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Corey E. Ballance Jr., affectionately known as CJ Ballance, is on a mission to inspire, uplift and give hope to all who have lost it. The North Carolina resident is “launching out into the deep” with his first national gospel release from Gospel Visions Entertainment entitled “If God Said It” in January 2011. Hailing from a family of singers, CJ was destined to sing. It was his parents, Tondra Peele-Ballance and Corey Ballance, Sr., who really saw the anointing on the youngster’s life and helped him to fully understand how God was using him to bless others. His goal to inspire continued and he took up vocal training at the age of 7, enhancing his natural gift. Also, around that same time, he began writing songs. He has learned to pour his emotions into the songs he writes, always venturing to strengthen the listener. At the age of nine CJ dropped his debut project called “Not Too Young To Serve Him”. The title was well-received in Ahoskie, North Carolina and found him touring the region singing the CD’s title tune and “He’s A Good God”. It was his first foray into the music industry and he found it to be an exciting and incredible learning experience. His second CD was Produced by Thurman Lee of Gospel Visions Entertainment, CJ’s upcoming release, “If God Said It“, is a collection of original contemporary gospel songs. Co-writing two of the songs on the new release, CJ’s “This Too Shall Pass”, is destined to provide a dose of hope for those who may have given up along life’s way. “I Don’t Look Like” featuring Rev. Franklin Williams, CJ’s pastor, has an old-school vibe, but a current, on-time message. “The world is changing everyday,” says CJ. “And for teenagers today, we go through more than anyone could even imagine. I don’t think adults can really understand what peer pressure is like today.” It’s his close walk with God that keeps him on the straight and narrow. His prayer is that everyone who hears “If God Said It“, draws even closer to God.

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