Born and raised in the small Louisiana town of Abbeville, Koryn Hawthorne grew up in church. The young singer came to prominence when she was a finalist on the eighth season of NBC's The Voice
, reaching the Hot 100 with her version of Foy Vance's "Make It Rain."
She also topped Hot Gospel Songs with "How Great Thou Art
," which she performed on the show
in April 2015. Hawthorne got signed to RCA Inspiration, a division of Sony Music dedicated to gospel music recording. "Speak To Me" is a single from her second album, I Am