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Smalltown Poets burst onto the Christian music scene with their Grammy-nominated self-titled debut on Ardent/Forefront (EMI) in 1997 and released two more albums with the Memphis based label. Three number one singles and a total of ten top ten radio hits helped garner two Best Rock Gospel Grammy nominations, seven Dove Award nominations (including best new artist) and a Billboard Music video award
for the band. Their song Anything Genuine was featured on the platinum selling WOW 1999 compilation. In 2004 the band released It’s Later Than It’s Ever Been on BEC(EMI).

The guys ended a 7-year hiatus from touring and recording in 2011. Over a year in the making, Smalltown Poets Christmas was released November 1st of that year, with their single “Good Christian Men Rejoice” reaching Billboard’s Top 30 songs on Christian radio. The band performed Christmas concerts across the South and Midwest over that Christmas season. For more info on that project: www.smalltownpoetschristmas.com

Their 6th studio project, an EP titled “Under the New Sun,” was released Oct. 16th, 2012.

Smalltown Poets is:
Michael Johnston – lead vocals, guitars
Danny Stephens – keyboards, vocals
Kevin Breuner – guitars
Miguel DeJesus – bass guitar
Byron Goggin – drums

www.smalltownpoets.tv

 

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