MP3 Carlton & Paige - Freedom Road
A Christian blend of country rock, soft rock and a drop of jazz topped with a powerful message, delivering you food for the soul.
7 MP3 Songs
EASY LISTENING: Soft Rock, ROCK: Acoustic
Rob Carlton and Cheryl Paige have more than just exceptional talents they have a gift that is manifested when they come together to share Gods word. Though each are gifted in composing music and lyrics proving their talents, they give the glory to God.
Something happens in the room with these two, just as they get started Gods presence fills the room and the Holy Spirit takes control. These two have been writing songs from the first night they met. Their commitment to sharing Gods word has grown along with the talents he gave them. Glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ is their purpose. Their motivation is evident in their desire to touch the hearts of everyone that hears the message in their music.
Cheryl is one of the few that, was blessed with a gift for singing from an early age. Though growing up brought many tragedies to Cheryl''s life, her gift only became more pronounced. In retrospect it gave her a focus until the turmoil of each phase had passed. As a young adult Cheryl''s voice gained her recognition from such greats as Count Basie. Cheryl has continued to share her voice with us over the years in different avenues of the public scene. She caught the attention of known talent seekers, signing a record deal with Atlantic Records. Cheryl''s voice has broadcast throughout the media in ads for JORDACHE, NABISCO, CHRYSLER and COCA-COLA. She has never stopped performing live by request all over the New York area.
Though born again Cheryl''s walk with the Lord really grew into a deep personal relationship with God in the early nineties. After many loses of family members she felt alone and began feeling the calling of the Holy Spirit in her life stronger than before. That was when she met someone who would not only understood her pain, but help remind her of the healing power of a loving Lord. Over the years Phil Keaggy now a friend, has been a great inspiration in her life. Cheryl''s writing began to reflect her changing life. The Christian music she sings not only comes from her heart, but has helped heal her wounds as well. Her hope is that it will do the same for the many, many more that are hurting, and searching.
During those first years of putting rock and the message of Jesus together, was when she met Rob, and musically they clicked like a well-oiled machine while playing in Sevenfold. Cheryl says, "I feel beyond blessed and honored to serve God, I am in awe of what He is doing in my life."
Joining forces with Rob to form Carlton & Paige, Cheryl''s stand for the lord is more focused and determined than ever. Longing to share a life saving, life-changing message with everyone they can, letting their own experiences bring understanding and faith through their talents.
Rob''s interest in music turned serious around the age of twelve. Using his talents and a guitar Rob became a songwriter. As his talents progressed so did his desire in becoming a musician. He began to play in numerous bands, and participate in albums made during that time. With friendships made EMPYRE was born. Rob toured the US and Europe with Cinderella, Blue Oyster Cult and Zebra to name a few, while with the group. Rob has been featured in national endorsement advertisements. He has also appeared in such magazines as CIRCUS, BURRN, GUITAR WORLD and KERRANG.
In the early nineties Rob began to feel more drawn to the Lord and less fulfilled by his music. Feeling the power of the Holy Spirit calling, Rob turned his direction of his talents to the Lord. Soon his songwriting and playing reflected the life changing choice he made. Over the next years Rob worked with Cheryl in Sevenfold, Corban, and Brenda Christine before releasing an instrumental solo. "Since that time I am still beside myself at how God is working in my life." says Rob.
Rob and Cheryl always kept up with each other and have now come together to form Carlton &Paige. Stronger in his commitment to God and sharing Gods message with the talents and life experiences he hopes to fulfill that calling.