One of the most talked about voices in gospel music today belongs to 33-year-old singer and songwriter, Zacardi Cortez. Born September 17, 1985 in Houston, TX, Cortez hails from a singing family of faith.
At the age of five he began singing in church and worked the Texas gospel circuit with his family, The Cortez Singers. At age 8, John P. Kee, adopted him as a spiritual son and began mentoring him. For a while, Cortez sang with Kee’s V.I.P. Mass Choir and sang a solo on the CD, Live at the Fellowship, in 2001. He later made guest appearances on recordings by Kurt Carr, Bishop Paul S. Morton and Pastor Gregg Patrick & the Bridge Project. During the early years of his career, Cortez’ big voice and spine-tingling vocal gymnastics distinguished James Fortune & FIYA’s radio smashes “Let Your Power Fall,” “I Believe” and “The Blood.”
Cortez most recently made waves in Gospel Music with a 12 week run at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Songs chart for the song “God Held Me (Together).” Other Top 10 solo radio hits include “YDIA,” “1-On-1,” and “One More Time,” featuring Pastor John P. Kee.
Zacardi Cortez has enjoyed appearances on major platforms including P. Diddy’s Bad Boy Reunion Tour, The WORD Network, BET’s “Celebration of Gospel” and BET’s “Sunday Best;” along with releasing two Top 10 albums, The Introduction (2012) and Reloaded (2014). Cortez is slated to record his third album, a live recording, on June 29, 2019 in Houston, TX.
For Booking CONTACT: Creative Classic Agency (914) 297-8222 | Zacardi@CreativeClassic.com
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