Joel Vaughn is a singer/songwriter based out of Amarillo, Texas. Growing up in the South Joel was influenced by an abundance of different genres like country and rock but none were closer to his heart than pop and contemporary music. Joel started singing in his local church at the age of seven and he has kept going ever since.
Known as “the singer” of an all-musical family, Joel originally taught himself to play guitar at age 14, simply to keep up with his siblings, all of whom played instruments. But his love of playing didn’t stop at guitar, and he also decided to pick up the drums and piano as well. By the time he was a teenager he was writing songs & playing whatever musical instruments he could get his hands on.
Joel studied at West Texas A&M University, and he began to lead worship for student ministries and churches in the area. Over the last 11 years as a worship leader in Texas, he has released three independent albums. All of these albums featured the rock and worship styles that he grew up with, but as he continued to progress, Joel found himself evolving and he began to create songs that leaned more toward the pop genre.
For his label debut EP, “Kinetic” shows Joel in a whole new light—with ultra-smooth, effortless vocals and cleverly written pop tracks—now ready to take on the nation with God’s message of hope, love, and desire to draw all to Him.
His southern drawl, humility, and nice boy looks remind you where he comes from, but his new sound will show the world where Joel Vaughn is headed. Settling in to deeper and modern music and lyrics—Joel’s voice truly shines and it is clear that he is home.