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Fortnum’s latest piano CD ‘Heavenly’

Debbie Fortnum
Debbie Fortnum's new album, The Heavenly Piano.
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Chilliwack worship artist/pianist Debbie Fortnum has released her eighth CD, an instrumental piano album called, “The Heavenly Piano.”

“The more you study the merits of listening to instrumental piano music, the more you want to listen to it,” says Fortnum, whose songs have already been used in Mental Health Canada depression groups, and other therapeutic settings across North America. “Its benefits are undeniable. Piano music especially, has been proven to assist our neurotransmitters in cleansing the brain of the toxic factors that lead to depression.”

The album also features a heart-stirring bonus track: Fortnum’s vocal rendition of the old Gospel song, “I’ll Fly Away,” which will be released to Christian Radio Stations throughout Canada this week.

The entire CD’s heavenly theme promotes a positive mindset and is dedicated to helping to reverse what world health organizations are calling a global epidemic predicted to become the second most disabling disease by 2020: depression.

“In an age where stress and depression are literally killing people, my prayer is that these peaceful piano tunes—many of which are already connected to extremely positive themes—will truly help folks slow down and breathe, and invest into reclaiming their emotional health.”

Fortnum began to understand the effects of her piano music on audiences at an early age.  She played the piano prelude for her first wedding at age 12 and became the church pianist at age 13.

All four of her piano CDs have received attention from Canada’s most prestigious Gospel Awards organization, GMA Canada. Fortnum is the recipient of more than 20 awards and nominations from several organizations for her vocal and piano CDs, including  Female Vocalist of the Year, and Inspirational Song of the Year.

• “The Heavenly Piano” is available in Blessings stores, including in Chilliwack at 45950 Alexander Ave., and online throughout Canada at www.blessings.com. For more on Fortnum, visit www.DebFortnum.com or www.Facebook.com/DebbieFortnumMusic.

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