Jon McLaughlin has been playing piano and making music since childhood. He was born and raised in Indiana, and eventually ended up at Anderson University, also in Indiana. With the support of the university’s record label, Oranghaus, a few friends and an old Chevy van, McLaughlin wrote and recorded music, and toured extensively throughout his college years before he was signed to Island Records in 2006.
The following eight years had one common denominator for Jon McLaughlin: writing and producing songs, releasing albums, driving around the country playing music with his band and collaborating with fellow artists like Sara Bareilles, Demi Lovato, Xenia and Need to Breathe, among others. He has shared the stage with artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Adele, One Republic, Bon Jovi, Colbie Caillat, Parachute, and Duffy. And, in 2014, a dream came true when Jon supported the legendary piano man himself, Billy Joel, in selected dates across the country. This coming fall, Jon will be touring with fellow Nashville singer songwriter, Ben Rector.
Jon has also made his mark in music for film and television. In 2008, McLaughlin had a cameo appearance in the Disney movie, Enchanted, and performed the Oscar nominated song “So Close,” both on the film’s soundtrack and at the 80th Academy Awards. Jon’s songs have been featured in major films such as Georgia Rule and Bridge to Terabithia. Jon’s music has been featured on TV shows such as Scrubs, So You think You Can Dance, Ghost Whisperer, The Event as well as major network promotions. Jon has appeared on talk shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBS Saturday Morning, The Today Show, and The Bonnie Hunt Show, among others.
2007 Indiana (Island)
2008 OK Now (Island)
2011 Forever If Ever (Independent Release) 2012 Promising Promises (Razor and Tie)
2013 Holding My Breath (Independent Release) 2014 The Christmas EP (Independent Release)