MUSTWORTHINESS Roberts’ self-titled debut answers the question ”What if Faith Hill made a country album again?” Except you need to imagine a much bluesier Hill; Roberts’ weathered-sounding soulfulness is at odds with her innocent demeanor. ”When I sing, I’m not Julie,” says the small-town South Carolinian. ”I become somebody else for those three minutes, and most of the time it’s my mom. A lot of the stories in these songs, she’s lived.”
OFFICE UP THE TRUTH Roberts worked for Mercury Nashville for three years, including a stint as the assistant to CEO Luke Lewis – but never told him she was a singer. (”I didn’t want to get fired!”) When producer Brent Rowan played her demos for her boss, Lewis took a shine to the anonymous singer, only to find she was right outside his door.
NEXT A CMT special airs this month.
Posted June 25 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT
- Ryan Lochte is 'Drunk Frat Boy' in parody song of Rio robbery apology
- Fox News host calls Red Hot Chili Peppers 'worst band on the planet'
- Bella Thorne comes out as bisexual
- 'Dead of Summer' unveils killer Amy twist
- Former Miss Universe becomes U.S. citizen to vote against Donald Trump
- 'Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders' trailer: Vintage villains are back
- Amy Schumer met Beyoncé at the Met Gala, but still left early