Growing up in Johnston Rhode Island, Cherie Adams never imagined living any place else. In a close Italian family the oldest daughter would never think of leaving her hometown unless of course she was called by God to do something different. While visiting relatives in Tifton, GA and visiting their church, Cherie's cousin asked her to sing a song for the congregation. Unrehearsed and without hesitation she sang for the Lord. She's been singing since she was 5 years old. "Singing in church has always come naturally for me I was never afraid to sing because I knew I was singing to Jesus. I used to imagine Him sitting on the front row and I always knew He was listening." She remembers many trips to this quiet little town but this trip changed her life forever.
After returning from Georgia she received a call from a man who sang in a Christian group and he asked her to move to Nashville. She accepted his offer and began singing in churches and convention halls traveling all over the world, including a mission trip to Africa. Cherie knew she had made the right decision to leave home and pursue her dream.
In June of 1998 Cherie was asked to be one of the voices of the Christian music group "Avalon". She didn't have a demo tape and wasn't pursuing a record deal. When she had returned from a trip one day she had received several calls regarding the position in Avalon and knew it was worth pursuing. "I literally got into Avalon over a cup of coffee with their manager." She recalls. "She listened to a few seconds of my voice and sent me straight to the Label. She knew I was the right fit for the group. It was totally God just opening the door to another chapter in my life."
Needless to say that with an American Music Award, two Dove awards, two gold records and two Grammy nominations, Cherie had the experience of a lifetime performing with this group. "The Glory", Cherie's duet on the album Oxygen made Christian radio history when it became the first radio single ever to achieve 41 adds from all 41 reporting radio stations during it's debut week. It was #1 for 4 weeks in a row along with another unbelievable hit "Undeniably You" which was #1 for 4 weeks also. While with Avalon, Cherie had the opportunity to perform with several well-known secular artists such as Aaron Neville and Martina McBride. When Cherie was asked what she thought of all these statistics, she said, "It's really rewarding to have these things under my belt but the excitement of these things are temporary. When I see people being touched by the lyrics of the songs, when I see lives changed and when the broken hearted come to Jesus; those are the statistics that I'm most proud of, those are the things that matter to the Lord."
With 10 #1 hits from In a Different Light and Oxygen several performances on the Dove Awards and mission trips to El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Brazil, Cherie decided to leave Avalon and once again move on to the next chapter in her ministry. She thoroughly enjoyed touring with Avalon but felt like it was time for a change. She is currently singing and sharing her testimony in churches with hopes to further expand her ministry. "I have such a soft spot for people who are broken, because I was broken. There was a time when I didn't think I could live another day. The Lord changed that for me if He could change my life he can do the same for you. I want people who do not know the Lord to come to know Him in a tangible way. He is faithful to reveal Himself to those who really seek Him. This is my mission; this is what I've been called to do."
It is my heart's desire to bring Jesus to those who don't know Him. I don't want to just introduce you to Him; I want you to know Him, to really know that the God of this entire universe cares about every single detail regarding you. He desires to get close to you, not only spiritually, but also emotionally. It is my mission to prove to you that we serve a God who is tangible, not just some vast Spirit that floats around in the heavenlies; but actually a living, breathing God.
I have experienced this tangibility personally, during some of the most difficult times in my life. I have learned first-hand that He is a God with such a heart of compassion for His children that He cries when you are crying. Although you can't see Him, He does wrap his loving arms around you when you are lonely and hurting. I've had some of the most amazing experiences in my life while actually being in the presence of God. When you tap into this tangible part of God, there is nothing in life greater.
I love that I serve a God that heals the deepest wounds of the heart. The part you've closed off from the rest of the world…. Only Jesus can fill the void left from broken relationships and ruined dreams. He can fill the darkest caverns with the light from His love. There's no person on this earth that could ever be what Jesus is to me. It is my sincere desire that my life will always be a reflection of the love and admiration I feel for the One who saved me.
I have such a sincere heart for those of you who are broken and hurting, especially those who are single and lonely. I would love the opportunity to come to your church and share with you my testimony of how God made Himself tangible to me. He answered my prayers, and if He could do this for me, He can do the same for you.
In Italian, the phrase "La Dolce Vita" means "The Sweet Life" and Cherie Adams has learned first hand the meaning of the words. An American Music Award winner, two-time Grammy nominee, Dove award winner and 11 number one hits while touring as a member of the Christian music group Avalon, this nationally acclaimed recording artist has performed all over the world. After millions of records sold and appearances with such well known artists such as Martina McBride, Ce-Ce Winans, Aaron Neville, and John Tesh, Cherie knew that there was a greater calling on her life besides entertainment. Cherie has recently gone on her own to dive into a more introspective solo career. "I loved being a part of Avalon", Cherie said "it was a lot of fun, but creatively and spiritually, it was lacking something for me. As much as I love to entertain people, I also want to sing songs that I've been writing for years, songs that reach people on a deeper level, and share my life stories because I know these stories will touch the hearts of those who are hurting and broken and searching for more in their life." Cherie has a deep passion for souls. Her testimony of how God made Himself tangible to her at a time in her life when she herself struggled through a shattering loss, complete brokenness, and a severe depression, will most certainly convince anyone who will listen that the God of this entire universe cares deeply about the smallest concerns of our life. With the help of her husband and manager, Kevin Adams, they started their own record company called Dolce Vita Entertainment and recorded Cherie's first solo offering entitled "The Sweet Life". To read more about Cherie's heart and passion for those who are broken, go to www.cherieadams.com.
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