New release: “Mississippi Man”
Hello everyone! I'm delighted that you've found me. Allow me to introduce myself—I'm Corky Wink, and I'm thrilled to announce the release of my latest single, 'Mississippi Man.' This heartfelt song is dedicated to my incredible grandfather, Eugene A. Wink, whose remarkable life story truly inspired me.
Starting his journey in the Mississippi National Guard as a Private, my grandfather Eugene bravely served in both World War I and World War II. His unwavering dedication and valor led him to retire as a Colonel—a testament to his exceptional character and commitment.
During his time with the National Guard, he also found fulfillment in working at the Post Office for many years. One of his favorite aspects of this job was the opportunity to ride postal trains, sorting mail at each stop. It brought him joy and added excitement to his days.
Despite having only an 8th grade education upon retiring from the Guard and Post Office, my grandfather possessed an insatiable thirst for knowledge. Determined to further his education, he made the bold decision to return to school. Astonishingly, within just four years, he obtained both his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees—a testament to his unwavering drive and relentless pursuit of excellence.
With his newfound academic achievements, my grandfather embarked on his final career as a history teacher at Gulfpark College, which has now evolved into the esteemed University of Southern Mississippi in Gulfport. His passion for imparting knowledge and his dedication to nurturing young minds left an indelible mark on the institution and countless students.
My latest single, 'Mississippi Man,' is a heartfelt tribute to my grandfather Eugene A. Wink—a man whose remarkable journey of bravery, resilience, and intellectual pursuit continues to inspire me and so many others.
Thank you for joining me on this musical journey, and I hope you enjoy the heartfelt story behind 'Mississippi Man.'
Last year I released my first album called, Until I Make It Home. The album is about life, love and hope. It is my sincere wish that you will give it a spin and enjoy it as much as I have putting it together.
Everyday we take chances and we make choices. Events can sometimes shape our lives, where it appears we have no choice; however we always do, in our response. Fear often plays a role in the how we chose either take a chance and believe in ourselves or retreat. The songs Choices and Chance explore these aspects.
Love can bring great passion and excitement. It can also break your heart. It's many entanglements are what my songs Simple Dream, You're Mine & I'm Yours, Strange, Please Leave Me Alone, Breaking the Pride, Give it Time, and Forever In My Heart express.
Our relationships define us. The friends we choose, the family we are given, and experiences we endure are always with us. Our past, present and future are molded by the relationships we make. It is the song, Carry Them With You that reflects on the bonds that never leave us.
Life is never static, it always changes. There is no permanence to any situation. Positive change is always driven by hope. It is my hope to Don't Stop Dreaming for the possibilities that life can be.