Cheryl Boutz is a multi award winning rock artist and song writer who has taken the music industry by storm with songs filled with melodic hooks and deeply rooted, heavy hitting messages .
Boutz is a long time POZE Productions VIP member chosen from out of over 1000 artists as winner of VIP of the month in May, 2012. She made the cover of POZE magazine in September 2017. She is featured on POZE radio and POZE tv, has received air play on FM radio In Chicago IL, New York City and Las Angelas California. She was featured in 2014 on the front cover of the Sherwood Voice when her first album “Evolution “ debuted in March of that year with Tate Music Group, a record label in Oklahoma City. She has been featured in other magazines as well as press releases from ArtistPR and Before It’s News i when her 2nd Album “Blackout” debuted May 2015.
Over the years, Boutz music has won numerous music awards.
TO DATE BOUTZ Def Leppard cover of “Love Bitss” won best rock song and best rock music video in 2016 at the XPOZING music awards 2016
Corrs cover of the song “Runaway, title track of her acoustic album for best acoustic song in 2016
Acoustic album “Runaway” best album 2017.
April 2018: Control for best rock song and One Direction cover “Last First Kiss” for best pop music video
ALBUM "BLACKOUT" WON BEST ROCK ALBUM AT THE XPOZING MUSIC AWARDS ANNUAL EVENT NOVEMBER 15TH, 2015. BOUTZ ALSO WON BEST ROCK SONG FOR "IF YOU NEEDED SOMEBODY" AT THE 2015 ANNUAL EVENT.
June 15, 2012: “Midnight Moon” Winner @ The Akademia Music Awards for Best Song, Singer/Songwriter Award
June 15, 2013: The X-Pozing Music Awards: winner of Best Album, “Evolution” Singer/Songwriter
July 15, 2013, The Akademia Music Awards,winner of best Album, Singer/Songwriter
Augst 27, 2013, “Breathless” Winner of Best Song in Alternative @ The Xpozing Music Awards
October 2013: The X-Pozing Music Awards: Best Album, “Evolution,” Alternative
February 2014: The X-Pozing Music Awards: Best Song, “Watching The Time Pass By” Pop
April 2014: The Xpozing Music Awards, Best Alternative Song "Turn To Blue"
June 2015: XMA Annual event: Best Alternative Album, "Evolution"
July 2014: The Xpozing Music Awards Best Rock Song "Blackout" and Best Easy Listening song "Give It To Me"
January 2015: The Xpozing Music Awards Best Rock Album "Blackout" and Best singer/songwriter album "Blackout
April 2015: The Xpozing Music Awards Best Rock Song "Blackout"
October 2015: The xpozing Music Awards Best Rock Song "If You Needed Somebody" and Best Singer/Songwriter Song "Give It To Me" **PLUS MORE**
Born in Little Rock Arkansas to a family full of music, music was embedded within her soul. At only 18 months, her mother caught her patting the arm of a chair in perfect rhythm to the music playing on the radio. As a small child at the age of 4, Boutz told family and friends what she wanted more than anything was to be a singer and write songs. At the young age of 12, she began doing just that. From a boarding school in Baton Rouge Louisiana, she began writing songs to express hr feelings of deep emotions. Mostly dark, painful messages would come forth during that time in her life.
Although Boutz never received any formal vocal training as a child, she was in honors choir, often performing solos during performances. She performed at many tallest competitions often winning 1st and 2nd place for her performances. She performed in plays, often acting as more than one role, both of which involved singing.
Born nearly blind, Boutz never learned to read music. Boutz says, “One day my music teacher handed me a notebook full of music written in Braille. I got so frustrated at trying to read it that I threw it in the corner of my room when I got home that summer.” Instead she understands music in colors and letters. In her mind, each note or key represents a distinct color while music in letters for example look like this. B or BM (B major,) db, (B flat,) Bm or bm, (B minor.) She says, “ My voice is my instrument. That’s all I need.”
In 2013 while recording her 2nd LP, “Blackout,” Boutz received an eye sight saving surgery and bargain exploring other avenues including makeup, photo and graphics design, and videography.
September 2011 Boutz began recording her first album “Evolution “ at House Of Melody Studio with producer Kish Moody and soon after recorded her Second album “Blackout” March 2013. As a survivor or domestic abuse, Boutz states that recording these albums aided her in the healing process and gave her inner peace.
Her acoustic album “Runaway” was recorded and released in September 2015 shortly following the debut of her smash hit Bad Company single, “If You Needed Somebody.” Boutz heavy hitting, modern rock twist on this song became a huge hit among her fans, receiving thousands of spins and 4 awards for best rock song. Summer 2016, she recorded a 6 track compilation of smash hits from Def Leppard which shortly followed her single debut of “Love Bites” May 2017. Once again making it a huge hit among her fans, it too has received several awards for best rock song, including the music video for best rock music video. It was featured on POZE tv and on an independent tv station in Las Angela’s California. Her Def Leppard EP compilation debut is set for spring/summer 2020.
September 2017, many tragic events forced Boutz to step back from her music. At the end of the storm appeared a rainbow. Late 2018 Boutz fell pregnant. Her and husband Kyle welcomed their new baby boy into their family of 3 girls June 7th 2019.
Boutz is coming back with a vengeance, recording songs with a fresh new songs even better than before.
Boutz promise of forever states, “Until the day I take my last breath, I will continue making music. One day I’ll be gone but the music never dies.”
Cheryl Boutz love for music is more than colors.