John King (country singer)
John King at Yosemite National Park in 2018
|Birth name||John Lee King|
John King is an American country music singer and songwriter.
King was born and raised in Demorest, Georgia.
He worked construction jobs as a teenager and was heavily influenced by Country, Rock and Southern rock artists. King later graduated from University of Georgia before signing his first record deal with Black River Entertainment (2014-2016).
His debut single, "Tonight Tonight", was released in mid-2014 and featured on the NFL's Thursday Night Football on CBS. Taste of Country reviewed it favorably, saying that it is "a great hook over a strong beat, all built sturdy country voice. King solidly follows in the footsteps of many modern country hit-makers, unveiling a debut single that is fun and catchy and will immediately have one hitting repeat for a second listen." It entered Top 40 on Country Airplay for the chart dated September 13, 2014.
King co-wrote Randy Houser's single "We Went" with Justin Wilson, Matt Rogers, the song reached #1 on Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay Charts. It also scored him his first ASCAP Songwriter Award in 2016. King also penned the first Hootie and The Blowfish song to be released since 2005. “Rollin” is featured on their new album, "Imperfect Circle" that was released November 1st, 2019.
King’s single, “Try Saying Goodbye” pulls from his storytelling prowess. It has already garnered more than 15 million streams and 30 major market radio adds including Atlanta, Boston and Seattle. It was named one of Rolling Stone’s Top 10 Country Songs, earning features from Amazon, Whiskey Riff, Taste of Country and more.
Most recently, on November 8th, King released his current single “Close” which debuted on major Amazon, Apple Music and Spotify Playlists.
|On Your Lips EP||
|US Country Airplay|
|2014||"Tonight Tonight"||39||Single only|
|2015||"On Your Lips"||-||On Your Lips EP|
|2017||"I Still Pick Up"||-||Single only|
|2018||"Never Wanna Be"||-|
|2019||"Try Saying Goodbye"||-|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
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