Julie Roberts to Release New Album on Sun Records
Country singer Julie Roberts is about to become the first artist to release new music via the famed Sun Records imprint in almost 30 years. Roberts announced the news in a video on Saturday (June 8), when she kicked off an online campaign that allows fans to get exclusive access to new music by pledging various levels of financial support for the project.
Roberts rose to fame with the 2004 release of 'Break Down Here,' a Top 20 single from her self-titled debut album. But its follow-up did not fare as well commercially, and she has subsequently released two independent albums without label support. In 2010 she lost her home in the Nashville flood, and in 2011 she revealed that she had been diagnosed with MS at the height of her career. Earlier this year she auditioned unsuccessfully for a slot on 'The Voice,' but the singer assured her fans at the time that she was on the comeback trail.
The newly-announced album will make Roberts the first artist in 27 years to release new music under the auspices of Sun Records, the label that launched the careers of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, among others. "Y'all, I've always trusted God's timing and His plan for my life and now I AM BACK!" the ebullient singer wrote to announce the upcoming album. "I'm back, and SUN RECORDS IS BACK!! Together, we are creating some new music that I believe with all of my heart and soul you will love! This magical plan that God has for my life is way better than anything I could have dreamed up for myself!! It's going to be AMAZING!!"
Fans who pre-order the album via PledgeMusic will receive an instant download of a song from the project, exclusive online access and updates, and get to download the album early. There are a number of other pledge packages available, ranging from autographed CDs all the way up to a private concert at a venue or house of your choosing from Roberts and her full band.
To read Roberts' announcement and get details on various levels of pledges, visit this link.