Mac Powell

Born: Dec. 25, 1972 Montgomery, AL

Christian Rock Vocals, Songwriter Third-Day

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Johnny Mac Powell (born December 25, 1972), originally from Clanton, Alabama, is an American singer-songwriter and producer who formed the Christian rock band Third Day with guitarist Mark Lee. Powell won the 2001 Gospel Music Association award for "Male Vocalist of the Year".

After his family moved from Alabama to Georgia, Powell attended McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia, where he met Lee and became involved in a band known as "Nuclear Hoedown". This experience resulted in further collaboration when he began writing songs about his faith, formed a Christian band, called Third Day, and eventually landed a record deal with Gray Dot Records. Powell lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Aimee and their five children, Scout, Cash, Camie Love, Emmanuel, and Birdie Clare.


Powell has collaborated with other artists on various occasions, most notably in the City On A Hill series, and more recently in 2007's Glory Revealed. Credits include:

"God of Wonders" (with Cliff & Danielle Young of Caedmon's Call on City on a Hill: Songs of Worship and Praise)

"Sing Alleluia" (with Jennifer Knapp on City on a Hill: Sing Alleluia)

"Our Great God" (with Fernando Ortega on City on a Hill: Sing Alleluia)

"We Come To Your Throne With Weeping" (with Jeff Deyo on Light)

"By His Wounds" (with Steven Curtis Chapman, Brian Littrell & Mark Hall on Glory Revealed)

"Restore To Me" (with Candi Pearson-Shelton on Glory Revealed)

Backing vocalist with Jason Wade (of the band Lifehouse) on Steven Curtis Chapman's All Things New album

Backing vocalist on Carolyn Arends' Seize the Day and Other Stories album

Additional personnel on NewSong's Sheltering Tree album

Co-producer on Fusebox's Once Again album

Backing vocalist on GRITS single Fly Away.

Backing vocalist on Sundry song Least of These

Duet with Randy Travis on the song "Love Lifted Me" on the Worship and Faith Album

Duet on Adam's Housecat album

One of many guest vocalists on the remix of the popular Michael W. Smith song "Friends" on the Dove Hits 2003 album

Backing vocalist on Age of Faith song The Love of Jesus

Third Day Offical Website: Third Day : Official Website
Billy - The Early Years (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Watch the Lamb (As Originally Performed By Ray Boltz), Praise HymnReiterate, GritsMove, Third DayWherever You Are, Third DayCome Together, Third Day


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