Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Jon McLaughlin hits #28 on Hot AC chart

American heartland singer-songwriter and pianist Jon McLaughlin greets the first day of summer as he bullets inside the Top 30 to #28-bullet on the Hot AC chart with “Beautiful Disaster,” the current single from INDIANA, his first album for Island Records, released May 1st. The song is also building a strong base at Pop radio, with spins on more than 30 stations. The song was recently highlighted by USA Today, which wrote: “The title’s first word is how he sees her. The second word is how she sees herself. The sad thing is he’s right.”

On Sunday, June 10th, Jon was featured on the prestigious NPR (National Public Radio) program “Weekend Edition,” which resulted in INDIANA rocketing up the Amazon charts. Next up for Jon is a live morning television performance of “Beautiful Disaster” on NBC’s The Today Show, on Wednesday, June 27th. Jon’s online presence is also rising; McLaughlin won the prestigious AOL Music Breaker program and is currently up for voting on Yahoo “Who’s Next” program.

Jon moves into the final handful of dates on his month-long tour with Grammy award-winning guitarist Jonny Lang. The final shows on the tour – which began in Jacksonville, Florida on May 30th – comprise: House of Blues in Anaheim, CA (28); Konocti Harbor Resort in Kelseyville, CA (29); and the Fillmore in San Francisco (June 30th).

INDIANA’s title tune pays tribute to Jon’s hometown of Anderson. He has written songs for the album with the Matrix, Jamie Houston, Grammy-nominated Marcus Hummons, Matthew Gerard, and Kevin Griffin (of Better Than Ezra). The album was produced by Jamie Houston (credits: Santana, Jessica Simpson, Macy Gray, The Calling) and Greg Wells (Natasha Bedingfield, Veronicas, OTEP, Rufus Wainwright); and was mixed by Chris Lord Alge.

Jon will make his own big screen debut in Enchanted, the new Disney animated-and-live comedy starring Idina Menzel, Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams scheduled to open in the fall 2007. Jon will be singing (onscreen) a song written for the movie soundtrack by Ric Wake.

People magazine praised Jon’s “charm and chops, as evident on tunes like the title cut, on which this boy earnestly confesses that he’s not so ready to meet the big bad world.” Hoosiers and others who have been paying 3,000 visits per day to Jon’s myspace website ( can currently access four of his tunes: “Beautiful Disaster,” “Indiana,” “Industry,” and “Human.” Jon has 1.4 million plays on his myspace site and can also be reached via

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