J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise continue to make waves in the gospel music industry with, You Deserve It, the first release on Hairston’s new recording label, JamesTown Music. The album titled single a rousing song of worship has topped Billboard Magazine’s Gospel Digital Sales chart at #1 for over 10 weeks and is
currently in the #1 song in America on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart. The highly anticipated project is available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and in major retailers such as Walmart and Target beginning today.
Recorded live at City of Praise Ministries in Hyattsville, MD (where Hairston is the music director), the 20-track,You Deserve It, album celebrates the group’s fifteen years as an influential recording choir. It boasts new recordings of Youthful Praise’s biggest hits alongside new songs featuring the dynamic vocalist, Miranda Curtis Willis, and Grammy® Award nominated singer, songwriter and producer, Travis Greene.
The announcement of the You Deserve It project comes on the heels of the announcement of The Bloody Win Tour which will be co-headlined by Hairston and Tye Tribbett. The 20-city tour is scheduled to begin April 16th in Orlando and will also feature Tasha Cobbs-Leonard and Jekayln Carr. Tickets can be purchased at bloodywintour.com.
Recently, the group earned two Stellar Gospel Award nominations for the single, “You Deserve It,” in the categories of Song of the Year and Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year. Hairston is also scheduled to perform and present this year as well.
The 32nd Annual Stellar Awards will be taped March 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV and will air on the TV One cable television network on Sunday, April 9th at 7 PM (ET) with repeat broadcasts at 9 PM and 11 PM on the same evening.
Formed in 1991 out of Turner’s Faith Temple in Bridgeport, CT, the group was originally known as Teens of TFT and served as the choir for the church pastored by Bishop J.C. White and Evangelist Gloria White. The group is known for their Top Ten gospel radio hits such as “After This,” “Resting On His Promises,” “Incredible God, Incredible Praise,” “Bless Me” “You’re Mighty.” JamesTown Music is distributed in partnership with Entertainment One (eOne).