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Born in Fort Worth, Texas to a Baptist minister father and an English teacher mother, John Worsham began singing at a young age in church and school.

At the age of ten he began playing guitar and began studying classical guitar at the age of twelve. He took classical guitar lessons from G. Ricardo Fusco of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra until the age of fourteen, when he began writing songs of his own after the death of his mother.

John’s first recording experience happened when he was 17 at a studio in Falls Church, Virginia.  John was on spring break from Fork Union Military Academy when he worked with Mike Auldridge (Seldom Seen, Linda Rondstadt) on a project for Allen Griffin.  Allen ended up recording two of John’s songs, “I Should Know” and “Outta My Way”.

After playing solo and in various bands throughout his teens, John then went on to college in Nashville, Tennessee at Belmont University. At Belmont, he worked with various musicians who would go onto successful careers of their own: Jim Olander (Diamond Rio), Chris Rodriguez (Keith Urban, Kenny Loggins, Michael W. Smith), Dan Huff (Faith Hill and Madonna), Michael Mishaw (Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton), and Wade Jaynes (Amy Grant, Boz Scaggs, and Randy Newman) to name a few.

After college, John wrote for the RokBlok music publishing company owned by Steve Gibson (England Dan & John Ford Coley, Michael Johnson, Martina McBride, and Lynn Anderson). John wrote for a division of the company called Sterling Music owned by Michael Snow (Bee Gees, John Lennon).  It was under the tutelage of Mr. Snow and Mr. Gibson that John began writing his best material up to that time. While at RokBlok he also worked with other artists including Tom Kimmel and Kathy Mattea.

In 1987, John walked away from music and for the next 15 years did no performing or writing. During that time, he was a waiter, a banker and a hairstylist.

After moving to Omaha, Nebraska in 1999, he began to have the itch to want to write and perform once more.  After attending a local music performance, and seeing the ongoing demise of the American music scene with clubs using karaoke singers as headliners, John decided to go full steam ahead into performance. To ready his chops for larger Midwest venues, he began performing in coffee shops, bookstores, and as a worship leader and musician in local area churches.  It was from this time, while leading worship, that the songs for his CD, “70 x 7”, were born.

Since his return to music, John has performed many times for local icon Warren Buffett, and for various senators, congressman as well as other local and national luminaries.

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