Q & A with B Haley:
What is your full name?
Brian Lamonte Haley
Where are you from?
St. Louis, Missouri
Do you have any brothers and sisters?
3 brothers and 4 sisters
What’s it like touring with TobyMac?
Perfect mesh of family, college, boot camp, field day, business 101, and church.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Don’t chase money. Chase your passion, purpose, and peace because that’s what money chases.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Basketball, football, baseball, kickball, anything with a ball
What's your favorite vacation spot?
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
Raising my children to "B. IT" so they don't have to encounter the same challenges I did. Also, my band SuperHErose headlining our own tour throughout the world and the message being spread across the world through B. IT.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Regular chocolate chip cookies not the chunky chips.
Why did you pick NOTW to collaborate with?
The NOTW people are SUPERFREAKS! "Freak" means to be highly enthusiastic about something you believe in or love. I know the staff at NOTW is passionate and purposeful about winning souls for the Kingdom of God. In these times, in order to get different results, we have to do things differently. I love NOTW because we're on the same page when it comes to reaching souls inside and outside of the church.
What is your favorite B it shirt and why?
I love them all as they each have a different message that I believe in and try to live out.
Describe the B IT clothing line:
A call to action to be who Jesus has equipped you to be!
What inspired you to create a clothing line?
I wanted clothes that combined simple truth with Godly principles and Godly actions.
What is your hope or goal with the B IT clothing line?
My goal is to change the world one shirt at a time through the call of action.
Describe your personal style:
Go big but clean.
Whose style do you admire?
Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan, and Jay Z.
Tell us about a fashion mistake from your past.
Tight rolling my jeans.
About B’s Music:
What made you want to play drums?
Watching Michael Jackson.
Tell us about a defining moment in your career.
Moving to Nashville to pursue music.
What was your favorite show you have ever played?
I have so many! But the shows in Japan really stand out to me ... I love different cultures coming together to praise God ... like how it will be in heaven!
What is the biggest mistake you have made during a show?
Hamboning in Atlanta, GA. Youtube it!
What's your favorite song to play live?
What artist or band would you love to collaborate with or tour with?
Jay Z or Black Eyed Peas
What music is on your iPod or what music/artists inspire you?
Michael Jackson, Lincoln Park, Jay Z, and an up-and-coming band called SuperHErose.
What's your favorite hymn or worship song?
His Eyes on the Sparrow
What’s your favorite thing about touring?
The people I meet.
What’s your least favorite thing about touring?
How fast the days go.
How and when did you come to know Christ?
As a kid. My mom is an evangelist and we were brought up in the church.
What is your favorite Bible verse(s)?
Joshua 1:5-10, Psalms 150
What's your favorite book?
Joel Osteen- Your Best Life Now
Who has been a spiritual mentor in your life?
My mom. By herself she raised 8 kids and is still to this day an amazing evangelist. She is also the person who led me to know the principles of faith and how to apply them in real life situations. Love you Mom!
What are you passionate about?
What personally inspires and motivates you to B IT?
Who God says I am through His word. Every motivational tool that we will ever need is found within the books of the Bible. Our faith is like a muscle, you have to exercise it to make it stronger.
How do you express B IT in your life?
Lead by example through practicing the principles on the shirts - love, peace, hope and remembering that we are "not of this world."
Tell us about a defining experience in your life.
Realizing that nothing is impossible - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
What advice would you give someone who is struggling to find his or her path in life?
Chase your passion - find something in life you can't live without. When you find that, you find your purpose - that something you just can't wait to do. Peace will follow as you live out the destiny God has given you.
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