johnathan eastBorn and raised in Clay County, Alabama, Singer/Songwriter Johnathan East always had a passion for country music. Johnathan started playing the guitar, singing, and writing his own songs at the age of twelve. All of Johnathan's songs come from true life experiences, customs, and lifestyles that he grew up with. After years of just playing for friends, Johnathan decided to break out into the local music scene. He played at wedding receptions, birthday parties, and private events in Lineville, Alabama. Playing at local bars and restaurants, locals fell in love with this modern outlaw country singer because of his rebel attitude and genuine style. His first appearance in the local music scene was at a restaurant called AJ’s in Oxford, Alabama. He was soon known across Alabama and parts of Georgia. He was making his way to the top of the local music scene. His solo career had become a great success after all the hard work and dedication he put into his passion for country music.

Beginning in 2009, Johnathan discovered The Crossroads Band and after playing with them for about a year, Johnathan decided to focus on his songwriting. This is when Johnathan wrote and produced his albums "Hayseed", "Fresh Out of Love Songs" and "Hangin' By a Thread" in addition to releasing music videos to his songs “American Boy” and “A Little on the Redneck Side”. Also, during this time, Johnathan formed his own publishing company "Triple East Music".

In March of 2013, Johnathan opened for The Southern Boys Band from Birmingham, AL. This is when he decided he wanted to get back into playing with a band. He rehearsed for long hours and started to practice and perform shows with three members of The Southern Boys Band: Justin Bailey, Kevin Bailey, and Ben Scott. Johnathan knew that playing with a band was where he was supposed to be. Shortly after Johnathan opened for The Southern Boys Band He came together with Justin, Kevin, and Ben to form The Johnathan East Band. The band has recently been touring around the Southeast playing Johnathan's original songs along with a number of country and southern rock cover songs.

Albums

"Hangin' By a Thread" - released 2013
"Fresh out of Love Songs" - released 2011
"Hayseed" - released 2009
"One Horse Town" - released 2008
"Grits and Gravy" - released 2007

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Awards

ACGMA 2006 Most Promising Male Entertainer of the Year (Traditional Country)
ACGMA 2007 Male Entertainer of the Year (Traditional Country)
ACGMA 2007 Male Vocalist of the Year (Traditional Country)
NACMAI 2007 Horizon Award/ Male Entertainer of the Year (Traditional Country)
NACMAI 2007 Songwriter of the Year (Patriotic) "One Nation under God"
NACMAI 2007 Songwriter of the Year (Traditional Country) "If I Could Do It Over"
NACMAI 2008 Songwriter of the Year (Traditional Country) "Half the Man He Was"
NACMAI 2008 Horizon Award (Traditional Country) Album of the Year "Grits and Gravy"
NACMAI 2009 Horizon Award Songwriter of the Year (Bluegrass) "Cheaha Mountain"
NACMAI 2009 Horizon Award Songwriter of the Year (Traditional Country) "Once In A Blue Moon"
NACMAI 2009 Album of the Year Award (Traditional Country) "One Horse Town" Alabama Music Festival 2012 Country Song 1st place "American Boy" and 3rd place "Laid Back Lovin' Mood"
Independent Country Music Association 2013 - Americana Artist

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Organizations/Membership

ICoMA (Independent Country Music Association)
ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)
NSAI (Nashville Songwriter's Association International)
ACGMA (Alabama Country Gospel Music Association)
NACMAI (North America Country Music Association International)

Local TV/Radio Stations

WAXC TV (Alexander City, Alabama)
Kowaliga Country 97.5 (Alexander City, Alabama)
Thunder 92.7 (Oxford, Alabama)
Alabama 100.7 (Clay County, Alabama)
The Big 95.5 (Anniston, Alabama)
WKUL 92.1 (Cullman, Alabama)


Logo design and promotion credit: Live Bands Alabama

Source: Johnathan East Management


More info:

Website: http://www.thejohnathaneastband.com/

Reverbnation (show schedule) http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_shows/682454

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/JOHNATHANEAST

Facebook (personal):  https://www.facebook.com/johnathan.east.7

Facebook (band): https://www.facebook.com/TheJohnathanEastBand

Airway Direct: http://www.airplaydirect.com/music/johnathaneast-officialairplaydirectpage/

Video (LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO - YOUTUBE) http://youtu.be/VPDwFIa70j8

Video OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO "A LITTLE ON THE REDNECK SIDE" - YOUTUBE) http://youtu.be/llvrbbQrAyU

Video (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO "AMERICAN BOY" - YOUTUBE) http://youtu.be/EUdsb6_kRqU

Video Electronic Press Kit http://youtu.be/Dwn18kvqDDU

Video Live Music Alabama Johnathan East Performing Laid Back Lovin' Mood (LIVE ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE VIDEOS - YOUTUBE) http://youtu.be/y_0clRfIJ90


Listen/Purchase

iTunes: Johnathan East

Amazon: Johnathan East

Johnathan East: Hangin
Johnathan East: Fresh Out of Love Songs
Johnathan East: One Horse Town
Johnathan East: Grits And Gravy
Johnathan East: Hayseed

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