In Interview, PJ Morton, Son of Bishop Paul S. Morton, Shares How he Balances Faith, Family, and Musical Success

4798 He is the New Orleans born son of a preacher, Bishop Paul S. Morton. PJ Morton is a rising star under the Young Money record label that boasts artists such as Drake and Nicki Minaj. Coincidentally, "New Orleans" happens to be the name of his debut album under the Young Money label.

PJ Morton performed at Double Door Inn in Charlotte on Sunday June 9, 2013. Photo credit: Photo courtesy of G Will Photo
Morton is no stranger to musical success. He has had three albums prior to signing with Young Money. His trophy case includes a Grammy for a collaboration with India.Arie, as well as Dove and Stellar awards won in 2008. Morton won the Grammy for his work on the song, Interested, while a junior at Morehouse College.

So how might someone who is already successful, top himself? Well, if you are PJ Morton, you might continue to write incredible songs for people like gospel artist DeWayne Woods; or perhaps play keyboards for a band like Maroon 5.

Or you could bring down the house at Double Door Inn in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a performance that mesmerized a crowd, and had them singing the theme song to Cheers as though it were an inspirational hymn calling them all to the alter. Morton did just that on Sunday night, June 9th.

Morton is special. His talent is tremendous. His band is ├╝ber good. Fans scream his name and call him back for encores, he satiates them with Heavy and Only One.

Critics of his "crossover" from gospel to secular music are the least of his worries. He answered them in a book he penned in 2009, "Why Can't I Sing About Love?". In it, Morton addresses the schism between the church and secular music.

Morton still has a few somebodies to answer to when the lights dim onstage.

Morton has been married for four years to his wife Kortni, and is the father of three, two boys and a girl. He maintains close relationships with friends, family and most importantly God.

So how does a man with so much talent and burgeoning super star fame keep his life in balance and his personal relationships on track?

How does Morton maintain relationships with the important people in his life? Here's what he had to say in an exclusive interview with

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