We could all use a little inspiration. Who better to motivate us to go after our purpose that God has for us than the amazing gospel artist James Fortune & Friends?
Ministry is embedded in the heart and soul of Houston, Texas native James Fortune. This PK’s (preacher’s kid) desire to serve God evolved out of the intimate relationship he developed in his youth. Poised to release his first-ever live album recording, the performer, songwriter, producer, arranger and nationally-syndicated radio host has full clarity in the use of his gifts. “Ultimately [God] is the focus and this is His ministry that He’s allowed me to be a steward over.” With the two-disc release of his fourth album Live Through It on FIYA World Music/ Entertainment One Music, James Fortune & FIYA deliver a full worship driven experience.
As a 2-time Grammy nominee, 3-time Stellar Award winner and 6-time ASCAP Award winner, James Fortune is a living testimony to God’s goodness and grace. His music has reflected the seasons of his life, with probably none more poignant than creating “I Trust You” from his 2008 sophomore release The Transformation. Crafted during a time when his back was against the wall, James recalls of the longest running #1 gospel single, “[my music] allows me to encourage other people who are going through. I’ve been there and know what it’s like to not be able to provide for your family or have a place to stay. It was a season because you never know how God is going to work through this trial.” As the trials provided the foundation for growth, James reveals, “it’s not just about the success but the sacrifice that allows me to have songs that connect with people right where they are.”