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Man finds success singing God's praises

CORTLAND, Ohio - Eighteen months ago, the story of Danny Lazzari nearly ended after a decade of drug addiction landed him in the hospital.

Lazzari describes that ten years of drug addiction as a dark time in his life when he lost friends, family, faith and almost his life.

"I was just a full blown drug addict, addicted to everything out there," he says.

Then a near-fatal drug over dose gave Lazzari a completely different story to tell.

"I said 'Please forgive me Lord, for all of my sins,'" Lazzari says. "'Come into my life.'

"And like that I was out of the bed jumping around and singing."

Now the Cortland man sings the Lord's praises, literally, while recording his second album in the band Prodigal.

While he has always had a love for music and rhythm, he says he could never express himself in lyrics until he wrote songs of praise.

"I fell to my knees crying and asked God to show me what this is inside of me?" Lazzari says. "Two and half minutes later I was done with the song I had been working on for 12 years. I could never write words to a song before that."

Friend and producer, Jordan Biel, believes Lazzari's music is a gift from God's grace.

"He really lights up when he is around music, because that is how God wired him, I love that," Biel says.

Whether it was divine intervention or not, one cannot deny Lazzari's record label contract and songs on the radio are proof he is finding success in the music business.

"I believe God rescued me to show others they can have hope in Christ," he says.

 

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