Drive, paired with raw talent and business savvy, took this young man out of a little mountain town in Georgia and into the spotlight opening for award-winning artists, writing #1 songs and touring over 150 dates a year. His dedication and tenacity paid off in opening slots for nationally recognized, award-winning artists—a feat that is virtually unheard of for a young, unsigned artist. In a short time, King has been making a name for himself in country music. John’s debut radio single, Tonight Tonight, earned him his first Top 40 hit. In late 2017, King released the single I Still Pick Up from his latest project. The song debuted Top 5 on the Apple Music Hot Chart and has already gained over one million streams in a short time. The music video recently debuted on CMT and was voted Top 10 on the countdown.
In addition to his rising success as an artist, King is also earning national recognition as a songwriter. King experienced his first #1 with a song called We Went recorded by artist Randy Houser and received a 2016 ASCAP Songwriter Award for the song’s success.
When it comes to the fans, the bar is set high according to John. “I love the way Garth treats his fans like royalty…I wanna be like that… If you’ve made a long career in country music, it’s because your fans love you.” As King puts it, “Entertaining a crowd, meeting the fans, hearing their stories, seeing them have the time of their lives…that is what God put me here to do…that’s my passion.”