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Oct. 11, 2021

Interview with John King

Interview with John King

We had the pleasure of interviewing John King over Zoom video! 

John King has spent years cultivating a successful career in country music — he has written No. 1 hits for artists like Randy Houser and anthemic radio jams like “Tonight Tonight,” which...


We had the pleasure of interviewing John King over Zoom video! 

John King has spent years cultivating a successful career in country music — he has written No. 1 hits for artists like Randy Houser and anthemic radio jams like “Tonight Tonight,” which was heard on CBS Thursday Night Football broadcasts; he penned Hootie and The Blowfish’s first new song after a 15 year hiatus; he’s earned an ASCAP Award for his songwriting and much more.

On his debut album ‘Always Gonna Be You,’ King shines a light on the most important things in life: family and faith. ‘Always Gonna Be You’ is available everywhere via Starstruck Records. Listen here: johnking.lnk.to/AGBY

On ‘Always Gonna Be You,’ King worked with several producers including Paul DiGiovanni (Boys Like Girls), Jordan Schmidt (Keith Urban, Ingrid Andress), Jason Gantt (Faith Hill) and others who helped him hone-in his eclectic music tastes for an album that plays off of country, pop and rock influences. King lived every song on the album, co-writing each track with songwriters including Josh Miller (Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Bebe Rexha), Jamie Paulin (Jon Pardi, Justin Moore, Jack Ingram), Trannie Anderson (Gabby Barrett) and more.

‘Always Gonna Be You' is King’s personal journey of self-discovery told in chronological order. It kicks off with “Easy,” a laid back tune that speaks to the “anything is possible” feeling of a budding young love. “Try Saying Goodbye” takes an introspective turn and “strikes a universal chord” (Taste of Country) with a warning of what happens when pride stands in the way of a relationship, while the pop-infused “heartbreaking, but catchy breakup song” (The Boot) “Ain’t Missing You” reflects back on the end of a relationship.

The album takes a hopeful turn with the ever-romantic “For You,” in which King sings of the sacrifices he’s willing to make for love. The relationship begins to mend with “’Til It Changes Your Mind,” a raw reflection of the wrong things he had prioritized in life and a promise to change. Listeners follow King to a milestone moment in his life, becoming a proud husband and then father, on “Prettiest Girl In The Room,” while the album closes with “Better Man,” a song that anchors the album as King finds a new purpose in life.

Call it a soundtrack to self-discovery. Call it a coming-of-age story performed by a southern son whose country twang is matched by his pop hooks. Whatever the description, 'Always Gonna Be You' is proof there's a new King in town.

For information on upcoming shows and more, visit johnkingcountry.com.

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