JJ Lawhorn is the epitome of a good ol’ southern boy. With hunting, fishing, and working the land as a few of his hobbies, this rural Virginian lives a life most country artists only sing about.
Lawhorn was raised on his family’s farm, and until recently intended to carry on the family business.
“I had plans to go to Virginia Tech to study agriculture—I thought I was gonna be a farmer for the rest of my life.”
But everything changed in the spring of 2010 when producer Jeremy Stover discovered the young singer/songwriter on YouTube. Less than a year later, JJ signed a publishing deal with EMI Publishing in Nashville.
JJ went on to release his first album, Original Good Ol' Boy, which sold over 30,000 copies independently, and has hundreds of thousands of downloads and millions of streams. He has currently finished recording a new project--The Huntsman--with plans to release it via his new record label and his publishing company this fall.
When JJ isn't in the recording studio, he spends his time in the field, but his music still reflects his Southern upbringing. Influenced by some of the industry’s greatest (Jimmy Martin, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Rodgers, and Hank Williams). Lawhorn's songs are a perfect blend of sweet melody and raw country sound.