Cari Jean is a freelance writer and author. Her inspiring memoir "Having Faith" is available on Amazon. She resides in North Dakota. It seemed at the time, Christian radio was dominated by male artists so I took it upon myself to highlight some of the very talented female Christian artists. Currently, there seems to be a plethora of new female Christian artists that I've been hearing on the radio and elsewhere. One thing I have noticed is many of them are so young and talented!
Here are ten of my new favorites. Though the judges on American Idol liked her voice during her audition, they weren't too keen on the fact she was a teenage Christian who hadn't even kissed her boyfriend.
They told her, "Go out and kiss someone that will make you feel sexy. Despite her frustration, Moriah Peters stayed faithful to God and has since been reaping the rewards as a young and successful female Christian music artist. At the time, she had taken a five-month break from studying law to prepare for the American Idol auditions. Her original dream had been to be an entertainment lawyer.
But she had also felt New christian songs by female artists pull to pursue a music career. Even after her failed American Idol experience, she felt God was telling her to keep pursuing music. At the age of 17, after putting together a three-song demo three different record labels made her an offer. At the age of 14, Moriah Peters dedicated her life to God and prayed, "God I just want to be used by you.
Some of her songs include: Despite just beginning her career in the Christian music industry, Francesca Battistelli has already proven to be quite successful. Fromshe was nominated for 17 Dove Awardswinning five of "New christian songs by female artists." Besides being busy with music during these years, she was also busy starting a family.
She was married in and currently has two children.
Through her music, Francesca's goal is to encourage and uplift those who listen. It is also her desire "to bring something authentic to the scene that even non-Christians could listen to. Both of her parents were involved in music theater and when she was 15, she was a part of a mainstream all girl band called Bella.
After the group called it quits, she learned to play guitar and started writing her own music. Some more of her songs include: Judging from songwriter Laura Story's recent success, one would see that she has plenty of blessings indeed. But her road getting to this point in her life seems anything but blessed.
Inafter being married for just one year, her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor. At one time, he was on a breathing machine and doctors did not know if he would make it. She supported him through surgery, radiation treatments and intense physical therapy. Through this experience Laura Story says with much conviction, "Though He leads us through valleys, that's when we get to trust Him and draw closer to Him all the more.
Laura is originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina. Her husband, Martin Elvington is her high school sweetheart. Besides her role as a female Christian music artist and songwriter, she "New christian songs by female artists" works in the music ministry at Perimeter Church in Atlanta. Laura Story wrote the amazing worship song, "Indescribable" performed by Chris Tomlin. At the age of 20, Atlanta singer, songwriter and rapper Jamie Grace became somewhat of an overnight success as a female Christian music artist.
It all began when mega-Christian music star, tobyMacnoticed the young lady on Youtube who then tweeted that he would like to work with her.
Jamie Grace's hit single, Hold Mewhich she co-wrote with tobyMac and producer-writer, Christopher Stevens, was nominated for the Dove Award Song of the Year and was also nominated for a Grammy award. Though her song didn't win either award, she did as she walked away with the Dove Award for New Artist of the Year.
Besides songwriting, performing and touring, Jamie Grace is also busy trying to earn a college degree in childhood ministry at Point University. In pursuing her goals, she has had to learn to manage her New christian songs by female artists Syndrome, a condition she was diagnosed with at the age of During her struggles with the disorder, the female Christian music artist has focused on her music.
In doing this, she realized God had a purpose and a plan for her life. Kerrie Roberts is one of those power-house vocalists that you see and wonder how such a powerful voice can come from such a tiny person.
So small, in fact, that when she was five years old and sang a her father's church, she had to stand on a milk crate just so the congregation could see her. While her father is a pastor her mother is a church choir director - something that Kerrie is thankful for.
She says, "They consistently taught me to reach out to the broken and to those who need encouragement and hope.