Early this year, there was one release week when there wasn't just one, but TWO people with the same name who released an album. Not just an album, a worship album. Corey Voss released Songs of Heaven and Earth, and Cory Asbury released Reckless Love.
And that got me thinking... is Corey/Cory a special name when it comes to Christian music? Turns out, the name transcends time, space and genre! Take a look at these Christian music Coreys and get to know them!
Name: Corey Voss Genre: Worship Latest Album: Songs of Heaven and Earth (2018) Hit Song: "As It Is In Heaven" is his most current hit, although... Claim to Fame: He's written a ton of songs you already know in the Christian music world, including Selah's mega-hit, "I Got Saved." Fun Fact: He studied Church Ministries at Southeastern University (SEU), a Florida-based school that is releasing plenty of its own worship music.
Name: Cory Asbury Genre: Worship Latest Album:Reckless Love (2018) Hit Song: "Reckless Love" is blowing up in churches across the world. Claim to Fame: He has been a worship leader at two very prominent worship movements in the U.S.: The International House of Prayer in Kansas City, and Bethel Church in Redding, Calif.
Fun Fact: A year ago, Cory took a position as Worship Pastor at Radiant Church in Kalamazoo, Mich. He has three children named Gabriel, Lily and River.
Name: Corey Crowder Genre: Country Latest Album: We Go Back - Acoustic EP (2011) Hit Song: His No. 1 song on Spotify is "Leaving You" Claim to Fame: He's had songs appear in a number of television shows on MTV, plus the shows One Tree Hill and The Biggest Loser, among others. Fun Fact: Corey doesn't perform much anymore--he hasn't talked about a gig on social media since 2013--but spends a lot of time behind the scenes as a songwriter and producer.
Name: Corey Paul Genre: Hip-hop Latest Album: Untold Story: Trill Young King (2017) Hit Song: Latest single "Pipe Dreams" is making some noise in the CHH world. Claim to Fame: A year before signing to Collision Records (he's indie now), Corey was chosen as one of Rapzilla.com's Freshmen. Fun Fact: Corey Paul was a professional firefighter in the Houston area until recently, when he decided to go full-time with his music.
Name: Corey Wise Genre: Hip-hop Latest Album:Infinity Vibes EP (2018) Hit Song: "Blessings Be" (feat. Lawren) Claim to Fame: He has hits with fellow indie CHH powerhouses Lawren and Jerry Manna. Fun Fact: He's the youth leader for EPIC Youth at LifePoint Church in Waldorf, Md.
Name: Korey Cooper (Skillet) Genre: Rock/Alternative Latest Album: Unleashed Beyond (2017) Hit Song: Hard to pick just one, but right now? "Feel Invincible" Claim to Fame: Being the keys/synth/rhythm guitar player of Skillet. Fun Fact: She joined Skillet in 1999, but before that, she was part of a band called Alkeme with Lori Peters (former drummer of Skillet) and others from her church.
Name: Apple Core. Claim to Fame: Delicious.
Marcus Hathcock is the Executive Editor of NewReleaseToday.com, a husband to Savannah, father of three and a worship leader living in Boise. He has released an EP, Songs For Tomorrow, and occasionally blogs at mheternal.com.
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