FOREVER JONES

Forever Jones (usually stylized as forever JONES) is a Christian gospel group formed by husband and wife DeWitt and Kim Jones and their five children.

Band history

Husband and wife DeWitt and Kim Jones grew up in Washington and came from musical backgrounds in their families. They had been writing songs since the 90s. DeWitt enjoyed some success as a songwriter when singer Ron Kenoly recorded DeWitt’s song “Use Me” for the 1994 album God Is Able. The song has since become a staple in many churches and has been covered several times, most notably by the Grammy-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.

DeWitt says that God gave him a “specific call” one time to start the group. Forever Jones was then formed with their five children: D’Jeniele, DeWitt, Judah, Dominique, and Mya Joy Grace. The Jones family’s manager and friend was singer/producerJeoffrey Benward. He then introduced them to writer/producer Tommy Sims, who agreed to produce their debut album. The albumGet Ready was released on 2010 receiving favorable critics.[1]

In 2011, the band received three Dove Award nominations for New Artist of the Year, Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year, and Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year at the 42nd GMA Dove Awards.[2] They were also nominated for two Grammy Awards at the 53rd Grammy Awards: Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album and Best Gospel Performance.[3]

The family currently lives in Shreveport, Louisiana where they minister at the Shreveport Community Church.

Band members

  • DeWitt Jones
  • Kim Jones
  • D’Jeniele Jones
  • DeWitt Jones IV
  • Judah Jones
  • Dominique Jones
  • Mya Joy Grace Jones

….. David Crezcel Jones

Discography

  • Get Ready (2010)
  • Musical Revival (2012)

Awards

GMA Dove Awards
Year Award Result
2011 New Artist of the Year Pending
Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year (Get Ready Pending
Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (“He Wants It All”) Pending
Grammy Awards
Year Award Result
2011 Best Gospel Performance (“He Wants It All”) Nominated
Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album (Get Ready Nominated

References

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  1. ^ Get Ready – forever Jones on AllMusic; Ruhlmann, John
  2. ^ 42nd Annual GMA Dove Award Nominees on DoveAwards.com
  3. ^ Grammy Awards
  4. ^ “Dove Awards History Artist: Casting Crowns”. Gospel Music Association. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
  5. ^ “Grammy Award Winners”. The Recording Academy. Retrieved 2009-11-16.External list

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