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James Fortune and FIYA Celebrates 20th ANNIVERSARY in SOLD OUT Live Recording


BIRMINGHAM – Few voices have resonated as powerfully as James Fortune‘s. In 2004, he burst onto the scene with his group, FIYA, releasing the debut project “You Survived.” Little did the world know that this would mark the beginning of an extraordinary journey in the ministry of gospel music. Fast forward to 2024, and James Fortune is celebrating an impressive milestone—20 years of professional ministry in gospel music.

To commemorate this significant journey, James Fortune just hosted a special live recording event for a sold-out audience. This one-night-only event was a celebration of musical milestones and a testament to the enduring power of faith and devotion.

The live recording featured an outstanding lineup of artists who have been integral to James Fortune & FIYA throughout the years. From the soulful vocals of Zacardi Cortez to the powerful performances of Todd GalberthMinon BoltonLisa Knowles-SmithCarvenaJosiah “JoJo” MartinCree Summer Rey, and more, the evening was a showcase of incredible talent. 

Recognizing the crucial role of musical producers in shaping the distinctive sound of James Fortune & FIYA, the live recording shined a spotlight on the talents of Ay’Ron Lewis and Terence Vaughn. These producers have played a pivotal role in cultivating the signature musical identity that has resonated with audiences for two decades.

Attendees of this experience enjoyed the powerful and life-changing songs that James Fortune has brought to the world over the last 20 years. Each song serves as a testament to the faithfulness of God and the profound impact of gospel music in transforming lives.

There was so much anticipation for this celebration that the concert sold out in record time, prompting organizers to offer pay-per-view access to the show. Unheard of! This not only speaks to the widespread appeal of James Fortune & FIYA but also underscores the deep connection that fans have with their music.

It’s clear that James Fortune & FIYA’s 20th Anniversary Live Recording was more than a concert—it was a celebration of resilience, faith, and the enduring power of gospel music to touch the soul.


Fharnell M.