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John King

By Arkansas State University-Beebe (other events)

Saturday, October 5 2019 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
 
ABOUT ABOUT

Drive, paired with raw talent and business savvy took award winning #1 songwriter and breakout country artist, John King, out of a little mountain town in Georgia and into the spotlight. Citing his parents as the main reason he got into music, John credits them for their influence. “They are the only reason why music was introduced at an early age.” John’s musical tastes were formed early on by the southern rock sounds of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and The Black Crowes. As country music took a huge leap forward in the 1990s, John found himself in awe of one of country music’s greatest entertainers, Garth Brooks.

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.” King strives to maintain his close personal connection with his fans by touring over 150 dates per year with artists such as Florida Georgia Line, Travis Tritt, and Scotty McCreery to name a few.

After graduating high school, John decided to arm himself with a music degree and went to study at the University of Georgia. It was during his time at UGA that the formation of John’s musical footprint would really take shape. “My time at UGA helped me tremendously,” John said. “It made me realize I could make a career out of doing what I love.”

John then moved to Nashville and experienced his first #1 with a song he co-wrote called “We Went” recorded by artist Randy Houser. He received a 2016 ASCAP Songwriter Award for the song's success.

King’s current hit single as an artist, “Try Saying Goodbye” pulls from his storytelling prowess and has already garnered over 2 million cumulative streams on Spotify and Apple Music since its January 2019 debut. “With fresh melodies and lyrics mixed with old school believability, John King is a serious new artist you need to have on your playlists” stated CMT. One of Rolling Stone’s “10 Best Country Songs to Hear Now,” has been described by Tom Roland, of Billboard’s Makin’ Tracks, as “a de facto earworm that continues to connect”. For more information on John King please visit www.johnkingcountry.com.

 

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1000 Beebe, AR 72012