Kerry Douglas

The Black Gospel Blog, one of the leading gospel music portals, has selected gospel star Zacardi Cortez’s latest single “1 on 1” as its pick hit of the week. Blog founder Bob Marovich writes that, “Those who know Zacardi Cortez only from his intense vocalizing on James Fortune & FIYA’s The Blood will be surprised to hear his rich, balladeer side.” […]

In 2012, Zacardi Cortez made a big splash with his best-selling debut CD “Zacardi Cortez: The Introduction” (Worldwide Music Inc.). The album peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and earned him a Stellar Award nomination. After a brief recording hiatus, Cortez is back in the studio and has recorded a soulful new […]

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR East Coast Gospel Summer Fest Richmond Christian Center, Richmond, VA Saturday, July 27, 2013  – 10am to 10pm With Zacardy Cortez, Troy Sneed, Chanel of Trin-I-Tee 5:7, The Showers, Kerry Douglas, Monica Lisa Stevenson, Earl Bynum & The Mount, The Belle, Bubby Fann,Javen, Petula Beckles, Bryan Pound, James Johnson & […]

In 2012, Zacardi Cortez made a big splash with his best-selling debut CD “Zacardi Cortez: The Introduction” (Worldwide Music Inc.). The album peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and earned him a Stellar Award nomination. After a brief recording hiatus, Cortez is back in the studio and has recorded a soulful new […]

       (Check out our EXCLUSIVE interviews at www.youtube.com/thebelletv ) Philadelphia, PA – The Music Industry is still a buzz about the Inspiration & Music Conference. To check out what you may have missed, log on to http://www.youtube.com/thebelletv Music industry heavy hitters and executives attending the conference and taking up residence in Philly for the […]

He’s being hailed as gospel music’s next superstar and Zacardi Cortez is definitely headed in that direction. His new music video, “Living For You,” posted on YouTube on May 3rd and has racked up over 92,000 hits in six days. The soulful song was produced by Drathoven (who also produced Yolanda Adams’ Top Ten smash “Be Still”) […]

His spine-tingling vocal gymnastics on songs such as James Fortune & FIYA’s #1 smash “I Believe” and his current Top 5 duet with John P. Kee on “One More Time” have made Zacardi Cortez the talk of the music industry and now he wants his fans to talk back to him. “I want everybody who […]

Since blowing up as the dazzling lead vocalist on James Fortune & FIYA’s 2008 breakthrough hit “The Blood” and their subsequent #1 smash, “I Believe”, Zacardi Cortez has gained a reputation in music circles as a singer’s singer as much for his intricate vocal gymnastics and fiery hoops as for his smooth tone. The Houston native can sing it all, from […]

Gospel next up and coming superstar Zacardi Cortez is getting major love from radio stations from around the country. The single has been at radio for six months and recently reached The Top 5 at Billboard.  “One More Time” is one of the songs anchoring the solo CD debut, “Zacardi Cortez: The Introduction” (Black Smoke Media Worldwide), scheduled for release […]

Zacardi Cortez is about to get his close-up. The 26-year old Houston-based singer has been singing all of his life and in recent years has become known for his earth-quaking vocals on James Fortune & FIYA’s hits, “The Blood” and the #1 smash, “I Believe.” He began his career singing with his family, The Cortez Singers, […]

“We’re breaking the hits,” says Black Smoke Media Worldwide’s CEO Kerry Douglas as he discusses his latest Top 10 radio smash, “One More Time.” The soul-stirring ballad features gospel legend, John P. Kee and Douglas’ next superstar singer, Zacardi Cortez. The single has been at radio for six months and just reached The Top 5 at Billboard.  “One More Time” […]

The contemporary gospel quartet known as The Brown Boyz is back on the scene with their first new CD in three years, “Evolution” (*Blacksmoke Music).  The third album of their two-decade career is in stores now and the inspiring new single, “Better Dayz,” is currently #33 on the national gospel radio airplay charts and climbing. It’s an urban-flavored tune, featuring the Virginia-based […]