You have heard their work behind some of your favorite artists on your favorite albums and as the newest members of the Motown Gospel family, the time has come for them to put their own spin on some of your favorite worship songs. Though notoriety for the Jerard and Jovaun Woods has been found mostly in liner notes and in industry circles, their rendition of “What A Beautiful Name” spread like wildfire online and across social media pages. Their five song EP by the same name features more than arrangements of these songs, it’s a direct view into the genius that keeps these duo in high demand, year round. Also part of the project is “Oceans” which was elicited a social media challenge among musicians, capped off Quennel Gaskin on piano.
The duo, currently worship leaders at Bethesda Church in Ft. Worth are a husband and wife singing team who have quietly been making a name for themselves as go-to background singers. With over two decades of experience working with industry heavyweights like BeBe and CeCe Winans, Natalie Grant, Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda Adams, Jerard & Jovaun have started a popular Facebook series performing unique renditions of worship songs and hymns. Their cover of “What A Beautiful Name,” has become a viral sensation garnering over 1.66mm views!
The EP is set for a March 15th release, but each pre-order will receive a download of the album version and a more familiar, a capella version of “What A Beautiful Name”.