Sarah Kelly

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Sarah Kelly
Kelly performing in 2007
Background information
Birth name Sarah Jean Kelly
Also known as Sarah Ekman
Born (1976-09-13) September 13, 1976 (age 39)
Origin Rockford, Illinois
Genres CCM, power pop

Sarah Jean Kelly[1] (born September 13,[2] 1976)[3] is a contemporary Christian artist from Rockford, Illinois.[4] She was signed to Gotee Records, a Christian label under EMI. Kelly is a two time Grammy Award nominee for albums "Take Me Away" and Where The Past Meets Today in the category of Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album.[5] Her music has compared to mainstream artists Sheryl Crow, Janis Joplin, Norah Jones, Carole King, and Sarah McLachlan.[4] She runs a music school in The Woodlands, TX.

Personal life[edit]

Kelly is married to Jonas Ekman whom she met at a concert in Sweden. They were married in 2008. The couple lives in The Woodlands, Texas and she leads worship at Woodlands Church.

Released albums[edit]

Year Title Label Chart Positions
Top 200 US Christian US Heat Swedish Albums Chart
2000 Experience Worship/You Overwhelm Me Self-Released
2003 Rebuild My Heart Self-Released
2003 Sarah Kelly EP Self-Released
2004 Take Me Away Gotee Records 23 32
2006 Where the Past Meets Today Gotee Records 165 9 6
2007 Live Self-Released
2008 Born To Worship Gotee Records
2010 Midnight Sun Self-Released 28
2014 My Corner of Heaven Self-Released

Sarah Kelly has also recorded a cover of "What If I Stumble," by Christian rock/pop group dc Talk, which appears on the compilation album Freaked! A Gotee Tribute to dc Talk's "Jesus Freak."'
Sarah Kelly was featured on Jars of Clay's single I'll Fly Away from the album Redemption Songs released in 2005 Sarah Kelly has recorded a cover of "Stand Up For Jesus," which was written by Adam Watts and Andy Dodd.


  1. ^ American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. "Still Breathing, Work ID No. 493703552". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved December 2, 2015.  Work ID No. 493703552
  2. ^ Jesus Freak Hideout. "Sarah Kelly discography". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved December 2, 2015. 
  3. ^ Forrest, Ben (August 25, 2004). "Sarah Kelly: Living Hallelujah". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved December 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Kurowski, Jeff (April 3, 2009). "Christian singer's music is snapshot of her life". The Compass (official newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin). 
  5. ^ "49th Annual Grammy Award Nominees List: Gospel Categories". 

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