Grammy Award nominated singer-songwriter, Cheryl Fortune, the former wife of Gospel Sensation James Fortune, will release her debut album, Simply Cheryl (LuDawn Music/Tyscot), on October 13th. Pre-orders for the twelve-track urban inspirational project kick-off on September 15th. The album is anchored by the Billboard Top 15 hit, “Fighters.” The empowering song booms with a catchy, marching band rhythm that is as catchy as its message is empowering. The heart-wrenching concept music video sheds light on domestic abuse, sex trafficking, suicide and addiction.
After Hurricane Harvey battled Fortune’s native Houston recently and flooding rains forced she and her four children to evacuate their home, “Fighters” took on yet another meaning. “It doesn’t matter what it is, but if you want to win, you’re going to have to fight for it,” Fortune says. “Now, Houston is fighting to move on from Harvey and rebuild.” Fortune is donating the first month of royalties from “Fighters” to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. “As long as we band together, we will fight through this tragedy,” says Fortune. “Houston will be better than ever!”