J.C. Hyke is a singer songwriter who now lives in Sherman Oaks, CA. He spent 5 years living in Olympia, WA from '04 to '09. Prior to that, he spent 3 years in Nashville living on Music Row honing the craft of songwriting. J.C. has a rich, traditional country voice and plays acoustic rhythm guitar. He has a fantastic repertoire of original music and a highly acclaimed debut album. J.C. and his band “The Gambling Scarecrows” opened for 2 major country acts; Brad Paisley and Montgomery Gentry.
Born in Dallas, Texas, and then moving to Pasadena, CA, he spent most of his childhood taking piano lessons and playing sports. At the age of 20, he learned to play acoustic guitar, and soon after learning his first 3 chords, he wrote his first song. He has been fine tuning his craft ever since, and truly loves country music.
He moved to Nashville in September 2001, to take his career to the next level as a songwriter and as a recording artist. J.C. took classes, workshops, and studied with some of music rows best writers and producers. His style is new traditional country, in the likes of George Strait, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, and Randy Travis. He has been a member of the Songwriters Guild of America, the Nashville Songwriter's Association International, and ASCAP. He performed in Nashville at the world famous Blue Bird Café, The Broken Spoke, Legends, The Hall of Fame Lounge, and The Boardwalk Café.
JC released his debut CD Fallin' in 2003. The first single off the album was the fun, up tempo, "Texas Blood" which received radio airplay in Texas on 14 stations. The second single was the bar room sing a long "Hillbilly Plastered". This song received airplay in TN, AK, MT, IN, OK, WA, and LA.
JC's latest single (2012) "The Tip Jar Song", was played worldwide on over 200 radio stations, and has become a fan favorite.
JC has two wonderful adult daughters, Shelby & Kylie. He is now married to Marissa and they are expecting their first child in April 2013. He continues writing and pitching his songs to music row, and performing live around Southern California. He has a classic country voice and is making new loyal fans whenever he performs his original music.