Kurtis Parks' mission is simple - "to write songs that awaken dead spirits, and bring hope to a broken generation."
Based in Washington DC, Kurtis just recorded and released his second worship EP, "Light will Shine" with acclaimed Nashville producer and friend, Akil Thompson. The album features some of Parks' most heartfelt worship songs that he's written since he started leading worship in churches, at age 14. After spending the last 3 years on the road with his band, The Season, Kurtis has emerged with a fresh sound all his own and is beginning to be known as a true voice of worship in today's ever-changing world. Since June of 2009, Parks has been on the road solo, leading worship at camps, conferences, and camps all over the country. He now joins National Community Church, in our nation's capital, serving as a worship leader on staff, alongside pastor and best-selling author Mark Batterson.
While still in college, he honed his songwriting skills, writing albums for people by word of mouth to pay his way through school. He was a finalist in VH1's Song of the Year competition for his inspirational tune "Everything that You Are." Kurtis also gained national exposure through American Idol's fourth season, where he climbed to the top 50 finalists. After Idol, he joined forces with longtime friend and bandmate Josh Kim to form "the Season". The Season has been featured nationally on CNN, NBC, and the Fox Morning show, with Kurtis' song "Forever Changed." The song was written for the Virginia Tech families that were affected by tragedy of April 16, 2007. The song was one of the first ever to reach 1 on a top 40 radio format from an independent artist, and was the most requested song of the year on Roanoke, VA's popular K92 Radio.
Having written over 1200 songs in every genre since the age of 13, this young talent is a diamond in the rough among songwriters and is quickly becoming a fan favorite with Indie pop/rock listeners. His songs have won the "Track of the Week" and numerous "track of the day" awards on Garageband.com and he was nominated for Artist of the Month out of over 8,000 bands on Stereofame.com, where he's been featured Artist of the Week. His band, the Season also reached 16 worldwide on Myspace.com's Unsigned Pop Artists. As a writer, Kurtis has penned songs with some amazing chart-topping lyricists, including Calvin Nowell, Keith Dudley, Scott Davis, and Aaron Rice. Read more at www.kurtisparks.com
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