paul in the memorable piano ballad "To Live is Christ" and celebrates Christ's provision in the ukulele-based crowd favorite "Air, Food, and Water."

Through an accessible folk-pop presentation, the album leaves listeners with a renewed sense that God is with us, no matter what. So I Can Tell is filled with the radio-ready songs for which Keaggy is known and loved. Her lush vocals lovingly caress piano ballads like the title cut and the haunting "When You Were Jesus To Me." Her voice takes on a lilting quality in the hope-infused "Starting a New Year Today," written on the one-year anniversary of her divorce. As an added bonus, guitar maestro Phil Keaggy closes the album with the peace-evoking benediction "Postlude: Invitation to Hope."

For more information about Keaggy and So I Can Tell, visit To like Keaggy on Facebook, go to or follow on Twitter (@cherikeaggy). For information about booking Keaggy for an event or conference, visit



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