*New Orleans, LA — Maroon 5’s PJ Morton is excited to present JoJo Martin as the latest signing to his newly formed record label, Morton Records. JoJo’s debut radio single “Run On” will soon hit multiple radio formats.
“Run On is a very personal single release for me” says Morton. “JoJo has sung background for me and toured with me for ten plus years. His support over the years not only to me but the likes of Fred Hammond has been amazing. I’m excited for the masses to hear what I’ve been fortunate to hear for years. JoJo’s voice is truly special”.
“Run On is a song that speaks to every part of you and whatever situation you may face,” JoJo says. “It helps you to know that nothing is too big or too devastating that you can’t just pick up and press forward” “Run On!” I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of a modern day; God ordained movement called “Morton Records!”
I believe this was all a part of God not only connecting me to PJ and his family, but giving me the discipline to stay and fully support another man’s dream for so many years! It’s only because I was faithful to his dream, that God gave him to idea to turn around to make my dreams come true.”
JoJo was born Josiah Martin on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. The son of a church pastor, he is the youngest of five boys. He began to sing at the age of four and by the age of seven, he was traveling around California singing at musicals and performing sermonic selections before his father preached.
Later on, Jojo Martin and his siblings traveled and performed together as The Martin Boys. With some direction from his mother, a trained vocal instructor, JoJo began to develop as a soloist and ended up as a finalist for the NAACP ACT-SO Competition in Houston.
He eventually sang lead on “Just Praise Him” and “So Good” with Joe Pace and The Colorado Mass Choir. It was during this time that JoJo discovered he wanted to make music his primary focus.
JoJo Martin traveled the country with a musical stage play called, “The Rock and The Rabbi”, and has also had the opportunity to share the stage with; Tyrese, Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin, Maroon 5, PJ Morton, Bishop Paul S. Morton Sr., Mary Mary, Frank McComb, Tweet, Dave Hollister and amongst others. Supporters can witness JoJo’s dynamic stage presence live on these forthcoming concert dates:
June 2- McDonald’s Gospel Tour, Greensboro, NC
June 3– McDonald’s Gospel Tour, Charlotte, NC
July 23– Kierra Sheard’s Bridges Tour, Detroit, MI
July 30– Kierra Sheard’s Bridges Tour, Chicago, IL
August 12– McDonald’s Gospel Tour, St Louis, MO
August 26– Kierra Sheard’s Bridges Tour, Cleveland,OH
Sept 3– Kierra Sheard’s Bridges Tour, Atlanta, GA
Sept 10– Kierra Sheard’s Bridges Tour, Washington, DC
Sept 24– Kierra Sheard’s Bridges Tour, Philadelphia
Oct 1– Kierra Sheard’s Bridges Tour, New York
Oct 22– Kierra Sheard’s Bridges Tour, Charlotte, NC