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JJ Worthen and Mom enthrall Chamber with song and testimonial

CROSBY – Talent and commitment both run deep in the Worthen family, it seemed to the large crowd gathered at last week’s Chamber luncheon to see and hear the winner of Channel 2’s an-air talent contest, “Gimme the Mike.”

The crowd listened intently, as mother and former CISD teacher Lisa Worthen described the years of growing up and developing that her son had experienced. He had his first concert at age 4, she explained, at the Crosby Baptist Church where they are still members. Since then he has had many musical performances with various groups, and has been touring with the Continentals around the U.S. He also is currently a third year music student at Houston Baptist University in Houston.

J. J. performed on the piano for the audience at the chamber luncheon, and sang a duet with his mother.

He also told of the last few weeks, when he competed for the top spot on the TV show, and finally won a car and a local recording contract for a CD.