Nashville-based CADIA comprises longtime friends Courtney Myers and Tori Smith, both 19 years old. The two became fast friends while participating in a junior high school play and continue to perform together.
“Recording and releasing a national album on a major label has always been at the top of our dream list,” says Myers. “We are grateful to have linked up with Fervent Records, who shares our passion for spreading the Gospel through music.”
“We feel so blessed to have found a home at Fervent Records,” says Smith. “They really understand our hearts and are extremely supportive of our music and ministry. It’’s a great match!”
Produced by Otto Price (BarlowGirl, Out Of Eden, SONICFLOOd) and Rob Hawkins (Big Daddy Weave, Jump5, Rebecca St. James), CADIA’s debut addresses themes of honesty, empowerment, self-esteem, compassion, and confidence in God, issues that both Courtney and Tori have confronted on their own journey to adulthood. In addition to providing fun, meaningful pop music, the record also aims to encourage other teens facing similar life experiences.
“We see a great future for Courtney and Tori here at Fervent,” comments Price. “Not only is their sound fresh and relevant, but they have something important to say. These days, and especially in the business of music ministry, a good message is as important as good music.”
CADIA is derived from the Greek word Arcadia, meaning place of peace, symbolizing the peace found when fears, insecurities, and trials are released. The duo will open on Avalon’s spring tour, and its song “Inside Out,” with accompanying music video, will be featured as the theme song/video for Women of Faith’s “Revolve Tour,” geared toward teen girls. For more information on CADIA, visit www.CADIAonline.com.
(Picture caption: New Fervent Records female duo CADIA records its national label debut at The Sound Lab in