Aria Cortes
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Aria Cortes

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2011
Solo Country Pop




"Aria Cortes"

New York-based Aria Cortes creates an intriguing blend of pop, Americana and folk styles on her sophomore effort. This dynamic-voiced young lady channels a diva style into more barebones atmospheres, although she likes to stretch the envelope of her musical backdrops from the cabaret feel of “Shut My Mouth” to the snappy folk vibe of “All Of The Above.” Some unique but also subtly comforting music here. - Music Morsels


Chrysalis (2nd album - June 2016)

Shut my Mouth (lead single)

Daydreaming (debut album - 2011)

Just me and my girls (3rd single)
Embrace it (2nd single)
I still believe in Fairy Tales (lead single)



Aria is a young Latina Modern Country Artist from NY. I know what you're thinking, a Country Artist from NY and Latina to boot? Once you learn a little about Aria, you soon learn that it's not as odd as it may sound. Aria has been singing practically since she could start talking. She grew up in a very musical environment. Her family has always encouraged her musical dreams and ambitions. With her father being a musician and singer, she grew up having been exposed to everything from Rock to Pop to Latin to Country and this comes through in her vocal abilities. Following in her Dad's footsteps, she grew up with a natural ability to sing and perform virtually any style. She began writing songs at an early age. She plays guitar, piano and mandolin.

While rock and pop are what she grew up on, it was the pureness and genuineness of country music that guided her to what type of music she would want to pursue as a career. As Aria says, "I love that almost every song has a deeper meaning and any person can relate to the songs. The songs are always heartfelt and nothing ever seems faked or forced. I think that’s the best part of country music. When I was growing up and while writing songs, I think that helped me decide that I wanted to someday be a country singer. I could just be the nerdy, crazy, young girl that I am and I wouldn’t have to change to be anything that I’m not." That pureness and genuineness of Country Music is something very important to this smart young girl who was not only a straight A student from elementary through high school but also a young woman of faith. With Country artists that she admires such as Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes, Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes, Martina McBride, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Sara Evans and The Band Perry, she saw and heard that she could be country yet still have a little of the rock/pop sound that she also loves. She’s brought those influences to her two albums. On her second album Chrysalis, she has also brought some of her influences from CCM artists such as Jamie Grace, Moriah Peters and Tenth Avenue North into her songwriting.

Based on a combination of her image, talent, personality and ambition she was offered an Artist Development deal by World Conquest Management at age 12 and spent a year working on all it takes to be an artist. At age 13 she was signed to World Conquest Records and began working on her debut album "Daydreaming", released in September 2011. With an album full of songs about self-belief, family and more, this hardworking talented young artist also co-wrote 2 songs on the album. Her follow up album "Chrysalis" was released in June 2016. The lead single off the new album is titled "Shut my mouth" and shows not only her musical and vocal evolution but also her songwriting evolution, as she co-wrote 7 of the new album's 11 songs.

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