I have had the opportunity to see John King in concert twice, and he is just fantastic! This Saturday, August 25th, John King is coming back to Dayton to play a free concert at Levitt Pavilion; a special show to thank our local Hometown Heroes. To find out more about this concert and to check out the rest of the Levitt Pavilion schedule, click here. To find out more about John King, just keep on reading!
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 number 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 1 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.”