The Songwriter

Every songwriter dreams of getting the chance to write with some great songwriters with credits such as Dove Award Nominations, GRAMMY Winners, BMI & ASCAP Awards and top charting Gospel, Bluegrass and Country songs.

John has had the privilege to collaborate with these kinds of notable songwriters over the years. Writing with great songwriters turns great ideas into great songs. He has co-written with Rebecca Peck, John Lemonis, Toni Jolene Clay, Gerald Crabb, Dianne Wilkinson, John Darin Rowsey, Daryl Williams, Jim Davis, Becky Hobbs, GRAMMY Winner Brad Davis, Marty Funderburk, Tonja Rose, Jeff Steele, Paula Breedlove, Brad Steele, Mark Narmore, Steve Hess and many others.

John’s songs have appeared on albums across many genres, and include songs charting on national Christian Music radio charts, iTunes charting albums, Billboard charts, Dove nominated albums and the nation’s largest Christian Music publication, The Singing News. 

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Here are some of the artists who have recorded his music:

The Florida Boys – “I’m Gonna Leave The Light On”  (BMI SGMA Album of the Year 2002 – Singing News Top 80), GRAMMY Winner Brad Davis, The Collingsworth Family – “God Still Delivers”(Recorded on the ‘Mercy & Love’ Dove Nominated Southern Gospel Album of the Year 2019), The Inspirations, The Crist Family – “Nothing But Good”(Singing News Top 20),  Jay Stone Singers, Tonja Rose (Singing News Bluegrass Gospel Top 10), Benjy Gaither, The Griffith Family (Singing News Top 80), Resident artist at the Ark Encounter – Steve Hess & Southern Salvation –  (“Three Beating Hearts” and “Foundation”  both Singing News Top 80 songs), Sherry Anne – “Where Would I Be” (Sherry Anne LIVE! Billboard Video Sales Chart Top 5), Carolina Boys Quartet, East Ridge Boys (Two Singing News Bluegrass Gospel Top 10 songs), The Anchormen, The Wilburns, The Pfeifers, Providence Quartet, The Galloways, Sacred Harmony, The Walkers, Vertical Praise, Sunshine’s Quartet, Ava Kasich, John Lemonis, Gene Reasoner, The Hobsons, Baileigh Allen, Glorybound Quartet, The McNeills, Toni Jolene Clay, Vicky Daniel, Tammy Larson, The Yates Family, Southern Harmony, Melody Shelton, Capstone Quartet, Riverdale Assembly, Baker/Pasma Families, Cross Reference, Bethany United Reform, Garment of Praise, Southern Harmony, The Hall Family, Northmen, Canada’s Double Portion, Kevin Mabry, Cerrito, Marc Ivey w/Master’s Inn, Theo Mason, Tiffany Sweeley. The Jones, Stephanie Lee “Lady Redneck”, Lori Smith, Circle Of Friends, Heart 2 Heart, The Forgiven Quartet, Elizabeth Vera, Kade Rogers , Matthew Morales, Spring Hill Worship, Assurance Trio, Caleb Howard (Christian Country Top 50) and others …

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Resources for worship songs can be found at

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