Born in the tiny, one-stoplight town of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, Cheri Magill grew up playing the piano and singing with her three sisters and realized early on that music was her passion. Following high school, she moved to Utah to major in music at Brigham Young University, studying voice. Upon receiving her B.A. in Music, Cheri began recording and performing professionally, releasing two albums, Ready (2004) and Chasing Yesterday (2007), and touring throughout the West and Midwest.
In between albums, Cheri married and began family life. After the birth of her first child in 2007, Cheri took a big step away from her musical activities, yet she missed having a creative outlet. Eventually her search to find a pursuit that would be compatible with home life and children led her to start a blog called “I Am Momma Hear Me Roar,” which included daily posts about home décor, sewing, and children’s activities. This project led Cheri to some fun friendships, exciting opportunities, and new interests, crowned by an appearance on The Martha Stewart Show in which she taught Martha how to sew an upcycled little girl’s dress. However, after five years of blogging, and with the arrival of her third child, Cheri felt the need to concentrate wholly on home life.
Cheri had always felt she would want to write songs for her children, but those songs had never come. It wasn’t until she stepped back from everything else that she began to hear melodies again. She composed a song for each of her children, and this opened the floodgates of melodic inspiration that led to more songs about the joys and challenges, peace and craziness of motherhood. These songs would become the heart of Tour Guide.
Tour Guide is set for release on May 4, 2018.