I have worked hard at everything I’ve ever done. Even still, I know I’m lucky and fortunate. I want to make the folks who have helped me along the way proud. I want to bring honor to my family, and make certain that those who love my music are happy to say they are a John PayCheck fan.” - John PayCheck
We have creativity and curiosity in our blood. You can try to ignore it or push it down, but it only makes the song louder, let it out and live your song everyday. ” - John PayCheck

John PayCheck

John PayCheck, son of country music legend Johnny PayCheck, embodies tradition while forging his own path in the industry. He grew up surrounded by legends, with music ingrained in his everyday life. John’s musical journey began humbly as a roadie and grew to tour manager, where he learned about the business while traveling with his father. 

Two major events diverted him from music temporarily: his father's passing in 2003 led him to explore other passions in firefighting and technology, and the events of 9/11 spurred him to serve his country as an Army aviator and Defense Department officer. John  still serves as a Reserve Army Officer in Europe. Despite his hiatus, music remained a constant thread in his life, drawing him back after 20 years.

As a combat veteran, farmer, and devoted family man, John’s return to music was fueled by industry support and the encouragement of fellow country music legacy kids. A CMA member and BMI songwriter, his first single “Lone Stars” charted on radio, a significant milestone in his career. With a unique vocal style and deep-rooted appreciation for classic country, he continues his family's legacy while embracing the genre's evolution. As the next generation of PayCheck emerges, John stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of country music and the profound bond with his father.

He has been invited to perform at the Grand Ol Opry. He has shared the stage with Chris Janson, Confederate Railroad, Dallas Moore and others. He has written with Erin Enderlin, Scott Gabbey, and has more. John is building his own career despite the shadow of his father's and who knows what the future holds; but it is exciting to see and be a part of.

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