Our guest today for the latest episode is Queensland based singer songwriter James Johnston.
Throughout his teens, James and his family spent most weekends travelling and performing on any stage that would take him. In 2008, James graduated from high school and gave himself a year to ‘give music a crack’.
James bought a van and set out on the great Australian road trip, playing in every little town and pub he could find. After a few years he headed for Nashville, Tennessee.
In true James Johnston fashion, he took in each moment of his time in Nashville and combined these with the stories of his travels around Australia, enabling him to write over 300 songs which includes his debut hit, ‘RAISED LIKE THAT’ that took off like wildfire connecting with audiences around the globe.
It became the fastest single by an Australian based country artist to hit the million streams’ milestone and, to date, has over 4 million streams with no sign of slowing down.
Since the release of this hit in July 2021, Johnston’s single has taken the number one spot on country radio, remained at the top of the Fresh Country playlist, clocked up over 7500 TikToks using the track and fans all over the world are using the song for dance routines and video content.
This is just the beginning of what’s to come from this future global superstar.