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Julie Roberts to make SXSW debut

Julie Roberts.

Country singer-songwriter Julie Roberts has a pretty exciting date next week – her debut at SXSW! The South-by-Southwest Festival will feature the Nashville-based artist on March 16th. About finally playing the Texas music festival, Julie shared:

“I have wanted to play at SXSW for years now. This will also be my first trip to Austin! I’m counting down the hours until I get there. I hope this trip is a first of many I will make to SXSW and Austin!”

Julie’s performance will be a part of a showcase at Rebels Honky Tonk (305 W. 5th Street) Saturday night including Blue Sky Riders, Chip Taylor and more. Roberts will take the stage during the after-midnight portion at 1 a.m. for a 50-minute set.

In addition to the showcase performance, the singer will be a part of an Unofficial SXSW Day Party hosted by Sorted Noise at the Easy Beat (3rd & Trinity Street), Friday, March 15. The free event will begin at 1 p.m. with performances from Roberts, The CO, Leigh Nash of Sixpence None The Richer and more.

Julie Roberts Reschedules Fan Appreciation Party & Announces CMA Fest Plans

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With CMA Music Festival only weeks away, Julie Roberts has announced that she’ll open the evening concert at LP Field on June 9th with a performance of the National Anthem. Due to this exciting news, her fan appreciation party scheduled for 3pm will now begin at 11am.

Despite the time change, Roberts is full of excitement about June 9th. “My Fan Club Party is always my favorite event of my entire year! I cannot wait for Saturday, June 9! I am honored to have been asked to open Saturday night at LP field by singing our National Anthem,” Roberts says. “In order to do both the party and anthem, I had to adjust the time for the party a little and I pray that everyone can still come and party with me.”

Although all previously purchased tickets will be honored, fans can email Store@JulieRoberts.com to have their money refunded if they can no longer attend. An email will also be sent to all ticket holders, notifying them of the time change.

Roberts also launched the “Perfectly Perfect Package” this year to bring fans on stage for a special performance, and to her surprise, the packages have completely sold out. “I cannot believe so many of the Perfectly Perfect Packages were sold! This is something new I am doing this year and I think it’s going to be SO MUCH FUN singing with my fans actually onstage with me!,” she said.

Julie Roberts Announces CMA Party

Julie Roberts.

Country music artist Julie Roberts has announced plans for a CMA Fanclub party during this year’s CMA Fest. The “NASCAR Party” singer is giving fans three different options with three packages to help her offset the costs of running the Fan Appreciation Party this year. It’s a two-hour party that, of course, includes music, and for the first time a Fan Silent Auction to help benefit a 4-year old diagnosed with Leukemia. Visit Julie’s official website to see which package is right for you and for more details on her 7th annual party.

The party kicks off at 3 pm on June 9th at the Rutledge. Fans wanting to attend need to purchase one of the three packages to have their names added to the guest list to attend the show. Let us know if you’re going, or what parties you’re excited about going to.

VIDEO: Julie Roberts Debuts “Whiskey and You” Video

Julie Roberts.

As promised, Julie Roberts debuted the video for her single “Whiskey and You.”  And, also as promised, the video packs a powerful, emotional punch.

When we spoke with Julie last week about the song (read our interview here), she told us she had always been drawn to it.  She grew up in a home with alcoholism, so she’s seen first-hand what it can do to someone’s life and family.

“That song just got me the first time I heard it,” says Roberts.  “I knew I wanted to record it because I could relate to that – having lived with an alcoholic for 19 years.  I just feel it’s something a lot of people live with and deal with.  Hopefully it’s a song that can help people.”

 ”Whiskey and You” originally appeared on Tim McGraw’s 2007 Let It Go album, but as you will hear (and now see) Roberts’ version delivers it with a sorrow and an aching that Tim just can’t touch.  This comes not just from her already soulful voice, but from her years of participating in that painful experience.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Julie Roberts

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It’s fitting that we’re talking with Julie Roberts on the same weekend as the Daytona 500.  The “NASCAR Party” singer is revved up and ready to roll.

Her profile may have been a little bit lower the last few years, but the power and passion she brings to everything she does is at an all-time high.  She’s battled back from the devastating Nashville flood and finally finds herself on solid footing.  She’s managing living with multiple sclerosis and serves as an inspiration as she does so.

Musically, she’s about to make a splash on the small screen.  The video for “Whiskey and You,” from her independent-release album Alive, is about to make its debut.  The song touches Roberts on a deep, personal and painful level — all of which is reflected in the video.

Along with the video coming out, Roberts is itching to get out and about herself.  Fresh off a pair of shows in Maryland, she’s fired up to bring her music directly to her fans.

In the following exclusive interview, we discuss all of these things, along with her take on the independent experience, faith, Facebook and even “clones.”

The first thing I must ask, is how are you doing health-wise?

Julie Roberts’ Blue Christmas Featured On CW Monday

Julie Roberts.

Country music singer Julie Roberts loves the holidays. She released a Christmas EP titled “Who Needs Mistletoe” last month, and now she’s announced that one of her favorite tracks from the album will be featured on Monday’s episode of “Heart Of Dixie” on CW.

“I am so excited about my recording of (the song) being featured on ‘Hart of Dixie,’” Roberts said. “When I first told my fans about it, they were so excited because they love the show and I do too!”

The song will appear in the show’s Christmas episode, titled “Hairdos and Holidays,” airing at 9 pm EST on Monday. The characters of the small town are busy preparing for the Christmas season, and their annual Miss Cinnamon Cider pageant.

“‘Hart of Dixie’ features so much music and I think that’s awesome,” Roberts said. “Music in movies and television to me is so important for the mood and excitement of a scene. I am just so excited they chose one of my favorite songs from my new Christmas EP.”

Julie’s version of “Blue Christmas” is the opening track on her Christmas EP, now available at all digital music retailers. She’s offering a special package on her official website for her fans, which includes a personalized, autographed copy of the CD, Christmas cards, an 8×10 photo and even a phone call from Julie herself on Christmas day.

REVIEW: Julie Roberts – Who Needs Mistletoe (EP)

Julie Roberts.

Julie Roberts has been known for her country-blues fused voice. She moved out of the spotlight for a few years to focus on herself in California, and now she’s back to help fans get into the Christmas spirit with a 7-song EP “Who Needs Mistletoe.” She released her album yesterday on her independent label, Aint Skeerd Records. She managed to combine a traditional feel with modern production in this EP, to give fans of both classic and modern country music something they could enjoy.

Julie has a unique, powerful voice which she shows off very well in the short album. Her EP is sure to get country music fans in the mood for the Christmas season.  The EP features one original Christmas song co-written by Julie and her producer, and six favorite songs from her childhood. Read our track by track review below:

Julie Roberts Releasing Christmas EP

Julie Roberts.

Julie Roberts is getting ready a little early for Christmas season. Tomorrow, November 1st, she’ll be releasing a Christmas EP titled “Who Needs Mistletoe” on her independent label Aint Skeerd Records. Starting today, she’s giving out an early gift: a free download of the title track from the EP from her official site. The single is a brand new Christmas tune co-written by Julie and producer Jason Collum, and has been sent out to radio today.

 ”This music is so special to me because I absolutely love Christmas,” Roberts says. “Each song I have picked for this project is one I remember from my childhood.”

To celebrate the release of her EP tomorrow, her official site will undergo a drastic design change as she offers autographed copies of the EP on her website store. Packages will include photos, CDs, and even a phone calls from Julie herself on Christmas Day. Pretty cool!

“Who Needs Mistletoe” will be available through all digital music retailers. Tracks on the EP include “Blue Christmas,” “Pretty Paper,” “O Holy Night,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “Away In A Manger” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” and the title track “Who Needs Mistletoe.”

 

Julie Roberts asking for fans help on Christmas EP

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Julie Roberts is releasing a Christmas EP and she wants the fans to decide which cover to use. Fans can head over here and check out the two choices and vote for which they like best. Personally, we like the red cover the best. All fans should go vote now. And don’t forget to follow Julie at @TheJulieRoberts.

REVIEW: Julie Roberts – Alive

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After missing from the Nashville scene for five years, Julie Roberts released her third studio album “Alive” in June of this year.  This time, her album was released independently instead of on the Mercury Nashville label like her two prior records. Unlike her sophomore album, you can tell that she meant every lyric she sings this time around.

Her self-titled debut record was certified gold, and “Break Down Here” was a top 20 hit for the blonde songstress. It peaked at #18 on the  Billboard Country Chart and #81 on the  Billboard top 100 chart. The song was actually a cover of Trace Adkins’ “I’d Sure Hate To Break Down Here.” It was an impressive debut for the singer, who unfortunately struggled with her next few releases. After her second album, “Men & Mascara,” in which she didn’t seem as comfortable with, she split from her label in May 2010. Roberts took some time off to deal with the Nashville floods last year that she had become a victim of, and also to learn to deal with the heartbreaking diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

Roberts released “Alive” as an independent artist and came back to country music stronger than ever. Now in full control of her image, her songs, and what she was recording, it’s obvious how much more she believes in what she sings. The down-to-earth, religious young woman is a talent to be feared. With her strong, bluesy vocals, it’s a wonder why she was never bigger than she was when she was signed to a major label. You can tell that the experiences she has gone through the last few years have made her not only a stronger artist, but a stronger woman as well.