Joel Vaughn grew up in the church and dreamed of pursuing one passion: To create music and lead people to Jesus. He never really thought of doing anything else. The son of a Pastor and a Worship Leader He learned much about music while singing and playing with his 4 siblings. Though he spent many years pursuing his college degree and leading worship while on staff at different churches, He finally earned his college degree in 2012 and then stepped out to pursue full time music ministry in 2013.
He signed his first record deal with Dream Records in 2016 and with his first label signed EP “Kinetic” in 2016, he pushed his musical boundaries with production leaning toward Pop and EDM. That EP resulted in a Billboard top 20 hit with his very first radio single “Wide Awake”. In 2017 He toured the U.S. on the heels of the success of “Kinetic” and with that momentum He released his second EP “Surrender”. The single “As You Are” charted in the Billboard Hot AC chart top 20 as well. The “Surrender” EP was later nominated for “EP of The YEAR” in New Release Today’s “We Love Christian Music Awards.” In 2018 Joel was featured in the film “God’s Not Dead: A Light In Darkness” while performing his song “Alive in Us” on the soundtrack. Later in 2018 his single “Pray It Up” debuted at #42 on the Billboard Christian National Airplay chart and gained a million streams within 4 months across all streaming services. 2019 showed more growth in his artistry with his two singles “More Than Good Enough” and “I Look To You” becoming Billboard charting hits as well. “I Look To You” peaked at #12 and is holding steady today. “More Than Good Enough” Garnered 1.4 million streams this year alone. With even more capacity to keep growing Joel is flourishing in the CCM industry with his message of love, grace and redemption for everyone through Jesus. With a clearer vision and a Focus for 2020 there are great things are ahead.