Hailing from the Midwest and the son of a preacher and teacher, American roots rock singer/songwriter Tibbs built his success the old-school way: by playing concerts, writing great songs and truly caring about those he meets along the way. Catapulted into the music industry by a successful release with NoiseTrade.com and an online community of more than 100,000 supporters who helped crowd-fund his independent recordings Swallowing Death, Breathing Life (2012) and Anchor (2013), it wasn't long before he'd piqued the interest of major record labels.
In 2016, Tibbs released his full-length label debut, Dead Man Walking, to widespread critical acclaim from Fair Trade Services alongside Columbia Records. The album garnered a Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year Dove Award nomination and included Billboard hit singles like the title track featuring Ellie Holcomb, as well as "Anchor" and "Everything I Need." The success also sparked Indianapolis 500 chapel performances and tours with Newsboys, Casting Crowns, Jeremy Camp, Matt Maher and Crowder, plus another 200 solo concerts in just the last two years.
Having also toured with Tenth Avenue North, Audrey Assad and Gungor, Tibbs, who has had a stutter since his childhood, spends time encouraging others like himself everywhere he travels. "I believe we need to normalize things like that and encourage folks, especially children, that the way we are made is beautiful in and of itself," says Tibbs, who currently resides in Nashville with his wife, Emily, and their dog, Lady.
For more information on John Tibbs, including tour dates and social media links, visit www.JohnTibbsMusic.com.