jj hairston and youthful praise*JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise will release the highly anticipated album “After This” this spring.

One of gospel’s most highly acclaimed choirs is celebrating its sixth live recording, the first since the very popular “Resting On His Promise,” with the latest project.

Recorded live in July 2011 at The First Cathedral in Bloomfield, Ct., “After This” showcases Hairston’s captivating gift in mixing traditional gospel with urban, contemporary and mainstream influences to create the distinctive sounds that have elevated JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise into one of gospel’s preeminent groups.

Featuring the title track as the first single, “After This” has been climbing the singles chart in gospel radio, vaulting into the top 15 as listeners hail its vibrant energy, clever rhythms and uplifting lyrics, encouraging faith and joy through troubled times.

The 12-track album will be released March 27.