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Originally planning to go the Major Leagues as a baseball star, a car accident pushed Cort Carpenter to explore his other passion in life: music. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, he's a fan of country, but pulls some of the regions iconic rock influences into his music, even a little of his brother's club DJ influence. This helps Cort create a sound that still sounds decidedly country, but has a groove that gets you going. For more about Cort Carpenter, check out his website here. His music, including his single "Holy Ground," is available on iTunes.

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