One-Hit Wonder: Julie Roberts
Julie Roberts has a few records, but she is a one-hit wonder. Shall we say for now?
Roberts debut album produced "Break Down Here," which was a Top 20 hit according to julieroberts.com. That was in 2004 from her self-titled CD. She appeared on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and ABC's "Good Morning America," as well as on the very first show of CMT's "In the Moment."
She also received nominations from the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music and CMT.com Awards.
Roberts put her songwriting skills to work in 2006 and followed up with Men & Mascara. The debut of that CD made it to Top 5 on the charts.
After a hiatus, Roberts came out with ALIVE and a holiday CD, Who Needs a Mistletoe, in 2011. Three years later, Good Wine and Bad Decisions was released with a folk, R&B, rock and classic country sound in the mix.
Roberts was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis but did not come to terms with it and tell fans until after the floods in Nashville in 2011. Her house was destroyed and she parted with her record label. She spoke with everydayhealth.com.
She noticed during a show that holding the microphone was difficult and she had blurry vision. Roberts did complete the show and signed autographs, then went to the doctor. That was in 2005.
Roberts went on The Voice in 2013. She would have liked to have sung something from Patsy Cline or Otis Redding, but the network did not have clearance. Roberts instead sang Blake Shelton's "God Gave Me You" during the blind auditions. Nobody turned around.
Roberts says, "I just have to stay faithful and be patient."