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About the Book

Country music singer Julie Roberts is no stranger to overcoming hard times through determination, hard work, and strength. Having escaped the emotional residue of her alcoholic father’s actions and insults, Julie moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University and work as a receptionist at Mercury Records—all while secretly pursuing her dream of becoming a singer.

Just as Julie’s dreams were coming true, her life began to unravel. Soon, she was battling debilitating physical illness, the rising waters of Nashville’s hundred-year flood, and a stalled career. Instead of succumbing to despair, Julie proved miraculously resilient—taking the steps she needed to face adversity head on and rebuild her life through her characteristic optimism, hard work, and faith. 

In her first book Beauty in the Breakdown, journey with Julie as she walks through the highs and lows of her career, the personal struggles she’s endured, the lessons she’s learned, and her sense of purpose as she rebuilds her singing career and contributes her voice to the work of supporting others with multiple sclerosis. Julie’s courage combined with her joyful personality and love for God will encourage readers in a uniquely powerful way. 

About the Author


Julie Roberts stepped into the national spotlight in 2004 with her country music hit “Break Down Here.” Her debut album earned RIAA gold for sales in excess of five hundred thousand copies. The South Carolina native was an undeniable sensation, performing in a wide range of concert and national TV appearances. Multiple honors followed, including an array of nominations from the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music, and the Country Music Television Awards.

In 2010, Julie took a hiatus from music to recharge her batteries and to confront a number of personal challenges. Today, she is back, singing better than ever.

“I want to inspire others to never give up on their dreams. I’ve asked God to use me to encourage others. I’ll do that by continuing to share my story, recording new music, and playing shows. That’s where my heart and soul are fulfilled."