Cheryl Peach - Patriotic & Inspirational Singer
Cheryl Peach is an award winning singer, and a former host of a TV program -- the Cheryl Peach Gospel Show was seen by millions of television viewers throughout the mid-Atlantic region. The Cheryl Peach Gospel Show featured gospel music and patriotic music performed by your favorite Nashville artists.
The theme of the Cheryl Peach Gospel Show was God, Country, and life in America, featuring performances by Nashville artists including Dolly Parton, Lee Greenwood, Alan Jackson, Josh Turner, Toby Keith, Hank William's, Jr., Charlie Daniels, and of course patriotic & inspirational singer Cheryl Peach.
Cheryl grew up in a farm house built in 1767 in Kauffman Station, Pennsylvania in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Kauffman Station was a stop along the underground railroad for escaping slaves. Robert E. Lee's invading army occupied their old farmhouse during the Battle of Gettysburg. Occasionally, Cheryl's family would find Confederate artifacts in the surrounding area. Living on ground that had been consecrated by Americans that gave their last full-measure of devotion instilled in Cheryl a deep feeling of patriotism. Cheryl's family attended a nearby Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greencastle, Pennsylvania, where Cheryl sang every week. “Even though I sang in church choir every week, my first solo was in 3rd grade at Brownsmill Elementary in Kauffman Station,” Cheryl comments. “I played the part of Hiawatha the Indian girl who loved all the animals in the woods.” While attending Greencastle-Antrim High School, Cheryl had the good fortune of studying voice with renowned choir director Richard Beesecker. Under his guidance, Cheryl won numerous awards in statewide competitions thereby establishing herself as an outstanding young singer in Pennsylvania. Cheryl recalls, “Legendary patriotic singer Kate Smith was one of my biggest influences, and Mr. B taught me how to sing long notes with power that are the hallmark of God Bless America.”
Cheryl won a full scholarship to college with her outstanding singing by becoming Miss Talent at a Pennsylvania Junior Miss America Pageant. Cheryl pursued her studies in voice and drama at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania where she graduated magna cum laude. During college, Cheryl performed acting and singing roles in over a dozen of summer stock theater productions, including at the Totem Pole Playhouse. Cheryl studied classical music with Professor Gary Renzleman. With her great voice and training, Cheryl won an audition to become a lead singer for the Army's official touring ensembles, the US Army Field Band and the Soldiers' Chorus. Cheryl sang live to over 10 million Americans at over a thousand venues including many of our Nation’s most prestigious concert halls, auditoriums, and arenas during nine years of military service. Cheryl earned the rank of Sergeant First Class, sharpshooter status with the M-16 rifle, six medals for distinguished military service, and shared hundreds of keys-to-the-city and awards with all unit members presented by VIPS and dignitaries to the world-renowned US Army Field Band, as well as to the Soldiers' Chorus. Cheryl also had her own band for many years that has played at support-our-troops events, military clubs, fundraisers, corporate events, churches, and military hospitals. Cheryl explains, “singing Christmas songs for our disabled troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center are some of my most memorable performances. Our disabled troops were so appreciative to hear me sing, yet my heart would break seeing the sacrifices they had made so that you and I can live in freedom.”
Cheryl Peach has performed as a featured vocal soloist in concerts with celebrities such as Bob Hope, the Oak Ridge Boys, and Lee Greenwood. Cheryl Peach has performed thousands of times at venues including Lincoln Center, the Hollywood Bowl, Texas State Fair, Disney World, Mormon Tabernacle, Brigham Young University, Liberty University, National Cathedral, as well as nationally televised singing of the National Anthem for the Baltimore Orioles, and Dallas Cowboys. Cheryl Peach also appeared in the television series “Music America Loves” on PBS.
Cheryl has released many recordings, including Classical Christmas is a collection of Christmas hymns with traditional choir and organ accompaniment. American Salute has an assortment of popular and patriotic songs. Heartland America was recorded in Nashville with top studio musicians. "Digital Downloads" is the title of a CD which is only available for download to computers and mobile devices as well as through iTunes.
God & Country is a collection of hymns and patriotic songs. Plus, God & Country contains three duets with Cheryl Peach and gospel singer Stephen Hill. Cheryl Peach performed with Stephen Hill on Veterans Day, 2007 at the historic Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Although Cheryl Peach has retired from live performance, she continues to record more songs in her recording studio and posts some of these recording to this website for her fans to enjoy.