About John Love John was born August 11, 1972.He was raised in Locust, NC and is the next to oldest of 3 brothers. He graduated from high school in 1990.
John's introduction to country music came when he spent summers at his Grandmother's house listening to George Jones, Ernest Tubb, Merle Haggard, Charlie Daniels and many more legends on her record player.
He started playing the guitar and singing at age 8. His dad and uncle were instrumental in the development of his love for country music.Every time the family got together, music was always the main attraction.
At age 15, John wrote his first song, and began performing locally by the time he turned 16. By age 21, John's first major performance was in a talent show on a cruise ship in Jamiaca singing "Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffet. A short time later, John formed a band and played local clubs in and around Charlotte, NC. One of the first being The Palamino Club in Charlotte. His appearances have run the gamut from the 4th of July celebration in Oakboro NC, the Agri-Civic Center in Albemarle NC, to the Blue Bird Cafe in Nashville TN, The Broken Spoke Saloon in Nashville TN, and also Hog Wild in Huntsville AL, among many other venues. His list of influences run from Merle Haggard, Jon Prine, George Jones, George Stait, Keith Whitley, Don Williams, to James Taylor, Tracy Byrd, and Vern Gosdin.
In 1998, John moved to Nashville, TN to pursue his songwriting and his love of music. He worked as a truck driver during the day and performed at song writers nights at clubs in Nashville. Working as a truck driver gave John plenty of time to pen songs like, "She Won't Need You Anymore," which is an emotional ballad on his first album "The Good Life".