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John Worsham

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 was at the age of 17 in Falls Church, Virginia. Fresh out of Fork Union Military Academy, he worked with Mike Auldridge (Seldom Seen, Linda Rondstadt) on a recording project with Allen Griffin. During those sessions, Allen recorded 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 but 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, George Harrison). 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 10 years did no performing or writing. During that hiatus, he was a waiter, banker, stand-up comedian, and hairstylist.

After moving to Omaha, Nebraska in 1999, he began to have the desire to write and perform again. At that time, John decided to go full steam ahead into performance, writing, and recording.

Following the death of his Father, and a divorce soon after that, John released "Hearsay", a collection of songs that reveal the stages of emotion during the process of divorce and loss. It was welcomed with great critical and audience acclaim.

His CD, "Christmas This Year" came out in September 2010, and included classic Christmas songs, as well as originals by John. John's next CD,"One More Sunset", a tribute to his Latin and Jazz influences, was released in the summer of 2012.

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The son of a preacher man, Worsham has been blessed in his years to have rubbed elbows with, and talked shop with some of the more influential musical movers and shakers of our time. To his credit, it was more than place and circumstance. Worsham's album Hearsay, is an adult contemporary nugget, chockfull of inquisition and introspection. After a well documented 15 year break from the inudstry in 1987, Worsham and his new album beg the question, "why did you ever leave?" Brady Vredenburg - Omaha Entertainment Awards CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR by John Worsham

John Worsham's new CD, "Christmas This Year", is a fun mix of Traditional Christmas songs and original songs written by Worsham.

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