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Introducing Cortni And The After Party
by Grace Thorson
Contributor on 2011-07-08 15:40:05
New artist Cortni talks with CMADDICT Contributor Grace Thorson about her love of music and her debut album "The After Party".

Cortni, you have a great passion for music! What gives you this powerful energy?

The reason why I have so much passion & energy through my music is simply that I believe in the message through each song. Also I've been through some rough times in my life & when I think about where God has brought me from to where I am now, I can't help but have crazy energy! I know I will never lose my passion for music & ministry.

When did you know that becoming a singer was the path for you?

I have always known I was called for ministry. Growing up in a pastor’s home I realized that God had plans for my life. I had such a strong passion for singing & I knew I had a heart for people & a burning desire to help them. I need to give huge thanks to my family who have pushed me already this far!!

It must have been exhilarating for you to go through the whole process of creating your very first album. What was that experience like?

I can't believe "The After Party" is already finished! This whole process was an amazing experience. One of the first steps is always trying to find the right songs. After the songs were chosen I went in the studio for two days, tracking with studio musicians, and then a month later I went back in the studio & laid down the vocals. It was the best experience, and I can't wait to start on the second one!

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Have any artists who’ve influenced your music?

Growing up all I listened to was Kirk Franklin & Mary Mary, They inspired me & I still listen to them to this day!

Could you tell us what your favorite song is off the album?

Trophy man is my favorite song because I have experienced dating a Trophy man, someone who wouldn't allow me to put God first. Through that testimony I want to help others & show my passion through this song. I have a blast every time I sing it!

What do you hope people will discover from listening to your songs?

I hope people will discover just how amazing God’s love is. Through each song there's a message & a testimony. I want to encourage & uplift listeners with my music!

Is there a specific Bible verse that you like to mediate on when you need comfort?

When I need comfort I always repeat “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” Phil 4:13. This scripture has helped me so much through everything I've been through, and is a constant reminder of God’s promises.

Do you have any words of wisdom to share with aspiring artists out there?

If I could say one thing to an aspiring artist it would be to put God first in all
that they do! He will give you the desires of your heart & no matter what,
he will always be there with you! Never give up on your dream, DREAM BIG!

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