Cheryl Fortune to embark on solo recording career with debut single

Houston-based recording artist Cheryl Fortune is set to embark on her solo recording career with the release of her Lucius B. Hoskins produced debut single, “Fighters” set to impact gospel radio January 2017. “With this single I created an anthem for women that would offer A sense of hope, strength and boldness,” states Cheryl.

Ms. Cheryl Fortune is widely known throughout the gospel music industry as a former member of GRAMMY-nominated and Stellar Award winning recording group James Fortune & FIYA. As the sound of the ensemble Cheryl lended backing vocal, co-writing and vocal production on projects such as, Live Through It (2014), Grace Gift (2012), Identity (2012), Encore (2010) and Transformation (2008).

Cheryl Fortune

Cheryl contributed backing vocals on other artists projects including Kirk Franklin (Hello Fear), Shirley Caesar (Good God), Zacardi Cortez (The Introduction, Reloaded), Bishop T.D. Jakes (Sacred Love Songs, Vol 2) and Isaac Carree (Uncommon Me). She recorded a song “Running To You” (composed by Terence Vaughn) for the 2013 released compilation project Kingdom Music, Vol. 1 (FIYA World/Light) among many other compilation projects as well. Most recently she toured with Kirk Franklin on the 20 Years In One Night World Tour.

As a songwriter Cheryl is most notable for co-writing the Billboard #1 smash hit single “I Trust You” which maintained that position for 28 consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart. She also co-wrote the song “Hold On” which features Fred Hammond and R&B singer Monica. Additionally, Cheryl wrote the current single “God Held Me” (Lucius B. Hoskins) recorded by Zacardi Cortez.

A vocal prowess full of grace, style and poise, Cheryl is ready for her next chapter in life through song with the ability to speak and help battered and broken women about overcoming and surviving all types of abuse, form of cancer, or any challenge life has thrown ones way.

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. Sarah is widely known for her on-the-scene reporting which includes the GMA Dove Awards, the Stellar Awards, Grammys on the Hill, Gospel Music Heritage Month Celebration Concert, McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, St. Jude Celebration of Hope, the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference and many more. For more than 5 years, Sarah served as the DC Gospel Music Examiner at  where the site garnered more than 150,000 readers in the US and around the world. Sarah was named one of the Top Ten Heroes in Gospel Music in the Washington, DC area in 2012 for her extensive coverage, support and commitment to artists within the D.C. metro region.  In 2016 she was named Person of the Month by IndiMogul Magazine. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.

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