JJ Weeks Band

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JJ Weeks Band
OriginMacon, Georgia
Genres
Years active2001 (2001)–present
Labels
Websitejjweeksband.com
MembersJason "JJ" Weeks
Jon Poole
David Hart
Cody Preston
Past membersAustin Abbott
Jordan Welsh
Justin Lairsey
Garrett Lee
Robbie Fritz

JJ Weeks Band is an American contemporary Christian music band from Macon, Georgia that began in 2001. The band is composed of lead vocalist and acoustic guitarist Jason Clint "JJ" Weeks, drummer Jon Poole, bass guitarist David Hart, and guitarist Cody Preston. Their 2013 release, All Over the World, with Inpop Records, saw several songs chart on various Christian Songs charts published by Billboard magazine, including: "Let Them See You," "What Kind of Love," and "Do Not Be Afraid." They are currently signed to Centricity Music where they released their most recent studio album, As Long as We Can Breathe in April 2016.

Background[edit]

The contemporary Christian music and band formed in Macon, Georgia,[1][2] in 2001.[3] They count as their members; lead vocalist and acoustic guitarist, Jason Clint "JJ" Weeks, drummer, Jon Poole, bass guitarist, David Hart, and guitarist, Cody Preston.[3] Their former guitarist was Garrett Lee.[3]

Music history[edit]

The group formed in 2001, yet their first major label released studio album wasn't released until 2013, All Over the World, by Inpop Records on March 26, 2013.[4] The song, "Let Them See You", charted on the Billboard magazine Christian Songs chart at No. 9,[5] while it placed at No. 7 on the Christian Airplay chart.[6] Another self-released song, "Do Not Be Afraid", charted on the Billboard magazine Christian Songs chart at No. 40,[5] while it placed at No. 24 on the Christian Airplay chart. Their first single to chart upon the Billboard magazine charts was "What Kind of Love", and this peaked at No. 8 on the Christian Soft AC chart.[7] The band signed a recording deal with Centricity Music, where they released a new studio album from the band, As Long as We Can Breathe, on April 8, 2016.[8]

Members[edit]

Current members[3]

  • Jason Clint "JJ" Weeks[9] (born May 10,[10] 1978)[11] – Vocals, Guitar
  • Jon Poole (born December 5)[12] – Drums
  • David Hart (born February 21)[13] – Bass
  • Cody Preston (born July 19)[14] – Guitar

Former members[3]

  • Garrett Lee (born June 29)[15] – Guitar
  • Robbie Fritz (born January 23)[16] – Drums

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[3]

EPs[3]

  • Day EP (January 12, 2009, Independent)
  • Live Acoustic EP (2012, Independent)
  • Hallelujah EP (2015, Independent)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cummings, Tony (April 28, 2013). "JJ Weeks Band: Powerful rock communicators from the school of hard knocks". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  2. ^ Ritchie, Daniel (April 29, 2016). "JJ Weeks Band – 'He's on our side'". CCM Magazine. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Jesus Freak Hideout. "JJ Weeks Band profile". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  4. ^ Jesus Freak Hideout (March 26, 2013). "All Over the World". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Billboard. "Christian Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  6. ^ Billboard. "Christian Airplay". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  7. ^ search for "What Kind of Love" on Christian Soft AC at billboard.com/biz
  8. ^ Centricity Music
  9. ^ Broadcast Music, Inc. "Songwriter/Composer: WEEKS JASON CLINT". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  10. ^ JJWeeksBand (@JJWeeksBand) (May 10, 2011). "Thank you so much to everyone for the Birthday Wishes.. It was a great day.. I am overwhelmed with the people God..." Twitter. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  11. ^ Intelius. "Jason C Weeks in Macon, GA". Intelius. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  12. ^ Jon Poole (@The_Jonfather) (December 5, 2011). "Thanks so much for the Birthday wishes. I'm so appreciative!! Love you all!". Twitter. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  13. ^ JJWeeksBand (@JJWeeksBand) (February 21, 2016). "Happy Birthday to the JJ Weeks Band bass player extraordinaire David Hart!!". Twitter. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  14. ^ JJWeeksBand (@JJWeeksBand) (July 19, 2015). "Happy Birthday to the one and only Cody Preston!! Hard to find people that good these days!!". Twitter. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  15. ^ JJWeeksBand (@JJWeeksBand) (June 29, 2015). "Wishing Mr Garrett Lee a happy birthday today. Why don't you?". Twitter. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  16. ^ JJWeeksBand (@JJWeeksBand) (January 23, 2013). "Big happy birthday to our man Robbie Fritz!!!!". Twitter. Retrieved March 6, 2016.

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