Grammy® Award-nominated Cheryl Fortune Set To Release Debut Album Simply Cheryl
Grammy® Award-nominated singer/songwriter, Cheryl Fortune, is set to release her 12 track debut album, Simply Cheryl (LuDawn Music/Tyscot), on 13th October with pre-orders available on 15th September at http://smarturl.it/hhlxzy
Album single “Fighters” is fighting strong on the Billboard Top 15 hit chart. The unshackling dynamic song with along with its music video sheds light on topics of, domestic abuse, sex trafficking, suicide, and addiction, definitely touches the heart. It's a message of power, perseverance, and pride is also a battle cry for anyone facing any difficult challenges, to stand up and fight their way to victory.
Fortune found new meaning her song "Fighter's" after Hurricane Harvey battered her native town Houston. “It doesn’t matter what it is, but if you want to win, you’re going to have to fight for it,” Fortune says. “Now, Houston is fighting to move on from Harvey and rebuild.”
Cheryl went on to say, “As long as we band together, we will fight through this tragedy,” as she is donating the first month of royalties from “Fighters” to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. “Houston will be better than ever!”
Fortune was previously a member of the Grammy-nominated, James Fortune & FIYA, where she was the group’s vocal arranger, vocalist, and occasional songwriter until her separation and divorce from the group’s leader, James Fortune. Over the last two years, Fortune has toured on contemporary gospel legend Kirk Franklin’s “20 Years In One Night” world tour as a background vocalist and a vocal director.
As a songwriter, Fortune is most noted for co-writing James Fortune & FIYA’s No. 1 hits “I Trust You,” “Still Able” and “Live Through It.” Her songs have also been recorded by gospel greats such as Shirley Caesar, Tasha Cobbs, and Zacardi Cortez. She also co-wrote the Top 3 hit, “Hold On,” which features gospel great Fred Hammond and R&B singer, Monica.