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“Abba Father” is the recently released single by soulful singer Katrice Cornett. While some may know the Jersey-based gospel gal from her song “I Am Your Child”, she probably gained more prominence as the mother and manager of former “American Idol” contestant Jermaine Jones. The truth is, however, Cornett’s involvement with music began at a very young age.
Cornett elaborates: “I was introduced to music by my father, the late Donald W.T. Cary, who was an awesome musician as well. In my family music is in our DNA. At the age of four I experienced my first public performance by singing a lead to ‘Oh Happy Day’ by Walter Hawkins with our family gospel group. I cried through the whole performance but I made it through, and here I am today.”
Cornett recalls her “first project, Brand New Day 'Live', was released in January 2006.” A few years later she "released a single in 2010 named ‘I Am Your Child’ which was supposed to be the lead promotional song for my second project at the time. We had to put it on hold due to issues with the band, and I was going through a divorce, and life just happened.”
Perhaps another reason her music was temporarily set aside was because she took on the task of managing her son’s singing career. The most well-known event in her son’s career to date was his appearances on the show “American Idol”. No fan of reality TV in general, your often opinionated penman probed Cornett regarding her personal feelings about reality TV in general and her son’s involvement.
Cornett was surprisingly candid: “I think that reality TV is not reality. I really don't watch it much because I'm sort of a private person, or at least I was until my son Jermaine Jones made it on to ‘American Idol’ Season 12.”
Katrice is dedicated to bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to all people through song. Based on lyrics alone, this would make her a 'gospel' artist. However, her music is not your typical gospel music. With her smooth, sultry, jazz tones, God has anointed her to lift souls and move hearts.
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