Soulful, CCM vocalist John Clark Blackwell sings stories that honor his personal relationship with God and capture the glory of life’s on-going journey. The rich and powerful tone of his voice, his immaculate pitch and impressive range combine to help him effortlessly express divine melodies and original lyrics about love, self-discovery, finding direction and celebrating joy. His authentic performances and warm recordings resonate with faithful listeners as he welcomes them to escape to unexplored worlds and pays tribute to the diverse roster of imaginative singers and storytellers that have inspired his growth as an artist, including Chris Tomlin, Clay Cross, Steven Curtis Chapman and many others
Blackwell grew up in Louisiana, eager to listen to many different styles of music, drawn to complex harmonies and heartfelt words. He first discovered his musical gifts when he was six on his way home from a family camping trip. After listening to several verses of Chicago’s hit “You’re the Inspiration” on the car radio, he sang for the first time ever, perfectly matching the chorus. He began to compete in local and state talent shows at age eight and continued to perform throughout his teens, winning over 100 first-place titles in Louisiana. In a career that has spanned two decades, Blackwell has made numerous television and radio appearances and has performed at fairs and festivals and recorded and collaborated with many renowned singers and acts, He is a three-time Assembly of God National Fine Arts winner in the field of Male Vocal, and has been profiled by Power Source Magazine and CCM Magazine. He also frequently shares his talents in the church and at private events.
Currently, John is working on his Highly Anticipated new single “Could it be” that will be out early spring of 2017 and allowing CCM Magazine and its readers a front row seat throughout the entire recording process.