Listen to the Debut Single "Ghost TOwn in the Sky"


Nashville SC National Anthem Singer: May 2021
NSAI Top 40 Bob Kingsley Playlist: April 2022
Ally 400 NASCAR Post Race Performer: June 2022
PBR Nashville Stampede Days Performer: August 2022
Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival: March '23 & '24
"Banded" TV Show (AXS TV) Contestant: May 2023

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"As honest and country as a tumbleweed and a dirt road... There's something so captivating about his incredibly unique sound and delivery. There's just nobody quite like John Haywood, and I really think that's gonna help him shine."
   - Dave Fenley (Songwriter, AGT and The Voice)

"Captivated our audience with authentic storytelling set to classic outlaw western guitar riffs."
   - Sound Lounge

"So perfectly him. He feels like a step back in time with his approach to music. Like any American classic, he's got catchy melodies, bouncy cadence and poignant lyrics."
   - DamnSmash

Who am I?

As honest and country as a tumbleweed and a dirt road, John Haywood was born the son of a sheet metal contractor just south of Baltimore, Maryland. He earned his BA in English in 2013 and set out to become a novelist, traveling the country before settling in Nashville to begin work on a book about the Music City. He fell in love with songwriting, however, and returned in 2021 to establish himself in the music community, writing over 300 songs in his first two years and establishing a unique sound and voice of his own. In 2023, he was added to the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival and made his television debut as lead singer of the band Gamblers in the Neon on the AXS show "Banded: The Musician Competition." He also released his first two singles, “Ghost Town in the Sky” and “Saint,” both reaching over 100,000 streams. In 2024, he returned to the Tin Pan festival and saw his first viral songwriting cut “Tamed by Tennessee” reach over two million streams.

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