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JT Harding

 Born an orphan, JT Harding gravitated towards music for as long as he can remember. Endless hours of singing along to the radio and watching MTV convinced him to put together a band and start writing songs. After grinding through the regular rock band regimen of rehearsals and high school gigs in Michigan, Harding ran away to Los Angeles as a teen. While working at a record store he answered an ad to be on VH-1's Rock N' Roll Jeopardy and won! The prize money was used to record his first demo that made its way into the hands of rock superstar Marilyn Manson, who offered Harding a job as his personal assistant on tour. He traveled the globe with Manson. Members of Linkin Park overheard Harding working on his music during some 'down time' backstage. Even though the songs were only simple acoustic renditions, the band asked him to be their opening act for the next show. Thanks to the Linkin Park tour exposure, this Cinderella storyline segued into both record and publishing deals. Harding's first single '(I'm Gonna) Party Like a Rockstar' has lit up request lines and raced up the charts, creating an incredible buzz at radio stations and on the internet. It is the theme song for the HBO show Cathouse. Recently, he co-wrote the Double Platinum single 'Smile' by Uncle Kracker. In addition, he co-wrote the hit song “Somewhere With You” by Kenny Chesney. Other recent songs “Feelin Alive” by The Jonas Brothers, “Love in America” by JTX (JT Harding’s stage-name), and “Girls in The Club (We Got It) by The Stereos to name a few.

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Thursday, April 19

11:30am PDT

Friday, April 20

11:45am PDT

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