By Michael Gagliardi –
It’s such a great pleasure to acknowledge and write about this guy and I so much appreciate the opportunity by John in doing so. I met John Condrone around 20 years ago in Maryville Tn. when he moved right across the street from me. We became friends right away. I never in my wildest dreams ever would of thought I would now be writing a country article about him. One thing for sure, we both loved country music. Back then for some reason or another, I just knew John would do something great in the country music world, because of his deep drive and passion I saw in his entire being. I’m so proud to call him a close friend indeed.
John is an Award Winning Dove & Grammy Nominated Songwriter with over 100 songs in radio, film & TV. While writing at SONY in Nashville, he scored with Kimberly Simon’s #1 single “If You Stole My Heart” which hung around 17 weeks in the Top Twenty and evolved into a CMT video. John has a Selena Gomez cut on Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place” as well as songs placed in TV shows ‘Nashville”, ‘Dawson’s Creek’, ‘Charlie Chan & The Chan Clan’, PBS shows and jingles with Wendy’s, The Rush Fitness Centers, WIVK, and several other commercials. John has co-written with such amazing songwriters as Kim Williams, Jim McBride, Gerald Smith, Scott Southworth, Heino Moeller, Karen E. Reynolds, Jonathan Dean and countless others.
Condrone has had several Top Ten’s, including the hot pop/rock single “In My Mind” with over 500,000 units sold . He received Dove & Grammy nominations in connection with his song “But Then” recorded by Gospel hit makers Young Harmony, including a nod for “Christian Country Song Of The Year”. As a music supervisor, he placed several songs in two major films, Dixie County Line and The Perfect Proposal. John has had songs with Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, Julie Reeves, Happy Feet, Dollywood, Joshua Creek, Queen Of Hearts, Blue Water Cowboys, High Noon Band, David Carter, Jason Ellis, Erin Ott, Parker Pressley, Thunder Express, and many others with chart topping hits all across the world.
John also has been honored to have been Stage Manager for such acts as: Sara Evans, John Michael Montgomery, Travis Tritt, Darryl Worley, Trace Adkins, Joe Diffie, American Idol’s Laurel Wright & The Young Fables, and The Aaron Tracy Band.
John is a much called on teacher for songwriter workshops and critique sessions, and continues to actively write, pitch and produce in today’s music scene. He also publishes the national on-line ezine Songbird Cafe and enjoyed a long career as Professional Wrestler , Johnny Meadows (NWA, WCW, WWE & others), holding several World and Regional titles.
Please be sure to check out his website, as well.
Plus, his reverbnation account: https://www.reverbnation.com/johncondroneawardwinningdovegrammynominatedsongwriter