Soulful, Contemporary Christian vocalist John Blackwell sings stories that honor his personal relationship with God and capture the glory of life’s on-going journey. The rich and powerful tone of his voice, his immaculate pitch and impressive range combine to help him effortlessly express divine melodies and original lyrics about love, self-discovery, finding direction and celebrating joy. His authentic performances and warm recordings resonate with faithful listeners as he welcomes them to escape to unexplored worlds and pays tribute to the diverse roster of imaginative singers and storytellers that have inspired his growth as an artist, including Anthony Evans, Vince Gill and many others Blackwell grew up in Louisiana, eager to listen to many different styles of music, drawn to complex harmonies and heartfelt words. He first discovered his musical gifts when he was six on his way home from a family camping trip. After listening to several verses of Chicago’s hit “You’re the Inspiration” on the car radio, he sang for the first time ever, perfectly matching the chorus. He began to compete in local and state talent shows at age eight and continued to perform throughout his teens, winning over 100 first-place titles in Louisiana. In a career that has spanned two decades, Blackwell has made numerous National television and radio appearances and has performed at fairs and festivals and recorded and collaborated with many renowned singers and acts, such as Britney Spears, Susie McEntire and Lonestar. He is a three-time AG National Fine Arts winner in the field of Male Vocal, a featured artist on The Jenny Jones Show, RFDTV Cowboy Church and has been profiled by Power Source Magazine. He also frequently shares his talents in the church and at private events. In Spring 2013, Blackwell released the single “Pure Heart" and just finished recording his new track “GIVE” with CCM legend Susie McEntire. “GIVE” Available Now! through iTunes and the artist’s website.