John Thomas “J.T.” Harding is a songwriter whohas written many chart-topping hits, including: the three-million-copy–selling “Smile” with Uncle Kracker; “Somewhere In My Car” with Keith Urban; “Somewhere With You,” “Bar at the End of the World” for Kenny Chesney; Dierks Bentley’s “Different For Girls”; Jake Owen’s “Alone With You”; and superstar Blake Shelton’s number-one song “Sangria.”
J.T was born in the south and was given up for adoption at birth. He was raised in South Detroit by loving step parents. While other kids were on the baseball field, J.T. was in his basement jumping around to MTV and trying to write his own songs. He put together several bands in high school and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream.
J.T. made his first demo tape with prize money he earned by winning the VH1 game show Rock & Roll Jeopardy!
Twenty five years later he tracked down his birthparents and learned his real father was popular actor/radio personality, Jay Thomas.
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