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Lamplighter Awards 2017 - Zacardi Cortez

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(Houston, Texas) Gospel music has a favorite son in Zacardi Cortez.  The inimitable voice behind such hits as YDIA, Let Your Power Fall and You Don’t Know starts the new year in stride with the release of You’ve Been Good To Me, now available on all digital outlets .

Blacksmoke Music Worldwide CEO Kerry Douglas sums up the nation’s collective voices with the amen response.  ” I mean, everywhere we have been all around the country, people would find the time to ask, WHEN are you releasing new music from Zacardi?  It didn’t help that he did the live recording last July.  That set everyone’s appetite on high.  I’m just grateful we are able to give them something that’s good/”

You’ve Been Good To Me is the first single from Cortez’s highly anticipated live recording captured last year in Memphis.  The album is filled with great and memorable performances and varied styles from ballads to the hard driving gospel sound endemic to the exuberant live performances he effortlessly delivers.   Zacardi speaks candidly of the album, “This record is all of who I am, in all the different styles and ways I love to worship and sing. It’s 100% my Imprint.”

Plans are underway for a radio tour that will take him to select cities around the country in support of the single’s release.