Female duo Cori & Kelly announce that they will be releasing a new worship album "Show Me The Way." They hope to bring a new contemporary worship sound to fans along with a message of hope, promise and direction. The forthcoming record is a follow up to their 2018 self-titled LP and is set to be released on September 26, 2021.
Kelly reveals how the album came about. "Cori and I knew from the moment we started writing our own music, that we eventually wanted to write and release a worship album. We met with Ben Calhoun of Citizen Way in 2016 to write "Victory Song" along with 2 other songs that we've held onto, until now. In 2019, we met with established songwriter, Corey Lee Barker (Nashville Music) and "Far Away" was born.
The other songs all came from a place of desperation and soul searching after experiencing a cat 5 hurricane, along with a pandemic. We truly believe that music can help bring hope and healing to a lost world and are very excited to share our project with you all. All songs were played by, recorded by, produced and mixed by the super talented Brent Rader in his home studio and also Ocean Way Nashville Studios, and this album project was funded by all of you. Thank YOU for sharing this journey with us!"
Cori & Kelly recorded some of "Show Me The Way" this summer at the famous Ocean Way Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Brent Rader, while the rest were recorded in Rader's home studio in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. "Show Me The Way" is composed of 11 tracks that Cori & Kelly wrote over a span of 4 years which included a couple of collaborations.
"Lift My Hands", "Beautifully Broken" and "Victory Song" were co-written at a Centricity Music writing room in Franklin, TN, with Ben Calhoun, lead singer of the contemporary Christian band CITIZEN WAY. "Far Away" was co-written with award winning Nashville songwriter, Corey Lee Barker, whose songs have been featured in several Hallmark movies. Other songs on the list were inspired by life changing events such as the COVID pandemic and one very familiar to the Florida panhandle: Hurricane Michael.
Brent Rader, Cori & Kelly's producer and engineer states that "the duo has found a good niche with this project and expects God to do great things through it." Rader's experienced musicianship is evident throughout each song on the record and listeners will find that it compliments the duo's angelic harmonies.
In addition to the album release, Cori & Kelly will be hosting a Digital Release Concert at Forest Park United Methodist Church in Panama City, Florida on September 26th at 5:00pm CST. The duo will be singing songs from the album, along with sharing intimate writing moments through video and photos. Food trucks will be on site as well. In order to accommodate their many friends, fans and family across the US, this event will be live-streamed on their facebook page.
You can find this event and other future performance dates located on their website: www.CoriandKelly.com.