the Sherri Youngward website:
Becoming a Christian at eighteen introduced Sherri
Youngward to the concept of worship music. "It was so amazing
to me, to be sitting with a group of people singing to God. I loved
music before, but now I was experiencing why music was created."
Sherri's songs are often written like stories, based on real experiences
and people in her life. Her first performances at youth detention
centers provided inspiration for much of her early lyric writing.
"My style of writing started because I was thinking of these
kids. I knew that I had one shot to sing a song. I wasn't there
to just entertain them. I wanted to present them with the same Truth
that I learned about as a teenager. Singing about real people and
real experiences made us connect right away. I have found the same
to be true wherever I play. If the songs didn't have true meaning
attached to them I would have a hard time singing them over and
over with any passion."
Over the course of four albums, Sherri Youngward has crafted songs
that are as scriptural as they are emotionally resplendent, as deeply
worshipful as they are genuinely artistic. Her music is full of
passion, and integrity. Each song communicates worshipful and reverent
devotions of longing for and reliance of Christ in our lives. "There
is a powerful stirring in our hearts when song and Word combine
to lead us to the throne of Christ." (excerpt from HM Magazine)
Sherri has been in music ministry full time for about seven years.
She spends a large part of her year traveling and playing venues
ranging from leading worship for churches and retreats, to playing
concerts for colleges and festivals.