In this edition of Behind the Praise, Karen Clark Sheard opens up about becoming a different person after almost losing her life to a blood clot. She also expresses how she views that incident as a way for God to bring her further in life and a way to expand her ministry. Watch Karen recount the life […]

In this edition of Behind the Praise, J.J. and Trina Hairston reflect on how they met and how they’ve managed to maintain and grow their marriage through so many years. Plus, J.J. discusses how being a husband and father has affected his ministry. ALSO SEE: J.J. Hairston Talks About His Show On A Hip-Hop Radio Station [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] […]

Welcome to this episode of Behind-The-Praise. Kirk Franklin sits down with Praise 104.1’s Cheryl Jackson to talk about mending the relationship with The Family after they sued him— a process that ultimately resulted in Tamela Mann’s “Take Me To The King”— celebrating other artists while his career was low and what makes him truly happy, […]

Welcome to this episode of Behind-The-Praise. Beverly Crawford chats with Cheryl Jackson as they joyfully reminisce on the gospel singer’s youth and how she began her career. Through her personal life and career Beverly admits that she had to fight to keep her kindness that Cheryl fondly talks about. Through it all she maintains faith […]

Welcome to this episode of Behind-The-Praise. Anita Wilson sits down with Praise 104.1‘s Cheryl Jackson for Behind the Praise (BTP) and opens up about her family dynamics and growing up a preacher’s kid. She also tells BTP where her love for music came from, her support for cancer and MS research and starting a mentor […]

  Welcome to this episode of Behind-The-Praise. In this episode of Behind-The-Praise, Denise Hill has lunch with James Fortune and digs into the process and steps it took to becoming the gospel singer he is today. Fortune talks about his purpose and “not allowing people to get you off course”. Through his struggles with being homeless and other setbacks, […]