Acclaimed Gospel Artist JJ Hairston Delivers Debut Holiday Album ‘Joy is Here’
Just in time for the Christmas season, renowned gospel singer JJ Hairston has unveiled his first-ever holiday album titled ‘Joy is Here’ via MNRK Music Group and JamesTown Music. The uplifting project was recorded live in July 2023 before a spirited audience at the All Nations Worship Assembly in Washington D.C.
True to Hairston’s high-energy signature sound, ‘Joy is Here’ puts a praise-filled spin on classic Christmas carols along with several powerful originals meant to stir joy and celebration. Collaborators on the album include Trina Hairston, Melvin Crispell III, Brittney Wright, Jason Clayborn, and more.
Standouts among the 12 live tracks include reimagined versions of songs like “Joy to the World”, “Silent Night”, and “O Come All Ye Faithful” featuring Hairston’s acclaimed choir. The album aims to usher listeners into jubilant holiday worship through these timeless melodies.
Known for high-charting gospel hits, Hairston brings his trademark vocal power and gift for lifting spirits to this holiday-themed project. He continues to push creative boundaries on how gospel music can unite and resonate.
Hairston will be performing music from ‘Joy is Here’ for his national television debut on The Tamron Hall Show on November 6th. The exclusive live performance will give viewers a sample of the uplifting energy behind the album.
With his inaugural Christmas LP, JJ Hairston once again delivers inspiration and joy right on time, just as the holiday season kicks into high gear. ‘Joy is Here’ looks primed to become a go-to gospel soundtrack for celebrating the spirit of Christmas.