If You Grew Up Like I Did - Presented by Austin Jenckes and Friends Benefitting John’s Toast featuring Special Guests Jonathan Singleton, Jaren Johnston, Lauren Jenkins, Alex Hall, Sarah Allison Turner, Lynn Hutton, & Tammi Kidd Hutton - 12/2/19Monday, December 02 2019 5:00pm Doors / 7:00pm Start
If You Grew Up Like I Did - Presented by Austin Jenckes and Friends Benefitting John’s Toast featuring Special Guests Jonathan Singleton, Jaren Johnston, Lauren Jenkins, Alex Hall, Sarah Allison Turner, Lynn Hutton, & Tammi Kidd Hutton - 12/2/19
at City Winery Nashville
Every ticket to the show includes a CD copy of If You Grew Up Like I Did, which can be picked up the night of the show.
Introspective country-singer songwriter Austin Jenckes released his debut album If You Grew Up Like I Did May 31 2019 via Anthem Entertainment with feature tracks “Fat Kid”, “Never Forget”, “Ride Away” “If You’d Been Around” & “Never Left Memphis”.
The nostalgic single, “Fat Kid,” which features Lori Mckenna debuted its official video on Billboard.com and CMT, while being named a “Song You Need To Know” by Rolling Stone.
“If You’d Been Around” was a centerpiece of Jenckes Grand Ole Opry Debut in June 2019 which featured 3 standing ovations as well as Billboard.com writing it was “similar in tone to The House That Built Me by Miranda Lambert”.
Known for his signature vocals, “Never Left Memphis” is a loud, thumping track that combines rock, blues and classic Southern soul. It’s been featured on Apple Music’s Best of the Week, Country Roads and Hot Tracks playlists, while also being spotlighted on Spotify’s Country Rocks and Fresh Folk & Americana playlists.
Growing up in Duvall, Washington, a suburb of Seattle, Jenckes moved to Nashville six years ago to focus on being an artist and his songwriting. Since moving, he started a family with his new wife.
Racking up 15 million streams across all platforms, he’s been named one of Rolling Stone Country’s “Artist You Need To Know" and has performed alongside the likes of Brothers Osborne, Lee Brice, The Cadillac Three and Ashley McBryde.
Jenckes performed the National Anthem at his hometown Seattle Seahawks Stadium in front of 65,000 people. He was also awarded with The ASCAP Foundation’s Harold Adamson Lyric Award in Country, in honor of his songwriting at the end of 2018 and has recently completed a 2019 Fall tour of the Uk & Europe with stops at The Long Road Festival & tour dates with Jillian Jacqueline & Lauren Jenkins.
John’s Toast has developed into a series of live events bringing awareness to the efforts of John’s Toast & Pivotal Moments to provide a digital educational platform for 8th-10th graders focused on mental wellness, free of charge, to school districts across the nation. John’s Toast began in 2007 and continues to be a social media movement each year on Oct. 25th. The toast began when our founder’s family took a moment to toast their son and brother, John, who died of suicide two weeks prior. Across the globe as the clock strikes 8 p.m. on Oct. 25th, friends, families and celebrities come together to virtually toast John. Every year, new friends join old friends as we raise our glasses for a brief moment of reflection of those lost too soon, remembering smiles and laughs.