Tell us a little about your family.
Well I have wonderful parents. I am the youngest of three kids. I have two older sisters. So I guess I was the spoiled baby of the family! LOL. I have two wonderful nephews who never let life get dull! They are awesome. We are all in the church. My Dad and one of my brother-in-laws are ministers. My brother-in-law is a pastor. We love getting together as a family and spending time with each other. Holidays are VERY important to us. We always try to see each other as much as possible and are all very close!
What is your favorite Scripture in the Bible?
Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
What is your music background?
I have been singing from the time I can remember. I was probably four or five when I sang in church for the first time. Growing up my parents were a huge influence on my singing. They always encouraged me to follow my dreams. In my teen years I worked under a music director in my home church, Brother Burton Gaar, and he always pushed me to do better and greater things.
I’ll have to say though most of my musical influences and shaping came when I got into college at IBC. Brother Lindel Anderson was, and still is, the Dean of Music there, and he taught me so many things not only about music technique but just about music “ministry” and how to take what we learned in the classroom and apply it to the church. He always pushed us to stretch ourselves and our ability!
I had another huge influence on my singing and that was my voice instruction from LeAnna Grissom. She took what raw talent I already had and revolutionized the way I sang. I will forever be grateful to her for teaching me proper technique of singing and for always encouraging me to stretch my limits. I will be singing many years to come because of her.
Any loves, other than music?
I love spending all the time I can with my family! I lived away from them for nine years and now that God allowed me to move back close to them, I take advantage of it!
What is the best advise you have ever been given?
I believe the best advice I have ever been given was given to me by Lindel Anderson. He always told us that "Skill opens the door for the anointing." That always encouraged me till this day to always give my best effort to furthering my talents and abilities that God has given me. God deserves our best!
Ten years from now you will be….
Ten years from now I pray that I will be married with a couple kids and enjoying a very successful music career.
Where can we listen, purchase, and connect with you?
I have a few videos on youtube. One of my projects is available on iTunes. You can also purchase my music through the Pentecostal Publishing House. You can connect with me on FaceBook www.facebook.com/hbrandonjones or follow me on twitter “HBrandonJones”.
What would you do with a million dollars?
LOL Wow … I would first obviously pay my tithes and give a good offering to the church! Then I would probably invest some of it, pay off any debt I had, buy a house, dream car … you know all the usual hopes and dreams of a young person! Haha
What is your favorite breakfast cereal?
Reeses Puffs - real healthy I know! LOL
What is your dream vacation spot?
Hawaii for a month! LOL
Who do you want to send a 'shout out' to?
Dad, Mom, Tina, Isai, Gage, JJ, Mandy, Mark, Jordan
Best Friend - Matt Wilbanks
Mentors in my life - Lindel Anderson, Burton Gaar, Cory Porterfield
All my friends at First Church in Hobart, Indiana
All my friends at Tupelo Children's Mansion and Life Church in Tupelo, Mississippi