Jonathan Sprout

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Jonathan Sprout
Born (1952-04-12) April 12, 1952 (age 65)
Origin Pennsylvania, USA
Genres Mainly children's music
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, songwriter

Jonathan Sprout (born April 12, 1952) is a songwriter, performer and recording artist from Pennsylvania, USA. He has released nine albums, the last seven of which feature children's music. His three most recent albums feature original songs about specific American heroes. In 2010 his album American Heroes #3 was nominated for a Grammy award.[1]


Jonathan Sprout was born John Wells Sprout, Jr. in Hightstown, New Jersey.[citation needed] His high school years were spent at The Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey.[citation needed] Sprout developed his interest in music while attending Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.[citation needed] He was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, participated in competitive swimming, and was a member of Cap and Dagger, the campus theatre organization.[citation needed] He played small acting parts in Marat Sade, The Alchemist and The Wizard of Oz. Sprout received his B.A. in psychology from Bucknell in 1974.[citation needed]

During the years immediately following college, he performed regularly in the ski resort of Killington, Vermont; in Estes Park, Colorado; and in Lake Placid, New York.[citation needed] His first album, "Angel's Everywhere" (Green Mountain Records, 1978) was a production of original writings from those years.[citation needed] In 1979, he formed the band "Light" to promote his new original work.[citation needed]

In 2010 his ninth album, American Heroes #3, was nominated for a Grammy Award in the "Best Music for Children" category.[1]


  1. ^ a b Bruno, Mike (January 31, 2010). "Grammy Awards 2010: The winners list". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 

External links[edit]

  1. "Jonathan Sprout Homepage". Retrieved August 17, 2007. 
  2. "Jonathan Sprout Music at". Retrieved August 23, 2007.