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Robert Sterling

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Robert Sterling is a songwriter, arranger, record producer, author, and teacher. His songs have landed at the top of Christian radio charts, recorded by artists including Point of Grace, the Gatlin Brothers, Gold City and Sandi Patti. Among Robert's record producing credits are the certified gold albums, “Point of Grace,” and “The Whole Truth," and “24,” by Point of Grace, and the Grammy-nominated recording, "Love Will," by the Talleys. His choral music is sung every week in churches around the world. And he is the author of The Craft of Christian Songwriting (Hal Leonard Books).

Robert is a six-time winner of the Gospel Music Association's Dove Award, the latest coming in 2011 for the Easter musical, As Sure as My Redeemer Lives (Word Music).

From 1995 to 2003, Robert led the songwriting faculty for the Academy of Gospel Music Arts. In 2003-04, he taught Music Publishing at Belmont University, and from 2008-2012, he served on the advisory board of Baylor University’s Center for Christian Music Studies.

Robert and his wife, Cindy, live in Brentwood, Tennessee. They have two terrific sons, and four fabulous grandkids.

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Songs Of Robert Sterling
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Encouragement for the Beginning Songwriter

Robert Sterling | July 5, 2012 | Categories: Blogs | Tags:

It is a fact that every beginner, regardless the level of talent, will write some bad songs. The typical not-so-talented beginner will write some really bad songs. Take heart. Experienced professional writers still kick out the occasional clunker. Fortunately, we live under grace and mercy, so the bad songs you and I write won’t be held against us for eternity. Gratefully, God is capable of using even our lamest efforts for His Kingdom. But that’s More

I Have Seen The Light

Robert Sterling | July 5, 2012 | Categories: Blogs | Tags:

It is every songwriter’s dream to write a “standard” – one of those songs that keeps going and going, like the Energizer Bunny. Take it from me, it is a very tough thing to do, Irving Berlin and Bill Gaither notwithstanding. That’s because writing a standard requires two things that rarely happen together: a really good song and whole lot of luck. More

The Importance of Craft

Robert Sterling | July 4, 2012 | Categories: Blogs | Tags:

For hundreds of years, Christian composers, painters, sculptors, and authors have proclaimed their faith with their art. The result has been some of the most awe-inspiring works of art ever created – the music of Bach, Michelangelo’s painting of the Sistine Chapel, the novels of C. S. Lewis. But there has also been a great deal of bad religious art created along the way. (I know. I’ve contributed my fair share.) According to author Madeleine More

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